Beyond 'Connecting in Love'

'Connecting in Love' is the first in our series of Love , Intimacy and Sexuality weekends which comprises 9 'Levels' with each weekend having a specific theme

Each residential weekend takes place from Friday evening at 6pm to Sunday evening at 6pm and are held in beautiful country manor house venues in Somerset, and Suffolk.

Each weekend is led by a female and male faciltator from the HAI team.

Note: Levels 1 to 5 have to be taken in sequence. Levels 6, 7, 8 and 9 can then be taken in any order. Workshops may be repeated as often as you wish.

Loving Yourself (Level 2)

Prerequisite: Connecting in Love Hugging

This workshop reinforces self love, self confidence and self worth. It's about falling in love with you and extending unconditional love to yourself as you would your best friend. You can expect to:

  • Learn clear communication skills for all relationships.
  • Experience profound healing and building safety with both men and women.
  • Become comfortable with your sexuality.
  • See beyond people's race, age, gender, or sexual orientation, into their hearts.

As a result, you'll embrace unconditional love of yourself and others to be more open to creating relationships that truly support you.

Loving Your Choices (Level 3)

Prerequisite: Loving Yourself

This weekend provides you with the opportunity to get a good clear look at the underlying causes of your behaviors. You'll examine your programmed responses to see that your choices are often predetermined by your past. You can expect to:

  • Learn about adapted behavior, and liberate yourself from ”group think“.
  • Recognize gender roles and free yourself from unnecessary restrictions.
  • Gain a much deeper understanding of why you do what you do.

Understanding your behavior will help you to be fully present to keep the responses that serve you and to rid yourself of those that don't.

Exploring Spirituality and Sexuality (Level 4)

Prerequisite: Loving Your Choices

This workshop is about the interplay between sexuality and spirituality and opening your heart and soul freely by first accepting yourself as you are, including your sexuality. This is your opportunity to reclaim your sexuality and cast sex in a new light. You can expect to:

  • Explore spirituality, spiritual history and how it affects us.
  • Gain acceptance of your body and heal shame around sexuality.
  • Experience an opportunity to share your heart fully and be received fully.

As a result you'll see sex as a beautiful opportunity to risk vulnerably, sharing yourself, bonding and uniting with your lover instead of allowing negative cultural norms to diminish the inherent beauty of your sexual wholeness.

Exploring Surrender and Control (Level 5)

Prerequisite: Exploring Spirituality and Sexuality

An exhaltation
This weekend allows you to explore our ideas and attitudes about surrender and control to see how we define these and the roles they play in your life. It's about knowing what you want and learning to ask for it without doubt, fear or feelings that you are undeserving. You'll discover how to let others know what you need instead of hoping people will read your mind and magically give you what you want. You can expect to:

  • Let go of limiting thoughts and beliefs and discover “The Sky is Not the Limit.”
  • Practice asking for what you want, and wanting what you get.
  • Learn to see the God/Goddess in every person.

As a result you'll recognize that your thoughts determine whether or not you feel victimized or empowered by any given experience and you'll have the tools to make the right choices for you.

Exploring Vibrant Community (Level 6)

Prerequisite: Exploring Surrender and Control

This weekend promises to build powerfully on the best of the principles from previous workshops. You'll move closer to living the vision of an unconditionally loving and peaceful global family that supports the mission of The Human Awareness Institute “to create a world where people live together in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, honesty and love; a world where everyone wins.” You can expect to:

  • See yourself clearly through the eyes of others.
  • Discover that no one is truly alone.
  • Notice where you include people and where you don't.
  • Notice where you include yourself or not.

As a result you'll be more aware of community, which is an expression of our larger selves. You'll understand, through connection and acceptance, that there is something bigger than you. This is where it all starts to come together.

Being the Source of Love (Level 7)

Prerequisite: Exploring Surrender and Control

During this weekend you will be invited to powerfully and consciously integrate many of the lessons from the previous levels to really own and live your life from a place of loving responsibility. The art of truly living your life ‘in love’ comes from the ability to be love in any situation, no matter the circumstances and realize that the source of love only comes from within. You can expect to:

  • Let go of your programming and see people in a new way.
  • Take responsibility for generating love and acknowledge you are the source of love.
  • Experience a whole new level of honesty and vulnerability and transparency.

As a result, you'll eliminate excuses that could make you a victim and begin to embrace your ability to create and be the source of energy and love.

Sacred Energy eXchange (Level 8)

Prerequisite: Exploring Surrender and Control
Peeling away

This weekend more deeply explores the sacredness, beauty, power and wonder of “sacred energy exchange.” As you get in touch with your sacred energy, you will likely feel happier, more alert, alive, engaged, and more self-assured without having to “do” anything. There is often the feeling of being playful and connected and capable of opening your heart to everyone. You can expect to:

  • Explore the range of energies of man and woman.
  • Celebrate that we are sexual beings and experience giving and receiving.
  • Honor, appreciate and love one another by practicing to ask for what you want.

As a result you'll discover your own “right relationship” with the sacred energy within you. This weekend will empower you to truly own your love, emotions, sensuality, sexuality and spirituality and feel a deeper appreciation for the miracle of being alive in a human body.

Being Radically Intimate (Level 9)

Prerequisite: Exploring Surrender and Control

At this weekend we delve into intimacy, exploring tools and techniques to “go deep” and to keep the flame of loving intimacy burning bright. And, of course, continues our theme of feeling ever more comfortable in our bodies, and shedding our shame about our sexuality.

  • Practice fearless transparency
  • Heal your deepest shame
  • Reveal your innermost, truest self
  • Rediscover your beauty
  • Celebrate sexual intimacy

Being Radically Intimate is a weekend intimacy meditation, a weekend of being intimate in every moment, a weekend of experiencing intimacy, not just talking about it. Join us as we dance in and out of emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual intimacy.

HAI workshops continue in Germany where they are conducted in English with translation into German. You can find out about them here: there is a Connecting in Love weekend on September 21st -23rd and you would be most welcome to attend - please inquire to Mikki at or register via their website.

Our 2018 HAI 21st Birthday Celebration Community Weekend will take place on:

Friday 14th September 2018 at 5pm to Sunday 16th September 3.30pm

Jason Weston will be joining us and leading some exercises, supported by others from our community. Come and join us, deepening old connections, making new ones.

Where: It will be held in Mark Brown’s comfortable converted barn which has adult bunk beds, (singles and 6 double beds), showers and a large community room on the first storey with views of the magnificent Suffolk countryside. Places are limited so please commit early to avoid disappointment. (If you know that you really can’t make it up to a top bunk, please let us know in advance.)

Address: Bullocks Ley, Burgate Diss IP22 1QE

see Calendar for details.