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Dhurva Davis is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over twenty years’ experience. She is an exceptional group facilitator and trainer and has worked in a number of agencies and in private practise. As a therapist and teacher, she has developed a unique ability to deeply relate to clients in a way that facilitates their change and learning.
Lionel Davis, a Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience, will lead this workshop. Lionel worked in the community for the first 10 years of his career with families and young people. He is a trained Family and Couples counsellor, a psychotherapist and consultant to many government and non-government organisations. Lionel was also the founder and Executive Director of the Australian College of Applied Psychology from 1989 to 2006.
Workshop format and fees
The workshop is delivered over a weekend - 2 days 9.00am to 5.00pm. It can also be delivered as a 5 week program for one evening each week for 3 hours - 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
The cost of the workshop is $750 per couple. You may reserve your place by payment of a $250 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable. Mail your cheque to MindPsych PO Box 246 Potts Point NSW 1335. You can pay the balance at the first session. On receipt of your payment you will be sent further details of the venue, directions and parking arrangements.
Couples who want to develop their relationship into a collaborative and fulfilling venture will benefit from this workshop. Couples from heterosexual or same sex relationships are most welcome and will find the information and the activities in the workshop relevant.
There will be no more than 16 in the workshop. This ensures that the group operates at its optimum and that individual concerns can be addressed.
Sexual compatibility is an essential ingredient in sustaining long-term relationships. Without it relationships inevitably drift towards an arrangement that’s based on convenience, money, joint responsibilities or social obligations. Relationships with romance have greater resilience to change, provide more stable platforms for building family life and tend to be more enduring in the face of major life challenges such as health crises, financial stress or ‘empty nest’ syndrome.
This workshop helps couples to overcome unnecessary reserve in the way they discuss their sexual needs and clearly identify areas of their intimate relationship that cause tension. The place of emotional intimacy in creating sexual responsiveness is discussed along with the different needs of men and women. The role of sexual playfulness in creating sexual excitement and desire are also covered as is how we can bring romance back into our relationships.
If you want to:
. Assess you and your partner’s sexual compatibility
. Make more room in your life for romance
. Learn how taking care of yourself is necessary for an intimate relationship to flourish
. Learn how to discuss sexual intimacy needs in a supportive and non-demanding fashion
. Appreciate how emotional intimacy creates sexual responsiveness in your relationship and how it varies for men and women
. Learn to communicate your needs more honestly and effectively
. Create excitement and desire in your relationship
. Learn how self-awareness training and meditation can increase your sensitivity to your partner and your own responsiveness
. . . then this workshop is for you!
Maintaining sexual intimacy in long-term relationships