These days, there’s much discussion about the value of mindfulness, but we too often ignore the connections between emotional intimacy and spiritual evolution. This workshop will demonstrate attentional practices that couples can use to achieve “second consciousness,” the ability to “remember love” in the midst of difficult interactions. We’ll explore how to help cultivate partners’ mutual acceptance of their frailties and imperfections, so they can serve as a springboard to both real intimacy and enhanced relational mindfulness. Discover how to help clients:
- Assert self and cherish the other simultaneously
- Develop strength through yielding in their relationship
- Listen nondefensively and give with the heart to a partner
- Experience growth through appreciation of the other
Terry Real, PhD, LICSW, is the author of the bestselling I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, and has been featured on numerous national news programs. He’s the founder of The Relational Life Institute, where he does therapist trainings and workshops for couples.