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

Facilitated by Dr. Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles, PhD

Please join EHNW for our 2022 Annual Workshop! This year, we 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 virtual Spanish-speaking attendees.

In-person at “The Breathe Building” in Portland, Oregon
(2305 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97215)

or remotely via Zoom

11 CEUs approved via NASW-Oregon


Early Bird Pricing (ends 9/1/22 at 11:59pm PDT):
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 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, it’s 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, we 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.

We 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.



Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles is a psychologist with PsyD in Psychotherapy. He has specialties in: Gestalt Therapy, Music Therapy, Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology, Narrative and postmodern therapies and Social Constructionism, Harm Reduction and Integration for Psychedelic Experiences. He is author of four books on the existential perspective. Yaqui is the founder of the Circle of Studies in Existential Therapy, in Mexico City. He teaches existential-phenomenological psychology and therapy in Mexico and different countries in South America and the rest of the world. He is Honorary president of the Latin American Association of Existential Psychotherapy. He works in private practice as an existential-phenomenological therapist and coach and as Relational Gestalt therapist.



Pricing:  Tickets are divided between Professionals , Students, and Edlers (over 65). EHNW Affiliate members in either group are eligible for discounted pricing.  Become an Affiliate!

Early Registration Pricing: Purchase your ticket by September 1st at 11:59pm PDT to receive an Early Registration Discount.

CEUs: Up to 11 CEUs approved through NASW-Oregon chapter

Interpretation: Professional Spanish interpretation will be available for any virtual attendee who wishes to participate in Spanish. Our interpreter is experienced in working with Yaqui and familiar with his concepts and vocabulary.

Economic Equalizing Ticket: This ticket is meant for individuals who can not afford the conference due to economic inequalities anywhere in the world.

Refunds: In the event you are unable to attend the workshop, you will still have full access to the video recordings of the entire event. You also have the option of receiving a full refund, however you will not have access to the video recordings if you elect this option.


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Book Event

2022 Annual Workshop - Professional - Early Bird Rate ($190)
Available Tickets: Unlimited
The 2022 Annual Workshop - Professional - Early Bird Rate ($190) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
2022 Annual Workshop - Student/Elder (Over 65) - Early Bird Rate ($85)
Available Tickets: Unlimited
The 2022 Annual Workshop - Student/Elder (Over 65) - Early Bird Rate ($85) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Economic Equalizing Ticket - $50

This ticket is meant for individuals who can not afford the workshop due to economic inequalities anywhere in the world. We honor whatever you choose.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
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Oct 07 - 09 2022
The Breathe Buildling (or virtually by Zoom)


The Breathe Buildling (or virtually by Zoom)
2305 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97215