Clare Mézes and Gail Winemaker

in association with Relational Life Institute announce

Toronto Events with Terry Real

Relational Life Certification Training
For Therapists
Level 1,2 and 3

This training is for RLT clinicians. In this series of three 2-day courses, Terry will guide participants through a combination of lecture, video, presentation, discussion, role plays, large group work, and small group exercises, in order to ground theory in practice.

Level 3 coming in the fall of 2019

The Couples Experiential ™ Workshop
For Any Couple And Therapists

This 2-day workshop is open to any couple wanting to heal and improve their relationship for deep, intimate connection. Terry works deeply with each of up to six couples over the weekend. Along with the direct couples therapy with Terry, there is group support and instruction throughout creating a unique overall format for what many describe as a life changing experience....Local Therapists invited to Observe the work.

Friday & Saturday
September 20-21, 2019


Relationship Boot Camp (aka The Essential Skills Workshop)
For Any Couple And Therapists

Experience first hand why Terry Real is making waves for delivering a no-nonsense, practical and transformative relationship skill-building experience. In this 2 day workshop Terry uses a combination of lecture, role-play, small group exercises and personal work to help participants learn to attain the relationships they want in their lives.

New dates for 2019 will be coming soon

Terrence Real, MSW, LICSW, is the New York Times best-selling author of I Don't Want to Talk About It and How Gan I Get Through to You?. His most recent book is The New Rules of Marriage. A family therapist and teacher for over twenty years, Terry is a senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts, and a former Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona. In 2002, he founded the Relational Life Institute to help women and men find true connection and satisfaction. His work has been featured on "20/20" and "Oprah". He is the "relationship and family expert" for "Good Morning America" and "ABC News". See for more information.

Toronto Events with Terry Real and Esther Perel

Narcissism & Infidelity:

An Integrative Approach To Couples Therapy
Two of the world's most forward thinkers on sexuality and relationships join together to offer you an exciting day exploring clinical perspectives and interventions for the really tough situations of couples struggling with desire, affairs and even divorce.

NARCISSISM: Conventional therapeutic practice focuses on helping people come up from the one down of shame. But many clients need help coming down from the one up of narcissism.

INFIDELITY: Affairs have been primarily framed in terms of Trauma and Betrayal. This workshop presents a dual perspective that embraces both, growth and expansion for one with Loss and betrayal for the other.

Narcissism and Cheating: a complex combination. Using case examples and hands on intervention we will demonstrate how to integrate couple dynamics with "deep work" on the part of each individual.

  • Work with couples' vicious cycles and the underlying trauma that fuels them.
  • Use new tools to help couples in their seemingly hopeless crises, and make-or-break stalemates.
  • Design creative interventions to unlock erotic blocks stemming from shame, fear, guilt and trauma.
  • Help couples take emotional risks to open up sexual communication.
  • Rebalance power differentials in the couple.
  • Discover the motivations behind affairs and their possible meanings in different relationships, both heterosexual and gay.
  • Create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to work with secrets, confidentiality, transparency and truth telling.

CONTINUING ED CREDITS: 5 credits for APA available.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE provided to participants

New dates for 2019 will be coming soon