So who is Steve Sweeney?

How does he know about this relationship stuff?

If you want a more formal introduction to my work history and qualifications scroll down the page or CLICK HERE!

I’m a man in my late 50’s, with a wife and two kids (I often say to people I got a daughter for my 50th birthday!) plus I have a son in his twenties, from
my first marriage.

My journey on the path of learning about relationships has covered the whole emotional rainbow!

The highs have been filled with love, light, joy and ecstatic pleasure, while the lows have been many, with deep dark sebmersions into the most hidden hideous corners of my psyche, uncovering such grief and pain that it feels wondrous that I came back.

So, ‘ve been single and pcfnfully lonely, single and loving it I’ve lived with a few women – in partnerships and in shared households — experienced serial monogamy, been married, separated, divorced – have been a separated dad for the past 17 years. Jumped into polyamory for nearly 4 years, with a nearly one year journey in celibacy, in the midst.

Nowadays, I’ve been with my partner for over 12 years and we have two children together. Living life being a dad again, in my 50’s.

It’s been quite a journey!

We have our ups and downs, our close times and our distant ones — we are humans struggling with our own needs, wants, and each othets PLUS our children’s!

So it’s a constant state of negotiation and compromise. Dea ing with both our inner worlds and that of the children too.

When look back on ‘who I used to be in relationship’ — I wonder that I had any relationships at all. As used to be so very dysfunctional, needy,dishonest with myself and partners, and emotionally cut off and numb.

It’s never too late to begin or re-start the journey in learn-ng more about being in successfu relationships. And the amazing thing about relationships is, they give us such a massive opportunity to learn about ourselves.

If this sounds like something you want to learn more about, watch the video below.

In deep appreciation for your time today. Thank you.

– Steve Sweeney

ABOUT STEVE- an overview of professional history


Steven -R. Sweeney has been fortunate in living a rich and varied life, on both a professional and personal level. This has given him a broad ranging set of professional skills that enables him to be very effective in supporting people who want some type of change in their lives.

Steve has driven trucks, demolished build”ngs, installed house alarms & intercom systems, worked on building sites, been a kitchen hand, salesperson, customs clerk and made pharmaceutical products.

He has studied Complementary Medicine and spent over 17 years as a Massage Therapist and Body Worker, which included over 14 years in private practice & offering massage in Sydneys Five Star Hotels.

Steve has had extensive training in Counselling, Transpersonal & Somatic Therapies, Group Work, Tra•ning & Assessment, and adult education concepts.

He has been a group worker and trainer since 1996, facilitating workshops and seminars in: parenting & fathering, separated parenting, anger management, domestic/family violence, self-esteem, personal growth and men’s groups, relationship skills and emotional intelligence.

Steve has trained professionals in adult education concepts, family violence, working with men, group skills and anger management and advanced training methode Most recently he also taught conscious relating, through Tantra and sacred sexuality.

Steve has a particular interest in the interplay and impact of emotional intelligence & body awareness on the quality of our relationships. He is passionate about the power of experiential learning, in integrating the rational and non- rational aspects, of our mind, body, emotions and spirit, in deepening our connections with each other, in our relationships.

He is the founder of Xtraordinary Relationships and currently offers seminars and workshops

You can call Steve on 0402 984 496, email
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