• Re-Imagining Sex Education Online courses

    This is a series of interactive online courses that help parents to navigate the potentially tricky, often terrifying emotional and conversational waters of talking about sex with your children

  • Feeling Cards Courses

    Three courses that support your understanding of EQ, develop your confidence to use and adapt the Feeling Cards for use in your family, school or practice.  Available as an online course or in person

  • Conversations with Kate

    Conversations with Kate happen once a month, they are a 2 hours online call. Where Kate shares her views on the topic of that
    call and then there will be a question and answer session. 

Re-imagining Sex Education Online Courses

Talking about Sex Series 

This online series is designed to help you navigate the tricky, and sometimes terrifying, emotional and conversational waters of talking to children and teens about sex.

These courses have been designed to be simple, effective and time efficient. They have been created to be accessible and not overly time consuming so that you can fit them into your life with ease.

Lorienne and Kate

     

We are here... feeling curious.... and delighted to be able to do what we love... 
Please join us.... 

What people are saying about the course and our facilitators

It's a vulnerable topic "sex talk" but the space you created was safe and felt comfortable to share and exchange.

Rory - Father of two boysNatal, South Africa

Thank you for being the super cool human you are, for all your valuable work with these beautiful teenagers and for the time spent together - you really do have a gift and it's much appreciated!

Jo - Mother of twoCape Town, South Africa

Finding the Clarity Course very informative and also very introspective - I have to do a lot of unpacking and unraveling myself.

Ilse - Mom to a toddler and a teenNatal, South Africa

Clarity Course

Ready, Set, Go! This is your essential first step in "Re-Imagining Sex Education".
In this course you will gain clarity around what you want to say to your children and how you want to say it. You will take home: an understanding of where your edges and your comfort zones lie; know what you are able and willing to communicate with your children; and discover where you need support in talking about sex and relationships. In this course you will find your commitment to standing up and becoming one of the parents who are changing the way we communicate about sex and relationship.
 
“My sex education was non-existent and that didn’t help me. It was neither useful nor supportive not having a safe, trustworthy adult to talk to about sex. I believed this had changed until I started working with teens in schools and talking to parents and friends. I realised nothing had changed! We still don't know how to talk about sex. We still don't have the skills to be able to have uncomfortable conversations.” ~ Kate Rowe, course facilitator and founder of Explorare.
 
The aim of this course is to prepare you to have conversations related to sex and relationship with your children. It’s the proactive first step to move you towards having these conversations, rather than leaving them until your child asks you or finds themselves in a difficult situation feeling abandoned and alone, without a safe adult to speak to. You can be the difference in your child’s life.

The CLARITY COURSE is the first step you will take in the Series. And a vital step. It is not about getting all the answers or finding out the solution in only 10-days, rather, it is about finding out where you want to go so you can start working towards the solution.

Once you know where you are going, what you need to say and how you want to guide your children, the “sex” conversations become easier. The Clarity Course is designed to be your first step in the “Talking About Sex Series”. Once your foundation is in place and you know where you are going, the 6-part series launching in 2018 will support you further in your journey

This course is simple and effective. It is created to be accessible and time efficient so you can fit it into your life with ease.

 
Cost:
R 600/person or sign-up with a partner or friend for R 850/pair

If you would like to sign up but can’t afford the advertised fee, please let us know. We don't believe in turning people away due to financial circumstances and we do believe there must be an exchange, so contact us to work something out.

Format:
10-day online course, which includes
  • A 15 minute personal pre-course call with one of our facilitators;
  • Three 90 minute group online calls, with audio recordings you can download for future reference;
  • A two-part workbook containing 7 worksheets to be used during the 10 days; 
  • Daily emails guiding you through the whole process; and
  • A WhatsApp group for quick and easy communications with the facilitators and other participants.
  • An estimated 30 mins a day to complete the worksheets
This 10-day online course is the pre-requisite for the Re-Imagining Sex Education | Talking about Sex Series that launches in early 2018.

Dates:  
2nd - 11th Feb 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
9th -18th March 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
4th - 13th May 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
21st - 30th September (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)

Talking about Sex Series – 5 Part online course

Dates for 2018 
Emotional Intelligence  (Part 1)  13th - 22nd April 
Listening (Part 2)  1st - 10th of June
Boundaries (Part 3) 20th - 29th July - 
Family Agreements (Part 4) - 31st August- 9th September
Part 5 - 19th - 28th October 

Cost: R800/module (R4800 for entire course) or sign-up with a partner or friend for R 1000/pair
** 20% discount if you sign up for all 6 modules

These courses are designed to share practical tools, encourage you to engage with your children to explore what is relevant to you. In each 10-day course you will use and incorporate these tools in your daily life, which supports the development of the skills needed to have conversations about sex and relationships with your children.  

Format:

10-day online course, which includes
  • Three 90 minute group online calls, with audio recordings available for download
  • A workbook to guide you through the 10 days
  • Practical activities to do at home with your kids applying the skills and tools shared in the course
  • Daily emails guiding you through the whole process
  • A WhatsApp group for quick and easy communications with the facilitators and other participants
  • Time needed - An estimated 30 mins a day  
  • Access to support with our Explorare Facilitators

Part 1 - Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Healthy, happy relationships are built on our ability to understand and communicate what we are feeling. 

    • Learn how to establish safety and trust with your children
    • Build stable and secure connections
    • Foundations of EQ (Emotional intelligence)
    • Understand why connection is essential for you as parents to be able to talk about sex and relationships with your children. 

Course dates
13th - 22nd April 2018 

Online calls 
Friday 13th April 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sunday 22nd April 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)

Part 2 - Listening
If you don't listen to your children they won't listen to you.  Listening is key in your ability to influence and guide your children. 
    • Learn about the different types of listening
    • Recieve practical tools to support you to develop your listening skills
    • Understand why listening is essential to create safe emotional connections
    • Learn and practice attunement; what is it and how to develop it.  

Course dates
1st - 10th June 2018 

Online calls 
Friday 1st June 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sunday 10th June 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)

Part 3 - Boundaries 
Boundaries are influenced and shift in relation to the emotions we are feeling in the moment.  Supporting your children to know what is okay for them and what is not okay for them is fundamental to their well being. 

    • Learn what boundaries are 
    • Define what healthy boundaries are for you 
    • Support your children to develop their own healthy boundaries

Course dates
20th - 29th July 2018 

Online calls 
Friday 20th July 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Tuesday 24th July 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sunday 29th June 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)

Part 4 - Family Agreements
Agreements create a container which helps everyone in the family to feel safe and supported. Agreements bring clarity to what is expected from each person in the family and develops unity and co-operation. Agreements support the development of trust between you and your children. 

    • Learn how to create agreements that support communication and keep your children safe
    • Understand the difference between boundaries, parameters and non-negotiables  
    • Use agreements to encourage healthy choices and develop an understanding of consequences 

Course dates
31st August - 9th September 2018 

Online calls 
Friday 31st August 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sunday 9th September 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)

Part 5 - What to talk about when?
Sex education is not about "the talk", it has never and will never be about having one or two conversations about sex. Sexuality is part of our lives and needs to be integrated on a daily basis.

  • Practical tools and tips on how to introduce and speak to your children about sex
  • Learn to know when is the right time to speak about different topics
  • Find useful ways to speak about different aspects of sex and relationships
  • Understand the importance of modelling 

Course dates
19th - 28th October 2018 

Online calls 
Friday 20th July 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Tuesday 24th July 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sunday 29th June 2018 (Online calls time zone - Option 1  10:30 am  Option 2 7:30 pm  Johannesburg, South Africa)

Feeling Cards Courses

Introduction to the Feeling Cards Course 1
Creating space for Emotions

This is the first workshop in a three part series, where you are taken on a journey to help you develop your EQ skills, 
and how you can use the Feeling Cards to support your emotional awareness and then support the children in your life to do the same. 

In this first workshop you will be supported in the basic how to's of the Feeling Cards and how to use them, with the focus of the workshop
on how to create space for emotions in your day to day life. At the end of the workshop you will feel confident and comfortable using the Feeling Cards.

Introduction to the Feeling Cards Course 2
Techniques for processing emotions

This is the second workshop of the three part series, in this workshop we will focus on how to process emotion, why it is necessary and how to do it in a safe supportive way for yourself and children.

You will leave this workshop feeling more capable to take any of the methods of processing emotion used in the Feeling Cards and integrating them into your life, your school and your family.

Introduction to the Feeling Cards Course 3
Reflection 

This is the final workshop in the three part series. In this workshop we will be taking an in depth look at reflection and how it is one of the key skills that we
need in order to develop our emotional intelligence. 

Conversations with Kate


"Conversations with Kate" are conversations that happen once a month, where we, at Explorare, choose a topic that is relevant to Re-Imagining Sex Education, what we feel is an essential conversation. If we want to get better at talking about uncomfortable things then we need to practice. To create safe emotional spaces within our relationships and out families we need to talk and explore topics that we may find a little uncomfortable at first. 

There will be a sharing of information on the topic and then an opportunity for questions from anyone who has signed on for the call. 
The topics range from boundaries, intimacy, agreements, bullying, manipulation and more. 

All the calls will be run through the zoom platform and are 2 hours long. You are welcome to join for as long as is possible for you. 
The cost is R 200 for each call.

We look forward to having you join us for a conversation and sharing of information. Bring your heart and your cup of tea... Yeah!

Upcoming conversations

FIRST SEXUAL EXPERIENCES 
Thursday 25th January 2018 7:30 pm (GMT+2)
Friday 26th January 2018 10 am (GMT +2)

BOUNDARIES
Thursday 22nd of February 2018 7:30 pm (GMT+2)
Friday 23rd February 2018 10 am (GMT +2)