19 Jan Transforming Relationships: Developing Skills in Intimate Relating
Developing Skills in Intimate Relating with Mushkan and Nirodha
Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (Colorado), 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. CET (Italy)
Human beings are relational.
Our brains and nervous system develop through relationship, we thrive through relationship and we have an in-built relational structure – the attachment system. We are social and relational animals, and our survival depends on one another. We are nourished, thrive and develop in intimate relationships, whether romantic, friendship or family. And equally in relating, we can be thrown into the pain of feeling separate and experience the wounds of abandonment and rejection.
No matter where we are at in life, the health of our relationships are a priority.
But precisely because of these challenges we encounter tremendous opportunities for growth. We can expand awareness and our capacity to meet our relational needs. We can grow the ability to speak and be seen from an authentic place of presence. We can find our aliveness, choice and the freedom of spontaneity.
In this four-part program, we will develop a deeper understanding of this delicate subject, and pick up a few practical tools along the way.
Week One: Patterns & Resources
How do we come in and out of contact with each other? What drives attraction, attachment, and dependency? How do you move from reactive mode to relational mode? We all have longings that motivate us to both seek union, and seek freedom.
In this module, we will:
- Explore how patterns keep us in and out of connection.
- Understand the resources we have to help stay with Who We Actually Are
- Learn new resources which support us to stay ‘here’ AND in connection with the other.
Week Two: Relating vs. Relationships
In part two, we will look at Relating vs Relationships. What are the behaviors that cause the ruptures? Where do we become overrun by the defensive structures usually created long ago, and how do we come back into presence again?
Week Three: Intimacy and Sexuality
In part three, we will look at the ‘hot potato’ that a can create a ‘dance’ around intimacy, sometimes avoiding the very thing we long for. We’ll look at desire, pleasure, disappointment…and nourishment.
Week Four: The Art of Giving and Receiving
In this last part, we will learn to engage in clearer communication. We’ll explore a model for consent and bring deeper awareness to what healthy, flexible boundaries look like.
Our on-line courses have been designed as unique, one-time offerings from our Leaders, and recordings of modules will not be available. Thank you for understanding, and enjoy the course!
Mushkan holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is trained in Humanistic Psychology, Gestalt, Primal and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body centered approach for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment injury.
Mushkan has been involved in the human potential movement since 1998 and has been working with Path Retreats since 2007, both in Europe and in the USA.
Authenticity, clarity, compassion and an unwavering commitment to knowing oneself are fundamental elements in her work and personal journey. She loves supporting others to pursue their potential for personal transformation and growth, and to release themselves from the conditioning, strategies and past hurts that limit their freedom and joy of living.
Nirodha first dove into the human potential movement in 1982. He become involved in group process work in 1991 and worked extensively with tantra, Primal, the man/woman relational field, trauma, attachment, and substance abuse.
Nirodha leads Awakening of Love around the States and facilitates the Path Retreat processes in America.
He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, leads his own group workshops nationally, and has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.