ODW Cultivating Intimate Connection with Terry Real and Ron Siegel

ODW Cultivating Intimate Connection with Terry Real and Ron Siegel



This is a 3 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available immediately after successful registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Intimacy and personal connection are especially important during changing times because changing times seem to throw us off balance. Whether turning to the wisdom of ancient prophets or the science of modern meteorologists, we want to know what the future will bring and how to stay safe. During changing times, our health, prosperity, and even political and social structures shift. So, it’s no surprise that anxiety, depression, substance use, and domestic violence are on the rise.

How can we help our clients (and ourselves) cope during these rapidly changing times? One way is through establishing intimacy and safe, interpersonal connection.

As humans, we’re a social species who have been huddling together for support for millennia. Yet other forces get in the way. Our hunger for individual success, status and achievement of all sorts can make it hard to connect. It becomes challenging to open to our shared vulnerability and find refuge and intimacy in our common humanity.

In this interactive virtual workshop, you’ll learn practical tools to help you and your clients find meaning, comfort, and equanimity during these changing times. We’ll explore how to let go of preoccupations with social comparisons and build intimacy to connect more deeply with others. We’ll delve into how to feel good about ourselves and avoid letting vulnerability get in the way of authentic relationships. We’ll also use mindfulness and compassion practices along with proven relational techniques to find comfort, grow and prosper during trying times.

Learning Objectives

You will learn—

  • The evolutionary roots of preoccupation with status, social comparison, and self-evaluation
  • Techniques to shift toward an experiential rather than narrative self
  • Practices to soften the inner critic
  • Methods to catch ourselves in the act of seeking self-esteem boosts to ward off feelings of inadequacy
  • Tools to free you and your clients to act more skillfully by becoming less concerned with self-evaluation
  • Techniques to move from self-preoccupation to an appreciation of common humanity
  • Ways to help couples and others open to vulnerability, intimacy and connect more deeply with one another


Time Topic Covered
First 90 minutes
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15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes
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CE Information

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance. 

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

Who Should Attend?

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

What level of knowledge the attendee should have in this topic?
– Intermediate/Advanced