We’re also our own best customers. Since the early days of our marriage, we’ve continuously looked for ways to increase the flow of love and good feeling in our relationship, and our mission is to teach what we’ve learned to you.
We’ve road-tested everything we’re about to share with you (in the bedroom, over breakfast, and in the boardroom), and we sincerely believe that if we can do it – if we can enhance the flow of joyful, connected love in our relationship – you can do it, too.
We’ve written over 30 books, trained thousands of coaches, appeared on Oprah, and hosted seminars around the globe. We’ve broken through the common issues that zap vitality from intimate relationships – and explored the boundless creativity, intimacy, and ease on the other side.
In a very real sense, he is right. Because it’s the flow of genuine love in us and around us that makes us feel that we are making the most of the human experience.
But we know firsthand that creating – and, more importantly – maintaining that flow isn’t always easy. If fact, it’s sometimes downright hard, painful, and frustrating.
At the beginning of our marriage, we began to experience conflict, criticism, and blame – and we felt stuck.
Since we were both very much interested in how relationships work, we became determined to find a way to not just rekindle the early spark of our romance, but to forge deeper and deeper levels of intimacy with each other.
Together, we set ourselves the task of creating a living laboratory where we would identify relationship problems, rectify them, and pass our learning on to you.
We’re committed to helping others expand their capacity to give and receive love.
We want to help create a world of deep intimacy, satisfying creativity, heartfelt appreciation, and wild play.
In that spirit, here’s our take on each other – a glimpse into how we relate. We hope you enjoy…
A loving laser beam.
Katie sees a person’s true essence and invites it forth, even if it’s been buried for years under layers of old programming, abuse and confusion.
She once went skydiving, having broken through her fear of flying — with flying colors.
The back of her neck smells like heaven on earth.
She’s dedicated to:
Going to her full capacity in opening to love and abundance and creative expression.
She uses an extravagantly long piece of dental floss and an apothecary of homeopathic remedies.
I can always count on her passion, dedication, and focus.
In another life she would have been:
The love-child of Isadora Duncan and Queen Elizabeth the First.
She’s always willing to play — big-time.
She’s one of the most expansive metaphysical thinkers I’ve ever known.
She has the biggest heart.
I love working with her because:
It makes work play.
A true Renaissance man.
He sees the essence of people and the core pattern blocking their direct experience of essence in about two seconds.
Gay has a commitment to not jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.
He can change a pattern in the blink of an eye.
He’s dedicated to:
Living a no-compromise life, completely in service to the universe, and sharing it all with others.
Blues harmonica enthusiast, odd hours creative dance improviser, whole skillet pancake flipper.
He can be present with absolutely anything.
In another life, he would have been:
He’s the most generous person I know.
He lives a no compromise life that is completely in service to the universe.
He’s the funniest person I know.
I love working with him because:
We share a life of contribution, variety, and love.
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies for over 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford, Gay served as professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has written and co-authored (with Katie) 35 books, including the bestseller Conscious Loving, used as a primary text in universities around the world. In 2003, Gay co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies and conscious entertainment to subscribers in 70+ countries.
Gay has offered seminars worldwide and appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.
Katie Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT, is an artist of life who creates transformational theater events around the world. Passionate about the power of embodied integrity and emergence, she continuously promotes creative expression in service of a direct experience of life, wholeness and evolutionary collaboration. She has been a pioneer in the field of body-mind integration for over forty years. Katie has an international reputation as a seminar leader, training professionals from many fields in the core skills of conscious living through the lens of body intelligence.
She has flown over 1 million miles consulting and teaching in a wide array of corporations and universities. Her explorations about the catalytic, transformational power of the creative arts have been featured in many magazines, journals and books.
Katie earned a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and has been a Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist of the American Dance Therapy Association since 1975.
“Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks are masters in the art of intimacy.”
“The inner intelligence of the body is the ultimate and supreme genius. Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks show us how to connect with his inner intelligence and discover the secrets to healing, love, intuition and insight.”
“If you ask me, Gay and Katie are the perfect exemplars for stunningly conscious, incredibly loving, ever evolving and utterly fabulous relationships. When I grow up, I want to be just like them.
“As an editor, I rely on the Hendricks as expert sources for all kinds of life know-how, from relationships and professional development to mind-body wisdom. As an individual, I consider them my personal role-models for healthy, happy, conscious living and loving. If you're committed to the journey of living your own best, most vibrant life, you simply could not ask for better or more compassionate guides.”
“I've known Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks as friends for many years. I am so deeply impressed with the love, wisdom, and clarity that Kathlyn and Gay bring to their work. Their insights on relationships can be life-changing. Our most personal interactions with each other mark the core of our experience as humans. This is where the real growth is, this is where the real opportunity for true soul work begins. Kathlyn and Gay are gifts to the heart and soul, opening both to new and grander experiences.”