Deep Eros: A Process-Oriented Approach to Sex, Intimacy and Ecstasy in Relationships

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DEEP EROS: A PROCESS ORIENTED APPROACH TO
SEX, INTIMACY AND ECSTASY IN RELATIONSHIPS
13 & 14 May, 2017

with Robert King, MSW, and Niyati Evers, MAPW

  • Are you looking for ways to keep the spark of passion and intimacy alive in long-term relationships?
  • Do you at times long for more or deeper connection in your relationships?
  • Are you interested in getting to know your Erotic Nature and live life from the place of Eros?
  • Would you like to find ways to enrich your sexual enjoyment and fulfilment?

Our sexuality is a place where we can express and get to know so many parts of ourselves: our power and our vulnerability, our shyness, wildness, passion, surrender, pleasure, love, tenderness, intensity and even ecstasy and transcendence. But also, sexuality can be a place where we can experience many challenges, like feeling bored or dissatisfied, getting stuck in cycles of blame and criticism, one person having more desire for sex than the other or one person wanting kinkier sex or experiencing sexual difficulties on a physical level.

What happens in bed between you and another person doesn’t stay in bed!
Our sex life mirrors our relationship life and vice versa.

Our sexuality shows us where we are at in our own development:

how we relate to our own bodies, our ability to give and receive love, the way we relate to power, control, and surrender, how much or how little we are attuned to ourselves and/or the other person, how or if we initiate conversations about our desires, fears, curiosities and fantasies; all of this will show up in our sexuality.

Transforming sexuality takes more than adding in more techniques.

If you apply the new techniques with your old ways of relating, it will get stale and boring after a while. The great news is that by exploring both the places where you get a little stuck or bored as well as your dreams, fantasies and desires you can start generating whole new experiences of sexuality and intimacy. This allows us to potentially transform our sexuality into an adventure that involves all aspects of who we are.

This (clothes on) workshop uses Process Work tools and skills as well as approaches from sex therapy, relationship work and spiritual traditions to deepen our ability to experience greater awareness, love, authenticity and passion in relationship.

WORKSHOP THEMES:

  • Deepening our potential for intimacy with ourselves and with others
  • Getting to know our unique erotic natures: accessing our inner sources of ecstasy
  • Working with sexual barriers: Transforming the places where we get stuck
  • Erotic empowerment: shaping and generating rich and fulfilling sexuality

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Whether you are single or in a relationship, identify as LGBTQ or as heterosexual, as kinky or vanilla, as polyamorous or monogamous, this workshop is relevant for anyone interested in exploring the realm of relationships and deepen their personal relationships and sex life. It is not necessary to be in a relationship to attend this seminar.

You can attend the seminar as a couple, as a single person or as one of the partners of the relationship, as a professional working with relationship dynamics or as someone interested in learning more about relationship work in general. Please note that the focus of this seminar is on personal growth and on skills development and it is not a replacement for individual or relationship therapy.

VENUE: Process Work Institute, 2049 NW Hoyt Street, Portland OR
DATES: Saturday + Sunday, May 13 & 14, 10am-5pm
REGISTRATION: Call the Process Work Institute on 503 223 8188 or register online by going to: http://www.processwork.edu/events/deep-eros/
FEES AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
Registration and payment before 29 April 2015: $216
Registration and payment after 29 April 2015: $240
CEU ELIGIBLE: No

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

RobertRobert was part of a teaching team that set up a Process Work training program in Ireland and he has taught Process Work seminars in many different countries, such as the UK, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Robert trained extensively in a variety of methods, including couples and family therapy, Bioenergetics and Gestalt Therapy. He studied Reichian Work and Jungian Analysis and has taught Advanced Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy and Counselling Techniques at Antioch University in Seattle. He is passionate about developing his artwork while integrating spiritual and shamanic traditions with his interest in alternative relationship styles and sexual practices.

Niyati

Niyati is a process-oriented, sex-positive therapist and facilitator. Originally from Amsterdam, Niyati received her training in Tantric Sexuality Practices from the Skydancing Institute, run by Margot Anand. She facilitated workshops in Tantra and personal transformation in Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands. She completed her Masters in Process Oriented Psychology at the Process Work Institute in Portland and is a certified Process Work Diplomate.

In 1998, she moved to post-Apartheid South Africa, where she lived and worked for 14 years. If Niyati were to create an ideal world, it would be one where all of us learn to welcome and explore our inner and outer diversity. She is especially interested in exploring areas that are often surrounded by taboo, such as sex, spirituality, power, love, intimacy, death, ecstasy and transformation. Together with her husband, Robert King, she facilitates relationship seminars and works with couples in the realm of communication, sexuality and intimacy. She is currently working on a book about her experiences of growing up in Amsterdam and her experiences of living in South Africa.

ABOUT PROCESS ORIENTED PSYCHOLOGY (Process Work)

The underlying Process Work philosophy is that there is an inherent meaning in experiences that trouble or disturb us. In that context, all experiences are seen as potentially useful: There is intelligence and creativity embedded in our problems, symptoms and conflicts. In Process Work we emphasise becoming aware of this inherent intelligence or wisdom, so that it can be accessed and give us a choice about if and how we want to utilise it.

We are always in an emerging process. This is true for us as individuals but also for our relationships. Relationships have as it were, a ‘mind of their own’, meaning that there is an innate direction in the relationship: a guiding force in the background that propels the relationship to expand and develop according to its own unique and intrinsic path.

Exploring this guiding force of the relationship can help with difficult areas such as conflicts that recycle; depressed or hopeless moods and issues relating to our personal history. At the same time, it can also lead to a sense of purpose, aliveness and deeper connection in the relationship as well as to life itself.

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PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL & COUPLE SESSIONS

If you wish to continue developing yourself in the realm of relationships, personal growth, communication, intimacy, and sex, doing individual or relationship sessions is a great way to go. Robert and Niyati offer private sessions for individuals and for couples using Process Work as our main methodology. For people outside the Portland area, we offer sessions via (Video) Skype.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information or to book a session with Robert and/or Niyati, please email us at info@alchemy-of-eros.com or call: 503 720 1877

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