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The loss of intimacy can make any couple feel frustrated and empty.
Allow me to guide you to a place that is more alive and fulfilling.
This online course will walk couples through my four-part holistic process to create an increased connection, healthy communication and sustained chemistry.
You each have your own, unique story. This is not a one-size-fits-all-solution but offers guidance, insights, and a framework for understanding how intimacy works and steps you can take to bring it back.
Module 1: Introduction
Mindset and Intention
Here, we lay the ground for you to create a stunning success. You will learn the nuts and bolts of the course. You will also learn how to shift your mindset away from anger, scarcity or resentment to openness, abundance, and hope.
Use this time to tune into your purpose, intentions, and goals individually and as a couple.
Session One: The Nitty Gritty
Session Two: Head Space
Worksheets for the Introduction
Module 2: Emotional Intimacy
The Paradox of Intimacy
Intimacy is the life-blood of adult romantic relationships. Emotional intimacy is your ability to have honest self-expression and requires you to take risks.
Learn why and how couples become emotionally disconnected and the key steps all couples need to take to strengthen emotional connection.
Session One: Emotional Empowerment
Session Two: Blocks and Fears
Session Three: The Art of Intimacy
Worksheets for Module One
Module 3: Physical Intimacy
The Overlooked Bridge
When intimacy becomes uncertain, all physical touch seems to cease between couples. Even non-sexual touch becomes unsafe and non-existent. Yet non-sexual touch serves as the bridge between emotional and sexual connection.
Learn specific touch practices to help you redefine, re-establish and physically reconnect with your partner (even if it’s been a long time since you’ve done so).
Session One: When Fear Blocks Touch
Session Two: Find Your Sweet Spot
Session Three: Make Good Contact
Worksheets for The Bridge
Module 4: Sexual Intimacy
Sex has a way of shifting from natural and organic to uninspiring and even awkward. This results in couples questioning their relationship and saying, “This shouldn’t be this hard”.
In our final sessions, you will learn how to bring back vibrant sexual energy as well as integrate the concepts of sexual communication, multiple levels of touch, simmering, foreplay and sexual novelty.
Session One: Myth Busting
Session Two: Make Your Touch Buffet
Session Three: Sex As An Experience
Worksheets for Reignite Passion
Carolynn Aristone, MSW, LCSW, CST
Founder of Center for Intimate Relationships and Program Creator
As an Intimacy Breakthrough Specialist, Carolynn helps you breakthrough the barriers that keep you from achieving your highest relationship potential.
As Founder of CIR, Carolynn creates innovative services to meet the diverse needs of couples, from E-Courses to full immersion programs. With more than 20 years of personal and professional experience, Carolynn helps couples tap into the heart and soul of intimacy.
“Just when we thought we couldn’t turn things around, we found Carolynn Aristone. We cannot thank her enough for helping us bring our intimacy back. She made us feel safe talking about private things like our sex life. We are forever grateful”. ~ Married Couple
Who is this series for?
For any couple who wants to deepen their intimate connection.
Can I do this series on my own or does my partner need to be involved?
While you can receive the information from this series as an individual, intimacy requires an “other” so that you can practice the intimacy exercises together.
Will you tell me what to do next in my specific situation?
Each story is unique. This course offers you a guide that gives you language, context, insights and frameworks into what healthy intimacy looks like and how to create it or re-establish it with your partner.
This course is not therapy. I will provide further information for “what to do next” in our final presentation.
**Course Disclaimer: Online Courses created by Center for Intimate Relationships, LLC are not clinical therapy services and are not supplements for clinical therapy. Center for Intimate Relationships, LLC’s online courses are for educational purposes only. Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis should contact their nearest emergency room or call 911.**
What People Are Saying About Their Experience
With the Center for Intimate Relationships
Thank you so much for your support and guidance and ability to provide calming perspective during the most stressful time in our relationship as a couple. Thank you for being consummately trustworthy and committed to your work. Your ability to create a safe space for listening to our points of view was invaluable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Not only did Carolynn help us manage the immediate challenges of being new partners and new parents, but she also helped us to develop communication strategies that will serve us for the rest of our marriage. She’s kind, compassionate, and astute and, with her help, we strengthened the foundation that we already knew we had for a long and loving life together.
Not only is Carolynn a great therapist but in getting to know her through my sessions, it was easy for me to see that she is also an exceptional human being. I genuinely enjoy her personality and her healthy perspective:) THANK YOU, Carolynn!
I continue to learn a great deal from Carolynn and have been able to transform my life relying on her guidance. She is a very empathetic, educated, thought-provoking therapist. Every single time that I leave Carolynn’s office, I am so grateful to have the supportive and non-judgmental environment that she provides. I feel as though Carolynn has absolutely given me all of the tools and guidance I need for true healing.
We have our relationship back. We have our intimacy back. We move around in the same space and carve out time to check in with each other. Carolynn has helped us navigate huge life decisions. She has helped us connect enough again that we decided to have another baby. We know that will bring more stress into our lives again, but with Carolynn behind us – we feel stronger than ever. We feel like we can accomplish anything together as a family.
From the moment we met Carolynn, we knew we were in the right hands. We both connected with her on day one. Carolynn’s passion for her work shines through immediately. My wife and I actually started connecting again. We walk out of her office and always embrace. We hold hands until we had to leave each other again. We always know, as difficult as the session may be, that we are making progress.
We are a lesbian couple who have been together for 10 years. We have two beautiful children together. The stress of parenting and the endless sleep deprivation took a toll on our relationship. We never made time for each other. We took each other for granted and we took our stress out on one another. Something had to change. We both dreamt about what we had when we first met. That time as a couple felt so magical but seemed so distant in our past.
Carolynn helped me to heal and helped to restore our relationship and healthy sex life. I am forever grateful to her for that.
When I began seeing Carolynn, my husband and I had not had sex in years but were beginning to talk about starting a family. I had been to other therapists in the past and had felt uncomfortable and even ashamed. Carolynn created an atmosphere of trust while handling my most intimate issues and her genuine level of caring and investment was evident in every conversation.
With Carolynn’s encouragement and thoughtful insights we explored many elements of my marriage as well as individual issues going on with me that I had not even realized were contributing to our lack of intimacy.
When my husband and I were unexpectedly faced with handling the sorrow of a miscarriage, Carolynn’s depth of knowledge and experience became even more evident by her ability to support me through this dark time in my life.
I am grateful I found The Center for Intimate Relationships and Carolynn! Carolynn has supported me navigating a difficult relationship and finding peace when it ended. With Carolynn’s compassion, patience, and simple direction I was able to use the tools I learned in session and apply it in all my relationships -family friends, workplace, intimate relationships, and most importantly the relationship with myself. I came in not knowing what I wanted or who I was, and today I genuinely love myself and have fulfilling relationships…