Real Life - Relational Life Institute
An Inside Look at What Really Happens in Therapy Sessions

Accelerate Your Practice
With Real Life Membership

An exclusive online community for practitioners led by internationally-recognized couples therapist Terry Real.

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“Working through and sharing cases is one of the most effective ways that I know to become a better therapist.” — Terry Real

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Connection is Crucial—For Our Relationships, Our Well-being, Our Happiness
It’s crucial for our clients, but it’s also crucial for us as therapists

Have you ever felt “stuck” in your sessions? Unsure exactly how to move your clients forward? Hesitant about which course of action to take?

You’re not alone.

The truth is that even the most talented therapists can get stuck and plateau, either because they need to upgrade their approach or, more commonly, they are working in a vacuum and alone.

The good news is, there’s a simple solution:

Connection with a community of fellow therapists and master teacher.

Real Life provides the very connection that so many of us crave, and it can help you become “unstuck” in a powerful way.

An Invitation From Terry Real

Welcome,

I’m so glad you’re here.

Real Life is for those of you interested in or already using my Relational Life Therapy (RLT) model in your therapy practice and who want to join a global community of like-minded practitioners.

The gatherings inside our monthly practitioner community, Real Life, unite us, refresh us, relax us, inspire us, and connect us to one another. Our time together truly gives us life and a sense of fulfillment.

Our discussions focus on RLT theory and applications. I provide real case demonstrations via recordings of my own clinical work, and we also conduct live work as participants volunteer to reveal themselves in the context of our community.

Real Life provides an ideal ongoing learning environment for therapists to enhance their skills. I host two live interactive calls each month. Now, I know that jumping on another Zoom meeting could sound tiresome, especially for those who see clients all day on video calls, but I assure you, our discussions are fresh and lively!

We have created a powerful lineup of topics for you, including Working with Verbal Abuse, Using RLT with Individuals, Grandiose Women, and many more. Plus, we’re constantly adding to the Real Life library—which currently features over 40 hours of archived trainings.

If you’re looking to gain confidence, accelerate the effectiveness of your sessions, and reach a new level of clinical mastery, I invite you to join this active and supportive community today.
Don’t try this hard work on your own. Open up to the stimulation and support of our community.

Warm regards,

Welcome,

I’m so glad you’re here.

Real Life is for those of you interested in or already using my Relational Life Therapy (RLT) model in your therapy practice and who want to join a global community of like-minded practitioners.

The gatherings inside our monthly practitioner community, Real Life, unite us, refresh us, relax us, inspire us, and connect us to one another. Our time together truly gives us life and a sense of fulfillment.

Our discussions focus on RLT theory and applications. I provide real case demonstrations via recordings of my own clinical work, and we also conduct live work as participants volunteer to reveal themselves in the context of our community.

Real Life provides an ideal ongoing learning environment for therapists to enhance their skills. I host two live interactive calls each month. Now, I know that jumping on another Zoom meeting could sound tiresome, especially for those who see clients all day on video calls, but I assure you, our discussions are fresh and lively!

We have created a powerful lineup of topics for you, including Working with Verbal Abuse, Using RLT with Individuals, Grandiose Women, and many more. Plus, we’re constantly adding to the Real Life library—which currently features over 40 hours of archived trainings.

If you’re looking to gain confidence, accelerate the effectiveness of your sessions, and reach a new level of clinical mastery, I invite you to join this active and supportive community today.
Don’t try this hard work on your own. Open up to the stimulation and support of our community.

Warm regards,

Terry Real

P.S. In addition to the two live call meetings with me each month, the entire group meets with a teaching assistant that I select each quarter to study together. We only open Real Life at select times each year, so I encourage you to join us for the exciting topics we have planned over the coming months.

What Is Real Life?

“… Being part of a group that speaks the same language has been very, very professionally enriching.”
— Dennis Mercy

Real Life is an online professional development community for therapists and practitioners to create connections, build confidence, and champion one another. We come together twice a month for 60 minute interactive calls where you can share case studies, ask questions, and learn from Terry Real and your fellow therapists.

How Does It Work?

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Members of the Real Life community have the opportunity to learn different aspects of the model, including data gathering, leverage, reconnection, skills, and family of origin trauma work.

RLT brings people together to increase levels of sustained intimacy and passion with one another. It does this by leading men and women out of traditional patriarchy and its constrictions and into a way of living a relational life.

Teaching men and women to live relationally is the solution and resolution for much psychological distress and addiction.
As a member, you’ll learn through training, real-life examples, and working specific edges each month—diving deep into a topic of relevance.

Who Is It For?

Both RLT therapists and those new to the model will find the discussions, case studies, and Q&A sessions incredibly beneficial to their work. You will explore powerful RLT tools to advance your practice, hone your skills, and deliver profound transformations for your clients.

Please note: For anyone looking to certify in RLT, attendance at 24 Real Life calls is an essential requirement.
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Take a Look Inside

As a valued Real Life member, you unlock access to all of this:

Plus Receive These Bonuses

Bonus #1: Special Expert Interviews

Ed Tronick, PhD, infant observational researcher

  • Mother / Infant Relationships Are Messy – And So Are Yours: What Infant Observational Research Can Teach Couples Therapists

Carol Gilligan, American feminist, ethicist, psychologist, and author

  • From Boys to Men – Trauma and the Culture of Masculinity
  • Re-Imagining Adam & Eve: New Directions for Intimacy

Dick Schwartz, PhD, founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Working the Many Parts of Men: From Anger to Self Compassion

Esther Perel, relationship, sex, and intimacy therapist

  • Modern Infidelity

Bonus #2: Making Love Work

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In this two-part audio set, Terry Real addresses in a very practical way, what you can do RIGHT NOW to make relationships work better in your own life.

“Being from a state/city that has very limited RLT therapists the consult group has given me the opportunity to talk with others of like experience and views of couples work. For many years being part of a group that speaks the same language has been very, very professionally enriching.”

— Dennis Mercy

“Listening to Terry teach is enlightening and I always gain clarity about concerns that I have about a case that I am working with. I also really like Terry’s uncanny ability to get to the deeper layers of the ‘person of the therapist’ to crystallize my therapeutic approach with clients.”

— Clare Mezes, MSC, RP, RMFT

“The truth of the matter is, the words don’t exist that fully describe how it was working with Terry. He is one of the “Greats” who has revolutionized couples therapy. He speaks to and connects with the older, middle-aged therapist just as well as the younger generations of therapists. The experience I had working with Terry was one of the most educational, insightful, grounding and motivating experiences of my entire career.”

— Karen Cunningham

Here’s Everything You Receive

You’ll unlock access to all of this:

Regular Price:

$127.00 p/m

Your Price:

$67.00 p/m

We’re confident you’ll get so much out of your Real Life membership. However, if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply contact us at support@terryreal.com within 21 days, and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked. You may cancel your subscription at any time.

About Terry Real, the Founder of RLT

Terry Real is the creator of Relational Life Therapy, the revolutionary approach to relationship therapy. An internationally recognized family therapist, speaker, teacher, and best-selling author, Terry founded the Relational Life Institute, offering workshops for couples, individuals, and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT methodology. Drawing on three decades of experience, Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy—and greater personal fulfillment.

A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Terry’s ideas on men’s issues and couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from Good Morning America, The Today Show, and 20/20 to Oprah and The New York Times.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be able to ask questions during the program, and is it interactive?

Absolutely! We encourage you to participate in the calls. We aim to make each call interactive and personal to forge a dynamic, supportive relationship between you and the entire group.
All calls will be live, and you’ll have opportunities to ask questions (time permitting). You can also post questions in our private Facebook Community in advance, and Terry will pick the cases and topics that seem the most relevant to help the entire group.

Q: What if I miss a session or can’t make the time?

We understand there will be times you can’t make it, so we record all calls so you can download and save them forever on a private membership site. This will also be useful for some sessions you wish to listen to more than once.

Q: How long are the calls?

We value your time, so each call is an hour long.

Q: Is Real Life approved for Continuing Education Credits?

Real Life is approved for CEs for specific six-month periods. You can find full CE details here.

Q: Is the Real Life Membership open to people new to Relational Life Therapy (RLT)?

We naturally like to go as deep as possible in our bi-monthly calls, however, we appreciate that some folks might be new to the RLT model and terminology. This is why Terry has handpicked one of our certified trainers to host a live monthly interactive call to clarify any questions regarding the model or teachings of RLT—it’s a bit like having a really knowledgeable TA in a big lecture course. Everyone is invited to these calls. Of course, we hope everyone gets inspired to take the RLT Level 1 training if they haven’t already, but that is optional.

Here’s Everything You Receive

You’ll unlock access to all of this:
Accelerate Your Practice with Real Life Membership Today

Regular Price:

$127.00 p/m

Your Price:

$67.00 p/m

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