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Join Cindra Banks and Luke Skewes for a fresh take on relationships in the 21st century! Talking all things conscious connections, spiritual sex, modern love AND shedding light on your love life. Learn to develop a better relationship with yourself and those around you. Shoot your questions or topic suggestions through to us on Insta @consciouscouplescoaching

The Relationships Show Cindra Banks

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 34 Ratings

Join Cindra Banks and Luke Skewes for a fresh take on relationships in the 21st century! Talking all things conscious connections, spiritual sex, modern love AND shedding light on your love life. Learn to develop a better relationship with yourself and those around you. Shoot your questions or topic suggestions through to us on Insta @consciouscouplescoaching

    Ep 79: Sex & Love Addiction with Brianne Davis

    Ep 79: Sex & Love Addiction with Brianne Davis

    This episode contains references to addiction and mental health. If you need support, please reach out to an addiction group or therapist in your area or if it's urgent and you are in Australia, call Lifeline for free on 131114.

    On this episode, we are joined by the divine Brianne Davis all the way from LA (one of our favourite parts of the world)! Brianne is the author of the book "Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict" as well as the host of podcast Secret Life.

    Brianne talks vulnerably and openly about her experience as a sex and love addict and how that played out in her life. She shares her struggles in relationships and overall life to truly be able to put herself first, talks us through the recovery process and how this changed her entire life.

    This is a really candid chat about co-dependency at its core, how it can severely impact all those involved when played out in the shadow. Sex and love addiction is co-dependency, that need to be loved and seen and acknowledged and Brianne discusses this really well in this episode.

    She also talks about the light side, her marriage and parenting and her commitment to helping others through her own experiences and sharing her story. Brianne has spoken at jails, in recovery groups and many other places about the importance of putting the relationship you have with yourself first.

    Ah such an insightful episode and something really different for us, we loved having Brianne on! Go follow her at @thebriannedavis and grab her book via her website briannedavis.com - She's a gem!

    Thanks so much for listening, please follow us @consciouscouplescoaching and check out the links on there to work with us and head to conscious-couples.com to find out more.

    If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, we'd love a rating and review if you have a moment. Please share this episode with anyone you think needs to hear it, this episode has an important message!

    Thanks as always for listening and keep reaching out to us, we love it xx

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 78: Male Masturbation & Self Pleasure with Cam Fraser

    Ep 78: Male Masturbation & Self Pleasure with Cam Fraser

    Please note, where we refer to "male" we are referring to penis-bearing humans for this episode.

    Cam Fraser is Australia's leading mens' sex coach and joins Luke on this episode about self pleasure and masturbation for human's with penises.

    In this episode Cam and Luke talk about the paradigm shift between self pleasure and "having a w**k"!

    We discuss how treating yourself like a punching bag and literally pulling ejaculations out of your body by force plays out in you life, relationships and intimate connection with others.

    Join us as we go down the rabbit hole of the male experience and give new life to the conversation around special solo time. How the way we treat our bodies in practice affects the way we play and how it affects how open we are to our partners practicing with themselves.

    Cam is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to male anatomy and the energetics around male pleasure, intimacy and orgasm and lends his experience and wisdom with working with men to make the shift, not just to a better sex life but a more pleasurable existence overall.

    This is a great episode for ANYONE who has a penis or likes to play with people who have a penis, such a great insight into all things penis pleasure, challenges with masturbation in relationships and more.

    We're sure you will have more questions to ask Cam, so go follow him @thecamfraser to connect and check out his awesome offerings!

    Follow us of course over at @consciouscouplescoaching and find out how to get sex and relationship coaching from us via the links in our bio. We have lots of cool events around Newcastle too coming up too!

    Please share this episode, as it's important to get this message out. And we'd love a rating and review if listening on Apple Podcasts - Also subscribe so you don't miss an episode.

    Thanks for listening, we love you xx

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep 77: All Things Consent with Sarah Casper

    Ep 77: All Things Consent with Sarah Casper

    Trigger warning - Sexual abuse is mentioned in this podcast.

    This is a must listen! Wow we learnt so much in the episode and know you will too.

    Consent is king and we just aren't taught enough about it to fully comprehend the extent of how important consent is. So we got consent educator Sarah on to give us all the details. Sarah talks about consent in a really fun way and we even discuss how consent can be sexy!

    What is consent? When do you need to use it? Who needs to ask for it? Is there such thing as assume consent? How can we start implementing it? And so many more questions we got Sarah to answer for us.

    We love how she talked about the "opt ins and opt outs" for people in relationships and the phrases we brainstormed together for you to use in your intimate interactions.

    This is the perfect starting point for ANYONE intending to have any sort of relationship. Don't worry if you have been muffing it up until now, it's never too late to start implementing these simple consent strategies.

    Consent is empowering and we hope that you understand that by the end of this episode.

    We're sure you will have more questions to ask Sarah, so go follow her @comprehensiveconsent to connect and check out her awesome videos!

    Follow us of course over at @consciouscouplescoaching and find out to get sex and relationship coaching from us via the links in our bio. We have lots of cool events around Newcastle too coming up too!

    Please share this episode, as it's important to get this message out. And we'd love a rating and review if listening on Apple Podcasts - Also subscribe so you don't miss an episode.

    Thanks for listening, we love you xx

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 76: Non-Monogamy with Ariella Serur

    Ep 76: Non-Monogamy with Ariella Serur

    We got our beautiful friend Ariella on the pod again all the way from the USA to chat all things non-monogamy. This is a topic we get asked about a LOT and it was important for us to get this out there with another conscious, open human. ⁠

    Ariella shares with us her inspiration for pursuing "relationships by design" and gives us some amazing resources to delve into non-monogamy that helped her when she first started dabbling in this world. ⁠

    We talk about our experiences, our boundaries, rules and what inspires us to be open in our relationship, how it works for us and Ariella does the same, sharing her latest relationship and how it worked. ⁠

    We hope to spark curiosity in you, even if non-monogamy isn't on your radar, to see that relationships can come in all shapes and sizes and that you aren't locked in to any one type of relationship!⁠

    All of us share very honestly, openly and transparently on this episode, about the challenges, growth, conversations and expansiveness that comes from pursuing a non-monogamous relationship. ⁠

    We are open to supporting you with transitioning into an open relationship if this is something you are interested in, please do reach out to us or @queerdatingcoach for support around that!⁠

    Go follow Ariella because she is an absolute gem and please share this episode with anyone you think needs to hear it. ⁠

    And go follow us on Insta as well @consioucouplescoaching, all the links to what we do are in our bio!

    We'd love if you could share this episode with anyone you think would resonate with it and please give us a rating and review if listening on Apple Podcasts, we'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance for listening ❤️

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 75: Embodiment and Relationships with Mana Mei

    Ep 75: Embodiment and Relationships with Mana Mei

    OMG it was so exciting to bring Cindra's embodied movement mentor Mana onto the show! Mana is a Feminine Embodiment Leader, a creatrix of Sacred Movement Spaces and giver of Dance-Divine Transmissions. She is an all round amazing human and we were so happy to have her on this episode.⁠

    We dove into the concept of embodiment and how much it brings to individuals as well as being able to feed energy into relationships. We spoke a lot of conscious parenting and giving space for kids to fully express themselves and their emotions.⁠

    Mana spoke about being in embodiment throughout every moment, how this can bring challenge of course but also so much expansion. She shared a simple practice that you can do every day to be more connected to your body and yourself, which we can't wait to hear about your experience with. ⁠

    She has such a beautiful voice, we could pretty much listen to Mana talk all day and are super keen to get her back on to talk about embodied s e x so keep your eyes out for that one!⁠

    For more on Mana, head to her Insta @manamei_movement⁠
    and make sure you join her Liberation Through Movement group on FB. ⁠

    If you enjoyed listening, please share this episode with anyone you think would resonate and give us a rating and review if you're on Apple Podcasts please!⁠ Do subscribe so you never miss an episode.

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to tune in, we love you ❤️

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 74: Pleasure, Sensuality & Empowerment with Eleanor Hadley

    Ep 74: Pleasure, Sensuality & Empowerment with Eleanor Hadley

    This episode is brought to you by Ignite Your Intimacy - Our group program for women who want to reconnect to their own intimacy and bring this into their relationship. We kick off on the 4th March, so the day this podcast is released is your last day to register! Head to conscious-couples.com/ignite and enrol now.

    We were honoured and excited to have the gorgeous Eleanor Hadley on this episode! Eleanor is the queen of sensuality, guiding you to embody your femininity, enhance your s e x life and elevate your relationships. She is the founder of the Sensualista Flow TM practice and tours Australia with her unique empowering lap dance workshops.

    Cindra was drawn to have Eleanor on the show after seeing one of her lap dance videos and being magnetised by the embodiment, confidence and self empowerment that came from this practice.

    We dove straight in with Eleanor and asked her about how she began to explore her own embodiment and where the lap dancing came from. This episode covered so many concepts that are very alive in us right now - embodiment for everyone (not just women), the power in knowing and owning your pleasure, what s e x can be when it's conscious and connected and how being in your body can positively change your life.

    Eleanor has some epic workshops coming up right now - and a collab with Cindra and Jasmin (from Conscious Sexuality) in early May too. Check out her current dates and book here eleanorhadley.com/events and her online offerings are available here theartofsensualmovement.com/course Of course, Insta is where you will find her too @eleanorhadley - Thanks so much for coming on the show E!

    Find us @consciouscouplescoaching @cindrabanks @lukeskewes and all the links for our programs, events and online offerings are in our bios! Cindra has some cool events coming up for women in Newcastle, so stay on top of that if you are in our home town.

    If you are listening on Apple Podcasts, of course we appreciate your reviews and ratings and if listening elsewhere, please share with anyone you think might resonate with this episode.

    Thanks so much for listening and we send you so much love and positive vibes xx

    We share our personal experiences with becoming accepting of our bodies and taking responsibility for our experiences. And we ask Eleanor to share a simple embodiment practice that everyone listening can introduce into their lives!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

GeeDub2012 ,

Insightful and Impactful!

LOVE this podcast and everything Luke and Cindra are about! It’s not often you get people so willing to share themselves and their experiences so openly with the intention to help others! Love listening in and learning from them both + their guests! 👏🏼

jazziecarman ,

Wisdom in this podcast!

This is an epic, must listen podcast. Cindra

Solar Powered Gypsy ,

Walking the talk

Loving your podcast guys ! I am especially loving that you are now interviewing guest speakers . I recently listened to the one with Rosie .. The bomb !
Thanks for doing you ..unapologetically and sharing your journey and learnings with us all 👏🏻 More power to you both x

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