What is intimacy? How does it affect our lives? Is it inviting or terrifying? In this full day class, we will have open discussions and embodied exercises to clarify what it means to have intimacy with ourselves and others. We will distinguish the differences between sexual expression and intimacy. We will explore the history that we hold in our minds and bodies about who we are and the obstacles of identity that block intimacy in our lives. By facilitating experiences that involve non sexual interaction, we will still get to a deeper understanding of what challenges us and what excites us about feeling connected to ourselves and others.

We will practice presencing skills, and respecting people within their boundaries. This class will be an experience into being seen for the fullness of who we are and how intimacy is essential in moving forward through the complexities of sexual relationship.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

Core Knowledge Area: Intimacy Skills

Location: Melody Ballroom & Event Center, 615 SE Alder Street, Portland, Oregon 97214 Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00-1:30 PM

Registration: $150.

Course Objectives
  • Participants will be able to Name and describe the three points of Robert Sternberg’s triangular theory of love.
  • Participants will be able to compare and contrast passion, commitment and intimacy.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least one way in which the confusion or conflation of these aspects of love can cause difficulty in a relationship.
  • Participants will be able to ?analyze the relationship with self as an essential part of intimacy
  • Participants will be able to ??Recognize the need to be seen as a significant aspect of love
  • Participants will be able to ?Discuss love as part of our ecology.
  • Participants will be able to recognize 2 different theories of love
Course Information
Date Presented:
October 08, 2019 8:30 AM Eastern
Course Location:
615 SE Alder Street
Portland, OR
8 hours, 30 minutes
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 6.00
This course is no longer available for purchase.