Relationship and Intimacy

Enhancing your relationship and intimacy.

Join us for a unique and sacred weekend at Sargood.

Step away from the usual hustle and bustle of the daily grind and invest some well-earned time in your relationship.

The course has been designed for people in a relationship to attend as a couple and aims to help couples become more self-aware, more open hearted and creative in exploring issues of communication, desire, intimacy, and pleasure.

The 4-night couples retreat offers introductory level knowledge for improving your knowledge and skills in:

  • Erotic Touch
  • Listening to your partners intimacy needs
  • Communication about your relationship and your individual and collective desires
  • Spinal Cord Injury adaptive options including assistive technology

Inclusions

  • Workshop materials
  • Daily Lunch (3 days)
  • One dinner voucher per couple (for a dinner date during course)
  • Optional private couples’ session with a Psychosexual Therapist

 

Cost

Our courses require you to book into either one of the following packages: full details of our package inclusions can be found here.

  • Wellness & High Support Package (for those who DO NOT require attendant care).
  • Wellness and Very High Support Package (for those who DO require attendant care)

About the trainers

Candice Care-Unger (she/her) has a dual professional background. Candice is an experienced specialist social worker with a demonstrated history of working in hospital & community spinal cord injury rehabilitation settings for the past 18 years across Sydney, Rural New South Wales, Brisbane, Scotland and New York. Candice is also a qualified psychosexual therapist and a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists as well as the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Candice owns and operates Care Rehab, a specialist social work and psychosexual therapy rehabilitation provider. Care Rehab is based in Sydney but provides virtual services across Australia.

Arlyn is a Psychosexual Therapist & Educator, Gestalt Therapist & Registered Nurse based in Eora (Sydney). Prior to sexology, Arlyn worked as a Nurse in critical care, primary health, sexual health, and disability settings. His educating experience developed through consulting with health workers in disability rehab, to better support their client’s sexualities. He believes that all sex is good sex, as long it is as consensual & pleasurable for all involved, and relationships can be this way too. Through his practice, Intensive Love, he welcomes folks from all walks of life and works from a relational, intersectional, and body-focused orientation. Arlyn’s sexological special interests include sexual identity, consent, sexual attitudes, kink/BDSM, LGBTQIA+ & nonmonogamous communities.

Erin Mitchell (she/her) is a specialist social worker with over 20 years of experience, working in mental health and rehabilitation services in Sydney, Brisbane and London. Erin has been working in adult neurological rehabilitation since 2016 and is a Gottman 7 Principals trained Leader. Erin will be attending the retreat on the Friday.

2024 Dates

19 - 21 September

Important notes
All levels of injury are catered for however this course is only available to couples.

All activities in group sessions will be fully clothed
There will be no medical interventions (medications)

Spinal Cord Injury specific content about positioning and adaptive aids are included.

Psychosexual therapy is a holistic approach to sexual wellbeing including personalised support to help develop confidence in exploring sexual needs and abilities. Psychosexual therapy is non-judgemental, pleasure focused and inclusive. Psychosexual therapy is a talk-based intervention where all clothes remain on and no physical assessments take place.

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Schedule (this is a guide only)

DAY
Thursday 2pm: Check-in
5pm: Welcome activity
Dinner at your leisure
Friday 10:30am – 12:30pm: Biology basics – Sex & SCI – what is going on
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm – 4pm : The art of touch and pleasure mapping

4pm – 6pm: Optional 60 minute private Psychosexual Therapy sessions
Dinner at your leisure
Saturday 10:30am – 12:30pm: 7 principles for making relationships work (part 1)

12:30pm: Lunch 

2pm – 4pm : 7 principles for making relationships work (part 2)

4pm – 6pm: Paint & Sip Workshop
Dinner at your leisure
Sunday 10:30am – 12:30pm: Introduction to Tantra principles (breath and energy) 

12:30pm: Lunch 

2pm – 4pm : Introduction to adaptive options – equipment, assistive technology and positioning support

4pm: Final group closure

5pm –7pm: Optional 60 minute private Psychosexual Therapy sessions

Dinner at your leisure
Monday Check out 10am

Register your interest now

You must be living in the community to apply to attend any of the courses run at Sargood on Collaroy. If you are currently an inpatient at a health facility then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply.

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