Heart opening and mind-freeing
We had entered a sticky phase in our relationship and I must admit I was sceptical initially whether an intimacy workshop would be of any use to us. However the skill and honesty with which Priya and Bob led us through the weekend was remarkably heart opening and mind-freeing.
I was particularly impressed with both Bob and Priya's willingness to expose their own relationship challenges as working examples, using the processes they were advocating to come to a place of acceptance and loving support. This was an inspiration to us both.
We came away from the weekend feeling optimistic, well equipped to face inevitable disagreements and misunderstandings and perhaps, most importantly, an open hearted willingness to practice what we had been taught! Thank you!
A safe space to share
Priya and Bob create a safe space for participants to share in.
They gave us an opportunity to interact in a deep way, away from distraction. There was a supportive sense of being heard when sharing difficult things.
There was a lovely balance of sharing in the group and doing exercises in pairs. We got the chance to learn from the group, from Priya and Bob and from each other.
Professional Endorsement: Shining lights of integrity in this field
I have always enjoyed working with Priya and Bob in joint projects. They are shining lights of integrity in this field. They offer a safely held space and great care so that learning and love can flourish.
Facilitator, Secret Garden
A journey of loving myself more every day
Priya's natural loving acceptance has made it easier to look at what I don't accept or like about myself and begin the journey of loving myself more every day.
Bob knew what I needed before I did and perceptively and intuitively supported me to become more of who I am.
A good balance of group work and couple time
Thank you for an excellent day. We have been to many couple's events and it was by far the most valuable. You provided a safe place, the exercises were well structured and enabled us to go deeper gradually and there was a good balance of group and couple time that was very supportive.
Down to earth, warm, caring and respectful of boundaries
We felt very stuck and frustrated knowing that we loved each other but also not-(for many historical reasons in our respective backgrounds) able to show our love towards each other. This was hampered by problems in our ability to communicate on a very basic level.
We found you and Bob to be very down to earth people, warm, caring, respectful of boundaries but appropriately encouraging by challenging fears and helping both partners express themselves without either one feeling that you favour the other- or feel the other has a greater problem.
Making time to love and be loved
(This was an article in Tony and Tricia’s newsletter)
We talk a lot about love don't we?
About how important it is and how precious and how it makes the world go round.
But how much time do we really take to create the space for love - some might even say - the sacred space for love - with our loved ones - our relationship partners?
Tricia and I have been together for 32 years - yes I know...that's a LOOOONG time...and this past weekend we took ourselves off on a brave journey to a workshop in Wales.
It was a workshop for couples who wanted to take time out to rediscover the love that can so easily get buried underneath layers of habit, complacency and everything else that can seemingly end up becoming more important than the two of you.
The experience was a gift - and although it seems a little vulnerable sharing this with you - I think it is really important to do so because I know that we are not alone in both the struggle and desire to keep our love fresh and our relationship alive - I believe it's what we all want - to love and be loved.......it's that simple. So if you want to make more time for love with your partner and maybe, like us, you might need some help to get started, I can thoroughly recommend finding out more about the work Priya and Bob do though their company - 'Intimacy Works'.
The first step is definitely a bit scary but you should know by now that most things worth doing are scary!!! Priya and Bob are brilliant at what they do and that makes ALL the difference in signing up for something this...well...intimate.
I really love your newsletter
Hi Priya and Bob
I really love your newsletter and the article "It's the Little Things....was a wonderful reminder for me. I can get so hooked on the "doing" and then forget about the "being" with myself and in my relationship with John.
Keep up the good work
Priya and Bob offer supportive listening, wisdom and friendship
I first met Priya at her lecture event in Camden in 2006, and have kept in contact, increasingly impressed with her understanding of the human condition. When concerning our most important relationships, Priya and her husband Bob are so present, engaging, and 'there for us', with supportive listening, offering wisdom and friendship. The world is a better place with these caring guys, big time.
Photographer and Broadcast Professional
A wonderful workshop
I cannot thank yourself and Bob enough for such a wonderful workshop on Saturday. The power of touch and just 'being' is amazing and it's really making me think differently about how I can connect without, at times, having to use words. I would imagine that the couple who attended the course on Saturday have done their relationship a huge favour by coming to your course. I wish my ex-wife and I had known about you when we were struggling.