My intimate life is one of the most important components of my romantic relationship and my overall life ... but it wasn't always. I have been remarried for over 10 years. However, prior to my 2nd marriage I experienced many bumps in my sexual journey. Early traumas led me to low self-worth, broken relationships, a lack of boundaries and an unclear understanding of the value of pleasure in an intimate relationship. Physical intimacy never equaled pleasure, no matter how much I had. Truthfully I went through over 3 decades of life without having an O with a partner. What I do know is that there is no tip, trick, advice, toy, or Kama Sutra book that will build true and lasting intimacy and pleasure. But it is 100% possible for everyone! My goal is to help you experience truly fulfilling intimacy and relationships.
As a professionally trained Relationship Coach, Somatica Relationship & Intimacy Coach and Professor of Intimate Communications at the University of Arizona, I have the tools and understanding to help you (and your partner) attain your goals. I can help you create the intimate life you desire and realize that the pleasure in your body and in your relationship is key to infusing pleasure into every area of your life. I am a certified yoga instructor as well as a certified Female Ejaculation coach. All things that bring our body, mind and relationships into harmony have the potential to fuel the self-awareness of our deepest desires and elevate our sex life. I am on a mission to make sex matter- to help you talk about and negotiate your wants and needs within safe boundaries and with consent- and to live a life that is transformed by pleasure. I have put these practices to use every day in my own relationship. I know they work and I know how to help others.
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Intimate IQ knows that pleasure is teachable and learnable. We create a space to be open and vulnerable to ask questions and talk about sex. With the removal of shame, guilt, and fear we explore and become curious about ourself and our partner to deepen intimacy and enhance your shared pleasure.
To help women, men and couples deepen intimacy and increase pleasure in their committed relationships.
We believe all of life's experiences are enhanced by pleasure. We believe in love. We believe in the value of committed relationships. We believe that love & desire can co-exist. We believe that sex is essential for overall well being. We believe barriers to building intimacy & pleasure are pervasive. We believe that with coaching, you can build or rekindle everything you desire in your relationship.
Intimate IQ aims to deepen intimacy and increase pleasure through:
There are three pillars in IntimateIQ, known as ACE.
A: Awareness - of ourself and our partner. These skills include: embodiment, attunement and empathy. We build awareness of: boundaries, erotic desires, arousal styles and drivers, attachment-styles and alignments. This is the "intrapersonal" section which is essential to getting what you want and need.
C: Communication - how to vulnerably and effectively communicate our boundaries, desires, give feedback and negotiate our wants and needs. This is the "interpersonal" section where we learn how to navigate our wants and needs through our communication with our partner.
E: Engagement - putting it all into pleasure practices with fun tools and techniques. This is the "extra-personal" section where we learn how to put these wants and needs into action. Staying playful, curious and compassionate is essential to any sexual expansion or reboot.
The Somatica® Method is a holistic, loving, and systematic approach to intimacy and relationship coaching. Somatica Coaching is founded on the belief that the most efficient and effective way to transform shame and fully blossom into yourself is through pleasure.
It invites people to move beyond shame, clarify their needs and boundaries, and live emotionally connected and erotically embodied lives. It prioritizes the experience of joy and satisfaction to build deep intimacy and authentic relationships.
There's so much more to learn about yourself and your relationship. Your pleasure is worth the investment. Your intimate relationship with yourself and your partner are inseparable from how you experience everything in life.
Intimacy coaching addresses physical intimacy and related relationship issues as well as helping individuals and couples realize their full relational potential through deep awareness, education, communication, erotic embodiment and expansion. Intimacy coaching is NOT the same as therapy, psychotherapy and intimacy coaches are NOT adult workers.
If you are experiencing problems with your physical and emotional intimacy issues, or relationship problems, or struggling with physical dissatisfaction, then working with a relationship and intimacy coach may be very beneficial. Most people need help with their intimate lives from time to time and it is not a reflection on you or your relationship. But left unaddressed, these issues can destroy a relationship.
Intimacy Coaching is also for people with a growth mindset that want healthy and accurate information to expand their capacity for intimacy, pleasure and breath of physical and emotional experiences.
Coaching is an interactive experience where we discover your goals and your passions and use them to help you travel down a path to the intimate life you want. It is not therapy. All sessions are virtual and fully clothed. The program is completely customized and tailored to produce a transformation and essential discoveries. As with all coaching, the full benefits of the program can only be realized by those who fully engage, commit and are open to the process.
Since coaching requires trust, connection and certain qualities to be successful, there will be an intake form and consultation session for each couple or individual seeking 1:1 coaching services. We need to mutually ensure that we are a good fit. Honesty is the best foundation for finding the right coach!
100%! What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions, just like seeing a therapist.
The time that your coaching process will take depends on the complexity of your goals and your commitment and openness to your process. Most of the programs are designed for 6 to 8 weeks increments, but clients can continue to work with me for a lifetime. I can become your lifelong Relationship & Intimacy Coach as it is an ever changing landscape. The program will continue to support your most current needs, wants, desires, and goals.
Intimate IQ is designed for men, women & couples.
There is so much value in doing this work, as either an individual or as a couple. There is so much to discover in building your own awareness, enhancing how you effectively communicate and how you integrate the knowledge and skills in a fun and satisfying way into your physical intimacy. Every approach will support a meaningful transformation in yourself and in your relationship.
There are three separate coach programs tracks: Couples, Woman (vulva owners) and Men (penis owners). The Seminars/Events are for ALL!
I am a Relationship Coach, not a Dating Coach. I have built a resource page of colleagues that can support individuals through the world of dating. It takes a beautiful tribe and I am happy to help direct you to people that may be a great fit for your needs.
There are lots of options and different styles of Relationship & Intimacy Coaching, but Intimate IQ has a very holistic, yet research and evidence based methodology. The 3 Pillars of Intimate IQ are ACE (Awareness, Communication, Engagement): Self & Partner Awareness (INTRA-personal Skills), Effective Communication Skills (INTER-personal Skills), and Partner (or Individual) Engagement (EXTRA-personal Skills). As a Somatica Trained Intimacy & Relationship Coach, I support people to experience pleasure through their bodies and help reduce barriers and noise from their heads. Intimate IQ provides comprehensive assessments, evaluations, and skills/tools to build more intimacy and create more pleasure.
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