Relationships For Life

Conference Day 1

Gay and Katie Hendricks

Gay and Katie Hendricks

From Judgment to Genius

  • Safety as a limiting principle
  • Appreciation unlocks genius
  • Upper Limit Problems
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Jayson Gaddis

Jayson Gaddis

Understanding conflict and connection

  • Identifying your conflict story
  • How your relational blueprint forms
  • Transforming victim triangle relationship patterns
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Dr H Hendrix & Dr H LaKelly Hunt

Dr H Hendrix & Dr H LaKelly Hunt

The Power of Wonder

  • Why objecting to difference leads to conflict
  • How the Imago process gives couples a structure to move past problems toward empathy
  • The single feature of a thriving couple
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Jennifer Petriglieri

Jennifer Petriglieri

Dual career couple challenges

  • How to choose whose career should take priority and when
  • How to set boundaries as a couple
  • Prioritizing home, work and family life
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Dr Tina Payne Bryson

Dr Tina Payne Bryson

Showing up in relationship

  • How secure attachment predicts resiliency
  • The four S's of attachment science
  • Reflection as a legacy-changing tool
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Dr Daryl Johnson

Dr Daryl Johnson

A blueprint for a solid relationship

  • Ways to strengthen an existing relationship
  • How to start a new relationship on the right foot
  • How to spot and manage red flags in a relationship
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Ty Powers

Ty Powers

How to live, love and work together

  • Strategies for resolving conflict and creating harmony
  • How to be in a long-term professional and personal partnership together
  • Navigating racial and gender power dynamics in relationship
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Kara Hoppe

Kara Hoppe

Overcoming Baby Bombs

  • Danger signs for relationships with small children
  • The importance of secure functioning
  • How to find time for your relationship around small children
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Amy McMahan

Amy McMahan

Thriving after a baby

  • The most important factors that build resiliency in couples
  • Signs of perinatal mood disorders and how to get help
  • Guides for staying connected and managing conflict and stress
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Dr Dan Brown

Dr Dan Brown

Childhood Attachment and Adult Relationships

  • The 4 attachment styles
  • How positive visualisation can support healing attachment trauma
  • The 3 pillars of healing attachment trauma
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Alex Howard

Alex Howard

The masks that block emotional intimacy

  • The 3 selves
  • Why emotional connection is at the heart of everything
  • How to open to your emotions
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Dating And Attraction

Conference Day 2

John Gray

John Gray

Stress Responses in Men and Women

  • How traditional male and female roles have evolved
  • Strategies to lower the stress caused by this evolution of roles
  • Why women and men naturally react to stress in different ways
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Heather Monroe

Heather Monroe

Healing relational trauma

  • How attachments formed in our childhood impact our adult relationships
  • Why intensity in relationship is not intimacy
  • What trauma bonding looks like and how to break the pattern
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Mat Boggs

Mat Boggs

Everlasting Love

  • What principle keeps love alive for decades
  • Which small habit creates distance in relationship
  • How a "5-minute sweaty conversation" can resolve any conflict
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Kevin Patterson

Kevin Patterson

Dating and racial dynamics

  • Kevin's experiences of the polyamorous community as a Black man
  • The issues around having a racial preference when dating
  • The importance of inclusive spaces
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Marni Battista

Marni Battista

Attracting high quality partners

  • Identifying hurdles keeping you stuck in your dating process
  • The unconscious mistakes women make when trying to attract a high-quality partner
  • The importance of owning your authenticity to improve your dating results online and offline
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Michael Stone

Michael Stone

Manifest your desired relationship with breathwork

  • How our unconscious thinking patterns can prevent successful relationships
  • Using breathwork to transcend these thinking patterns
  • The 6 keys to a successful relationship
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Lamont White

Lamont White

Keys to long-term love for gay men

  • Priorities for partnership
  • The key to dating apps and social media
  • The versatility of virtual dating
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Shana James

Shana James

The relationship crisis for men

  • Signs men don't feel safe expressing emotions
  • Steps to hold space for big feelings
  • The ways women communicate that push men away
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Dr Meg-John Barker

Dr Meg-John Barker

Rewriting the rules of relationships

  • Understanding different relationship styles
  • Having difficulties in your relationships doesn't make you a failure
  • The importance of figuring out what ways of relating work for you
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Sarika Jain

Sarika Jain

Becoming Relationship Ready

  • How closing your 'ex files' helps open the door to 'the one'
  • Why women keep sabotaging their love life, and how to change it
  • How to become relationship-ready for the right partner
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Tripp Lanier

Tripp Lanier

Relationship alignment

  • Meeting needs when considering a partner
  • Discomfort as information
  • Recognizing when you're out of alignment
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Jessica Fern

Jessica Fern

Attachment styles in nonmonogamy

  • Understanding what is consensual nonmonogamy
  • How attachment shows up in nonmonogamy
  • Using the HEARTS method to navigate attachment in nonmongamy
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Ryan Patrick

Ryan Patrick

Finding love post-COVID

  • The importance of individual personal development
  • Polarity, energy and magnetic draw between sexes
  • Online dating tips and traps
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Dr. Ruth L. Schwartz

Dr. Ruth L. Schwartz

Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love

  • How to stop committing too fast
  • How to avoid emotional draining to foster closeness
  • What is female sexual fluidity
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Communication

Conference Day 3

Dr Stan Tatkin

Dr Stan Tatkin

Redefining love as the act of showing up

  • The biology of connection
  • The power of explicit guidelines for relating
  • Why showing up however we feel is so important
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Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman

Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman

Shortening argument hangovers

  • The danger of avoiding conflict
  • Avoiding "the trap" during an argument
  • Time out vs walking out leads to repair
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Martha Kauppi

Martha Kauppi

Core skills for polyamory & open relationships

  • The main issues that arise in nonmonogamous relationships
  • 4 core communication skills
  • How to make strong agreements with one's partner(s)
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Dr Robert Holden

Dr Robert Holden

The Enneagram and Relationships

  • What the enneagram is
  • How to use the lens of the enneagram for deeper intimacy
  • Practical lessons for each enneatype in relationship
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Dr Betty Martin

Dr Betty Martin

Exploring desire through giving and receiving

  • The Wheel of Consent as a practice of giving and receiving
  • Why it's important to practice giving and receiving
  • How to practice and the positive impact personally and relationally
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Justin Hancock

Justin Hancock

Consent as more than yes or no

  • Consent is not just about yes and no, it's about the freedom to choose
  • Consent is not just about sex, it shows up in all areas of life
  • We can always have more consent
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Dr Alexis Shepperd

Dr Alexis Shepperd

Cultivating depth and intimacy

  • The importance of welcoming everything
  • How to share your deepest experience
  • The power of applied empathy
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Rafia Morgan

Rafia Morgan

Moving beyond defensiveness

  • Why our shadows can get in the way of intimacy
  • What causes defensiveness
  • How to cultivate true forgiveness and connection
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Dr Kathryn Ford

Dr Kathryn Ford

Cultivating intimate communication

  • The practice of Aperture Awareness™
  • Why learning to attune to your partner is so important
  • How repair is different from accepting blame.
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Shezza Walters

Shezza Walters

Sexy new earth relationships

  • The importance of taking responsibility
  • How to work with our shadows
  • The power of vulnerability in intimacy
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David Cooley

David Cooley

Managing conflict in relationships

  • Why conflict in relationships is normal and how to manage it
  • How to prevent escalating issues that arise
  • Skills to listen and communicate when conflict arises
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Terri Lonowski

Terri Lonowski

Soulful listening for relationships

  • How to use the five elements of Soulful Listening
  • What is the impact of loneliness and isolation
  • How to use the breath to come into the present
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Sexual Intimacy

Conference Day 4

Celeste Hirschman and Dr Danielle Harel

Celeste Hirschman and Dr Danielle Harel

Cultivating sexual compatibility

  • How to have conversations about sexual needs and desires
  • What turns people on and why
  • How to learn what your partner wants in an experiential way
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Rafaella Fiallo

Rafaella Fiallo

Sexual self-care

  • What is sexual self-care
  • Sex education culture and the limits to sexual wellbeing
  • Reclaiming one's sexuality
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Darshana Avila

Darshana Avila

Connecting to your eroticism

  • What is Erotic Wholeness
  • Practical tips for connecting to your eroticism on your own
  • Practical tips for erotic connection with your partner (with and without intercourse)
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Dr David Malebranche

Dr David Malebranche

Intimacy and pleasure

  • The importance of talking about sexual health
  • How pleasure can be part of a sexual health assessment
  • How to handle sexual health and sexual needs over a lifetime
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Janel Vitale

Janel Vitale

Navigating mismatched needs

  • Going beyond Sexual Mythology
  • Moving through shame to foster connection
  • Compromise beyond coersion and repression
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Justine Dawson

Justine Dawson

Cultivating mindful desire

  • The relationship between desire and intimacy
  • How to communicate your desires in relationship
  • How to strengthen your No's and Yes's
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Evelyn Resch

Evelyn Resch

Navigating low libido in relationship

  • What causes low libido
  • How to navigate different levels of sexual desire in relationship
  • Why radical honesty is so important
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Holly Wood

Holly Wood

Different desires in long-term relationships

  • How desire changes throughout life
  • The three types of sexual desire
  • Physiological and situational factors impacting desire
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Dr Liz Powell

Dr Liz Powell

Kink beyond "Fifty Shades of Gray"

  • Why mainstream media depictions of kink can be harmful
  • How to figure out which fantasies will work for you
  • Practical tips for getting started
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Ruby B. Johnson

Ruby B. Johnson

Pleasure as anti-oppression

  • Decolonising consensual nonmonogamy
  • Understanding sexual preferences around kink/BDSM
  • What is pleasure activism
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Emotional Intimacy

Conference Day 5

Dr Dawson Church

Dr Dawson Church

Tapping through your relationship triggers

  • How our triggers stop us being emotionally present
  • The biology of our stress response
  • How to use tapping to build deeper emotional connection
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Dr. Margaret Paul

Dr. Margaret Paul

Thriving relationships through Inner Bonding

  • How control impacts conflict
  • Why the Inner Bonding process can provide relief immediately
  • How self love transforms relationships
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Dr Robert Augustus Masters

Dr Robert Augustus Masters

Creating Emotional Intimacy

  • What is emotional intimacy
  • Why there is no such thing as positive or negative emotions
  • How to express your emotions in relationship
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Melanie Tonia Evans

Melanie Tonia Evans

Finding real love after narcissistic abuse

  • How to avoid getting trapped in narcissistic relationships
  • Choosing healthy relationships consciously
  • Why self-partnering is critical to a good relationship
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Allison Conte and JT Smiedendorf

Allison Conte and JT Smiedendorf

Creating a sacred union

  • What is sacred union, and why does it matter?
  • Working with polarity values to clear conflict & expand consciousness
  • The power of psychedelics for going deeper in relationship
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Dr Patrice Douglas

Dr Patrice Douglas

Managing mental health in relationships

  • How mental health can impact a relationship
  • How to support someone struggling with a mental illness
  • How to ask for support when you are struggling with a mental illness
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Dr Ava Pommerenk

Dr Ava Pommerenk

Recovering from betrayal

  • What the different types of betrayal are
  • Why betrayal is normal
  • How to recover from betrayal
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LaShelle Lowe-Chardé

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé

Relationship as a spiritual practice

  • Mindful compassionate dialogue
  • How to set healthy boundaries
  • Relationship repair
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Ali Hendry

Ali Hendry

Understanding and navigating jealousy

  • Where jealousy comes from
  • How to manage jealousy when it arises in you
  • How to respond to jealousy in a partner
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Tana Espino

Tana Espino

Codependency to confidence

  • Roles women assume in codependent relationships
  • How to stay in integrity with yourself
  • Setting healthy boundaries
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Dr Marni Feuerman

Dr Marni Feuerman

Ending Unhealthy Relationship Cycles

  • Making the unconscious conscious
  • How our family relationships influence our romantic partnerships
  • The tools and techniques for breaking unhealthy relationship cycles
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Dr Gertrude Lyons

Dr Gertrude Lyons

Rewriting the Mother Code

  • How to identify our Mother Code
  • How to bring the unconscious to the intentional
  • What it means to continuously be co-creating our relationships through all life's transitions
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Libby Sinback

Libby Sinback

A toolkit for changes and transitions in relationships

  • The types of changes that can occur in a relationship, including chosen milestones and other types
  • A toolkit to navigate changes and transitions in relationships
  • Knowing when and how to end a relationship if that feels right
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Self-Love

Conference Day 6

Dr Keith Witt

Dr Keith Witt

Stages of Self-Love

  • Why everything in life is relationships
  • How moral development affects self-love
  • Simple practices to cultivate self-love
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Jamila Dawson

Jamila Dawson

Connecting through self-love and pleasure

  • Understanding what self-love and self-care really are
  • Practices to connect to your value and power
  • Understanding the positive impact of self-love on others
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Dr David Hamilton

Dr David Hamilton

The Practice of Self-Love

  • The connection between self-love and intimate love
  • How posture affects self-love
  • The power of vulnerability
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Dr Sophia Graham

Dr Sophia Graham

Self-consent as the foundation for relating

  • What is self-consent
  • The positive impact of learning self-consent
  • How to get started
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Lauren Mackler

Lauren Mackler

Mastering the art of aloneness

  • Why aloneness is so important
  • How to overcome the fear of being alone
  • Practical steps to work on your relationship with yourself
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Mel Cassidy

Mel Cassidy

Radical relating with self

  • What is "Radical Relating"
  • What pulls us away from an authentic relationship with ourselves
  • How to recognise core needs and break free from harmful stories
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Tia Larkin

Tia Larkin

Loneliness and social isolation

  • Who is high risk for loneliness and social isolation and the signs to seek help
  • The role of technology in preventing or promoting disconnection
  • Tools for coping with feelings of loneliness
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Dr Connirae Andreas

Dr Connirae Andreas

Coming to wholeness

  • How coming from wholeness can transform a relationship
  • Why going beyond our stories is so important
  • Guided experience of the wholeness process
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Relating In The World

Conference Day 7

Understanding and navigating social and cultural expectations of relationships


Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Creating a Spiritually Mature Relationship

  • The danger of weaponising our triggers
  • What true maturity really is
  • The power of grace in relationship
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Dr Keith Campbell

Dr Keith Campbell

Understanding Narcissism

  • What narcissism is
  • How to recognise it in ourselves and others
  • How to manage narcissists
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Yasmin Benoit

Yasmin Benoit

Understanding asexuality & aromanticism

  • What asexuality and aromanticism is and isn't
  • Debunking common myths and misconceptions
  • Understanding sexuality as a spectrum
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John Harper

John Harper

Relationship without projections

  • What are object relations
  • How to see our projections
  • Practical steps to be free of past projections in the present
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Miranda Macpherson

Miranda Macpherson

Cultivating Sacred Relationships

  • The power of prayer for connection
  • How to meet relationships from your deepest nature
  • The vows of ego in relationship
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Kate Northrup

Kate Northrup

Navigating Money and Relationships

  • Why our relationship to money is so important
  • How to talk about money to your loved ones
  • Practical steps to better manage your money
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Amalia Miralrio

Amalia Miralrio

Coping with vulnerability in relationships

  • How cultural factors impact relationship
  • The role of social privilege in dating
  • How to foster intimacy when triggered
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Dr Alex Iantaffi

Dr Alex Iantaffi

Gender and relationships

  • How gender impacts all our relationships
  • The harm in perpetuating gender roles
  • The opportunities that open up if we let go of rigid gender roles
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Zayna Ratty

Zayna Ratty

Intersectionality in relationships

  • What is intersectionality
  • How intersectionality impacts relationships
  • Race and ethnicity in relationships
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Leanne Yau

Leanne Yau

Gen Z polyamory and neurodivergence

  • The need for easily digestible educational content around nonmonogamy
  • How being autistic has impacted Leanne's experiences of polyamory
  • Polyamory in the age of social media
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Jennie Williams

Jennie Williams

Intimacy and disability

  • Jennie's own story of disability and intimacy
  • The power of honest communication
  • What the disabled community can teach the non-disabled about sex
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Meet Your Hosts


Alex Howard

Alex Howard

Alex is the founder of Conscious Life, and co-host of the world leading Super Conference series. He is also founder of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics, which has a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries.


Alex is an immensely experienced psychology practitioner, having delivered more than 10,000 consultations. He has also led the Therapeutic Coaching practitioner programme since 2005, training the next generation of psychology practitioners. Since March 2020, Alex has been documenting his therapeutic work with real life patients via his In Therapy with Alex Howard YouTube series.


Alex has published research in journals such as the British Medical Journal Open and Psychology and Health and is the author of three books. His first two books Why ME? and Decode Your Fatigue focus on his work with fatigue, and his most recent book, It's Not Your Fault: Why childhood trauma shapes you and how to break free, outlines his groundbreaking approach to healing the impacts of childhood trauma.


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Meagen Gibson

Meagen Gibson

Meagen Gibson is the Chief Content Officer of Conscious Life. Her career includes award-winning journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Meagen’s enthusiasm and energy for personal development led her to take the leadership role at Conscious Life.


Meagen is passionate about taking complex concepts and distilling them down to simple, accessible applications we can use to take action in our everyday lives.


Meagen is an experienced teacher, facilitator, and speaker on the subjects of journalism, entrepreneurship, film and video as well as improv.


Her previous television work in the U.S. includes The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are.


Most recently, Meagen co-created and directed the series, How I Created A Cult, for Conscious Life. The series is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV in North America.


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