REAL INTIMACY IS “IN-TO-ME-SEE.” IT IS A MEETING BETWEEN TWO SOULS, AN INVITATION TO TRULY SEE WITH OPEN EYES, WITHOUT EXPECTATION OR AGENDA.
TO HOLD ONE ANOTHER IN A SAFE SPACE OF NEUTRALITY—WITHOUT JUDGEMENT OR PERSONAL BIAS. TO KEEP OUT YOUR OWN PREFERENCES, BAGGAGE, HOPES, DREAMS AND FILTERS – AND SIMPLY BEHOLD THE OTHER, IN THEIR RAW AND NAKED FORM.
IT DOESN’T DEMAND GIFTS AND BENEFITS, SEXUAL PROWESS, CONDITIONAL OFFERINGS. IT MERELY ASKS YOU TO SHOW UP AS YOU ARE, FULLY REVEALED AND PRESENT.
IT INVITES YOU TO SHED ANY PRETENSES, AND TO DROP INTO WHATEVER IS AUTHENTIC FOR YOU IN THAT MOMENT.
REAL INTIMACY MEETS YOU WHERE YOU LIVE, NOT WHERE YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO LIVE.
IT’S THE BIG SIGH OF RELIEF THAT ARISES WHEN YOU FINALLY KNOW THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON A SHOW TO FEEL ACCEPTED.
HERE WE ARE, JUST AS WE ARE.
HELLO. WELCOME HOME.
~ JEFF BROWN
Welcome to the Intimacy Institute.When I first shared with loved ones my intention to become one of the greatest intimacy coaches in New Zealand, how deeply I wanted to help individuals connect intimately with themselves & to provide powerful tools to enable them deeper intimacy with others. I was met by sideways glances and the question of how I intended to do this, as it would almost undoubtably require a massive re-education on what ‘intimacy’ truly meant to each individual.
Yet here you are, exploring this platform, curious about what ‘The Intimacy Institute NZ’ can offer you.
Whether or not you are interested in connecting more intimately with yourself sexually, or if you are here to learn how you can increase the intimacy in your relationships, one this I can assure you is this;
From each one of the offerings on this site you will gain deeper awareness of what it is to be intimate in all sense of the word, sexually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually.
INTIMACY IS NOT JUST RELEGATED TO SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS EITHER
WHAT IS OFFERED ON THIS SITE WILL ENABLE YOU TO DEVELOP GREATER RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR FAMILY & CHILDREN, YOUR FRIENDS. IT WILL EVEN FLOW INTO DEVELOPING GREATER RELATIONSHIPS ION YOUR WORK LIFE AND EXPANDED SOCIAL ACQUAINTANCES. DEEPENING YOUR CONNECTION WITH EVERYONE AROUND YOU & INVITING IN A MORE SATISFYING AND FULFILLING LIFE.
I began my work as an Intimacy Coach after years of being deeply disconnected, not only from everyone around me, but most devastatingly, from myself.
I had lived most of my adult life pretending to be someone I wasn’t in the hopes of being loved.
I ignored my inner guidance/intuition in favour of doing what my partners & lovers wanted to keep them happy.
I stopped doing anything that went against the societal ‘norm’ as I didn’t want to stand out & be judged.
I did everything I was told I needed to do to be a success in life & had been told that once I had everything ticked off that list, I would be happy.
Maybe you can relate to similar experiences in your life?
I was a 24 year old wife, serial entrepreneur, living on a tropical island with the label of ‘successful’. I’d ticked off everything (minus the ‘have baby’) off society’s expected life goals list. Yet, as a result of years of being intimately disconnected from myself & living in accordance to other peoples needs/wants/desires of me, I was experiencing depressive states, constantly exhausted & my interest in sex or maintaining any intimate relationship with my husband was low, greater than low.
One day it all got too much for me & as I headed to work one morning, I contemplated ending my life. Life had become so dull that I wanted it to end.
My lack of intimate connection to myself was the cause behind these devastating effects it had on my life.
In the years that have followed I dedicated my life to developing intimacy, firstly with myself & more recently with others in my life.
I have studied & practised with many of the greatest teachers in fields of trauma healing, neurological reprogramming, behavioural therapy, somatic work, holistic healing, energetics & genetics, sexuality & relationship coaching, hypnotherapy, astrology, meditation techniques & an assortment of esoteric philosophies’ & various self-development programs that have offered me a diverse & dynamic approach to my coaching.
My life is a stark contrast to what it was those years ago.
Through the same practices I share in my signature programs (The W.I.L.D. Self & The W.I.L.D. Life) I transformed my life in ways beyond what I could have ever imagined possible.
Experiencing joy, love, passion & pleasure is no longer a luxury or a momentary blip in the mundane, but a way of life as I live each of these abundantly every day.
The Intimacy Institute NZ is my way of sharing everything I have learned with you, with the intention that you will develop a greater intimate connection with yourself & to provide you with powerful tools to enable you to experience deeper intimacy with others.
~ Elizabeth Grace
The Intimacy Institute NZ,
Director & Founder