Liberatory Approaches to Healing Trauma
& Integrating Expansive Sexual Expression
presented by Angie Gunn & Ignacio Rivera
AUGUST 14 from 10 am-1 pm PST
3 AASECT CE Credits
Most of our current clinical templates for addressing sexual trauma focus on the individual— what’s happened to you, your body, your brain, and how we fix it. We don't live in a vacuum so we must use holistic approaches that incorporate the social realities we exist in. Focusing solely on our individual, internal oppression negates the ideological, interpersonal, as well as institutional oppression we navigate. Incorporating broader avenues of reality helps to create long term pathways for healing & growth. In this collaborative workshop, we will explore liberatory approaches to healing sexual trauma including unpacking systemic oppression, engaging with intergenerational resourcing and stories, and integrating somatic tools. We will explore what it means to move towards expansive sexual expression, as both a destination & a pathway to healing.
Peas & Pods:
Navigating Power in Sex, Dating, & Relationships
presented by Ignacio & Aredvi from @Heal2End
NOVEMBER 17 from 10 am-Noon PST
When it comes to sex and dating, power dynamics show up in many ways. From differences of race, gender, and class to differences in personalities, building wholesome and grounded sexual and romantic connections may feel overwhelming. Do you feel like you are forced to leave some of your identities behind when dating? Is asserting your autonomy as a poor or disabled person feeling like a constant chore? Do you feel guilty about your privileges in your relationships with marginalized folks? Join us to learn tools for communication, boundary setting, and community building to respectfully navigate power, privilege, and oppression in sex, dating, and relationships.
WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
This class will be focused on perspectives of survivors, inclusive of the experience of BIPOC, LGBTQIPA+, and sex worker specific survivors. We will be digging into the impact of trauma on various areas of life, ways the trauma manifests long term (ie: physical/ social/ relational/ psychological effects) and creating empowerment and healing through ritual, self care, community, and clinical tools. You are more than your sexual trauma, you deserve access to pleasure on your terms.
We live in a world where sexual shame inhibits and controls sexual expression and prevents connection and pleasure. Porn and diverse arousal patterns are often targets for hate and oppression related to sexual expression. In this discussion based workshop we go through activities to encourage unpacking of personal internalized bias and shame and moving towards new opportunities for pleasure and connection in your body.