“Intimacy isn’t a destination that you arrive at, but an ongoing journey and process.”
What is Intimacy? (From Wikipedia) Intimacy involves the feeling of being in a close, personal association and belonging together. It is a familiar and very close affective connection with another as a result of a bond that is formed through knowledge and experience of the other. Genuine intimacy in human relationships requires dialogue, transparency, vulnerability, and reciprocity.
Why do people struggle in creating intimate moments?
How can we re-invent passion and intimacy in our relationship after a long period of disconnection?
How are we seeking connection with our partner?
What is desire and how does it live alongside connection and intimacy?
How desire has shaped our love language?
How do we ask for what we want? How do we seek for pleasure?
Non-Naked Ways to Be Intimate Sexual intimacy is the hallmark for a “good sex life”. However, in recent years, intimacy has been given a rebranding by sexologists and researchers as multiple spheres of intimacy (eight namely) have been discovered to enhance sexual intercourse and human connection.
When human connection is more at a distance in 2D rather than 3D, maybe it is time we reevaluate and relabel what it means to have true connection in intimate relationships. And all the while with our clothes on.
This interactive workshop will explore the non-sexual intimacies by name, examples from life, and future applications. If sexual intimacy continues to be the only way to be intimate, we are all missing out on some good intimacy, even when we are wearing clothes. It will also help participants unpack how we culturally, personally and relationally have formed our own intimate (and not sexual) language, which dates back to our developing years and patterns. We will focus on how to use and practice this intimacy language, both for our own self-discovery in answering ‘what do I need to feel connection’ and to create deeper intimate relationships naked and not naked. This workshop is suitable for individuals as well as couples to attend.
If you would like to know more about how to build more intimacy, closeness and passion in your relationship, then this is the workshop for you.
In this workshop you will learn:
How to identify the differences between what sex and desire is
How to self-advocate for pleasure with handouts to fill in
How to identify non-physical types of intimacy that are often forgotten about but sometimes are even more rewarding.
How to help your relationship move to the next level of connection and safety
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About our speaker
Catherine Schook is a mental health professional by education and a communications expert by trade. She gives presentations on sex positivity, sexuality and sexual intimacy, as well as relationships and emotional challenges in them. Her enthusiasm and her passion on counseling and mental health awareness make people feel safe around her and motivated to grow and change in a positive way. Learn more about her in her website: https://www.catherineschook.com/