• Online Courses

    This is a series of interactive online courses support the deepening of intimacy in your life.












  • In person workshops

    In person, fun, exploration and deep dive into intimacy! Yes, yes, yes! You want to!
    Join us for inspiring and supportive workshops that allow us to experience the power of connection.













  • Couple sessions and intensives

    Sometimes we need a little support to get where we want to go. These are gentle, playful experiences that support you to grow more intimacy in your life and relationship. Please note that a couple does not necessarily mean lovers or spouses. It can be a couple of people in any shape or form!

Online Courses

This will revolutionise your relationships!

What you need to know:

1. Each part is 10 days. There are three parts in this series. We recommend doing the whole series.
2. You need 30 mins a day for the activities and reflection
3. There will be three online calls (if you miss one it is not a problem a recording will get sent to you)
4. You need an intimacy partner. This can be a friend, lover, spouse, sibling, child/teenager, stranger, co -parent.
5. Your partner does not need to be in the same house, city or continent. You can work together online, on the phone even via messaging.
If you would like to do the course and cannot find a partner, get in touch and we can support you to find one or you can do the course with one of the facilitators.
6. You can sign up for more than two people. If you would like to do this with more than one person or a team,  it is all welcome.
7. The series is simple, practical and fun.

The format for each course is as follows:

10-day online course, which includes
    • Three 90 minute group online calls, with audio recordings available for download.
    • There will be three different call times, so no matter which time zone you are in there will be a call time to suit you.
    • A workbook to guide you through the 10 days
    • Practical activities for you and your partner to grow your skills
    • 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

Register here!

Read this part! It is SUPER important!

This series is about developing the skills we need to invite, create and live with more intimacy and connection in our lives. 
Skills, tools, understanding and practice. This is where we start. 
We do it with as much fun and lightness as possible. This is not because we want to avoid the tough stuff. It is because we learn better when we are not in a stressed state. We can cultivate,  grasp and integrate new concepts with ease when we feel comfortable and safe. 
If you start in the tough stuff you limit your capacity for emotional flexibility and play. 

So we do not start in our emotional hurts. Our intention is not to dig through heartache and pain (although that can come), it is not to try and figure out why you are struggling in certain relationships, it is not about unpacking emotional trauma.

It is about learning the skills we need to be able to do it ALL with more ease. 

All is welcome, we never know what may come up as we explore connection and intimacy, that is why you are supported on this course by
open-hearted, competent and adept facilitators!

Meet them here
https://www.explorare.co.za/about-us/

What people are saying about the courses

“My feeling is of wonderment as I go through a lot of life without engaging what I feel, and that my assumptions about what my partner feels and needs can be so far off the mark! Emotional check ins and Whats alive in me should be compulsory for all couples”

CalebDurban, South Africa

Intimacy can feel intimidating. This course guides you in gently and with deep care, and is in no way overwhelming, but starts with simple tools to help you start understanding what it is to relate to another, in a clean and clear way. The tools are accessible ways to understand how to relate healthily to another and build a relational field that can meet whatever the challenges might be in the relating, and support shared growth and understanding. It had a profound impact on my own personal process, but is so supportive, whether your insights are big or small, in helping one relate to others with more confidence and connection.

SarahCape Town, South Africa

PART 1

Overview

This is a gentle first step to developing the tools and skills you need to deepen intimacy in your life. It is simple and effective. There seems to be a misconception in the world which implies this type of development is difficult and emotionally taxing. This course has been created with the specific intention of changing that perception. When we do small things often and stay in gentleness as we learn, we can integrate the skills we need with ease. It is this approach which allows for these courses to have remarkable impact. The focus of Part 1 is to identify and practice skills such as communication, identifying what we are feeling and increasing emotional awareness.

What you need to know

  1. You will work with an intimacy partner of your choice. This can be your business partner, lover, child, sibling or it can even be a perfect stranger.
  2. You will receive a workbook for the 10 days to support you
  3. Each day there will be an activity for you to do with your partner/s
  4. You need about 30 mins a day
  5.  Cost – R 600/person

What we will be covering in the course
1. What intimacy is and why it is so important to cultivate in our lives.
2. Types of intimacy and what healthy intimacy looks like. Check out this blog post where I share more on what intimacy looks like in relationships.  https://www.explorare.co.za/2018/06/06/5713/
3. What skills we need to develop to be able to grow more connected relationships in all areas.
4. We will discover the Explorare relationship model, which consists of the relational field, the relational space and the inner sanctum and how you can use this to support you to have stable and for-filling connections.
5. We spend time practicing what we have learnt about the skills that we need. It is practical and revolutionary because we slowly introduce new concepts and then each day’s activity builds on the previous days. There is purpose in the simplicity and the lightness because it means that you never feel overwhelmed which is essential if you are going to stay motivated to do the activities and interactions with your partner.

Details
1. Once you have registered you will receive a preparation email to make sure you are ready to go
2. You will be added to the Whatsapp group, which remains open for the duration of the course. This is for ease of communication and to stay connected with    the other members on the course, and for contact with your course facilitator.

Upcoming course dates for Part 1

16th – 25th of August 2018

2019 

22nd Feb – 3rd March

12th July – 21st of July

FAQ’s

  1. How does the course work?
    • The course is 10 days in total, there are three online parts each 10 days. You need an intimacy partner and 30 mins a day to do the activities together. 
  2. How much time do I need to commit each day?
    • You need approximately 30 minutes each day, although you can, if you choose spend more time on the activities. 
  3. How do I choose who to do it with?
    • I recommend that you do it with someone who you do not have a very stressed relationship with at present. It is difficult to learn new skills if you are feeling emotionally, stressed or unable to communicate with the person that you are doing this with. This is not because we want to avoid the tough stuff. I recommend this so there can be a learning and integrating of the skills that you can then use in more challenging situations. 
  4. Is it better to do it with a friend, a lover, a family member?
    • This is totally your choice and it depends on the nature and quality of your relationship.
  5. Is it a good idea to do it with someone I am struggling with?
    • I would not recommend this for your first course
  6. What format does the course take?
    • It is online, to the extent that we communicate via Whatsapp, email and use ZOOM for the three online calls. You will received you workbook and resources via email.  
  7. What can I expect to learn?
    • You are going to learn a variety of tools and skills that can be applied to all relationships, including yourself. Some of the tools and skills that we will cover will include communication skills, noticing what we are feeling, identifying our needs, clearing the relational space and developing emotion concepts, increasing emotional vocabulary and developing emotional literacy. 
  8. What resources do I need
    • All your content resources, like your workbook will be provided. You will need a device to be able to log in or download and listen to the ZOOM calls, a phone that has Whatsapp if you would like to be part of the group. 
  9. What if I can’t make a call?
    • No problem! You will get emailed a recording of the call, the next morning. 
  10. What if I can’t do the exercises each day?
    • This is not a problem you can stack the exercises to do when you have more space on a particular day. Day 6 is also a catch up day. 
  11. What happens if I get stuck: is there support?
    • There are a few options if you get stuck, you can check in for support via the Whatsapp group. You also can contact the course facilitator and set up a time to have a conversation. 
  12. Is this a stand-alone course?
    • This is the first course in a series of three. Each course build on each other. For example if you would like to attend Part two you need to have attended Part 1
  13. Do I have to do the next courses?
    • No, you can stop after this course. You can join any course in the future if you decide you would like to continue. 
  14. Do I have to participate in the group sharings?
    • No this is completely optional, you do not even have to be added to the Whatsapp group . You also do not have to be on the calls, you can simply download the recordings. 

PART 2

Overview

In part 2 you will build on what we learn and practiced in part 1, taking things a little bit deeper. In this part you will learn about regulation and dysregulation and how it effects us and our ability to communicate. You will explore how to identify and express your needs, this is a fundamental aspect of connection and intimacy. Needs are universal, everyone has needs and yet there is such a negative connotation to expressing what our needs may be. This course will change that perspective and give you the confidence to identify and share what your needs are. In this course we take the time to invite more vulnerability, more awareness and open to more connection.

What you need to know

  1. You will work with an intimacy partner of your choice. This can be your business partner, lover, child, sibling or it can even be a perfect stranger.
  2. You will receive a workbook for the 10 days to support you
  3. Each day there will be an activity for you to do with your partner/s
  4. You need about 30 mins a day
  5.  Cost – R 600/person

What we will be covering in the course
1. Revising skills from part 1
2. Using the Explorare relational model to support and grow your communication skills
3. Regulation and dysregulation
4. Learning about needs. How to identify and express them.

Details
1. Once you have registered you will receive a preparation email to make sure you are ready to go
2. You will be added to the Whatsapp group, which remains open for the duration of the course. This is for ease of communication and to stay connected with    the other members on the course, and for contact with your course facilitator.

Upcoming course dates for Part 2

6th – 15th September 2018

2019

5th – 14th April

30th August – 8th of September

PART 3

What you need to know
1. Taking things a little deeper
2. More playing, more practice
3. Deeper into sharing who we are with each other
4. Remember we are growing skills, it takes time and practice
5. Each day you will receive an exercise to do with your partner/s
6. Each day you will have a reflection activity
7. You will receive a workbook for the 10 days to support you

What we will be covering in the course
1. Revising skills from part 1 and 2
2. Introducing the next, deeper level to the skills you have and new tools
3. Diving deeper into the relational space
4. Identifying our needs
5. Practice, practice, practice!

Details
1. Once you have registered you will receive a preparation email to make sure you are ready to go
2. You will be added to the Whatsapp group, which remains open for the duration of the course. This is for ease of communication and to stay connected with    the other members on the course, and for contact with your course facilitator.

Upcoming course dates for Part 3

25th October – 3rd November 2018

2019

31st May – 9th June

11th -20th October

In Person Workshops

What you need to know:

1. These are 3 hr workshops. There are 10 workshops in this series, each with a different focus and going a little deeper with the foundation principles. We recommend doing the whole series. 
2. If you have an intimacy partner to bring great! This can be a friend, lover, spouse, child/teenager, stranger, co -parent. 
    *Please note that child/parent pairing will be dependent on the group. We recommend that children under the age of 14 join a parent/child only group. 
3. If you don’t have an intimacy partner to bring great! There will be someone who you can partner at the workshop. 
4. You can bring more than one partner. If you would like to do this with more than one person or a team,  it is all welcome. 
6. This will change everything!
7. Playful. Simple. Powerful. 

Read this part! It is SUPER important!

This series is about developing the skills we need to invite, create and live with more intimacy and connection in our lives. 
Skills, tools, understanding and practice. This is where we start. 
We do it with as much fun and lightness as possible. This is not because we want to avoid the tough stuff. It is because we learn better when we are not in a stressed state. We can cultivate,  grasp and integrate new concepts with ease when we feel comfortable and safe. 
If you start in the tough stuff you limit your capacity for emotional flexibility and play and it becomes very difficult to access your intuition when you are in overwhelm. 

So we do not start in our emotional hurts. Our intention is not to dig through heartache and pain (although that can come), it is not to try and figure out why you are struggling in certain relationships, it is not about unpacking emotional trauma.

It is about learning the skills we need to be able to do it ALL with more ease. 

All is welcome, we never know what may come up as we explore connection and intimacy, that is why you are supported on this course by open-hearted, competent and adept facilitators!

Couple sessions

These sessions are for people who are willing to embrace change, these sessions are for people who want to dive deeply into what it means to be deeply and intimately connected with another person and to life.

These sessions are for people who are committed to doing the work. By work I mean willing to look at what is working and what is not. Committed to seeing more of themselves and letting more of themselves be seen. Self motivated. You have found yourself here because you know you want more. More depth more life more intimacy. This is not the place for the faint-hearted. This is the place for the courageous and the devoted.

This will change everything.

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