Are you craving touch & the intimacy of connection? You’re not alone! Social distancing has made us all feel emotionally isolated and missing one of the most important parts of human relationships – touch. With no loving hugs, encouraging pats on the back, or soft touches of comfort, many of us are lonely & sad. Part of that is because we’re missing the beneficial brain chemistry that we get from consensual touch. Human beings are hard wired to need physical contact – even more so during a pandemic!
This self-directed online course offers a fresh & inspirational perspective on self-love and the value of incorporating more touch into your self-care routines. YOU DON’T NEED OTHER PEOPLE TO SATISFY YOUR NEED FOR TOUCH! Join us as we explore the power of touch = the mixed messages, the benefits, and the science that shows us what’s possible…
In this short video, Dr. Joni & Esther discuss the power of touch, why they created this course & what it can do for you…
Trapped amid all the noise of social media, advertising & pop culture, we can easily find ourselves filled with self-loathing when we look in the mirror. Body shaming is real, and society’s expectations are hard to measure up to. It is time to redefine how we see beauty = and realize that it starts with you. Loving the skin you’re in is an act of bravery – and an act of defiance! Reclaim your right to experience touch as a part of your journey of self-exploration – you won’t be disappointed!
We will explore how cultural norms affect our perspective on acceptable touch and how the US is a stark contrast to other cultures. From our obsession with sex in all forms of media to our abstinence only /just say no attitude to all but a few forms of sexual expression, it is difficult to find self-affirming messages about bodies & sexuality. Any conversation about touch must include talking about consent. We will briefly look at how nonconsensual touch during our formative years can affect how we feel about our bodies, intimacy, and safety.
There is hard science supporting why we need touch to thrive. Touch– the universal language of compassion - is also our most powerful form of communication. Explore the brain chemistry that makes us feel happy and the power of touch to transform how we interact.
Reclaim your dominion over your body & create your own inner messages about what touch means to you. Learn about your body as self-care – knowing what your body is like when you’re healthy – so you can seek out care if things change. This segment also includes a frank conversation about embracing & celebrating your sexuality – as you define it – with or without a partner. Exploring your sexuality as a solo pleasure seeker is a great way to experience touch – and the amazing brain chemistry that comes with it – while we continue to practice social distancing. Additional benefits include learning what you like and gaining confidence to share that information with a partner when that opportunity presents itself.
Over the course of the pandemic, many of us have had physical & emotional challenges when it comes to taking care of ourselves. When we reimagine self-care as acts of self-love, we can consider making changes to our routines as a path to a better version of ourselves. We will look at a variety of methods – from what we eat, how much we sleep, how we move and how we find entertainment – that will help us feel more grounded in our bodies while nurturing our hearts & our spirit.
We believe that Everything about you that makes you feel other IS EXACTLY WHAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL, AMAZING & UNIQUE. Embrace your inner Unicorn and learn to FLY… plus a few extra tips to light your path forward to becoming the best version of you!
This also makes a great conversation starter if you are a parent or guardian.
This program is a virtual, self-directed way for students to engage in conversations and introspection exercises about self-love & self-care. It can also serve as a resource for agencies and counselors who work with young adults struggling with issues surrounding worthiness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.
We are happy to offer institutional agreements for bulk enrollment. Please contact us to discuss multiuser access and discounts for our additional courses.
This course is designed for anyone who feels they need clarification about consent and seeks more tools on how to set boundaries and safely explore their sexuality. Our traditional student has been 18 – 25 and all genders and orientations are welcome. This is a sex positive course based on medically accurate information.
No, you can access the course anytime, any where you can connect to the internet.
Once you purchase the course and create your account and profile, you’ll get access to the entire course, all its modules and supporting PDF’s. You can log in any time, from any computer that has an internet connection.
The video lectures are short intimate conversations with PDF handouts covering the high points & offering helpful resources. You can print these out or download them for future use or to share with a friend. You will also find PDF optional activities to encourage introspection and clarity.
After you purchase, you'll get instant access to the course materials. You'll also be sent a confirmation email, which you'll need to click in order to get access to the course again in future.