UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Healing in Community:

Understanding trauma & its patterns in our lives

presented by Angie Gunn LCSW CST

JUNE 26 from 5-7 pm PST

Trauma Therapy Basics:

From an Anti-Oppressive Lens

presented by Angie Gunn & Keely Helmick

JUNE 17 from 5-7 pm PST

2 AASECT CE Credits

Sex Therapy 101

presented by Keely Helmick & Angie Gunn

JUNE 24 from 5-7 pm PST

2 AASECT CE Credits

Love After COVID:
Repairing Relationships from the effects of isolation & quarantine

JULY 17  from 10 am-1 pm PST

We’ve been living in a that none of us were prepared for. In particular, most of our relationships were not structured for, or ready to adapt to the impact of the pandemic. For many, the impact became enmeshment- spending every second together in close quarters with little external outlets or connections. For others, it meant more isolation from partners in different cities or countries. As we move into this next phase of transformation during the pandemic, how do we understand the patterns we’ve fallen into, the trauma to our relationships over the last year, and how to build a new way forward? What do you, both individually and collectively, want to shift in your relationship dynamics and what would thriving as autonomous beings, while maintaining deep connection, look like? And beyond this last year, what do you know about yourself and your needs in relationships. Autonomy, personal expression, safety— when do we compromise & when do we fight? Join us for an exploratory conversation inclusive of  all gender/ sex and relationship structures, expressions and values.

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WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Couples who practice non-monogamy bring entirely new sets of challenges to the therapy room. And yet, our  standard couples therapy models don’t include the unique needs of those who practice this relationship style, nor do they provide guidance for adapting techniques to best suit more complex identities. In this workshop we will explore the identities, needs, and possible interventions for these individuals, with an emphasis on LGBTQIPA2S+ couples. Join us for a collaborative conversation, brainstorm and sample client scenarios to enrich your practice.

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One of the main tenets of Ethical Non-monogamy being transparency- how do you decide what is or isn't important information to share and to receive about yours and your partner's relationships? How do you honor your own needs, while also understanding and adapting to boundaries of others in your relationship world? Join us as we negotiate all of these questions & more in Disclosure & Non-Monogamy: Agreements & boundaries to maximize well-being for all.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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, shame and moving towards new opportunities for pleasure and connection in your body.

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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.

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Attachment Patterning and Sexual Expression: An introduction to the impact of attachment neurobiology on expansive sexual and romantic expressions. 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. This workshop offers 2 AASECT CE's.

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BDSM holds many useful tools for healing parts of ourselves, particularly those parts which were harmed in relationships and power dynamics. The ability to create and cultivate safe, consensual, clearly negotiated play provides a perfect framework for reclaiming power and redefining our relationship with ourselves and others. However engaging in kink as a tool for trauma healing can also cause more harm if not done well. This workshop will provide some basic guidelines and strategies for beginning the use of kink in healing, as well as precautions to take to ensure more damage doesn’t occur. Your access to your pleasure, and the full expression of your erotic self, often awaits just on the other side of trauma. We can help you find the entrance to that path.

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