Transforming Relationship Challenges
I'm passionate about working with couples and individuals who are eager to experience more authentic and enjoyable relationships.
My work with couples and groups is experiential, somatically oriented, and informed by Buddhist Psychology. Both the Couples and Group Therapy I offer are uniquely effective ways to improve our relationships. In session, we identify the emotional patterns and behaviors that disrupt our relationships, exploring and integrating new, more effective ways of relating.
One of my areas of mastery involves quickly pinpointing the emotional core of relational issues that hold us back from experiencing the relationships we want. I gently guide people to transform the emotional patterns that lead to disconnection and aggression, and that cause loving relationships to become stagnant, lonely and burdened with resentment. What results is more emotional flexibility and new possibilities for how to connect with our partner. We discover how to experience relationships as more fulfilling, vibrant, and happy.
When embraced with mindfulness and acceptance, the challenges of relationship and life call us to discover, refine and expand ourselves. Troubling experiences with our lover, in particular, end up bringing to the surface old wounds that have dominated our behavior. By responding to the painful parts of ourselves with understanding and an embodied experience of acceptance, we move toward peace and openness, and we become unburdened. We rediscover inherent, lost qualities of wholeness, vitality and freedom that have gotten covered over by our old coping strategies. We come to find energy to fuel meaningful change. In this way, relationship becomes a path, a movement toward self-discovery, integration and awakening.
What People Are Saying
“Reuvain Bacal is an exceptionally gifted and talented professional. You’ll experience him as warm yet fierce and skillfully to the point...you will recognize him as someone you can trust, a premier counselor who comes from the heart. I consider myself deeply fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.”
~ Marc David – Author, Founder & Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
"Reuvain's work is unlike any other therapist or coach I've experienced. I've never felt so transparent sitting across from someone before or so held in compassion. In one session, I got very clear on the core issues that are keeping me stuck in life and causing me pain...I now have valuable practices to work with...the life I want now seems within reach. I'm extremely grateful to have worked with him..."
~ Lara Irwin - Dating and Relationship Coach, Boulder, CO
"...Reuvain Bacal's deeply cultivated skills, natural gifts, and the enormous amount of personal work he has done on himself is evident when you meet him; and without hesitation I can attest that he is one of the most skilled and deeply gifted therapists and coaches that I have ever known. He has a laser-like focus...quickly getting to the hidden trigger point of an issue. If you need support on your journey of unfolding, healing and learning, you would be truly blessed to have him support you as your guide."
~ Michael Vladeck - Life Coach and Counselor, Boulder, CO
"Reuvain is a highly gifted Body-Centered Psychotherapist and Men's Group leader who embodies living from his heart. He provides a profoundly loving and caring space for true inner growth to occur."
~ Douglas Brady - Psychotherapist, Boulder, CO