Time: ~5 minutes
This short and sweet episode gives you the space and tools to allow exactly what you are feeling to come to the surface, on both levels, physically and emotionally. Our busy thoughts often distract us from what’s underneath the surface. Take this time to let authentic emotions be felt and shared, without judgment.
“Take a moment and bring a gentle, curious awareness within. You don’t have to do anything, just simply notice your breath and allow any feelings to come to the surface.”
“I’ll give you another moment to feel it. Be kind to it, observe this feeling and let it be.”
“Take a minute each to express your feeling, your emotion, your desire, whatever you are feeling in this moment. Give yourself permission to be vulnerable.”
“For the other who is listening, no need to change or fix anything, simply openly listen without reacting or responding.”
Kate Moyle, The Thought House
“Sometimes we feel that we have to, or should hold back telling our partners how we are honestly feeling in a moment, and this is not always helpful or healthy. It can stop some of those special times when we are happy to be with that person ‘just because’ but we don’t tell them for fear of feeling silly, or them not responding in the same way. Or if we are holding back our reactions then it can create resentment or discomfort, which we will only then express in a different, and not always more constructive way. This short episode helps you to dip your toes in the water of authentic and honest expressing, and openly listening as a couple.”
This Intimacy Exercise is great for
- Checking in with your own thoughts and feelings
- Expressing authentic feelings with each other
- Sharing and communicating without judgment from the other
- Setting intentional time to talk about things that we hold back from sharing
- Giving permission to discuss all emotions and feelings in a more open way
- Practicing open listening
What is an Episode?
Each uniquely crafted intimate audio adventure takes you and your partner on a journey of exploration. Simply press play, follow-along together, and let the intimacy exercise nurture your relationship.