Coherence Therapy

The art & science of lasting change

Upcoming Workshop

10 CEs/Clock Hours (see below)

11th Annual  / 1st ONLINE (via ZOOM)
Two-Day Intermediate Training

with  Sara K. Bridges, PhD  and  Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT
Directors, Coherence Psychology Institute
Paul Sibson, UKCP Registered, CPI Certified Trainer

Nov 7-8, 2020   •   Saturday-Sunday   •  Times convenient for USA/Canada/Chile

Jan 23-24, 2021   •   Saturday-Sunday   •  Times convenient for UK/Europe

Are you seeking to advance your Coherence Therapy skills together with colleagues who share your commitment to doing deep, decisively effective work?  In this weekend intensive you will receive coaching tailored exactly to your individual learning curve.  Each day of the workshop begins with a live demonstration by one of the instructors.  Then, participants work in small groups in Zoom breakout rooms, doing their own real sessions and taking turns as therapist, as trainers sit in to provide real-time coaching that meets you at your skill level.

Each practice session is followed by a debriefing of the experience that addresses any and all aspects of Coherence Therapy, before starting a new session.  It's an action learning intensive that will attune your left brain, right brain and subcortical brain for facilitating the natural process of memory reconsolidation that dissolves ingrained emotional patterns
formed long ago.

In addition, experiencing Coherence Therapy as the client provides invaluable first-hand knowledge of the process.  Everything you learn in this workshop will be useful immediately in your own sessions on Monday. 

To rise to the occasion this year, our annual two-day training intensive will make its online debut after ten years of meeting live in Manhattan!  We'll have the same basic format as previously, now using Zoom's breakout rooms for the small group practice sessions—into which the trainers will go to provide the close personal coaching that this workshop is well known for.  So, this year it's BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)!  That's a much shorter commute, and zero hotel costs!

Speaking of trainers… We are delighted to announce that participating from Northern England in both editions of the workshop will be CPI's certified trainer Paul Sibson, whose clinical astuteness might thrill you and whose gentle accompaniment in your sessions is sure to help enhance your focus and confidence.

"Coherence Therapy:
Transformational Change Through Memory Reconsolidation"

For description, click here
Prerequisites for participating in this workshop:

Participation is only for licensed therapists and counselors (or students in accredited graduate training programs) who are already familiar with the entire methodology of Coherence Therapy by (a) having at least several months experience using Coherence Therapy with clients and (b) having studied either the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual, or Unlocking the Emotional Brain, or Depth Oriented Brief Therapy.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is not an introductory workshop.
The quality of participants' learning experiences depends upon all participants being beyond an introductory level.  If you have any uncertainty about qualifying, please check by email with the Institute's director of training:

Technical preparedness: Zoom and Zoom skills
Use of Zoom on your online device is required, with familiarity in using some of Zoom's functions, including the self-mute button and switching between "gallery view" and "speaker view" (both obvious in the Zoom window).  Using ear buds with mic will nicely enhance your sense of being ensconced with the group and your ability to hear softened voices during therapy sessions.


The size of each intensive workshop is limited to 24, so please register early.

Online attendees span a wide range of time zones internationally, so we are offering this workshop twice, with different start times on 7-8 November and 23-24 January.  Please choose the one that works best for you.

Workshop times


       November 7-8, 2020
       8 AM to 2:30 PM California
       11 AM to 5:30 PM New York City
       16:00 to 22:30 London
       17:00 to 23:30 Amsterdam
January 23-24, 2021
5 AM to 11:30 AM California
8 AM to 2:30 PM New York City
13:00 to 19:30 London
14:00 to 20:30 Amsterdam


Tuition fees:
Early bird: US$345 (until Oct 7 for the Nov workshop; until Dec 23 for the Jan workshop)
Regular: US$375 (after Early Bird expires)
Group of 3 or more: US$325 per person
Student/Intern: US$225 (documentation required)



Register and pay tuition:



23-24 January 2021 workshop


The January workshop has filled.  To add your name to the waiting list in case openings develop, send an email titled "January waiting list" to



Workshop presented by the Coherence Psychology Institute, LLC
Co-sponsor for Continuing Education: R. Cassidy Seminars


CE Credit Information
This workshop earns 10 CE credits or clock hours for USA-licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, MFTs, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, creative arts therapists, nurses, and educators.

CE provider is R. Cassidy Seminars.  For details of CE coverage, click here. Please note that CE credit is not available for New Jersey Social Workers.  For any questions regarding CE, please contact R. Cassidy Seminars using the contact information here.

In order to receive CE Certification, you must attend all two days of this workshop and submit a completed evaluation form after the workshop.  Your CE certificate will be available following course completion at

Workshop timetables:  November or January

Learning objectives. By participating in this workshop, you will advance in your ability to--
•  Identify the specific features of experience that clients want changed (feelings, thoughts, behaviors, somatics, circumstances)
•  Apply experiential techniques that bring into clients' conscious awareness the non-conscious emotional learning (schema) that underlies and maintains unwanted patterns
•  Distinguish the indicators of a symptom-generating schema as it emerges during a session
•  Deliver coherence empathy: empathy for how a symptom is emotionally necessary to have
•  Classify the components of a revealed schema
•  Create experiences that integrate the retrieved schemas into ongoing awareness
•  Find a client's vivid knowledge that specifically contradicts and disconfirms a retrieved schema
•  Create an experience of the juxtaposition of the symptom-necessitating schema and the contradictory knowledge
•  Inspect for the markers of transformational change

This program is at intermediate level.  The experiential training component is tailored by the instructors to meet each participant's learning needs.

Instructors in this workshop are Certified Trainers of the Coherence Psychology Institute, LLC:  Sara K. Bridges, PhD, Bruce Ecker, LMFT, and Paul Sibson, UKCP Registered.  For bios of the instructors, click here.

Cancellations and refunds.  Refund (minus $75 administrative fee) will be made when canceling prior to 7 days before the workshop.  No refund within 7 days of the seminar.  To cancel, click here to send an email to the Coherence Psychology Institute.

If you have special needs, questions or concerns, please communicate them at least 30 days in advance by email to

For addressing grievances, please send an email to

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.