Creating Love Workshops
The Work on Creating Love has developed in response to our deep longing to experience authentic love and intimacy in our lives, yet our deep desire for love and partnership is very rarely a smooth path. Along the way we encounter obstacles, and the work that we do is created to directly and equally address the longing for love and the obstacles in its way.
Very often when we start a relationship or love affair we have an ecstatic beginning, everything seems to work and we experience high levels of nurturing and presence. However as we go deeper into intimacy, we often find that the fears, wounds and negative beliefs that we carry deep inside ourselves are brought to the surface. This often triggers behavior in us that sabotages our best intentions to sustain love and intimacy with another.
Faced with feelings and reactions that are difficult to understand or resolve, our lack of effective knowledge and skills stand in the way of creating the kind of love we want. In truth few of us have received the right kind of guidance and training to equip ourselves for the complex art of intimate relationships. To have enduring and successful partnerships we need to bring understanding and healing to these wounded parts of ourselves, and importantly, gain awareness, skills and a map to help us to navigate the complex territory it entails. This is the work of the Creating Love workshops.
The work is done in a series of workshops that are both experiential and educational in their approach. With gentleness, compassion and humor, we create a safe and accepting environment in which to explore and transform our deeply held wounds and conditioned patterns around relationships. The use of guided meditation, carefully constructed experiential exercises, breath and bodywork combined with individual and group sharing melt down our layers of protection and help us to get in touch with our core more deeply.
This way we find places of greater openness, peace , acceptance and emotional resolution inside us.
Through doing the work we develop a greater capacity to stay present with both uncomfortable and deeply intimate feelings. We learn to recognize and break free of the negative life patterns and beliefs we carry which sabotage self worth and the capacity for sustained emotional intimacy. We understand and move beyond our protective styles of relating and learn to relate in a more open, honest and intimate way. We develop emotional literacy which is the ability to identify and effectively communicate our feelings, needs and appropriate boundaries.
The work can be done alone or with a partner.