How to Break Toxic Patterns in your Dating Life
Sunday, November 17, 11am-1pm.
Examine your script about what kind of partners you’re choosing and why. We all feel like we’re not enough on some level. Let’s be honest about that and have a conversation about it. Reflect on previous patterns and how to improve on them.
Emotional intelligence rests on self-awareness, contact with your emotional being, mindfulness, curiosity and compassion. Our ability to feel our own emotions and connect with them is directly correlated with our ability to ‘read’ others, support others, choose a healthy partner and develop deep, meaningful relationships.
Understand your defense mechanisms that keep you out of erotic and emotional intimacy with others. Explore and develop awareness around your automatic tendencies in relationship. It’s easy to write a new script but it’s not easy to embody it. Sometimes you might need support to re-map habits and beliefs.
What are your long-term goals for relationship life? It’s easy to look to this year, but how about 5 years from now? Do relationships you long for seem unattainable? What do you want to believe about yourself?
We will also explore you relationship to your erotic self: Cultivating pleasure in the body, slowing down, having gratitude for your body and for your community, and libido as a creative life force.
5 Principles of a Healthy Relationship
Emotional Support (sometimes men don’t give enough)
Mutuality (invite connection/back & forth)
Asking for help/support