Exploring Relationships

A one-day workshop with Donald Marmara        10.30am to 4.30pm, Sunday 30th July 2017, Sydney

The artist Chuck Close once said:  “You can give the same recipe to 10 cooks. Some make it come alive, and some make a flat soufflé. A system doesn’t guarantee anything.”

The same applies to relationships. Hundreds of books tell you what to do and not do to make your relationships work. Numerous workshops claim to give you the “secrets” to success.

If there’s so much information available, why do we have such high rates of unsuccessful relationships and emotional distress?

It’s not that simple. Relationships cannot be reduced to a set of instructions or formulae. Each person is unique and every relationship is unique, and although there are some underlying principles in common, the way these principles apply and their inter-relationship is different in every case.

In this workshop you will make your own discoveries. You will have the opportunity of experimenting in a safe, supportive, playful and respectful environment. Donald will be available to guide, facilitate and support you in this process.

Cost: $150.    Workshop limited to 8 participants.                Advance Booking Required.                                                                Call 0412 178 234 for venue and booking details. 

About Donald Marmara

Donald’s 40 years’ of international experience has seen him run seminars for health centres, organisations and training institutions throughout the UK, Europe and Australia.

Donald is the creator of Core Development. He trained for several years with leading pioneers in Somatic (Body) Psychotherapy and The Fundamentals of Structural Consulting in Europe and America.

Donald has a particular interest in experiential learning and currently maintains a private practice in Sydney. He is available for individual sessions, couples sessions, parents and teenagers, and talks and workshops.

Core Development is a learning process. It offers you the opportunity of exploring all aspects of yourself – body, mind, feelings, relationships, work, assumptions and decisions about life – in a safe and supportive environment.

It encourages you and guides you to translate what you learn into everyday life so you can make your life more fulfilling and enhance the world we live in.


Donald Marmara created Core Development – a process of change and personal growth developed from his professional training and 35 years’ experience in somatic (body) psychotherapy, counselling and structural dynamics.

Core development adopts a flexible approach, recognising that what works for one person may not work for another.

Donald currently resides and practices in Sydney, and is available for individual sessions, couples sessions, counselling teenagers and parents, and facilitating training programs and workshops.

He can be contacted on 02 9413 9794 or 0412 178 234.