The Art of Intimacy
3-month in-person & online intensive
AMSTERDAM & NEW YORK CITY
Deep relationship. Delicious Connection.
Intimacy is misunderstood. We think it’s sex or dating, or maybe revealing things about ourselves that make us feel vulnerable.
In fact, intimacy is a complex, subtle energetic exchange that affects every social interaction and relationship we have — from how we interact with attractive strangers walking down the street, to how we respond to family (triggers and all), to how we have sex with those we love and desire.
Ultimately, intimacy is first about our relationship with ourselves — especially the parts that were hurt or whose needs weren’t met when we were growing up. This inner child continues to influence our relationship patterns and our identity far more powerfully than we realize.
Do you keep repeating unfulfilling relationship patterns? Do you find yourself having the same family disagreements over and over? Is your sexuality free and pleasurable, or are you secretly ashamed about parts of your body, your need for love and contact, or your sexual desires?
The Art of Intimacy is a three-month intensive exploration into how we unknowingly block our desires — and those parts of us that yearn for freedom and release. The experiences will be deep, challenging, enriching, and heart-opening, and you will leave this program knowing yourself and feeling more empowered in your self-expression in all aspects of intimacy and relating.
I want you to really get how absolutely fucking amazing you are, and how precious and wanted your being is.
What You'll Learn in "Art of Intimacy"
I describe Art of Intimacy as "an online and in-person 3-month intensive" but it's hard to capture the experience fully in words. Those of you who've done deep self-development work and/or body-centered practices know the intensity, transformation, and rich connections that can only happen in the context of a group of individuals committed to going deep.
In the Art of Intimacy, I offer everything within me — my passion for your joy, love, and sensual freedom; my decades of experience guiding others in energy healing, coaching, and Core Energetics; my exploration of sex, sexuality, sexuality healing, and intimacy. I offer it to you because I want you to really get how fucking amazing you are and how precious and wanted your being is.
I list below the major topics and areas of exploration we'll explore together. These are doorways into the places that I've witnessed people commonly struggle with most in intimacy.
But, let me be clear. This program will be curated specifically for you. You bring whatever you struggle with whether it is relating to yourself or other(s), and I'll create specific experiences that will help you find greater awareness, choice and intimacy.
Understand Your Seduction Style
Uncover Your Attraction Patterns
Find Your True Invitation (women & women-identified) //
Ground Fully from Your Cock & Balls (men & men-identified)
Uncover How Your Heart and Sex Are Split
Differentiate Your True Needs and Desires
Understand the True Meaning of Consent
Explore Boundaries, Defenses and Resistance
Understand your seduction style
Explore how you show up in relationship and uncover all the ways you can potentially give yourself away and / or manipulate the other to get what you want. Deeply knowing your style will help you maintain stronger boundaries and live with clearer integrity.
Uncover your attraction patterns
Understanding your attraction patterns can shed light on what pulls you toward someone - whether you are choosing a partner from your childhood wounding or from your adult needs. Once you understand the difference you'll have a greater ability to experience vulnerability and connect from your heart.
Find your true invitation (women)
Create more safety in your openness with others, by opening more fully to yourself in the mix of your conscious yes and unconscious no. Once you understand that your true invitation is for your own experience, not the other’s, you will have the ability to stay open fully in your deep give.
Ground fully from your cock and balls (men)
Find your willingness to surrender your sex over to your partner without holding back your power and deep vulnerability. Experience yourself in a quieter and more powerful way, and navigate your relationships with exquisite awareness and measured confidence.
Uncover how your heart and sex are split
Open a doorway to experience the fullness of your energy and how the heart feeds your sex and your sex feeds your heart. When you feel more grounded and present with this natural flow, you can experience heart-felt, connected sex.
Differentiating your true needs and desires
Understand the conceptual and energetic differences of demands and desires that comes from a place of child consciousness and wounding. When you can identify your true adult needs and desires you have the agency to truly manifest your heart's longing.
Understand the true meaning of consent
Find the ways you struggle with saying no as well as yes. You will find healthy boundaries and the ability to fully know what you are feeling moment-to- moment, freeing you to consciously give consent, or not.
Learning how shame influences your interactions is pivotal in understanding how you approach relationships as well as life in general. Unravelling the tentacles of where shame has tied you up will help you find more self-compassion and ease moving into vulnerability. You will be able to experience a spaciousness within, which will allow you to move easily in and out of connection.
Explore boundaries, defense and resistance
Feel the energetic, emotional and physical differences between a boundary (which is an actual energy transmission) and a defense (which is a response to fear). When you get the difference you are able to discern what you are actually feeling, and will have the ability to set boundaries from your grounded yes or no rather than your defense.
Why The Art of Intimacy?
FIRST, as I said above, in The Art of Intimacy program, I get to give all of what I have to offer to you. I bring together 30 years of amazing training that I've been blessed to have experienced, in the fields of body work, counselling, energy healing, and sexuality.
True intimacy is not only about fucking. It's about a deep connection to yourself, first, and then, with any partner or person you're relating with.
SECOND, understanding how much the unresolved childhood part of ourselves is involved in an unconscious aspect of how we relate is imperative to our relationships. Exploring how our triggered reactions are very often our childhood wounds being activated and learning how to hold ourselves while in contact, is a crucial step towards wholeness.
THIRD, I've found that, without their knowing it, people constantly negotiating relationships out of the fear of abandonment, the fear of rejection, or the fear of being hurt. Finding safety while moving through some of the fear is a foundational part of this program. As you understand what the truth of your images are and feel what keeps you separated from yourself, you'll find the willingness to be open to your vulnerability.
The journey towards another always starts with the self and starting with the self must be steeped in compassion. If you can get that, like really get it, you will find incredible peace. Your fear will be met and mediated. You will have the capacity to live with an open heart and fresh eyes.
Instead of "re-acting" in fear, you will be able to interact spontaneously and confidently with others.
II want you to know and enjoy your beautiful, delicious self — to have deep pleasure and confidence with yourself and with others.
Testimonials: What past participants say
During AOI, I got clear, comprehensive—and often startling—insights into who has actually been steering my "relational ship" all these years. All of a sudden, the root causes of my life-long tumultuousness in love affairs with women have been explained...and I've recaptured a sense of adventure in my dating life.
Lynn is a magician. My partner and I got HUGELY important tools and insights to navigate the ways in which we block love with one another, get triggered, think it's about us—when, of course, it's all about love.
This course has benefitted me tremendously, giving me invaluable insights into my romantic attachment style and grounding me way more into my body. Lynn couples great depth of theoretical knowledge with superb hands-on wisdom about the body. She brings an enormous heart and love into her work.
How The Program Works
The program is rooted in two, 3-day intensive workshops at the start and the end of the 3 months. In between we will meet weekly on video conference as a group to explore weekly topics, with practices, inquiries and a chance to integrate your experiences.
Here are the practical details: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Opening Workshop – 1st-3rd September 2017
- Closing Workshop – 8th-10th December 2017
- Online Group Sessions – Every Wednesday at 19:00- 21:00 CET, starting 6th September, ending 29th November
- One on One coaching sessions by our team of mentors
- One on One coaching session with Lynn Kreaden
- FULL PAYMENT Early Registration Until July 15th, 2017 .. €1879 - €2179 thereafter.
- Payment plans available.
I’d love you to come and join me for this 3-month adventure
If you really engage with this course, things will change.
You can experience life as living from your depth, true authenticity, vulnerability and tender heart. This course will take you on a journey of your own awakening to find what's open in you.
They say fear is excitement without breath, in this program, we will breath each other open, to fully embody our kick ass spirit and awe inspiring beauty to show up fully naked and willing to step into whatever is in front of us.
If you want to join, click the button below to fill out the application form and I will get back to you soon with next steps.