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I am teaching my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop in Chicago (Naperville)! 

March 2-3, 2018

Participation limited to the first 60 registrants. Tickets will go on sale in December of 2017. If you are on my mailing list, you will receive a link for early purchase access.  You can add yourself to the mailing list from my home page.

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"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).



FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND : 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.  


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. 


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.

 Downtown Chicago is 30 miles east of Naperville.

Downtown Chicago is 30 miles east of Naperville.

Assignment to complete before Saturday morning. 


SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD:  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.     


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


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


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.  



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, be sure to add your email on the homepage for early notification, when tickets go on sale in December of 2017.  



"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.)