Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time? This in-depth workshop for women will assist in revealing the answers to these questions, which reside in past sexual experiences and in sexual fantasies. When we deconstruct shameful family of origin and cultural messages about what “good girls” do and don’t do sexually, we can honestly admit our most ardent sexual desires to ourselves. Taking ownership of our adult sexuality frees us to make better relationship choices, communicate what we want and need to an intimate lover, and be more capable of creating and keeping an exciting sexual relationship over time. This workshop, open to women of all sexual orientations, will examine peak sexual experiences and sexual fantasies in order to pluck out your hedonic goals. Mindful body awareness, group interaction, and juicy conversations will allow your unique erotic map to emerge, thus increasing your erotic intelligence. Alexandra Katehakis takes a psycho/spiritual/sexual approach to sexuality and defines erotic intelligence as the “deliberate seeking of pleasure coupled with the skilled use of reason.” Please bring a journal.
Recommended reading: Katehakis and Bliss, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Meditations on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence.
CE credit for psychologists; see leader.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs; see leader.