UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Anticipatory Trauma

OCTOBER 29

5-7 PM PST

VIA ZOOM

FREE WORKSHOP- Anticipatory Trauma is the activation from the anticipation of a repeat or reflection of a trauma experience, the impending doom surrounding planned events that we know have and will continue to cause harm. This election season has and will continue to bring Anticipatory Trauma, in addition to the potential for new traumatic experiences. Join us for a conversational exploration of the trauma patterns coming up, and learn some new strategies for managing it all.

Attachment & Sex

NOVEMBER 19

5-7 PM PST

VIA ZOOM

Many have heard of the concept of attachment, and it's impact on our sense of self, belonging and partnership. But we plan to take this conversation to the next level. Your attachment neurobiology plays a vital role in sexuality and the assessment of what is safe, the potential edges of exploration, and the possible relational structures. We will unpack the various attachment styles and ways they show up in sexuality, specifically those exploring more expansive relationship and sexual styles. All identities and expressions are welcome to join this interactive conversation. 

Dating & Power:

Tackling Oppression in Dating & Relationships

DECEMBER 3

5-7 PM PST

VIA ZOOM

We are living in a time where many of us are seeking to confront racism, sexism, and other -isms in our lives, but how do these patterns of oppression play out in our most intimate relationships? Do you talk about the role of power in your relationships? When do you start to have those conversations? How do you know when you’re causing harm, as a result of the identities you hold? In this interactive and exploratory workshop we’ll talk about the impact of different types of power and oppression which show up in our relationships, and how to manage it in a way that reduces harm and creates more space for connection and pleasure. We will explore dynamics of age, race, gender, class, ability, and other identities we hold, and how to navigate the impact more effectively. All identities are welcome, content will be trauma and intersectionality informed.

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.

Equitable Pricing

Regular Pricing

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.

Regular Pricing

Equitable Pricing

Relationship transitions resemble trauma symptoms and patterning in our bodies. This trauma can be exacerbated by the reactions of other partners, the intensity of the decoupling required, and the presence of support or lack thereof. This workshop will explore the challenges these dynamics present, and ways that we can be intentional in seeking to connect and at times disconnect. We will support individual healing approaches, as well as addressing the loss in the larger network. Strategies for protecting the rest of the relationship network as well as your own well-being will be coupled with discussion and group exploration of the ethics and values driving non-monogamous partnering.

Regular Pricing

Equitable Pricing

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