"The art of desire"
NEWLY UPGRADED AND EXPANDED COURSE!
THE COURSE DESCRIBED ON THIS PAGE IS FOR WOMEN. I ALSO OFFER TWO courses for couples, STRENGTHENING YOUR RELATIONSHIP and ENHANCING SEXUAL INTIMACY, and a course on tALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT SEX. AN ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT IS PROVIDED FOR THE PURCHASE OF MULTIPLE COURSES.
THE ART OF DESIRE: NEW COURSE RECORDING FOR LDS WOMEN!
Learn the art of desire, and how your capacity for and comfort with desire (in all realms of our life) relates to your sense of self, the capacity for intimacy, sexual development and expression. This course explores elements of LDS culture that are inhibiting to sexual self-confidence as well as elements of our theology that are grounding and permission-giving. The Art of Desire course teaches you how to deepen sexual self-awareness and create a more passionate relationship that is a truer reflection of your authentic self.
The course includes 11 hours of video instruction with outlines and weekly assignments, accessible online, as well as a year of monthly OFFICE HOURS* with Dr. Finlayson-Fife.
Session 1: The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire. Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.
Session 2: Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self
Session 3: What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?
Session 4: The capacity for intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.
Session 5: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies. Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).
Session 6: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.
Session 7: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life. Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.
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"My life and marriage has changed incredibly for good. Recently my husband teared up in bed because he was so overwhelmed and happy with how our relationship is moving forward. ... Bless him. It has taken me 38 years to choose him, and to own my sexuality. This happened surprisingly quickly once true principles were introduced to me. Those life-changing events came through you and the course I signed up for. Life is good. I don't know how to thank you." ---R.L. AoD Course Participant
* OFFICE HOURS
Monthly "Office Hours" are provided with the purchase of any course. Office hours provide an opportunity, in an anonymous conference call setting, to ask questions about course concepts as well as their application to individual situations. The Office Hours schedule will be sent to you with a purchase, as well as recordings of the meetings if you are not able to attend the live call.
"I absolutely LOVED this course! It was truly amazing, Jennifer. What you taught me completely opened up my view of my sexuality and has been so liberating. I have been more relaxed and present when I'm with my husband. I have a lot to learn still but I feel possibilities in a way that I never have before. Thank you for teaching this class!" ---G.B. Course Participant.
The Art of Desire Course is an excellent foundation for the couples' Enhancing Sexual Intimacy Course.
The Art of Desire course can be purchased on its own or bundled with other courses. A discount is available on the purchase of two or more courses. For 2 courses, enter coupon code BUNDLE10 to receive a 10% discount on the entire purchase. For 3 or more courses, enter BUNDLE15 for 15% off the total purchase price.
If you purchased the previous (2014) edition, you will find upgrade instructions on the course page upon login there. If you are new to the course, read on!
All outlines and assignments for this course are available online, but if you prefer them in a bound booklet, pick "Booklet" from the pulldown menu above (adds $15, which includes shipping).
(Unsolicited) REVIEWS FROM COURSE PARTICIPANTS:
"Thank you so much for using the talents you have been blessed with for the good of so many women, and especially for LDS women. I just finished your online course on the Art of Desire. ... I have had a huge paradigm shift that has caused me to realize things that I didn't know about my sexuality. My goal is to own that part of me that I rejected in some ways and to be integrated and "whole". I'm not sure how or if it would have happened without your guidance and willingness to use your time and talents to bless my life and the life of my husband through me. ... This experience was a sacred one for me and one I have been searching for, for a long time." . --Course Participant
"This class has been awesome! (I'm so sad it's ending.) You've really helped to revolutionize the way I approach my sexuality. I'm having so much fun with all of these changes! I hope I can help my daughters have a healthier/happier experience with sex. I would love taking a class on how to teach our children about sex--I hope you end up doing that and that it's available as an internet course. Thanks again for the class. It was brilliant and I so appreciate your approach to the subject (and life in general). ---K.H.H. --Course Participant.
"Because of the impact you have had on my life and my marriage, I want to thank you for all you have done to acquire the knowledge and eloquence to be able to understand and explain these principles of relationships and sexuality to people like me. My life and marriage has changed incredibly for good. Recently my husband teared up in bed because he was so overwhelmed and happy with how our relationship is moving forward. He is a good, patient and loyal man. Bless him. It has taken me 38 years to choose him, and to own my sexuality. This happened surprisingly quickly once true principles were introduced to me. Those life-changing events came through you and the course I signed up for. Life is good. I don't know how to thank you." --- R.L Course Participant
"I want to thank you so much for offering this class. My husband and I have been married for 5 years. I love my husband, he's my best friend and the best dad in the world, and we have a really great marriage. In all that time, I can only think of 2 times where I wanted to have sex, where I felt any passion at all. We have talked about it a lot. He's encouraged me to just let go and get out of my head, but I didn't know how. And I didn't know how to learn being LDS; it seems a taboo subject. Then I saw an ad for your class on Facebook. It sounds funny but I felt the spirit when I saw it, like it was an answer to my unsaid prayer. And all through the first class, I wept because finally all of the feelings and uncertainty I had were being acknowledged and validated. I would like to say that our sex life has improved dramatically and we are enjoying each other often. I think I've been scared to apply what I've learned and really consider some of the things that might be holding me back, but I think we'll get better at this. I have a jumping point now and I don't know how I would have found it without you and this class. So thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I think this is really a turning point for me and our marriage. I wish I could send you a fruit basket or something to show how grateful I am ;)" ---B.R. ---Course Participant.
"I absolutely LOVED this course! It was truly amazing, Jennifer. What you taught completely opened up my view of my sexuality and has been so liberating. I have been more relaxed and present when I'm with my husband. I have a lot to learn still but I feel possibilities in a way that I never have before. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING THIS CLASS !" --G. B. ---Course Participant
This class is helping me to understand myself better, and realize the issues that I need to deal with. Sex really is more than the world portrays it to be. It really does incorporate a whole relationship, with yourself and your partner! Who knew desire had to do so much with your self-esteem and how you view yourself. I hope I can teach my children the amazing potential intimacy can have in their lives." ---S.F. ---Course Participant.
I want to take a minute to let you know how much I’m enjoying this seminar series. It is remarkable how so much of what you’re sharing with us is weaving in with things I’ve been contemplating for a long time—it’s like I’ve come to this intersection in my understanding where desire, self-love, healing from depression, self-expression, trust, honesty and so much more are all converging and I’m making connections between them in ways I haven’t before. I love the homework assignments you give—the questions are very thought-provoking. I’ve been thinking about our last seminar every day, sometimes to the point that I can’t sleep at night because I’m thinking so much (in which case I just get up and write about it ). You have a real gift and I want to thank you for all the choices and work you've done to get to this point, where you can share it with us and bless so many lives. The ideas you are sharing/teaching are fascinating and life-altering." K.H. --Course Participant
"Thank you for developing this class and making it available. I've been talking about it to my friends and encouraging them to check out your courses and workshops. I am really learning so much and am so grateful." --E.K. --Course Participant.
"Just this minute I finished listening to the webinar and it was FANTASTIC. . . . I have been recommending it to everyone I know. What you have to say is not only important, I feel it is essential. Thank you for your wisdom, learning, knowledge and candor. Your words are gifts to me." J.P. ---Course Participant.