Mindfulness Centered Couples Therapy – How to Use Mindfulness and the Body with Couples

Online | July 13, 2024, July 27, 2024, August 10, 2024



Mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools in couples' psychotherapy. Externally focused mindfulness allows the therapist to notice the subtle messages each partner communicates directly from their implicit beliefs and models of the world. Internally focused mindfulness allows clients to “act in” instead of “acting out” with each other. It assists them to gently access and talk about deep levels of delicate material that underlie the repetitive patterns in which they become mired. They can step out of adversarial and into vulnerable and collaborative interactions. Working experientially, mindfully, and from an attachment perspective adds significant depth, impact and aliveness for therapist and client alike. In this workshop you will learn the principles and practical interventions that use present moment experience 1) to gently access unconscious characterological organization, and 2) to explore and change core interactional patterns in couples relationships. Mixing didactic segments with demonstrations, experiential exercises, and actual skills practice, this training will provide both theory and techniques for practitioners to feel more confident and work more effectively with couples.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe three application of Mindfulness to couples therapy
  • Be familiar with three uses of the body in couples therapy
  • Identify and be able to name couples' resources in the present moment

What You Will Learn

  • Specific experiential principles and techniques in couples therapy
  • How to apply mindfulness with couples
  • How to join deeply and create safety and support with each partner in their immediate experiences.
  • Maps for assessing couples dynamics and systems, and each partner’s contributions.
  • How to befriend and utilize individual defensive responses.
  • How to engage each person’s innate resources.
  • How to track somatic signals to access unconscious relational material.
  • How to design clinical experiments that go both to the heart of the issue, and the hearts of the partners.

Who Is This For? 
Hakomi Graduates and couples' therapists. 


Meet Your Teacher
This training will be lead by Rob Fisher. 

Early Registration: $150 if enrolled by June 1, 2024.
Regular Tuition: $195 if enrolled by July 1, 2024 (final registration date).

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email by the early registration date will receive a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee. 
No refunds will be granted for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline. 


Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the requirements for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.

We will email CE certificates within 30 days after this course ends.

If you live outside of California, please check with your local licensing board to ensure that they’ll accept this course for CE credit. As an approved continuing education provider, Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.

To receive CE credit for this course, you must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed class evaluation form. 

 For more information, including accommodation for special needs and details about our grievance process, contact our administrator @info@embodywise.com.