Couples Experiential™


Offered ONLINE in April 2021 for the first time—-

Taught exclusively by Terry Real, this 2-day workshop is open to any couple wanting to heal and improve their relationship for deep, intimate connection.

In a small group setting, Terry works deeply with each of up to five couples.

Using techniques drawn from the approach he created, Relational Life Therapy (RLT), each couple is led, with extraordinary quickness and precision, to their ‘next step’ toward unlocking their fullest potential. The combination of couples work and the group format is extraordinary and unique; participants have described the work as riveting, deeply moving, funny, sensible and humane.

Known for his straight talking, no-nonsense style, Terry disarms with humor, warmth, and compassion. The format is simple: After introductions, Terry works with a couple for an hour and a half to two hours. Group members may offer the couple feedback about what got triggered in them as they witnessed the work. After a break, Terry works with the next couple. The power of the group grows. As themes, both universal and highly particular, emerge, the cumulative experience becomes more than the sum of its parts. Some couples go from good to great, many transform in front of one’s eyes, changing patterns that have bothered them for years.

Please know that Medical Professionals (Observers) are also invited to attend by observation only. Since this is our first online workshop we expect a large Therapist audience, however they will be muted and have no video display of themselves. They do not participate in any manner, they are bound by strict ethics and confidentiality guidelines.   


COUPLES:   Any couple interested in improving their relationship and learning how to live a more relationally skilled life. Issues may range from a good relationship wishing to become even richer and more vital, to a relationship on the brink of dissolution – and everything in between. Honesty and an open heart are all that’s required. ALL COUPLES are welcome regardless of race, sexual preference, or religion.

THIS WORKSHOP will be FILMED in its entirety for potential use for Terry only in training situations. Permission from couples will be required for any film Terry wishes to use in the future.  


Therapists are invited to attend the online 2 day workshop for the sole purpose of enhancing their training by witnessing Terry work with couples first hand. They do not participate nor interfere and will be muted with no video display except for during the Q&A portions of the workshop.


Listen to Terry speak about the structure and benefits of the Couples Experiential Workshop in this short video clip.

The Couples Experiential Workshop


April 6 & 7, 2023

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About Terry Real

Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A family therapist and teacher . . . more

“I love sending my clients to this workshop which never fails to accelerate my work. My clients always come back changed, moved, and grateful.”
Lyn J., MSW

Albuquerque, NM

“We are both in good spirits. I cannot thank you enough for such a thoughtful, provocative experience. I learned so many skills and gained such insight into making our marriage better. This evening Phil and I are having a planning session and will listen to your tapes together. I thank you for an experience that has already improved our relationship considerably.”

Couples Experiential workshop participant

“Observing Terry was extraordinary, powerful – lives changed, including, perhaps, my own. The ‘debriefing” was essential. Amazing training!”
Amy W., MFT

Detroit, MI