Inviting Intimacy

What does it mean to be intimate with another?

Does this feeling only belong to lovers?

Or can we create nourishing intimate relationships with our friends, parents, children, siblings and spouses?

Intimacy is a closeness, a togetherness with another person. It is a deepening of connection through our willingness to be seen, our capacity to speak what is alive in us and to communicate clearly what our needs, wants and desires are.

It is warmth and affection. It fills us up.

It is essential to our wellbeing….

Intimacy requires the skills of communication, naming and recognising emotions, our ability to communicate how we are feeling. It requires the ability to identify our own needs and to speak them, empathy, accountability for our own experiences, how we receive each other and how we repair interrupted connection. How we listen, understand and meet each other.

It is difficult to develop these skills during stressful times, moments of change or cycles of strong emotion, when we need them the most, we most often find we do not have a solid foundation of intimacy to stand on.

From my experience I know that if we first build the skills and practice them it becomes easier to access them in all situations. 

We do things a little differently

We start with curiosity and playful exploration. We practice with fun and engaging practical activities which develop our ability to connect and grow our skills. Once you have the skills it becomes easier to use them in your daily life. Once you have begun to integrate your skills they become accessible when situations get challenging.

Grow your skills first.
Then use them as the foundation to navigate your relationships.
Powerful. Simple. Effective

Want to create more intimacy in your life?

Check out our courses here

http://www.explorare.co.za/intimacy-courses/

“My experience of intimacy is a delicious place of feeling filled up and nurtured. It is a deep connection with another.  It comes in many shapes and through connections that all look different.

It simply feels so darn good to be connected in this way!

My cells come alive with possibility, I have a deep well of emotional resilience. And when the tough stuff comes (and it always does) I have so much more capacity, space and compassion to meet it. This is what intimacy gives me.”  – Kate Tregan Rowe