- April 13, 2013
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
About the Workshop
This workshop is designed for couples who are interested in exploring their relationship in a gentle, mindful fashion that goes directly to the heart of the issues. Short talks on key couples' issues culled from thousands of hours of couples' therapy will be followed by experiential exercises designed to help heal these areas and move couples from contraction to expansion, from alienation to closeness. We will use mindfulness, art, movement, interaction, and present-moment experience in the body to uncover the issues deeper than simple communication often permits, and begin to transform key issues that keep you from your partner and yourself.
During the workshop you can learn how to:
- Develop compassion for yourself and your partner
- Find your relationship's strengths and resources
- Apply mindfulness to repetitive couples patterns
- Discover the underlying hurts and beliefs that shape your present relationship experience
- Clarify and change limiting, repetitive, systemic patterns of interaction
- Develop clear and compassionate boundaries
- Deal with your partner's anger and complaints
6 CEUs (MFT, LCSW, RN)
About the Presenter
Rob Fisher, MFT, is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist. He has also written a number of chapters and articles published internationally on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for publications such as the Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, Journal of Couples Therapy, The U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapy Journal and others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present experience in psychotherapy, he is an adjunct professor in graduate programs at JFK University and CIIS. As the co-developer and lead instructor of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at CIIS, he has brought together many of the leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy in one of the only programs in the U.S. that not only teaches the skills of psychotherapy, but also helps participants develop their internal state. He is a speaker at conferences and workshops around the country such as CAMFT, USABP, the Psychotherapy Networker, and the Relationship Council where he presents as a peer, master, or keynote speaker. Teaching internationally, he is a Hakomi mindfulness-based experiential psychotherapy trainer and a director of Hakomi Institute of California.