COUPLES IN PROGRESS
The hardest thing to identify for many of us, and even harder to maintain, is the issue of INTIMACY. If you ask several people what intimacy means to them, it is possible to get several different answers. This is because to many of us, the issue of intimacy is indefinable and many times is a result of what “normal” means as well as what it meant growing up in the families we were raised in. We are very much programmed by our families’ feelings and attitudes that are both demonstrated behaviorally overtly (openly) as well as covertly (secretly). It is these feelings and attitudes that we each internalize and then come with to our current love relationships. How many times have you said, “I never want to be like my mother/father”, and then find yourself saying almost those same words to your spouses, significant others, or children? This is how deep this programming goes.
This workshop is designed to help you identify for yourselves as well as your loved ones not just what love and intimacy means to each of you, but most importantly, what it is that makes you each feel loved. There is a communication connected to a loving outcome. This kind of communication is usually opposite of what most of us grew up with, so, therefore, there is no internal framework to understand what this kind of communication sounds like or feels like on both the giving as well as the receiving end.
How we communicate defines our relationships … not just with others, but with ourselves as well. Did you know that however you see yourself is how others will see you too?
The problem is, that many times the way we see ourselves goes deeper than our conscious thoughts. It is this level of below level communication with self that was and maybe still is being reinforced through past as well as current interactions with the ones we love that many times create our problems with intimacy in the present. You will learn about what you really feel and want by learning how your current styles of communication may actually be getting in the way of your desired outcomes.
Minimum & Maximum of 7 couples per class