Oct
26
to Oct 31

TWO-PART COUPLES' RETREAT IN JACKSON HOLE!

  • Hotel Terra Jackson Hole (map)
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LDS Couples' Retreat with Dr. Finlayson-Fife

Take advantage of this rare opportunity!

October 26th-31st, 2018

  The retreat will take place at Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, located right in Teton Village with easy access to hiking, mountain biking, golf courses, and Grand Teton National Park.

The retreat will take place at Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, located right in Teton Village with easy access to hiking, mountain biking, golf courses, and Grand Teton National Park.

 

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is offering a multi-day LDS couples' retreat!  Join her this Fall from October 26th to the 31st in Jackson Hole, WY for a life- and marriage-transforming experience!  The Strengthening Your Relationship workshop takes place October 26th and 27th, and the Enhancing Sexual Intimacy workshop takes place October 29th through the 31st (with Sunday, the 28th to relax and reflect between the two sessions). For the maximum benefit, participants are encouraged to stay for both sessions for a focused five-day experience.  If needed, participants can sign up for only one of the two segments.  

Included in the retreat tuition is a gourmet lunch prepared each day by Hotel Terra's Executive Chef, Kevin Humphreys, (voted Best Chef in the area for nine years in a row). 

For additional cost, enjoy a gorgeous guest room with AAA Four Diamond quality amenities and service standards with our event room block, giving you a discounted room rate (arranged by you separately--see details under the Accommodations section).

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to interact with and get input from Dr. Finlayson-FIfe over multiple days, while being immersed in an entirely new way of understanding and addressing your relationship challenges.

 

A lot of couples get stuck in unhappy, painful patterns in their relationship, but don't know how to truly change.  Many people seek help, but either can't afford good therapy or spend lots of time and money on therapies that don't get to the core of their challenges.  What is so valuable about Dr. Finlayson-Fife's Couples' Retreat is that it offers you a powerful way to diagnose, understand, and fundamentally address your relationship struggles. The material gives people an entirely different way to think about what is happening in their relationship, and clarity about what they can do to change it.  The complete immersion in this exceptional material over multiple days is far more powerful in affecting meaningful change than most weekly therapies can provide. 

My husband and I attended your week long couples’ workshop in SLC last August. I just wanted to write and tell you that it has completely changed our marriage. We had tried therapy and self-help books unsuccessfully and seriously considered separation, but your course entirely changed our perspectives and helped us truly face ourselves and our destructive habits. We still have things to learn, but we have come so far as a couple and it is largely due to you and the principles you taught us. We just want to say how grateful we are. ...
— 2016 Live couples' workshop participant
 The retreat will take place at Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.   Perfect for a romantic getaway!

The retreat will take place at Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Perfect for a romantic getaway!

The Strengthening Your Relationship and Enhancing Sexual Intimacy live courses are both challenging and life-changing.  Live instruction from Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife in the first of the workshops, Strengthening Your Relationship, will be offered October 26th & 27th. It will present ways to understand and address difficult relationship dynamics that interfere with marital happiness and intimacy.  It will help you see your own contributions to challenging interactions, and teach you how to better self-regulate, communicate and deepen your friendship and connection.  

The Strengthening Your Relationship provides an excellent foundation for the couple's Enhancing Sexual Intimacy workshop, but is not required for participation. Enhancing Sexual Intimacy, takes place October 29th - 31st (ending by 2:30pm), and addresses common psychological and relational roadblocks to intimacy and passion.  It offers a framework for understanding where your relationship is challenged, and can help you deepen connection and satisfaction as a couple.

Because of potential restrictions with work and family, we are separating these two course instructions into two separate events. The Strengthening Your Relationship course will take place on Friday and Saturday, and Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and half of Wednesday. Please feel free to attend one or both of these live workshops as circumstances allow.

 Experience Dr. Finlayson-Fife's instruction in a lovely meeting space with a catered lunch!

Experience Dr. Finlayson-Fife's instruction in a lovely meeting space with a catered lunch!

OVERVIEW OF THE RETREAT:

  • Hosted at Hotel Terra Jackson Hole bordering Jackson Hole Ski Resort.

  • Exceptional day-long instruction and interaction with Dr. Finlayson-Fife.

  • 12 short miles from downtown Jackson, with many acclaimed restaurants, shops, and night life.

  • Out-the-door access to hiking and biking trails, as well as close proximity to golf courses and Grand Teton National Park.

  • Gourmet lunch prepared by Hotel Terra's Executive Chef, Kevin Humphreys, voted locally as the Best Chef in the area for nine consecutive years.

  • Lovely and comfortable meeting space with views of the mountain, ideal for daily instruction.

  • Enjoyment of the beautiful area, relaxation, and a chance for a romantic and marriage-enhancing getaway.

Jennifer invites an honesty that has helped me shift in an area that I have felt overwhelmingly stuck. There is goodness in this course that has influenced me to see, be, and do better. Thank you. 
— Written on Facebook by a Strengthening Your Relationship course participant.  Used with permission.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Limited on-site accommodations for a DISCOUNT! Enjoy either an Urban Guest Room or an Urban Studio for your stay in Jackson Hole at a discounted price. Staying on site has many perks: Enjoy hotel amenities and the proximity to Jackson Hole Resort, as well as the convenience of having your accommodations in the same location as the workshop. 

Discounted room rates for each event are as follows:

Reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to the event for the discounted rate, i.e., Sept. 24th.

Anyone attending both sessions will need to make two separate reservations by clicking each of the links above. (You will be able to remain in their same rooms for both segments of the retreat.)  Alternatively, one can call 866-935-8938 to make your reservation.  Any night's stay in addition to the nights mentioned above can be arranged between you and the resort by calling the number above.

For more information on room reservations and the associated terms and conditions, please click on the PDF file below.

 Additional information and Terms & Conditions for using retreat room rates.

Additional information and Terms & Conditions for using retreat room rates.

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Event ticket includes lunch each presentation day, as well as an instructional workbook. SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS (WHETHER AT HOTEL TERRA OR IN A LOCAL HOTEL) ARE PRICED SEPARATELY.

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM BOTH COUPLES' COURSES AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

"A year ago today ... we were in a very difficult place in our marriage and -- to be honest -- I was hoping that [taking your course] would help my husband change. I was pregnant, my husband was in a pornography recovery program, I was in trauma therapy and we were constantly fighting. We went through the [SYR] course and it was so eye-opening. ... It promoted a lot of self-confrontation at a crucial time in our marriage. Then, in September I attended your Art of Desire workshop and that was also just amazing. It pushed me further in my development, self-management and integrity. .. Tonight we were reflecting on this past year and our marriage and we attribute a lot of the growth to participating in your courses and the application of those principles. It wasn't comfortable or easy but it was worth it, because saving our marriage is worth it.
You're doing an important work and it really impacts families like ours. So, thank you!" -- R.A. online course and workshop participant.

"I want to say thank you so much for the work you are doing. It has blessed my life in ways that I feel incapable of expressing. The changes I have had to make have not been easy, but they feel worthwhile and purposeful. All of my relationships are healthier in great part from the things I have learned from your classes and podcasts. My "frame" for looking at the world, and parenting, and marriage and God have changed drastically. It has caused me to confront my limitations and the limitations of others in a way that has been incredibly freeing. Thank you for all that you do."
— H.L., Strengthening Your Relationship class participant

" I just started listening to the relationship course again. They are SOOO good! I have read SEVERAL dozen marriage / relationship books. Other than John Gottman's books, these 2 courses are the best. I feel they are really giving me something I can do. ... Even though I do see some things that I can say "my wife is doing that", it is REALLY making me think hard about ME and MY role -- enough where I am now listening and not even thinking about her, but just about how I have contributed and where I need to change. I expected that these wouldn't just be for my wife, but I am surprised at (with your insight and articulation) just how much I am focusing on myself."
— N.B., Strengthening Your Relationship class participant

"I am LOVING your classes SO much!! Thank you!! ... Really facing myself and looking at the hard truth of all I've done to contribute to our many struggles, I decided I really wanted to start over again. I focused on working on my own sexuality leading up to our [recent] trip so that I could bring that to him more fully. So, without all the details ;-), I TRULY fell in love with my husband again. It seems crazy and cliche, but seriously, all that I've been able to confront within myself has unlocked my ability to love him more fully and completely---which honestly, I had no idea was possible! I'm still working on myself and my own capacity to desire and give myself to him, but MAN! the sex is amazing! and it's like I CANNOT get enough of him! --I'm pretty sure he didn't see this side of me coming after 20 years of marriage! So again, thank you!!"
—T.A., Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course participant

"Jennifer, your [new] sexuality course is excellent---truly exceptional. It has made such a difference for me and my wife. We are in a better place than we've ever been because of it. The work you are doing is so needed, and so important in the Mormon world. Thank you, again."
— E.H., Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course participant

"I've been meaning to write and thank you for both of your classes. ... I can honestly say that your classes have invigorated and reinvented our marriage. Both of us have been happier than we've been in years --- probably the happiest we've ever been. Our daughter said to me recently that she noticed that my husband and I have been so much more positive and happy. I cannot tell you how wonderful this all is! Just know that you are doing really good, important, lasting work! Thank you so much! "
— S.D., Strengthening Your Relationship and Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course participant

"Thank you for teaching this class. We had a wonderful experience with both the "Strengthening Your Relationship" and the "Enhancing Sexuality" courses. I found the assignments particularly helpful. Going through them allowed me to process what I learned in the classes and apply it to myself. Doing that helped me identify a lot of things I need to confront to improve my relationship to my own sexuality and my sexual connection with my husband. I feel like I'm leaving the course with tools in my tool box to deal with my avoidance of sex, a problem I now see more clearly."
— Strengthening Your Relationship and Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course participant

RETREAT TERMS & CONDITIONS

Tickets can be canceled for a full refund with no cancellation fee through July 31st. Between August 1st and August 14th, tickets can be canceled with a $150 cancellation fee. Between August 15th and September 30th, tickets can be refunded with a $300 cancellation fee. No refunds after September 30th. **However, if the seat can be filled from a wait list (which we cannot guarantee), a refund can be issued with the deduction of a $300 fee.**

The cancellation policy for hotel rooms at Hotel Terra can be found in the PDF in the Accommodations section below. Hotel cancellations are settled directly with the hotel.

 Gourmet lunch provided on all presentation days.

Gourmet lunch provided on all presentation days.

Thanks for everything. This course has had the most impact for good on my marriage than anything else we’ve ever done. Thank you incredibly much! I only wish I had access to this 30 years ago, when we married. Oh well. Better late than never! ... I genuinely appreciate your work. You’re a blessing to the world.
— Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course participant
 Hotel Terra borders Jackson Hole ski resort with out-the-door access to biking and hiking trails.

Hotel Terra borders Jackson Hole ski resort with out-the-door access to biking and hiking trails.

I want to thank you for your courses. I think you are absolutely brilliant. I have been doing a lot of research and counseling and reading, and your perspective has been the most helpful to me
— Enhancing Sexual Intimacy course participant
 Comfortable, accommodating rooms with a beautiful view at a discounted rate!

Comfortable, accommodating rooms with a beautiful view at a discounted rate!

SPA

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at Hotel Terra's Chill Spa. Individuals within the group who desire to make use of the spa services should make appointments direct by calling 307-739-4055.

 Chill Spa at Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole.

Chill Spa at Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole.


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Sep
12
to Sep 15

THE ART OF DESIRE RETREAT!

LDS Women's Desire and Sexuality Retreat in the Wasatch Mountains!

September 12-15, 2018

This is a women-only event.

Tickets include exceptional instruction from Dr. Finlayson-Fife, along with gourmet meals, exercise options and comfortable accommodations in a beautiful location!

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Powder Mountain Resort provides an inspiring space to learn life-changing lessons from Dr. Finlayson-Fife.

The "Art of Desire" Retreat is challenging and life-changing. This multi-day experience provides the setting, space, and time needed to process and integrate significant and perception- changing material. 

Many of us as LDS women have inherited an understanding of sexuality, desire and goodness that encourages self-doubt and limits our development as women.  The "Art of Desire" Retreat challenges these cultural false traditions and offers you a new, life-expanding understanding of desire, its relationship to your personal development and self-confidence, and the integration / expression of your God-given sexuality.  In understanding true principles, you can create deeper peace within yourself, more capacity for intimacy, and the ability to love more honestly and profoundly.  This workshop is about coming into your strength and clarity as a woman which includes peace within your own body and a deeper integration of your sexuality. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn these life-changing lessons in the tranquil setting of the Wasatch mountains, while enjoying gourmet meals, comfortable accommodations, and the company of other LDS women.  Come and see why past participants have called the Retreat "magical!" and "transformative". The Art of Desire Retreat is an opportunity you do not want to miss!  

BRING A FRIEND AND SAVE!

Payment plan now available for any ticket option. Pay only $480 today!

Invest in a life-changing experience!

If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s ‘Art of Desire’ Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!” 
— Written on Facebook by an Art of Desire workshop attendee.  Used with permission.
 Gourmet meals provided in serene landscape in the Wasatch Mountains.

Gourmet meals provided in serene landscape in the Wasatch Mountains.

OVERVIEW OF THE RETREAT:

  • Hosted at Powder Mountain Resort in Eden, Utah.

  • Exceptional day-long instruction and interaction with Dr. Finlayson-Fife.

  • Three delicious and nutritious meals each day. Authentic farm to table dining cuisines prepared by acclaimed chefs for a locally supplied, world-class dining experience.

  • Comfortable, condo-style lodging included with your ticket, beginning Wednesday evening.

  • Daily Movement : Yoga with a registered yoga instructor and guided hikes in the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains.

  • Evening discussion and a movie night with Dr. Finlayson-Fife.

  • Welcome banquet on Wednesday evening.

  • Shuttle service between lodging and presentation locations.

  • Enjoyment of a beautiful venue in the Wasatch mountains, offering relaxation and the company of other amazing women.

 Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine prepared by a former Sundance chef.

Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine prepared by a former Sundance chef.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Modern, comfortable housing awaits you at the base of Powder Mountain, all within a ten-minute drive of Summit gathering spaces. The Powder Mountain condos and townhomes are the perfect apace to unwind and debrief the days lessons and events with other participants in a homey setting. Enjoy spacious common areas, full-sized kitchens, cleaning service, a pool, the wellness center, and private hot tubs---all beginning Wednesday night, after a lovely welcome banquet! 

A General Admission ticket reserves space in a room, which you will share with another participant.  You can meet a new friend or invite friends to attend and share a room with you for a discounted ticket price. 

The opportunity to interact with other women has proven to be one of the most successful aspect of the Art of Desire Retreat. However, private bedroom upgrades are available if you would like more privacy. We have two options available for solo rooms: the "Private Room" does not have a bathroom attached to the room itself, while the "Master Suite" does have a bathroom attached. Coming with a friend a both want private rooms? We have an option for that, too. See all options for lodging included in the specific ticket prices at the "Get Tickets" link at the top of this event page.

Your three-night stay begins on Wednesday evening, checkin being before the Wednesday welcome banquet--please plan accordingly. Checkout is late-afternoon on Saturday.

 Three nights in homey accommodations.

Three nights in homey accommodations.

WORKSHOP SESSION TOPICS:

SESSION 1:     

The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire. Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  (This session includes a deep dive into Dr. Finlayson-Fife's research and what it shows us about the restrictive lessons many of us have inherited.)

SESSION 2:

Deconstructing women's relationship to desire: The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire, self-respect, and the integration of our sexuality.  (This session Includes a follow-up evening discussion with Dr. Finlayson-Fife on perfectionism and how it impacts our relationship to our sense of self, our bodies and our relationship to others.)

SESSION 3:

Developing the capacity for Emotional and Sexual Intimacy and understanding its relationship to integrity, creativity and self-development.  Includes video clips and self-reflection questions to help you harness and develop your unique gifts and forge deeper confidence.

SESSION 4:

Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.  Understanding the distinction between pleasing or reflexive-giving, and true generosity.  Understanding the distinction between getting or taking, and true receiving.

SESSION 5:

Sexual self-integration: Understanding our God-given bodies. Understanding women's amazing sexual capacity and nature and how it is different from what we've been taught.  Understanding the virtue of embracing our bodies and how this profoundly shapes our relationship to ourselves;  Discussion about the objectification of females (including exploitation and repression) and how to truly integrate our sexuality and be at peace with our bodies in the face of these harsh cultural messages.

SESSION 6:

Sexual self-development: Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness. Forging sexual integrity and its relationship to experiencing joy. 

SESSION 7:

Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself. Understanding fantasy and sexual creativity and its relationship to intimacy and self.

Wrap up : Questions / comments, and setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

"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, Art of Desire 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., Art of Desire Participant

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 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 .. 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."
—E.A., Art of Desire participant
"Of all the podcasts of yours I’ve listened to, of all the counseling sessions, and of all the online courses I’ve worked through over and over again, the most meaningful, deeply touching thing that you have taught me happened this weekend [at the workshop]. It wasn’t necessarily anything particular you said, it was more in the woman you have become, in who you are. It is manifested in the way you talk and the way you teach and they way you live. ... You have had a powerful impact on my life. You have impacted my marriage and my family. The work that you are doing is directly affecting, for the better, the quality of life for others, and I admire that so much."
— A.P., Art of Desire workshop participant.

 Presentations to be followed by movement activities including hiking and yoga.

Presentations to be followed by movement activities including hiking and yoga.

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways. Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how. The ramifications of this are huge. I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically. And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is. (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind. So many good principles!) Thank you so much for doing what you do. I really appreciate it."
— E.I., Spouse of workshop participant

"It is difficult to put into words what a life changing workshop last weekend was. I have been listening to you since nearly the beginning of your entrance into the podcast world and have taken all of your courses, listened to every office hours, caught every interview... I am not joking when I proclaim I could be president of the JFF fan club. However, even with all that study and listening and applying there is still so much work to be done! I had new insights at your Art of Desire workshop this weekend and am seeing myself even more clearly. To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient.... "
— H.S., Art of Desire workshop participant).

 Your condo or townhouse located in the beautiful valley of Eden, UT.

Your condo or townhouse located in the beautiful valley of Eden, UT.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Tickets can be canceled for a full refund with no cancellation fee through July 15th.  Between July 15th and August 15th, tickets can be refunded with a $300 cancellation fee.  Beginning August 15th, a no-refund policy will be instated. **However, if the seat can be filled from the wait list (which we cannot guarantee), a refund will be issued minus a $300 fee.**

I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!
— Art of Desire workshop participant
 Each day includes opportunities for hiking and yoga. 

Each day includes opportunities for hiking and yoga. 

It is difficult to put into words what a life-changing experience last weekend was.  ... To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say “thank you” for your work seems completely insufficient....
— Art of Desire workshop participant

The option of a deposit is available for those who want to pay in installments.  Please contact Kendall at office@finlayson-fife.com for more information.  


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Aug
30
to Aug 31

THE ART OF DESIRE : BOISE, ID WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN

  • Eagle, ID United States (map)
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I am coming to Idaho to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop! 

August 30 & 31, 2018

Participation limited to the first 65 registrants.

This is a women only event.

SOLD OUT!

PLEASE CLICK ON "GET TICKET" BELOW TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST!

OR SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS!

The workshop will take place in Eagle, ID, only 10 miles from Boise, ID.

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

"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, Art of Desire 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., Art of Desire Participant

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 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 .. 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."
—E.A., Art of Desire participant

"Of all the podcasts of yours I’ve listened to, of all the counseling sessions, and of all the online courses I’ve worked through over and over again, the most meaningful, deeply touching thing that you have taught me happened this weekend [at the workshop]. It wasn’t necessarily anything particular you said, it was more in the woman you have become, in who you are. It is manifested in the way you talk and the way you teach and they way you live. ... You have had a powerful impact on my life. You have impacted my marriage and my family. The work that you are doing is directly affecting, for the better, the quality of life for others, and I admire that so much."
— A.P., Art of Desire workshop participant.

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways. Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how. The ramifications of this are huge. I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically. And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is. (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind. So many good principles!) Thank you so much for doing what you do. I really appreciate it."
— E.I., Spouse of workshop participant

"It is difficult to put into words what a life changing workshop last weekend was. I have been listening to you since nearly the beginning of your entrance into the podcast world and have taken all of your courses, listened to every office hours, caught every interview... I am not joking when I proclaim I could be president of the JFF fan club. However, even with all that study and listening and applying there is still so much work to be done! I had new insights at your Art of Desire workshop this weekend and am seeing myself even more clearly. To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient.... "
— H.S., Art of Desire workshop participant).

The "Art of Desire" workshop is both challenging and life-changing.  Many of us as LDS women have inherited an understanding of sexuality, desire and goodness that pressures self-doubt and limits our development as women.  The "Art of Desire" workshop will challenge cultural false traditions, while offering you a wiser, life-expanding understanding of desire, its relationship to your personal development, and the integration / expression of your God-given sexuality.  In understanding true principles, you can create deeper comfort within yourself, more capacity for intimacy, and the ability to love more profoundly.  This two-day workshop is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30TH : 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

8:30 a.m.
Arrive, register

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH - provided

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 

 

"It is difficult to put into words what a life-changing experience last weekend was.  ... To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient..."

--Art of Desire Workshop Participant

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST:  9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

LUNCH - provided

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.

 

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  If you know you want to attend, don't delay in signing up!

We recommend, when possible, that participants stay overnight in a hotel (or plan for time alone following Day 1) to allow for important self-reflective time in preparation for Day 2.

 

 “If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s ‘Art of Desire’ Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!” 

- Written on Facebook by an Art of Desire workshop attendee.  Used with permission.
 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND CONDITIONS:

Tickets can be cancelled for a full refund through August 1st. After August 1st, tickets may only be exchanged for the online course (The Art of Desire).


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May
11
to May 12

THE ART OF DESIRE : WELLESLEY, MA WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN

  • Wellesley, MA, 02481 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am coming to Massachusetts to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop! 

May 11-12, 2018

Participation limited to the first 55 registrants.

Tickets now on sale!

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UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

"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, Art of Desire 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., Art of Desire Participant

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 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 .. 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."
—E.A., Art of Desire participant

"Of all the podcasts of yours I’ve listened to, of all the counseling sessions, and of all the online courses I’ve worked through over and over again, the most meaningful, deeply touching thing that you have taught me happened this weekend [at the workshop]. It wasn’t necessarily anything particular you said, it was more in the woman you have become, in who you are. It is manifested in the way you talk and the way you teach and they way you live. ... You have had a powerful impact on my life. You have impacted my marriage and my family. The work that you are doing is directly affecting, for the better, the quality of life for others, and I admire that so much."
— A.P., Art of Desire workshop participant.

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways. Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how. The ramifications of this are huge. I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically. And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is. (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind. So many good principles!) Thank you so much for doing what you do. I really appreciate it."
— E.I., Spouse of workshop participant

"It is difficult to put into words what a life changing workshop last weekend was. I have been listening to you since nearly the beginning of your entrance into the podcast world and have taken all of your courses, listened to every office hours, caught every interview... I am not joking when I proclaim I could be president of the JFF fan club. However, even with all that study and listening and applying there is still so much work to be done! I had new insights at your Art of Desire workshop this weekend and am seeing myself even more clearly. To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient.... "
— H.S., Art of Desire workshop participant).

The "Art of Desire" workshop is both challenging and life-changing.  Many of us as LDS women have inherited an understanding of sexuality, desire and goodness that pressures self-doubt and limits our development as women.  The "Art of Desire" workshop will challenge cultural false traditions, while offering you a wiser, life-expanding understanding of desire, its relationship to your personal development, and the integration / expression of your God-given sexuality.  In understanding true principles, you can create deeper comfort within yourself, more capacity for intimacy, and the ability to love more profoundly.  This two-day workshop is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, MAY 11TH : 9:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

8:30 a.m.
Arrive, register

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 

 

"It is difficult to put into words what a life-changing experience last weekend was.  ... To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient..."

--Art of Desire Workshop Participant

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12TH:  9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.

 

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  If you know you want to attend, don't delay in signing up!

We recommend, when possible, that participants stay overnight in a hotel (or plan on time alone following Day 1) in order to allow for important self-reflective time in preparation for Day 2.

 

                                            The venue is a beautiful home in Wellesley, MA.

                                          The venue is a beautiful home in Wellesley, MA.

 “If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s ‘Art of Desire’ Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!” 

- Written on Facebook by an Art of Desire workshop attendee.  Used with permission.
 

Cancellation and Refund Conditions: Tickets can be cancelled for a full refund through April 25. After April 25, tickets may be exchanged for the online course (The Art of Desire) through May 5.  


Accommodations

Get away and stay in a hotel or B&B!

Below we have listed several options for you to look into as a place to escape and fully immerse yourself in the workshop mentality. Each of these options are less than a 15 minutes drive to the venue:

Newton Marriott

Hotel Indigo Boston

Wellesley Bed and Breakfast

Residence Inn

Air B&B 3 bedroom house rental

Air B&B 3 bedroom condo rental

Air B&B studio rental

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May
3
to May 5

THE ART OF DESIRE RETREAT!

For the first time, I am offering a three-day LDS Women's Sexuality Retreat!

May 3-5, 2018

This is a women-only event.

SOLD OUT!

You can add your name to our waitlist by clicking on the "get tickets" button below.

 The retreat will take place at serene Scholls Valley Lodge, 29 miles west of Portland!

The retreat will take place at serene Scholls Valley Lodge, 29 miles west of Portland!

The "Art of Desire" workshop and retreat are both challenging and life-changing.  Many of us as LDS women have inherited an understanding of sexuality, desire and goodness that encourages self-doubt and limits our development as women.  The "Art of Desire" retreat will challenge these false traditions and offer you a new, life-expanding understanding of desire, its relationship to your personal development, and the integration / expression of your God-given sexuality.  In understanding true principles, you can create deeper comfort within yourself, more capacity for intimacy, and the ability to love more profoundly.  This three-day retreat is an opportunity you do not want to miss.  

OVERVIEW OF THE RETREAT:

  • Hosted at Scholls Valley Lodge, on a beautiful Oregon orchard.

  • Exceptional day-long instruction and interaction with Dr. Finlayson-Fife

  • Morning Yoga with a registered yoga teacher each day, and additional exercise classes.

  • Three delicious meals provided daily (by Bellyful Catering).

  • Evening Discussion about Perfectionism with Dr. Finlayson-Fife.

  • Space for 30 women to stay on-site (first come, first serve).

  • Enjoyment of the beautiful grounds, relaxation, and the company of amazing women.

 Peaceful areas to relax, read, write and talk with others.

Peaceful areas to relax, read, write and talk with others.

*All activities are optional, but encouraged.*

WORKSHOP SESSION TOPICS:

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; How these factors hamper desire, self-respect, and the integration of our sexuality. 

SESSION 3:

Developing the capacity for Emotional and Sexual Intimacy.  Integrity, creativity and self-development.  Self-development and its relationship to Intimacy. Includes evening discussion of perfectionism.

SESSION 4:

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.  The virtue of embracing our bodies;

SESSION 6:

Sexual self-development: Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  Forging sexual integrity and its relationship to experiencing joy. 

SESSION 7:

Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself. Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

It is difficult to put into words what a life-changing experience last weekend was.  ... To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say “thank you” for your work seems completely insufficient....
— Art of Desire workshop participant
 Beautiful gardens and walking trails.

Beautiful gardens and walking trails.

If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s ‘Art of Desire’ Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!” 
— Written on Facebook by an Art of Desire workshop attendee.  Used with permission.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Scholls Valley Lodge sleeps 28 people with 9 bedrooms, many with a pull out couch, sleeping 4 people to a room. **The accommodations at the Lodge are completely booked. To be added to a waitlist, please text or call Kendall at 435.901.4222.

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Below are a few alternative accommodation options. A few of these are Air BnB's with several bedrooms. We have received feedback that connecting with other participants is one of the most beneficial parts of the course. This being the case, we encourage those who would like to share their accommodations with other participants to do so. Email office@finlayson-fife.com to be added to a collaborative Google Doc where participants can correspond in regard to sharing accommodations and ride-sharing.

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Air BnB Options:

Tuition includes three meals and snacks each day, as well as all activities and an instructional workbook. SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS (WHETHER AT SCHOLLS VALLEY LODGE OR IN A LOCAL HOTEL) ARE PRICED SEPARATELY.

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

"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, Art of Desire 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., Art of Desire Participant

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 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 .. 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."
—E.A., Art of Desire participant

"Of all the podcasts of yours I’ve listened to, of all the counseling sessions, and of all the online courses I’ve worked through over and over again, the most meaningful, deeply touching thing that you have taught me happened this weekend [at the workshop]. It wasn’t necessarily anything particular you said, it was more in the woman you have become, in who you are. It is manifested in the way you talk and the way you teach and they way you live. ... You have had a powerful impact on my life. You have impacted my marriage and my family. The work that you are doing is directly affecting, for the better, the quality of life for others, and I admire that so much."
— A.P., Art of Desire workshop participant.

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways. Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how. The ramifications of this are huge. I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically. And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is. (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind. So many good principles!) Thank you so much for doing what you do. I really appreciate it."
— E.I., Spouse of workshop participant

"It is difficult to put into words what a life changing workshop last weekend was. I have been listening to you since nearly the beginning of your entrance into the podcast world and have taken all of your courses, listened to every office hours, caught every interview... I am not joking when I proclaim I could be president of the JFF fan club. However, even with all that study and listening and applying there is still so much work to be done! I had new insights at your Art of Desire workshop this weekend and am seeing myself even more clearly. To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient.... "
— H.S., Art of Desire workshop participant).

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THE RETREAT MINDSET

Your ticket to the retreat includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, provided by Bellyful Catering. We encourage you to attend the three-day workshop with a retreat mentality. Particularly for those commuting from home, making arrangements to stay for meals and activities (and minimizing the expectations of home) will allow you to get the most out of your experience.

 Schedule and additional workshop information

Schedule and additional workshop information

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Tickets can be canceled for a full refund through April 1.  After April 1 and through April 15, tickets can be canceled  for a full refund within 24 hours of purchase, or for a 50% refund after that.  No refunds after April 15, but tickets are transferable.

 Warm, inviting spaces

Warm, inviting spaces

I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!
— Art of Desire workshop participant
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Feb
15
to Feb 16

THE ART OF DESIRE : CHANDLER, AZ WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN

I am teaching my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop in Chandler, AZ! 

February 15-16, 2018

Participation limited to the first 70 registrants. This is a women-only event.

 

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SOLD OUT!

Click on "Buy Now" to add your name to the waitlist.

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!  I am so grateful for your hard work and willingness to share truth. ..."  --D. M. Workshop participant.

 

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways.  Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how.  The ramifications of this are huge.  I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically.  And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is.  (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind.  So many good principles!)  Thank you so much for doing what you do.  I really appreciate it."  --E.I.  (Spouse of workshop participant).

 

"It is difficult to put into words what a life changing workshop last weekend was. I have been listening to you since nearly the beginning of your entrance into the podcast world and have taken all of your courses, listened to every office hours, caught every interview... I am not joking when I proclaim I could be president of the JFF fan club.  However, even with all that study and listening and applying there is still so much work to be done! I had new insights at your Art of Desire workshop this weekend and am seeing myself even more clearly. To be fortunate enough to be in that headspace for that amount of time will be an experience I will look back on and recount as a personal turning point. To say "thank you" for your work seems completely insufficient. ... "  --H.S.  (Art of Desire Workshop Participant). 

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY : 8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

8:00 a.m.
Arrive, register

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (with short break at 3:15 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

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Assignment to complete before Friday morning. 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m


LUNCH

1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

TUITION INCLUDES REFRESHMENT DURING BREAKS EACH DAY AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL WORKBOOK.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you with your purchase. 

 

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  If you know you want to attend, don't delay in signing up!

We recommend, when possible, that participants stay overnight in a hotel (or plan on time alone following Day 1) in order to allow important self-reflective time in preparation for Day 2.

 Noah's Event Venue in Chandler, AZ.

Noah's Event Venue in Chandler, AZ.

"If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife's 'Art of Desire' Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!" 

-- (Written on Facebook by an Art of Desire workshop attendee.  Used with permission.)


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Jan
18
to Jan 19

THE ART OF DESIRE : SALT LAKE CITY, UT WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN

I am teaching my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop in South Jordan, Utah!

January 18-19, 2018

 

SOLD OUT

TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "BUY NOW" BUTTON BELOW.

Participation is limited to the first 90 registrants

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$245 ($225 when purchasing more than one)

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!  I am so grateful for your hard work and willingness to share truth. ..."  --D. M. Workshop participant.

 

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways.  Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how.  The ramifications of this are huge.  I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically.  And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is.  (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind.  So many good principles!)  Thank you so much for doing what you do.  I really appreciate it."  --E.I.  (Spouse of workshop participant).

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th : 9:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

8:30 a.m.
Arrive, register

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH:  9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m


LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

 

 

 

TUITION INCLUDES REFRESHMENT DURING BREAKS EACH DAY AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL WORKBOOK.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you with your purchase. 

 

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  

If you know you want to attend, don't delay as seats are limited!

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"If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife's 'Art of Desire' Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!" 

-- (Written on Facebook by a workshop attendee.  Used with permission.)

 


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Jan
12
to Jan 13

THE ART OF DESIRE : LOGAN, UT WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN

  • Logan, UT United States (map)
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I am teaching my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop in Logan, Utah!

January 12-13, 2018

 

SOLD OUT

TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "BUY NOW" BUTTON BELOW. 

Participation limited to the first 50 registrants.

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$245 ($225 when purchasing more than one)

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!  I am so grateful for your hard work and willingness to share truth. ..."  --D. M. Workshop participant.

 

"My wife attended your workshop in Orange County recently and already it has changed our relationship in so many good ways.  Not just my wife changing for my sake, but changing in ways that she has wanted for a long time, but didn't know how.  The ramifications of this are huge.  I think we'll both be happier as she starts to live more authentically.  And this all applies to me as well, as I'm trying to put the work in to improve to the same level she is.  (Also, I'm listening to your Love Rice podcast and it's blowing my mind.  So many good principles!)  Thank you so much for doing what you do.  I really appreciate it."  --E.I.  (Spouse of workshop participant).

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th : 9:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

8:30 a.m.
Arrive, register

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH:  9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m


LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

 

 

 

TUITION INCLUDES REFRESHMENT DURING BREAKS EACH DAY AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL WORKBOOK.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you with your purchase. 

* SPOUSES OF WORKSHOP ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO A SUNDAY FIRESIDE.

For the first time, I'll be holding a fireside for the husbands of workshop attendees on Sunday evening, January 14th.   I'll be talking about women's sexuality and relationship to desire.   It's free, but attendance will be limited to the spouses of the weekend workshop attendees.

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  

If you know you want to attend, don't delay as seats are limited!

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"If you ever have a chance to attend one of Dr. Finlayson-Fife's 'Art of Desire' Workshops, move heaven and earth to make it happen.  She is incredible!" 

-- (Written on Facebook by a workshop attendee.  Used with permission.)

 


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Sep
21
to Sep 22

THE ART OF DESIRE : WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN IN SALT LAKE CITY!

I am coming to Salt Lake City to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop! 

September 21-22, 2017.  

Participation limited to the first 40 registrants.

The venue is a beautiful home in Milcreek, Utah.

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, SEPTMEBER 21ST : 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

8:30 a.m.
Arrive, register

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Friday morning. 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND:  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m


LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

TUITION INCLUDES REFRESHMENT DURING BREAKS EACH DAY AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL WORKBOOK.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you with your purchase. 

 

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  If you know you want to attend, don't delay in signing up! 

 

 

This event is SOLD OUT, but you can add yourself to the wait list by clicking the BUY NOW button below.  We may offer another Utah-based workshop in the next few months if there is sufficient interest.

$225

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!  I am so grateful for your hard work and willingness to share truth. ..."  --D. M. Workshop participant.

 

 

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"I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you do. ... I can honestly say I have finally broken the chains of anxiety and guilt that were binding me before.  My husband and I now share something that is beautiful and amazing.  Thank you so much for finding a way to share your knowledge with LDS couples.  This is such an important issue.  And my husband thanks you too!"   ---J.J.

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Sep
15
to Sep 16

THE ART OF DESIRE : WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN IN PARK CITY!

 

I am coming to Park City to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop! 

September 15th and 16th, 2017.  

Participation limited to the first 70 registrants.

The venue is a beautiful home in Park City, Utah.

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH : 9:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

9:00 a.m.
Arrive, register

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (with short break at 4:00 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH :  9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment;  Developing the capacity for Intimacy : Developing genuine generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m
LUNCH

2:!5 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

TUITION INCLUDES REFRESHMENT DURING BREAKS EACH DAY AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL WORKBOOK.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you prior to the workshop. 

 

This workshop is very popular and has sold out quickly each time I've offered it.  If you know you want to attend, don't delay in signing up! 

 

 

This event is SOLD OUT, but you can add yourself to the wait list by clicking the BUY NOW button below.  We may offer another Utah-based workshop in the next few months if there is sufficient interest.

$205 - $225

($20 per ticket discount for groups of 2 or more)

 

 

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"I had the privilege of attending your Art of Desire Workshop in Walnut Creek a few months ago.  You have literally changed my life!  I am so grateful for your hard work and willingness to share truth. ..."  --D. M. Workshop participant.

 

 

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"I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you do. ... I can honestly say I have finally broken the chains of anxiety and guilt that were binding me before.  My husband and I now share something that is beautiful and amazing.  Thank you so much for finding a way to share your knowledge with LDS couples.  This is such an important issue.  And my husband thanks you too!"   ---J.J.

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

THE ART OF DESIRE: WORKSHOP FOR LDS WOMEN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

I am coming to Santa Ana to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop,  August 25th and 26th! 

The venue is a beautiful home and garden in Santa Ana.  

Participation limited to the first 50 registrants.

Sold Out

 

Here is the schedule:

Friday, August 25th:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
Arrive, register

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality. 

LUNCH

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics:  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength?  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 

 

Saturday, August 26th:  9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Topics:  Review and discussion of assignment, issues of selfhood, self-development and desire.   Developing the capacity for true generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.     

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
LUNCH

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

 

Tuition includes refreshment during breaks each day and an instructional workbook.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you with your purchase.

 

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you do. ... I can honestly say I have finally broken the chains of anxiety and guilt that were binding me before.  My husband and I now share something that is beautiful and amazing.  Thank you so much for finding a way to share your knowledge with LDS couples.  This is such an important issue.  And my husband thanks you too!"   ---J.J.


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May
12
to May 13

The Art of Desire: Workshop for LDS Women in Walnut Creek, CA

  • Walnut Creek, California (map)
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SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send a message through the CONTACT link above, with subject line "Walnut Creek waiting list".

I will be presenting in Orange County in June. Details to follow soon.

I am coming to the Bay Area to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop May 12th and 13th! 

The venue is a home in Walnut Creek.  

(Address will be sent with registration.)

 

Here is the schedule:

Friday, May 12th:  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Arrive, register

6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.  

Break

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality.  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength? (Assignment given to complete before Saturday morning session.)

 

 

Saturday, May 13th:  9:30 - 5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Topics:  Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy, the capacity for generosity, and the capacity to receive.  

Break

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The virtue of embracing our bodies;  Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m
LUNCH

2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.  

Break

4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself.  Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.  

 

 

Cost $155.  

Bring a friend and receive a $20 discount when purchasing together ($135/ticket).  (Please email me for instructions for group purchases at jennifer@finlayson-fife.com).

Tuition includes refreshment each day and an instructional workbook.  

Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be sent to you with your purchase via email.

UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

 Walnut Creek, California

Walnut Creek, California

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

The Art of Desire : Workshop for LDS Women. April 7-8 in Seattle

  • 19117 Richmond Beach Dr NW Shoreline, WA 98177 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sold Out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send a message through the CONTACT link above, with subject line "Seattle waiting list".

I am coming to Seattle to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop April 7th and 8th! 

The venue is a beautiful home overlooking the water in Shoreline.  

Here is the schedule:

Friday, April 7th:  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.
Arrive, register

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexuality and sexual agency.  

Break

8:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Topics:  Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality.  What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength? (Assignment given to complete before Saturday morning session.)

 

 

Saturday, April 8th:  9:00 - 5:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Topics:  Desire and its relationship to self-knowledge, wisdom and strength.  Desire and developing a stronger sense of self.  Desire, self-development, and the capacity for intimacy (sexual and otherwise). Forging the capacity to receive.  

Break

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies.  Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing).  The importance of embracing our bodies.  Sexual integrity and experiencing joy. 

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
LUNCH

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, to a spouse, and to life.  Squaring eroticism with goodness.  Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself. 

Break

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wrap up, questions / comments, setting intentions going forward. 

 

 

Cost $145.  

Bring a friend and receive a $20 discount when purchasing together ($125/ticket).  (Please email me for instructions for group purchases at jennifer@finlayson-fife.com).

Tuition includes refreshment each day and an instructional workbook.  

Directions to the venue and other information will be sent to you with your purchase via email.

Bring your own lunch on Saturday or enjoy one of the nearby restaurants.

Workshop limited to first 65 enrollees.

 



UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: 

"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  Art of Desire 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.  Art of Desire Participant

 

"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 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 .. 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." .  ---E.A.  Art of Desire Participant

 

 

 25 miles from the Seattle Tacoma Airport

25 miles from the Seattle Tacoma Airport


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Aug
10
to Aug 12

Enhancing Sexual Intimacy, August 10-12

Dr. Finlayson-Fife will present and lead Enhancing Sexual Intimacy, a 3-day intensive course in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, August 10 through Friday, August 12.  This will be an update to the online course of the same name.  For topics covered and customer reviews of that course, see the Couples' Sexuality Course page.

Class will start at 8:30 a.m. each day, and end at 4:30 p.m.. There will be one 15 minute break halfway through the morning, plus a lunch break from noon to 1:15 p.m..  Class may be completed earlier in the afternoon of the 12th, depending on logistics and class participation.

Tickets are now available through Picatic (click here).  One ticket per seat.

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Aug
8
to Aug 9

Strengthening Your Relationship, August 8-9 in Salt Lake City

Dr. Finlayson-Fife will present and lead this 2-day intensive course in Salt Lake City, on August 8 and 9.  This will be an update to the online course of the same name.  For topics covered and customer reviews of that course, see the Couples' Relationship Course page.

Class will start at 9:00 a.m. each day, and end at 4:30 p.m.. There will be two 15 minute breaks, plus a lunch break from noon to 1:15 p.m..

Tickets are now available through Picatic (click here).  One ticket per seat.

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