Even while living in the midst of darkness, we must never forget to drink from the well of joy that lives within us. Living ecstatically is about creating experiences of rapture in our lives, where we feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. It is from a place of being uplifted that we can help uplift the world around us.
Sex can be the playground where we experiment with less familiar parts and energies in a safe and consensually agreed upon way. Life is where we then get to express and integrate the parts of us we play with sexually. By aligning the two, sex and life can become an integrated dance, each infusing the other.
You cannot separate sexual growth from personal and relationship growth. By trying to keep our sexual space ‘hurt and risk free’ we actually create the potential for much bigger dangers over time. Keeping your sex life alive means looking at things that are risky to face AND having risky conversations.
There are many cultural beliefs about sexuality that influence us. The more we are in touch with the potential of Eros as well as our own Edges and Unconscious bias around Sexuality and Intimacy, the better we can serve our clients.This Skills Share is part of a series focusing on growing our awareness as therapists of:
– Common edges and dynamics around sexual and intimacy issues
– Expanding our lens in working with sexual and intimacy issues
– Exploring our own relationship to our unconscious bias and edges around sexuality and intimacy and how to use that awareness in working with clients
On October 25 at 6pm Robert and Niyati will be hosting a Q&A on the topic of Working with Sexuality from a Process Oriented Perspective. The event will take place at the Process Work Institute in NW Portland and is free of charge. Although there will be space for real-time interaction during the event, we will be responding to questions that have been sent to us beforehand. Feel free to email us your questions in the realm of sexuality, intimacy and relationships to: firstname.lastname@example.org All questions will be dealt with anonymously. Please note that this event will be recorded and the … Read More
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