Dating Resources

Date with confidence, knowing all you have to offer.
Radiant Abilities is about helping people with disabilities live the life of their dreams and the relationships YOU want!

Dating with a disability can be challenging due to societal attitudes, lack of self-esteem, and struggles with confidence. Dating can also be so worth all the hard work of putting yourself out there when you meet the right person. Most of the time it is the messages we give ourselves that have the most impact on our confidence in dating and developing relationships. Radiant Abilities is committed to help people with disabilities increase their self-esteem and confidence in dating through offering a number of resources.

Courses & Coaching

Dating, Relationships, and Disabilities: How to Have Confidence and Succeed

Dating, Relationship, and Disability: How to Have Confidence and Succeed is an online course to help you increase self-esteem and confidence in dating through helping you to:

  • Increase confidence
  • Develop positive view of self
  • Use problem-solving strategies
  • Access tools and resources to help you with dating and relationship success

The four modules, which include a video and downloadable video guides, are:

  • Why You Need to Begin with Positive Beliefs
  • How to Increase Your Confidence in Dating
  • Identify Your Power to Attract
  • Finding the Right Partner for You

The video guides, which come in a PDF format, have a series of powerful exercises that will help give you insight and practical tools for increasing your confidence to date, breaking through the perceived barriers of disability, and clarifying what you want in a relationship.

 

 

Dating and Relationship Coaching

Work one to one with Kathy in a package of five 45 minute phone calls to brainstorm and strategize through the issues and struggles you’re facing on the way to dating and relationship success. This is very personal and individual work that will address your unique needs and desires.

Calls will include processing and problem-solving, as well as following up on homework – or investment work – in between biweekly calls. Investment work may include downloadable worksheets, reflective exercises, listening to podcasts, or simply TAKING ACTION in your life. Investment work must be completed before the next coaching call. An individualized plan for your success will be developed over the course of the calls.  A package of five calls must be committed to.

 

 

Mini-course:
Healthy Sexuality and Relationships

This course is designed to help professionals in the disability field to learn how to support people in dating and intimate relationships. Includes a 34 minute video and a Take Action guide sheet, in PDF format, to implement with people with disabilities. People with disabilities and family members may purchase this as well.

What you’ll learn in this video and Take Action download sheet:

  • The importance of honoring the desire and need in all people to have loving relationships
  • The societal myths and false beliefs that present barriers to people with disabilities in having healthy, loving relationships
  • The importance of fostering a healthy sexuality and creating positive body images in people with disabilities
  • How to teach people with disabilities the Power to Attract

 

 

Free Stuff

Free video course:
Strategies & Tips for Dating with a Disability

Strategies & Tips for Online Dating with a Disability is a free mini-course offered by Radiant Abilities. People with disabilities, like everyone, want companionship, someone to share life with, and someone to love. We do not talk enough about the potential for people with disabilities to experience successful dating and healthy relationships.

In this three part mini-course, you’ll learn:

  • To see your disability as a natural part of you, rather than a barrier to dating and relationships
  • Strategies and tips to date more confidently with a disability
  • Tips for writing a great profile (even if you’re not doing online dating) to give you confidence and clarity
  • Communication and safety tips once you meet someone to insure successful dating

 

 

Free Downloads

10 Affirmations for Dating Confidently with a Disability (and why they work!)

Dating, sexuality, and healthy relationships begin with you and how you feel about yourself. Please use this guide sheet to implement healthy and positive views about yourself in regards to dating, sexuality and relationships. Use this PDF guide as a resource for strengthening your skills live the life you want and have the relationships you want. If you’re a professional, use this guide with the people you work with. If you’re a family member, you can also use it to support your loved one.

 

 

Healthy Sexuality and Relationships

Healthy relationships and sexuality begin with you and how you feel about yourself. Please use this guide sheet to implement healthy and positive views about yourself in regards to sexuality and relationships. Use this PDF guide as a resource for strengthening your skills live the life you want and have the relationships you want. If you’re a professional, use this guide with the people you work with.

 

 

Guide for Initial Interactions and Dates (simple to more complex)

It’s sometimes hard to develop connections with people and form relationships. What can be a huge help is a little conversation. This allows people to get to know you and the wonderful person you are. This guide offers conversation starters to begin those connections. Use this PDF guide as a resource for strengthening your confidence to have the relationships you want. If you’re a professional, use this guide with the people you work with.

 

 

Index of all blog posts and resources

Radiant Abilities is committed to helping people with disabilities experience good self-esteem and increased confidence to enjoy successful dating and healthy relationships. This is a list of mostly free resources to help people with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work in the disability field in the path toward successful dating and healthy relationships, as well honoring one’s sexuality.