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Event Details - Mindfulness Meets Eros: A Hakomi-informed approach to working with sexual issues in therapy

Title: Mindfulness Meets Eros: A Hakomi-informed approach to working with sexual issues in therapy
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This three day workshop introduces practitioners to Passion and Presence®, a mindful approach to both sex and sex therapy. It incorporates the spirit and many of the experiential and somatic techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.

Course / Workshop Outline:

 

Day 1: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Growing Sexual Intelligence
The Problem With Models
Pure Erotic Potential
What is Mindful Sex?
Transforming the “Hidden Factors”

Day 2: 10:00am - 6:00pm
The Trigger Cycle
Building a Strong Relational Container
Protectors and the Protected States
Working With Sexual Impasses
Mindful Co-Investigation

Day 3: 10:00am - 4:30pm
The Performance Trance
The Familiarity Trance
The Safety Trance
Sexual Trauma
Tending Eros

1.5hr lunch breaks

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

There is so much shame, secrecy, and misinformation surrounding sexuality that many therapists are reluctant to address sexual issues in therapy. However, individuals or couples who pin their hopes on having a rewarding, passionate and connected erotic life need help when problems arise in this area. This workshop introduces practitioners to Passion and Presence®, a mindful approach to both sex and sex therapy. It incorporates the spirit and many of the experiential and somatic techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.

Our early imprints about sex, worth, needs, love, freedom, and power play out vividly on the erotic stage. For this reason, intimate relationships are both incredibly challenging and also potentially healing and transformational. Passion and Presence reorients sex from reliance on external models to intrinsic cues and pleasure, regardless of an individual’s or couple’s “functionality.” Mindfulness is used to cultivate a state of novelty and to explore barriers to intimacy and self-expression.

Along with predictable stages, differences in preferences, over-familiarity, and specific “trances,” we will explore the “hidden factors” that often lead to impasses and sexual avoidance, particularly in long-term relationships. While Passion and Presence helps couples learn how to become an “erotic team,” individual clients can also be supported in exploring their emotional patterns around intimacy and sex.

Through a combination of lecture, case example, and experiential activities, participants will learn how to help clients:

  • Cultivate fluid pathways to arousal
  • Embrace fluctuations in desire
  • Use erotic triggers to heal and grow
  • Become a cooperative “Erotic Team.”

     

Start/End Date: 01/02/2019 to 03/02/2019
Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Maci Daye
Contact Name: Pernilla Siebenfreund
Contact Phone: 0410 462605
Contact Email: pernilla@hakomi.com.au
Qualifications: Licensed Professional Counsellor and Certified Sex Therapist (USA)
Experience:

Maci is a Certified Hakomi Trainer, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist who divides her time between Europe and the United States. Maci has graduate degrees in Education and Counseling from Harvard and Georgia State Universities, and completed the Intermediate Level of the Somatic Experiencing trauma training. Maci began her Hakomi training in the mid-1980s and has been on the Hakomi Faculty since 2001. She is also the creator of Passion and Presence®, and leads couple’s retreats and professional training courses on Mindful Sexuality.

Address: Mercy Place
Address 2: Macrae Rd at 371 Simpson Rd
Suburb: Bardon
State: QLD
Postcode:
Website: http://hakomi.com.au/workshops/passion-presence-weekend-workshop/
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea
Registration URL: http://hakomi.com.au/workshops/passion-presence-weekend-workshop/
Cost ($): $595-$749
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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