It is Possible to be Safe, Satisfied & Sexual

Deepen your attachment through conversation and touch. Limited to 7 couples.

Privacy and confidentiality is prioritized over group sharing

Who: Married or unmarried,  gay or straight — all welcome. Great for rekindling romance and deepening sexual connection. Also works wonders for couples where one or both partners are challenged by sexual pain, little-or-no desire, sexual functioning challenges.

Facilitator: Irene Oudyk-Suk, MSW, RSW, RP
BESTCO certified sex therapist.

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In Irene’s many years of providing couples and sex therapy she has witnessed how hard it is for couples to talk honestly and openly about their physical and/or sexual bond.

Some people aren’t able to talk about it at all.

Other people are filled with anxiety, shame, embarrassment, and they fear hurting their partner when the topic of touch comes up, so their conversations are unsatisfying and conflicted.

Irene  designed this workshop to give couples the space, the time, the safety and the guidance to embark on these conversations.

There’s more to touch and physical intimacy than conversation. It’s also hard for couples to actually begin to touch and engage in physical intimacy again when touch and physical intimacy has been difficult or non-existent for a time.

This retreat offers couples safe, secure, and playful ways to experiment with conversation and touch so that they can deepen, re-vive or restore physical intimacy.

Retreat FAQ’s

Upcoming Retreats

Hold Me Tight® In-person

Oct 14-16, 2022 – Toronto

Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm, Sunday 1-5pm

Hold Me Tight® Online

Nov 4,5 & 11,12 2022

Fridays 6-9:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am-1:30pm

Touch & Physical Intimacy In-person

Nov 18-20, 2022  –  Caledon, ON

Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm

Lasting Connection™ Online

Spring, 2023 – exact dates to be determined

5 Thursdays, 7-9pm

Lasting Connection™ In-person

Spring, 2023 – exact dates to be determined

Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9-5pm

What to Expect

  • You’ll start from where you’re at currently in your relationship and move forward with conversation and touch from there.

  • You’ll be encouraged to expand your capacity for physical pleasure, play and expression to the degree that works best for you both.

  • You’ll integrate emotional and physical intimacy.

  • You’ll increase your experience and understanding of sexual connection within your relationship.

  • Together you’ll create a fuller sexual and emotional intimacy that pleases both of you.

What Will We Do?

  • In the group room you’ll have guided conversations with only your partner. These private conversations will be interspersed with instruction & video clips for all couples. Active participation in group not required.

  • You’ll have the time you need to bring up challenging topics in a safe environment and with support of skilled couple and sex therapists.

  • In the group room you’ll also be guided through some experiential exercises with only your partner  involving light touch (such as hand massage). No nudity or sexual touching.

  • The room is large enough so that you will not be crowded up close to another couple when you speak together. There will also be music playing in the background.