Retreats & Groups

RETREATS

Opening Up: A Retreat for People Exploring Consensual Non-Monogamy

This 5-day retreat is designed as a crash course for singles and couples who want to explore consensual non-monogamy without crashing and burning. Through challenges, exercises, and education sessions, we cover all the flavours of non-monogamy, basic and expert communication, exploring desire and sexuality, maximizing compersion and minimizing jealousy, emotional management skills, creating a passion map, choice, and constructing your unique relationship.

 

The retreat is designed to give you the opportunity to try out new ideas, skills, feelings, and behaviours in a safe environment where you have professional support when things get triggered or when you react in unexpected ways.  You will leave the retreat with new skills, a clear set of goals and action plans to reach those goals.  You may leave the retreat with clear agreements with a partner around opening up and your further non-monogamy journey.

 

Each retreat is held in a super location that is designed to help you focus on what you are learning and exploring and that gives you a break away from the everyday world.   

 

The groups are intimate: 16 to 20 people in total so that everyone gets lots of individual attention.

The next retreat is Autumn 2022, with dates and location to be confirmed.

Your Investments:

Singles: £9997 or pay in three monthly payments of £3497 each.

A reservation fee of £497 secures your place today*

Couples: £16997 or pay in three monthly payments £5997 each

A reservation fee of £657 secures your place today*

 

* (providing you pass through the application process)

The Art of Surrender

A weekend workshop with Dr Lori Beth Bisbey and Qiana Green

Can you tell the difference between compliance and surrender?

Do you wish you could simply do what your Dominant requires without constant mental chatter?

Do you struggle to truly let go of control?

In this workshop, we teach the art of surrender – the ability to simply be, in the present, surrendered. We look at surrender from all angles and uncover the common areas of struggle and teach the skills to end these struggles and increase your surrender.

Group maximum is 30 so everyone gets one to one attention.

Next workshop: Autumn 2022. Dates and location to be confirmed.

Your Investment:

 £4997 or pay in three monthly payments of £1747 each.

A reservation fee of £497 secures your place today*

 

* (providing you pass through the application process)

GROUPS

Navigating Non-Monogamy

This 6-month group is for people who are working to create non-monogamous relationships that work smoothly and are fulfilling. The group meets twice per month for two hours on Zoom. Each group has time for the topic of the month and individual issues.  There is a workbook to accompany each month.


Month 1: Non-Monogamy from A to Z: What style(s) work for you?

This month covers the basics of different types of non-monogamy. How to figure out what might work for you. Examining your past relationship patterns. Being clear about your desires. Take inventory of your skills.


Month 2: Opening Up Existing Relationships, Monogamy/Non-monogamy Mixed Relationships, Identity versus Practicality.

Examining the strength of your relationship. Being clear about your own confidence. Communication Masterclass.


Month 3: Emotions

Dealing with jealousy, envy, and other difficult emotions. Creating and fostering compersion. Identifying trauma, triggers, and examining grief. Creating and holding a safe space.


Month 4: Creating agreements

Rules versus agreements. To veto or not to veto? Hierarchy or not?  Reviewing agreements.  Negotiation skills.


Month 5: Power Exchange, BDSM, and Non-Monogamy

Examining the intersection between power dynamics and non-monogamy

Who holds the power when it comes to non-monogamous relationships?

Having more than one dominant/submissive relationship at the same time

Leather and leather families – the ultimate in hierarchy.


Month 6: Issues for Long Term Relationships

  • Having children
  • Dealing with biological family
  • Managing social and work environments
  • Religious and spiritual communities


Group size: 8 to 25.

Next group begins: July 2022

Your Investment:

Your investment: £2497 in advance or £497 per month for 6 months

A reservation fee of £497 secures your place today.

The DS in BDSM: Power Exchange Dynamics

 

This 6-month group is for people working to create (or improve) power exchange dynamics in their relationships. The group meets twice per month for two hours on Zoom. Each group has time for the topic of the month and individual issues. There is a workbook to accompany each month. There are guest speakers in month two and

 

 

Month 1: Types of power exchange dynamics

We explore all the ways power exchange can be incorporated into a relationship and look at the styles that might work best for you. We examine past relationships, your desires, any experience you have had and take inventory of your skills.

 

 

Month 2: The Leader and the Follower

We explore dominance, how this is expressed, skills needed, leadership. We cover the difference between play and in power exchanges outside of the bedroom.  We look at the responsibilities of the dominant and how these can be expressed. We explore submission, surrender, and the differences. We look at the difference between being a bottom in play and in power exchanges outside the bedroom.  We look at the skills needed, the responsibilities, and how these can be expressed.

 

 

Month 3: Fantasy vs Reality

We explore the myths associated with 24/7 authority transfer-based relationships.  We look at the different ways this type of relationship is expressed in public and in private. We look at long-term commitments – families, disability, work, and financial issues, aging, and managing life changes.

 

 

Month 4: Sex and Play

We explore sex and play in authority transfer-based relationships.  We look at the intersection between authority transfer-based relationships and nonmonogamy and how these work and sometimes don’t within existing structures. We also cover the use of protocol and rituals in private and public.

 

 

Month 5:  Playing Well with Others: Nonmonogamy and Authority Transfer

We explore the types of nonmonogamy that integrate with authority transfer-based relationships – the strengths and pitfalls, how to manage more than one authority transfer-based relationship.

 

 

Month 6: Creating an Agreement and Dealing with Endings

We cover agreements, contracts, negotiations, and renewal. We cover future planning, death arrangements, and ending relationships.

 

Group size: 8 to 25.

 

Next group begins: July 2022

Your Investment:

Your investment: £2497 in advance or £497 per month for 6 months

A reservation fee of £497 secures your place today.

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Interested in a Self-Guided Course?

We offer self-guided courses to help you.

Interested in a Self-Guided Course?

We offer self-guided courses to help you.