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Registration Open for EHNW Workshop 2022!

Join EHNW & Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles October 7-9, 2022

Understanding an Existential-Phenomenological Approach: From Worldview to Attitude and Methods

Facilitated by Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles, PhD


Friday, October 7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 9, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In person at the Breathe Building in Portland, Oregon with live-streaming.

Please join our friends at EHNW for their 2022 Annual Workshop! This year, EHNW are excited to offer a three-day long workshop, facilitated by Dr. Yaqui Andres Martinez Robles, PhD, that combines both experiential and didactic learning approaches. This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format, allowing registrants to attend either in-person or remotely via Zoom. Dr. Martinez Robles will present this workshop in English with professional interpretation services provided for Spanish-speaking attendees.

Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles is an Existential-phenomenological and Hermeneutical Analyst and Therapist and a Gestalt Therapist. He is the Secretary of the Latin-American Association of Existential Psychotherapy. He is the Founder and Chair of the Círculo de Estudios en Terapia Existencial, in Mexico. He is the Representative of the Mexican School of Existential Therapy and Analysis and also a Member of the Editorial Board of Existential Analysis (Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, London). He has authored and co-authored several books and articles on Existential Therapy. (Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy)

11 CEUs Pending (via NASW Oregon-Chapter)

Early Bird Pricing (ends 9/1/22):
Professional Ticket – $190 ($170 for Affiliates)
Student/Elder (over 65) – $85 ($75 for Affiliates)

Regular Pricing
Professional Ticket – $225 ($200 for Affiliates)
Student/Elder (over 65) – $100 ($85 for Affiliates)


Existential-Phenomenological Approach with Dr Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles, PhD

Existential-phenomenological approaches continue to attract more and more mental health professionals from diverse orientations to enliven their work with this experiential way of understanding the human experience of their clients.

A wide-range of practitioners with different therapeutic orientations are exploring this approach as a way to reach their clients in a deeper way. At the same time, its potential is sometimes not easily recognized, and is even seen as a challenge to more “traditional” approaches. An existential-phenomenological approach is an invitation to more deeply understand the experience of another from an inter-relational stance that not only values, but admires the mystery of persons as well as existence itself.

In this workshop, participants will explore the main themes of this existential-phenomenological approach in a way that is accessible and in close contact to our subjective experience. At its root, this approach invites us to begin the journey from our own subjective experience.

Participants will also deepen our understanding to the varying levels of contact involved in this approach and gain a better understanding of the worldview, attitudes, and methods that makes up this approach.

This workshop will be of help for mental health therapists of any orientation that wish to widen their scope of more deeply understanding another person. It will also be helpful for seasoned as well as newer therapists that are looking to deepen their comprehension and application of the existential-phenomenological approach.


Day 1: Friday, October 7th, 2022 6pm-9pm

Inspired by Gabriel Roth’s five rhythms, on day one we will explore existence as being made of encounters, relations and dialogues with the world, as well as with ourselves and others.

This will consist of a reflection with movement accompanied by meaningful music and the energy generated by the attendees.

This will be an experiential work where attendees are invited to bring comfortable clothing to dance or move around the room. Please note that there is no obligation to participate in any particular way, in the spirit of this approach, honor your subjective experience as it unfolds.

Day 2: Saturday, October 8th, 2022 9am-5pm

This day will mainly consist of lecture from Dr. Martinez-Robles where he will integrate various experiential exercises and reflections conducted in small groups.

This day will also include a live therapy demonstration where Dr. Martinez-Robles and a volunteer will carry out a full therapy session from this existential-phenomenological perspective.

Day 3: Sunday, October 9th, 9am-12pm

In our final day of this workshop, Dr. Martinez-Robles will conclude the lecture portion and we’ll also focus on questions from the attendees. Question themes can be related to the theoretical, professional applications, and/or related to the previous days’ demonstration. Through the Q&A, we hope to further deepen different aspects of this vibrant approach to being with another person.

$75.00 – $190.00 Early Bird Fees until Sept 1, 2022 /85.00-225.00 Regular Fee

Brought to you by our Friends at Existential-Humanistic Northwest!

EHNW impacts the world through the Existential-Humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inclusion, and awe. EHNW enlivens and enriches human experience through our commitment to being present with ourselves, others, society, and the mystery of life. EHNW serves the healing professions, our clients, and the public through dialogue, education, training, and advocacy.

EHNW offers workshops, professional presentations, salons and a membership directory at www.ehnwpdx.org.

Contact EHNW about this event: dave@ehnwpdx.org

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