Learn to Use Experiential Work in Your Online Sessions

When you worked from your office, you had all the tools you needed. You saw body language, interpreted nuances, felt the energy in the room. But over video, you may feel like your options are limited. You may have had to set aside experiential, somatic, or parts work as you adapted to therapy over a screen.

You may be hitting a wall and feeling the limitations of online therapy. You may be longing for the deep impact of the work you were doing in your office. You may wish you could be using more of yourself and your skills in your sessions. And it would be very understandable if you felt afraid to take some risks or try something new.

Thanks to years of experimenting, practice, and refining, we know that it’s possible to use experiential methods, do trauma work, and make deep connections with your clients online. You can create a lasting shift, all online.

Let us show you how...

Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online

For therapists of any discipline and with any training, this interactive webinar offers practical ways to introduce experiential work with couples online. Through a series of illustrative vignettes, practical teaching, and a live Q&A, you’ll learn invaluable tools for working experientially online.

What the webinar covers:

How to Get a Session Off to a Great Start

The way you begin a session determines your success. If you can get off to a strong positive start in the first 5 minutes, you create a base for working experientially online. This includes assessing and increasing motivation as well as maximizing your momentum through the difficult middle stages of therapy, when many couples stall and then quit.

You’ll discover:

  • What it means to be prepared (from the therapist’s and couple’s perspectives) so the couple feels like they’re getting the most out of their time with you
  • 3 ways to start a session so you’re set up for successful experiential work
  • Description of how to set up a successful appreciation so you can steer clear of finger pointing in the first few minutes
  • Exercises for starting your session to set the foundation for experiential work

Gestalt 2-chair work
Most couples who come into therapy think the problem is between them. However, the reality is that most people have internal dilemmas, stuck places, and impasses. When you can help them locate the impasse within themselves, you’re guiding the process. That can be so much less wearing on you. And when you can get each person back into the part of them that wants a better marriage, your work will be longer lasting.

You’ll hear an incredible story about intrapsychic work done in the front seat of a parked car. Being exposed to different variations of 2-chair work can start to open up creative ways for you to use the environment your clients have. This can help give you the confidence even when you don’t feel like you have “the perfect place” or “the perfect chair.”

You’ll also discover how to…

  • Have clients experience rather than talk about the problem. If you can get a couple to experience what they're unhappy about instead of talking about it, you’ll facilitate a deeper transformation.
  • Slow down so you’re working exactly at a pace the client can manage
  • Have a client describe what they’re seeing and get curious about what they’re noticing
  • Process what they’ve done
  • Create a natural transition to help them take the experience with them

You don’t need to have had experiential or chair training to come to the webinar. Anyone familiar with parts work, Gestalt work, or anyone who has any kind of appreciation of ambivalence will get actionable tools from this webinar.

There is real potential for therapists to work more experientially with couples online. And having creative adaptations to what you offer is enormously helpful when you’re working with couples who otherwise get you stuck. This is the first webinar of its kind that harnesses the creative possibilities of online therapy with experiential work.

There’s an urgent scarcity of well trained couples therapists and a huge demand for online work. That’s why we’ve made this webinar accessible for therapists who want to get comfortable with experiential work, or for therapists already doing it but who want to be more effective.

You have 2 purchase options today:

Click here to buy the live webinar December 14 at 9am

Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online Webinar

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Join us live on December 14 at 9am Pacific
or watch the replay!

Click to buy both webinars and save $20 (Regularly $136)

How to Work More Effectively with Couples Online (Recorded) and Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online Webinar (Live)

Buy Now - Only $116

And when you order now, you’ll get a
BONUS PDF: 4 Ways to Start Your Online Sessions.

Join us live on December 14 at 9am Pacific or watch the replay!

And when you order now, you’ll get a BONUS PDF: 4 Ways to Start Your Online Sessions.

If you want to incorporate experiential work in your online sessions, it’s crucial that you demonstrate strength and leadership within the first few minutes. This handy guide will show you four specific ways to start strong and generate a sense of hope and forward momentum. These four starting places increase the couple’s trust in you so you can go deeper faster.

Meet Your Trainer

Nancy St John MIACP Couples Counselor, Supervisor and Trainer

Nancy has a busy online couples therapy practice and specializes in consulting with counselors and therapists who work with couples. Nancy has trained in all the major models of couples therapy as well Discernment Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and integrates all of these approaches into her work.

Nancy is passionate about her work with couples. She began training with Dr. Ellyn Bader in 2010 and acknowledges the positive impact the Bader-Pearson Developmental Model of Couples Therapy has had on her personal relationships as well as on her professional work. She is part of a select team hired by Ellyn Bader to teach the Developmental Model and has taken part in The Couples Institute Mentor Program.

Here is what others have said about the quality of The Couples Institute trainings:

“Your work has given me so much more confidence to be bold in the office and these methods have made my clients progress leaps and bounds compared to before I learned them. My work with couples is much more enjoyable now that I have taken your course because it is effective at resolving the tension.”

Lea Boriskin, LCSW-R, West Hempstead, NY

“The clarity of your teachings, demos, and discussions were top notch. I am a better, more effective, and more confident couples therapist as a result. I gained the sense of how truly powerful thinking developmentally is, and how differentiation is such a crucial life skill, life principle, for almost everything in the universe, not just with couples!”

Esther Wei, LMFT, Fremont, CA

“My clinical work has been revitalized by learning from you. I am inspired by your ability to comfort and challenge all of us (clients and clinicians) in our work.”

S. Ingram, Dayton, OH.

“Training with you has honestly changed my life, in the most positive of ways!”

Kristin Louise Duncombe, Licensed Therapist, Geneva, Switzerland

Cases are more complex than ever these days. You owe it to yourself and to your clients to bring forth your best. With this training, you could be making breakthroughs and stepping outside of your comfort zone to help clients see more of the lives they want to live. Reach your potential while you help clients reach theirs!

You have 2 purchase options today:

Click here to buy the live webinar December 14 at 9am

Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online Webinar

Buy Now - Only $77

Join us live on December 14 at 9am Pacific
or watch the replay!

Click to buy both webinars and save $20 (Regularly $136)

How to Work More Effectively with Couples Online (Recorded) and Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online Webinar (Live)

Buy Now - Only $116

And when you order now, you’ll get a
BONUS PDF: 4 Ways to Start Your Online Sessions.

How to Work More Effectively with Couples Online

This 90-minute recorded training covers the basics of working with couples online and comes with an 11-page booklet of tips, suggested emails, an introductory couples’ questionnaire, and list of helpful resources.

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So if you’re looking for…

  • Practical suggestions for handling difficult clients
  • The tools or confidence to introduce chair work to your online sessions
  • Theory and real world examples that bring the content to life
  • Creative ways to help couples identify triggers and problem solve
  • Training that simplifies a lot of stressors into bite sized pieces
  • A thorough grounding in chair work
  • Powerful and immediate tools that allow client and therapist to deal with deep issues in a safe and collaborative way
  • Examples of client-therapist dialogue that enable you to consider the applicability to your own clients
  • Powerful tools to slow down, connect with your clients, and help them access their vulnerability to connect with their partner

Join us for Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online.

If you missed our first webinar earlier this year on How to Work More Effectively with Couples Online, you can buy both webinars for only $116 here. This 90-minute recorded training covers the basics of working with couples online and comes with an 11-page booklet of tips, suggested emails, an introductory couples’ questionnaire, and list of helpful resources.

You have 2 purchase options today:

Click here to buy the live webinar December 14 at 9am

Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online Webinar

Buy Now - Only $77

Join us live on December 14 at 9am Pacific
or watch the replay!

Click to buy both webinars and save $20 (Regularly $136)

How to Work More Effectively with Couples Online (Recorded) and Creative Experiential Work with Couples Online Webinar (Live)

Buy Now - Only $116

And when you order now, you’ll get a
BONUS PDF: 4 Ways to Start Your Online Sessions.