~Love, Sex & Relationships Part II

~Love, Sex & Relationships Part II

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Key Information

Brisbane: 11th August 2019 Sunday
Melbourne:23rd June 2019 Sunday
Brisbane: $180 inc GST (early bird)
Melbourne: $180 inc GST (early bird)
1 day interactive workshop expanding on Love, Sex and Relationships Part I
Prerequisite: Love Sex and Relationship Part I
Follow on course: Healing Sexual Abuse

Module Summary

Expanding on Love, Sex and Relationship Part I, this module combines the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), systemic constellation principles in working with couples, and sexual and other relationship issues. It introduces a tantric approach to working with sexual energy, incorporating the work of Esther Perel and Emily Nagoski on unique sexual arousal systems.

Course Content COUNS103B


Continuation of Love Sex and Relationships: Part I

  • A working understanding of principles effecting relationships
  • Strategies for strengthening relationships
  • An understanding of working with sexual abuse
  • A working understanding of special issues in couple relationships
  • Expanding on the psychobiological approach for couples with strategies for creating secure functioning relationships:
    • Processing speeds
    • Attachment styles
    • Arousal levels etc
  • Ways to strengthen inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes
  • Tantric Energetic exercises




Brenda Sutherland

Brenda Sutherland

Brenda Sutherland

B.Soc Sc (Psych) TAE, IICT, AHHCA

Brenda founded The Awakening Group P/L  in 1993. Her clear vision was to empower each individual to live their true potential. Since then The Awakening Group has grown from counselling, to counsellor training to offer online webinars and programs for organizations and businesses bringing teams together, effectively communicating to deliver results across the board.

Brenda B.Soc.Sc.(Psych) is a Holistic Counsellor, Trainer and Consultant with her practice grounded in over 30 years experience. She is the founder and Director of The Awakening Group accredited training programs and workshops conducted throughout Australia.

Over the past 20 years Brenda has taught at universities, lectured at conferences, appeared on TV and radio, written for magazines and conducted seminars throughout Australia and NZ. She has facilitated many workshops for private, corporate and governmental organizations on personal growth and professional development.

Brenda is a dynamic counsellor and educator who employs her intuition and professional knowledge to gently guide every individual in living their truth.

Throughout her career Brenda has combined her personal commitment to her own self growth and extensive, yet unique, professional training including Psychology, EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming, Art Therapy, Tantra, Eco-psychology, Soul Centred therapy, Kinesiology, Family & Organizational Constellation with world renowned facilitators (Dr Gunthard Weber, Dr Albrecht Mahr, Dr Guni Baxa, Dr Ursula Franke, Jakob Schneider, Dr Jane Peterson, Ed Lynch, Stephan Hausner etc).   Further Brenda has trained with Bessel van de Kolk (one of the worlds leading trauma experts), as well as Pat Odgen; body centred psychotherapy. She has also trained in The Work of Byron Katie and is a Effectiveness (Communication) Training instructor.

Brenda combines the latest neuroscience, attachment styles, arousal regulation, memory reconstruction techniques to return clients to a peaceful sense of self .  

Furthermore Brenda is a PACT Level 1 Couples counsellor having trained with Dr Stan Tatkin, the Founder of the Psychobiological Approach for Couple Therapy. 

You have the power within to transform and live your hearts desire. Brenda creates an opportunity to take you and your experience in relationships, life, sexuality, career and love a step further in authenticity to be the person you dreamed yourself to be. Discover and live new possibilities within yourself, relationships, career, sexually, health, with money and life.

Individual sessions, couple counselling and workshops are available (also via Zoom online) to support you in moving into the freedom of being. Issues of anxiety, fear, stress, anger, grief, sexuality, illness, relationships and much more are addressed with each session personally tailored to transform issues standing in the way of being the more of you.

Here’s what one client said:

“Thank you for today. I feel Amazing!!!”


Brenda has written for:


She has been quoted in:

and appeared on Channel 9’s Alternatives pilot program facilitating “Unmasking The Wild Woman” with guest Catriona Rowntree (Getaway presenter)


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Course details



  • Melbourne 23rd June 2019 Sunday 9am – 5pm with Brenda Sutherland (limited spaces)
  • Brisbane 11th August 2019 Sunday 9am – 5pm with Brenda Sutherland



  • Melbourne Australian Shiatsu College 103 Evans St, East Brunswick
  • Brisbane Bardon Natural Therapy and Counselling Centre 151 Boundary Rd, Bardon


  • $180 GST incl  (Cost includes one day class, workbook and online classroom)


Individual Sessions

  • Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Online  – Brenda Sutherland