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Mindful Intimacy Workshop

  • Mindful Psychotherapy Services 330 West 38th Street New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

Starting a relationship requires staying present with yourself and the person you are building a connection with. Yet intimacy triggers so many feelings that it can be hard to stay grounded and open. Mindful intimacy is playful, exploratory and curious. It invites you to take a fresh approach that cultivates inner balance and self-confidence. Through learning to work with your fears and defenses, you can stay in touch with the most alive and dynamic parts of yourself as you meet and engage with others.

The mindful intimacy workshop is a day of group-oriented experiences that offer support, insight, and actionable skills. Through sharing stories, writing, and reflecting with others, you will expand your heart in a way that makes intimacy fun, instructive and enlivening.

Mindful intimacy originated from 18+ years of experience as a couple therapist. Years of training and treating relationships deepened the understanding that working toward achieving committed, loving relationships is not about quick fixes, rules, or tricks. Creating and sustaining emotional connection is a process of softening, accepting, and welcoming the full range of feelings that come with intimacy and courageous love. We’re excited to offer a relationship approach that honors authentic and compassionate connection with self and others.

Participants of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome, whether you are currently trying to maintain a relationship, just ending a relationship, or striving to start one.


Yoon Kane, LCSW, IFSCP, CGP, Private Practice, New York, New York

Session 1: 
Introduction to Mindful Intimacy                                                                                      

  • Clarify what you want

  • Recognize fears, resistances, and self-defeating belief patterns

  • Learn skills for staying present, open, and playful


Session 2: 
Desire, Sex
and Conversation

  • Communicate clearly and constructively digitally and in-person

  • Say yes/no and receive yes/no with kindness

  • Expressing yourself mindfully

Session 3: 
Building intimacy

  • Move from disappointment to self-growth

  • Develop communication skills that deepen connection

  • Learn how to establish security and safety


***Fee: $650 Register by 3/1 /18 for $50 off.

Yoon Kane is a Yale-trained psychotherapist and the founder & executive director at Mindful Psychotherapy Services, a private outpatient therapy center with offices based in Manhattan. Yoon is passionate about group and couple therapy and has extensive training in modern analytic group psychotherapy through the Center for Group Studies, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) through The American Group Psychotherapy Association, and an internal family therapy certified practitioner (IFSCP) through The Center for Self Leadership. Yoon leads a thriving individual, couple and group therapy practice and provides consultations and training to therapists at national conferences.

Yoon also founded and serves as a CEO of Zentu, an e-therapy HIPAA compliant platform that connects mental health counselors and coaches to clients worldwide. Before becoming a founder and CEO, Yoon was the co-founder of Park Avenue Weight & Wellness Center, CEO of everbliss, Inc., clinical fellow at the Yale University Child Study Center, Yale Research fellow for Child Development & Social Policy. Yoon’s expertise as a trauma therapist as well as her specialization in children's mental health and social policy provided opportunities for her to testify as a trauma expert in state and federal court on behalf of victims of child sex trafficking and abuse.

Yoon brings humor, compassion and skill to her workshops and trainings. When she's not thinking about innovative ways to bring intimacy, connection and healing to others, Yoon can be found cycling, jogging and traveling with her husband, leading retreats in Hawaii and presenting at national conferences on the topic of group psychotherapy and women leadership.