• Talking about Sex series - for parents, caregivers and influencers

    This is a series of interactive online courses that help you, as an adult, if you are a parent or not to navigate the potentially tricky, often terrifying emotional and conversational waters of talking about sex with your children, partners or friends. It is a wonderful course for parents, teachers and influencers

  • Conversations with Kate

    Conversations with Kate happen once a month, they are a 1.5 hour online call. Where Kate shares her views on the topic and a question and answer session. 

Re-imagining Sex Education Online Courses


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Talking about Sex Series – online course

How it works
The 6 part course runs through-out the year from March to September.
Each part is 10 days. You will need 30 mins a day! So you can definitely fit it into your busy life!

Each course aims at developing the essential skills of:
Awareness – notice your own, your relationship, family, classroom or group patterns
Experience – engage with family and other relationships with social experiments! Yip experimental interactions! 
Reflection – reflect on what you observed in your social experiment
Choice – what would you like to do differently?

Courses
1. Clarity – finding direction
2. Connection – creating trust and safety
3. Listening 
4. Boundaries 
5. Agreements – your relationship, family, class or group values.
6. What to talk about when?

Cost:
R800/module (R4800 for entire course) or
sign-up with a partner or friend for R 1200/pair/module (R 3600/per person for entire course)


 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 yourself, your partner and 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

What people are saying about the courses

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

I had no idea how deeply fulfilling it would be to participate on this course. The content and exercises are highly accessible, clear, simple, and yet contains within them a deep wisdom that has been permeating my everyday life, allowing me to develop and improve my emotional intelligence and capacity to relate in a healthy way in all aspects of my life. The tools we are learning on this course will assist in supporting kids and young people to connect to their interior landscape, and what they are feeling in relation to those around them, and thus communicate and act from an empowered place not only in relation to sex and relationships, but all aspects of life. An outstanding course and programme that is not overwhelming in terms of cost or time investment, but will add immense value to your life and relationships!

SarahCape Town

Thank you Kate for the opportunity to participate in this connection course, it has been invaluable to my awareness of how to better understand myself and others when communicating with them. What you teach and the way you teach it allowed me to see more clearly how to integrate into my life the communication tools you teach on the connection course and really understand how these are needed to improve my connection skills. What was interesting for me was that although I knew a number of the tools you teach, I was not able to integrate them effectively when communicating with others until this course! So thank you Kate for this amazing course and the safe container it provided with others to allow me to see more clearly the importance of understanding myself and those I am connecting with. This course has allowed me to take my connection skills, particularly with my children, to a new level!

Dion, father of two boysJohannesburg, South Africa

1. Clarity

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This is the first in a series of online courses designed to equip you with the necessary tools, to talk to your loved ones calmly and confidently about anything!

Whether you are a parent talking to your children about sex; or in a relationship, romantic or not, talking about boundaries or what you feel you need.
This course provides you with a solid foundation so that no topic is too scary and no feeling is denied.

This is your essential first step.

This course prepares you to have conversations related to sex and relationship with your children, students, partners and friends.

Once we know what we would like to say and how we would like to communicate it, coupled with what kind of relationship we are wanting to foster, it is much easier to have conversations about anything.

For all of us, and especially parents, once you know where you are going, what you want to say and how you want to guide your children, the “sex” conversations become easier.

Simply put once you know where you are going it is much easier to get there!

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

Course dates

2018
Option 1
7th – 16th September
Option 2
5th – 14th October

2019 – TBC

Online call times
8:30 pm South Africa standard time

CLICK LINK BELOW TO BOOK
https://www.explorare.co.za/product/clarity-course-2/

“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. With children or each other.” ~ Kate Rowe, course facilitator and founder of Explorare.
 

2. Connection

Creating trust and safety 
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 partner, friends and 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 call times
8:30 pm South Africa standard time

Book here
https://www.explorare.co.za/product/connection-course/

3. Listening

If you don’t listen to your partner, children or friends they won’t listen to you.  Listening is key in your ability to influence and guide your children. It is a key for healthy relationships. 
    • 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 call times
8:30 pm South Africa standard time

Book here
https://www.explorare.co.za/product/listening-course/

4. 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 essential for their well being. To support yourselves, as adults, to know what is okay for us and what is not.

    • 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 call times
8:30 pm South Africa standard time

Book here
https://www.explorare.co.za/product/boundaries-course/

5. Agreements

Your personal, relational, family, class or group values and 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 
    • 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 

Book here
https://www.explorare.co.za/product/agreements-course/

6. 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. For adults this too is true, we need to be having conversations more often about what we want and don’t want as we grow and change because our sex education was probably not ideal. It is time to change the conversation.  

  • 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, with children and partners
  • Understand the importance of modelling the behaviour you want to see in others and your children

Course dates
19th – 28th October 2018 

Online call times
8:30 pm South Africa standard time

Book here
https://www.explorare.co.za/product/what-to-talk-about-when/

Lorienne and Kate

     

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

Teacher training and Development

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This training focuses on introducing and developing the skills needed to answer and address any questions from children regarding sexuality and relationships, at any age.

It is vital for teachers to be able to address and manage the various questions and subjects which are being raised and asked by children.  There is time specifically set aside for question and answer sessions, where specific questions or issues that the teachers are or have experienced can be addressed and unpacked.

We cover topics such as consent, boundaries, desire, the different stages of sexual development, what to say when, how to handle social media and interactions between children. We also look at our own personal stories which strongly impact how we respond to relationship and sexuality questions and actions of children and teens.

I  believe this is essential training for any teacher, we need to develop our own understandings and skills so we can confidently meet the questions and actions of the children in our schools and classrooms.

Conversations with Kate

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“Conversations with Kate” are conversations that happen once a month, where we, at Explorare, choose a topic that is a relevant and 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 our 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 your questions to be answered. 

All the calls will be run through the zoom platform and are 1.5 hours in duration. You are welcome to join for as long as is possible for you. 

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

TBC

If you have a topic you would like to see discussed please contact us

kate(a)explorare.co.za

Courses for Tweens and Teens

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Sex and relationship education

The purposed of these courses is to support tw/teens to develop the skills they need to navigate relationship, sexuality, emotions and making healthy choices. Through learning more about themselves and their motivations and influences.

The way forward is to empower our kids to know what is okay for them and what is not. To empower them to make the healthiest choices that they can in any given situation. To create environments and relationships that are open, safe and connected. Connection allows for teens to explore tough and challenging subjects. Environments of trust and acceptance allow for supportive discussions on all subjects.

We believe that “Connection is the solution”. It is through connected relationships that we will be able to support teens to navigate the world that they are in.

We live in a world that has challenges that we never faced or experienced to the extent that teens do today. Access to pornography, facebook, online dating, casual sex sites, tinder, grinder, information on how to, where to and why. The access to pornography is having a deep and profound impact on how teens interact with themselves and others in relationship. Their understanding about pleasure and desire in relation to sex is being coloured by the information that is available. The time for a new way is now.

Courses
Our goal is to support the cultivation of tw/teens ability to be self-directed, self-governed and self-boundaried. To make healthier life choices.

Foundation course
10 Module course

Boundaries
4 Module course

Consent
4 Module course

More courses coming soon!

Currently we have facilitators in Cape, Plettenburg Bay, Johannesburg and Durban.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out about courses in your area.

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