intimate connection weekend
2024 INTIMATE CONNECTION WEEKEND
Joyful exploration, relaxation, fun and intimacy for GBTQ-men.
Co-created by GaySpiritFriends & Spirit Journeys.
When: Friday Oct 11th - Sunday Oct 13th, 2024.
Check-In: Friday, October 11th, 14.00h (2 pm)
Farewell: Sunday, October 13th, 16.00h (4 pm)
Where: Charneux, Belgium
Price: € 470,-
Early-Bird Price: € 445,- (with € 25,- discount until the end of March,
or until sold out!)
IN SHORT: WHAT IS OUR WEEKEND ABOUT?
Our carefully curated program delves into a spectrum of themes that resonate with the diverse experiences of GBTQ-men.
Whether you're navigating friendships, pursuing relationships, grappling with loneliness, healing from heartache, hooked on dating apps, longing for physical touch, or wanting to join into playfulness with other men, this weekend is designed to address these themes and the various facets of your journey.
The program incorporates a balance of group sessions and leisure time to connect with each other. Guided movement practices, deep sharing, breath work, visualizations, journaling, personal contemplation, playful group exercises and buddy work are just some of the activities offered during the workshop.
No previous experience is necessary for any of the activities planned.
Loving and attentive instruction, guidance and support is provided throughout the workshop. All you need to do is to show up with openness and enthusiasm to fully participate in the group activities and take full advantage of the opportunity to be in the company of other GBTQ men in a setting free from pretense and superficiality. The foundation of all our retreats and workshops is a remarkable experience of intimacy, trust, nurturing, and honest communication which unfolds among the participants.
Our Intimate Connection Weekend is designed to help you open your heart, grow your capacity for intimacy, and build healthy, resilient relationships. Together, we will explore and release the things that keep us from having fulfilling relationships with other men. With the support of our brothers, we will unlock our minds and hearts and allow ourselves to love and to be loved.
Drawing on the latest discoveries of interpersonal neurobiology, somatic experiencing, evolutionary biology and positive psychology, we will explore such topics as:
- Cultivating Safety, Trust, Vulnerability, and Intimacy;
- Working through the Fears and Habits that Sabotage Intimacy;
- Creating Deeply Embodied Connection;
- Building The Foundations for Strong Relationships;
Our time together will be exploratory, embodied, experiential, and inspirational.
We will look deeply at ourselves and uncover the stories and wounds that keep us from living a free and joyous life. We will see through these stories and bring love to these wounds, freeing ourselves to be ourselves, our true selves.
The freer we are, the more open we are to others and the easier love can find its way into our lives. Nothing is sexier or more lovable than authenticity!
We will give ourselves and each other the safety and permission to open ourselves to pleasure, joy, and laughter.
ABOUT OUR ACCOMMODATION
The old stone farmhouse dates back to + / - 1650 and originally served as a syrup distillery. Nowadays the farmhouse is used as a holiday accommodation after thorough renovation.
The accommodation is situated on a hill with beautiful views over the meadows. It is located in Herve, in the triangle Maastricht-Liege-Aachen. The accommodation has a large capacity and an interesting layout of rooms and floors. It exudes nostalgia and atmosphere and has many surprising rooms and corners to discover. The property also has a large attractive workshop space, where we will withdraw for the workshops.
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