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Join us for a hybrid course on couples therapy that provides a simple yet comprehensive map for working with couples. Love Made Simple emphasizes somatic and mindfulness-based work while integrating the essence of leading therapeutic modalities.
Our training uses hands-on experiential learning and goes beyond learning techniques; it helps participants become better therapists by developing their skills, unique style and therapeutic presence.
We created Love Made Simple as an integrative framework…
It brings together the most important insights from leading couples therapy approaches (EFT, PACT, IFS, Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology and others) with our experience of working with over a thousand couples one-on-one and in our workshops.
Relationship patterns happen fast and in an unconscious way. An eye roll, a change of breath, a turn of the head can create an impact. Likewise, the therapist can use experiential exercises and somatic interventions to get beneath the words and the mind defenses and provide an embodied experience of change.
Using mindfulness enables people to slow down, develop self-awareness and learn to see their relationship challenges as an opportunity to grow. We believe that “secure attachment” is not enough and focus on relationships as paths of personal and spiritual growth.
Simple tools, maps and structured exercises help make couples therapy more effective and less chaotic. But they are only effective if you combine them with deep attunement to the clients and learning to trust your own intuition.
We focus on improving the maturity and relational skill of the therapist. We believe that developing these qualities is at least as important as learning techniques, if not more so. We want you to develop your own style of therapy, not follow a rigid method.
May 1: Super-early registration ends (see details in Tuition tab)
July 15: Early registration ends
Sep 7: Final registration date
This training consists of five online meetings and two 3-day in-person meetings at Sacred Stream in Berkeley.
Online Training Dates
Fridays: Sep 8, Sep 15, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13
In-Person Training Dates
Thur-Sat: Sep 21-23
Thur-Sat: Oct 19-21
This training is designed for psychotherapists and experienced coaches who have a calling to transform people’s relationships. If you see relationships as a path for spiritual growth, if the words somatic, mindfulness and experiential excite you and if you know that being a better therapist starts with learning about yourself, then you’re the right fit!
This training is suitable for professionals with a variety of experience levels; new practitioners will gain tools, strategies and confidence in couples counseling, while more experienced practitioners can expand their skills of working somatically and with mindfulness, as well as develop their therapeutic presence and intuition.
The relationship blueprint – Understanding what makes us feel loved; communication as a cycle and the structure of conflict; main challenges couples bring to counseling; a vision for satisfying and fulfilling relationships
About couples counseling – What makes couples counseling different from individual therapy or coaching, and what is required from the counselor; an integrative framework that combines attachment and differentiation; goals and frame of couples counseling
Strategies and skills – How to work somatically and experientially with couples; effective interventions – contact, empathic reflection, crossing interventions; how to use mindfulness and experiential exercises
Self of the therapist – Looking at the counselor’s own models of relationship and capacity for intimacy; developing empathy and intuition; learning to work with high conflict couples; developing a sense of confidence, groundedness and trust in yourself; working with countertransference in psychodynamic, somatic and energetic levels
We are psychotherapists, teachers, parents, business owners and university professors. But (this is probably the most important part) we’re also a real couple who have different personalities, different likes and dislikes, and yet share a common vision.
We started The Couples Center in 2011 and Love Made Simple in 2020 – This is how passionate we are about couples work! We’ve been offering couples workshops (Level 1 and Level 2) for over seven years, and we’ve built a comprehensive online course and several other mini-courses, as well as “date nights” for couples.
Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher
Love Made Simple Founder
Love Made Simple Founder
Super-Early Enrollment through May 1:
Coaches and licensed practitioners: Use coupon code EARLYBIRDMAY to save $300 off regular tuition
Associates: Use coupon code ASSOCIATE500 to save $500 off regular tuition
Early Enrollment through July 15:
Coaches and licensed practitioners: Use coupon code EARLYBIRDJULY to save $200 off regular tuition
Associates: Use coupon code ASSOCIATE400 to save $400 off regular tuition
Regular Tuition: $2,450 if enrolled by September 7, 2023 (final registration date)
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