LoveLife is my Brand and my Mission
Sex & Relationship Therapist & Coach, Educator, Speaker, Author, Blogger
We spend a few years on this beautiful planet and I believe that if we learn to embrace love and sexuality in all of its beauty, intimacy, sensuality and playfulness we can really, truly love life.
It's our relationships that are key to who we are and our happiness. Without sounding like I've found the key to a happy life, I think we'd all agree that if we're happy in our relationships, we have great sex lives and we're connecting on deeper levels with those we love, then life is pretty damn good! Imagine if everyone in the world was in love and having great sex - what a happier and saner place it would be!
That's why I’ve dedicated my life to discovering what really makes relationships work both in and out of the bedroom.
I am a Sex & Relationship Geek - completely and unabashedly fascinated by sex, love and intimacy in all its aspects from the biological to the psychological to the spiritual. As well as an enormous amount of formal study, I’ve done masses of personal research, and most importantly I’ve spent more than ten thousands hours over nearly twenty years talking with people about sex and relationships - my private clients, participants in my workshops and retreats, mingling with people after giving presentations and media appearances and in the wider world.
There really aren't too many people in the world with this level of insight into what’s going on in people’s minds and bedrooms... I know what really does work and what doesn’t.
We live in a society that’s pretty screwed up sexually, so many people are confused, misinformed and struggling with their sexuality. Which is such a shame because sex is a celebration of life and our sexual energy is our life energy. So I’m here to be a ‘light in the darkness’to help guide people to fulfill their sexual potential and experience all the love, connection and freedom that comes with a whole, healthy sexuality.
One of the leading voices in what she calls the ‘third wave’ of sexuality - beyond shame, beyond sleaze, towards meaningful sex - Jacqueline Hellyer is a sex and relationship guru who is influencing minds and bedrooms across the globe.
In a world where fake sex sells anything but real sex is hard to know, Jacqueline brings her depth of knowledge, wisdom and genuine love to help people access their real, positive, life-enhancing sexuality, for greater well-being, closer relationships and happier lives.
Jacqueline is an accredited Psychosexual Therapist with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) - one of only a handful of practitioners in Australia with this level of certification; and is a Professional Certified Coach, with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and human sciences, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science, a Bachelor of Arts in languages and literature, and a Masters of Science in Sexual Health, a Masters in Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology, plus countless professional shorter courses, including being qualified in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT). She is also highly knowledgeable and experienced in Tantra, Taoism and alternative sexual practices.
During the week she runs a thriving private practice as a Psychosexual Therapist and Coach helping individuals and couples through sex therapy and relationship coaching, with thousands of hours of client contact. On weekends she frequently runs her highly acclaimed retreats for women and couples in the Blue Mountains near Sydney and in Bali, having run well over 100 workshops and retreats in all. Jacqueline is frequently in the media, particularly ABC Radio's JJJ and Nightlife programs; she writes a column for News Ltd's Body+Soul; and has her own Love Shack segment on Channel 7's The Morning Show.
She has written three books: Great Sex After Kids - survival guide, Sex Secrets for Busy People and Seven Sex Goddesses - sexual re-awakening for today’s woman.Her LoveLife Blog contains over 300 articles, all of which are available as podcasts on iTunes. Also available as a podcast are the 38 hours of the weekly radio show she used to run, The Tantric Lounge- science, spirituality & sexuality. Jacqueline is a gifted presenter, running private workshops and speaking to organisations and groups around the world. She also frequently provides sex and relationship expertise in the media.
Currently she is turning this wealth of knowledge into digital online products and courses for individuals and couples. When not busy savings love lives, Jacqueline lives with her family in Sydney, and enjoys yoga, meditation, tango, gardening, cryptic crosswords, and of course, sex.
After school I studied biochemistry and human sciences at university. The former was a traditional ‘hard’ science subject and the latter a multidisciplinary science course. At that stage I had intended doing research into human potential but the professors felt my views were too outlandish - I thought that the brain could change and that food affected our health - both topics that are considered valid now but back in the 80s had me labelled a hippy herbal fruitcake who’d probably been smoking too much weed…
So I changed track and did graduate studies in environmental science because as a new field it was looking for open-minded creative thinkers. So I worked in that field for many years. But, as much as I care for the environment and have strong ecological sensibilities, it was never my passion. So, three children and another degree or two later I decided to change.
Sometimes the love comes back as praise... Here I humbly present some of what people have said about me.Note: Given the nature of my work and to protect people’s privacy, I’m not giving names - please trust me that these are all authentic!
You have such a fabulous gift for taking all the awkwardness out of sexuality and turning it into such a lovely and beautiful thing to embrace.
Thank you for the weekend retreat - I greatly enjoyed and learned a lot at it. Your combination of spirituality and philosophy meeting is an inspiration.
“It is beautiful how each activity builds on the previous one like blocks, so that by the end of the evening we are engaging in the most divine magical experiences that we could never have got to otherwise!”
Jacqueline, you are so extraordinarily professional. I’ve done a lot of courses in this area and yours are so far above the rest in terms of content and presentation.
You’ve really helped me tap into something wonderful and powerful. I’ve discovered where I was letting myself down and have been enjoying 'filling in the blanks’.
"I never expected the Luscious Woman Workshop to have such a dramatic change on how I view myself and how I now feel sexy, feminine and graceful. I've never said those words about myself before!"
Thank you for a wonderful retreat. All the things we were worried about turned out to be no concern at all and all the things we were looking forward to turned out to be much better than we dreamed! We are still buzzing from the experience.
I just am finishing the Luscious Woman course. It has been such an inspiring course and you have such a fabulous gift for taking all the awkwardness out of sexuality and turning it into such a lovely and beautiful thing to embrace. My husband is the doing the black belt in the bedroom course as well and its been so amazing watching him develop into the soft, loving and passionate man I knew he could be. We are so grateful for your course, your passion and wish everyone who wants to expand their sexual understand could know about this course.
We will always remember the weekend, we discovered so much together and shall keep learning with each other with the skills gained for a long time to come. Thank you for such a great experience.
I feel far more comfortable with myself and have a willingness to explore and grow in this rather new area of my life - how exciting.
I have had a really lovely shift and have felt subtle changes in my approach to myself and body.
Working on the solution instead of the problem has taken me further forward then anything else I have tried.
“Your workshops are so fun, connective and amazing, just a joy to participate in. You definitely have great skills in putting together a very cool experience for people."
You've changed the whole way I look at sex, now I feel so much more positive and free and empowered!
I am personally so grateful for participating in Saturday's Tantric Lounge, connecting with a group of people with beautiful, fertile rich energy.
Thank-you for so deliciously weaving my sexually and spiritually together again, I now feel the way I’ve always wanted and known I could feel.
"I have to tell you that this experience has been life changing for me, and your wonderful loving work in helping us let go and come into ourselves made this life change such a warm comfortable natural process, that I can hardly remember what it was like before.”
“I thought this retreat would expand our sex life, but it didn’t so much expand as turn our sex life upside down! I’m now seeing the world with a new, exciting, slightly bewildering new light!”
The program was a lot different than I expected, I feel like I was almost tricked into being taught exactly what I really needed to know! I thought I'd learn all these new sex tricks, positions, etc that would blow my partner away and have her coming back and begging for more haha, but that was really not the focus of this program and also not really what I needed to hear and frankly shows my initial misunderstanding of sexuality to begin with. Your program was SO much more than that, so refreshingly educational to me at 34 years of age. To say your course is worth every penny is truly an understatement
Now we understand why you wanted us to attend one of your retreats. We learnt so much from you in private sessions, but doing your couples retreat has really taken us so much further and deeper. It’s been absolutely wonderful, far more transformative than we could ever have imagined.
What our clients are saying
"My sessions with Jacqueline were like a great conversation with a very wise sister/friend. She helped me through the end of my 25 year marriage with compassion and insight, giving me perspective, coping skills and a gentle push where required. I’m so grateful to have had her wise counsel."
"Sex was just off the agenda and we’d lost connection. We couldn’t recommend this book more. It really will help"
"I wish we’d had this book when our first bub was born. But better late than never, it’s been a great help second time around!"
"You’re the first of many counsellors who really feels comfortable and is coming from a practical, understandable place. You've helped us find the key and it's really quite simple."
"Thank-you for so deliciously weaving my sexually and spiritually together again, I now feel the way I’ve always wanted and known I could feel."
"You have such a fabulous gift for taking all the awkwardness out of sexuality and turning it into such a lovely and beautiful thing to embrace. "
"Working on the solution instead of the problem has taken me further forward then anything else I have tried."
"It’s been so good to find a book that tells us how to look after ourselves - not only how to look after the baby."
"Thanks again for your brilliant life-changing support. "
"We really love coming to see you, as you offer us such support and have made a huge difference to our lives."
"We have noticed a real shift in our energies towards each other since seeing you, almost like switching from AM to FM radio, the difference is that noticeable."
"This book has changed our lives. It’s all good practical common-sense - and it works!"
"I never thought I’d lose my libido - but I did! Who’d have thought one little baby could be so exhausting! Your book made so much sense - it explained why I was feeling this way, why my partner was feeling this way, and what we could do about it."
"You've changed the whole way I look at sex, now I feel so much more positive and free and empowered!"
"A massive thank you for all your guidance and wisdom. Your sex therapy played a very significant role in changing our lives forever."
"We used to fight constantly about sex, I never thought we'd find a way out. Then we found you and that's all changed. You're awesome!"
"I've seen so many therapists but you're amazing! I come out of each session so much more self-aware and enlightened."
"I feel an enormous sense of relief that we have a platform to communicate about intimacy and sex in an open respectful and adult way."
"Before meeting Jacqueline we were fumbling around in the dark, I couldn’t go the distance and this left my beloved underwhelmed. We were caught in the daily grind, were sexually frustrated and wanting a more satisfying experience. Since Jacqueline’s sex coaching our lovemaking has become light-hearted, our lives filled with romance, dating, petting, smooches. When we make love the time is intimate, fun, erotic, orgasmic and/or all of the above. We’ve never been happier, whole or as complete – and can’t thank you enough."
"I felt so useless and alone after I had my baby, and forcing myself to have sex with my husband made it worse. This book has helped me see in little ways how I can enjoy being a mother and a wife - which means I can enjoy being me! Thank-you."
"Seeing Jacqueline has been by far one of the best decisions we have made. Before seeking her help I was very sad about our situation. I am so happy to say that as a direct result of her thoughtful guidance we are in such a different and better place in our sex life."
"It’s made us realise how important it is to always be there for each other, to prioritise us, even though it’s so easy to be distracted."
"We weren’t in a very good place. Reading Jacqueline’s book together made the world of difference and we’re stronger for it"
"I'm so happy with ME, where I am and where we are as a couple. This is where I've been trying to get for so long and now I'm here! Thanks - you're the best!"