EXPLORATIONS OF THE SEXUAL SELF & IDENTITY
Co-facilitated by Alicia Patterson & Melissa Walker
Sexuality is a vast landscape. This dynamic class series explores the edges found in the sexual self, facilitating an awakening of awareness around these edges, the arousal or revulsion found there, and offers a language to begin to articulate the non-verbal and sometimes pre-verbal language of these edges. We will explore BDSM / Kink, sexual archetypes that are embodied over the lifespan, the psychological impact of edge-walking, followed by a supervision group to support those in the helping professions to apply this knowledge to their work with clients. These areas will be explored through dialogue, discussion and experiential facilitation (clothed) to explore the non-verbal realm. This class will challenge all your assumptions about these edge-walking spaces, whether you are exploring for your personal journey, your professional journey, or *hopefully* BOTH!
SEXUAL ARCHETYPES: JANUARY 18, 6 pm – 9 pm
BDSM & KINK: FEBRUARY 15, 6 pm – 9 pm
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS & DEVELOPMENT: MARCH 15, 6 pm – 9 pm
GROUP SUPERVISION OPPORTUNITY FOCUSING IN SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY & SEXUALITY: APRIL 19, 6 pm – 9 pm
LOGISTICS: – When : Dates listed above : January 18 , February 15 , March 15 , April 19 , all Thursday evenings – Time : 6 pm – 9 pm with one short break – Where : Private practice office in Westminster – Fee : $55 Professionals / $35 Students per class or $150 Professionals / $90 Students for all 3** Please register for the correct classes you want to join, there are many ticket options to accommodate you choosing which you would like to join. Notice that they are all separate and then there are a few "package" options that include a discount. You can register for just one, 2, 3, all 4 if you are a professional, or any combination of the classes. Just know the supervision group is for professionals or students in training only. – Supervision Group Fee: $75
NOTES TO BE AWARE OF:
– This is a series of classes / groups on different topics followed by a supervision group (the supervision group is the April date). – The supervision group will be for therapists in training or working in the field. – Each class can be joined independently or the series can be completed as a whole (all 3 if you’re not a therapist in the field, or all 4 if you are a therapist in training or working in the field)
** These groups will be capped due to space size. Please inquire if cost is an issue.
Melissa Walker, MA, LPC, R-DMT, Director for the Embodied Relationships Counseling Center, is a Body-Centered sex and relationship therapist. She is currently working toward her Sex Therapist certification and is adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Psychology at Naropa University. Melissa combines somatic psychotherapy with sexology in her Concentric Sex Therapy model.
Alicia Patterson, MA, LPC, R-DMT, CYT is a Somatic Psychotherapist and Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner. She has been working with groups for 7 years and thrives on the group field. She sees private clients for individual / couple psychotherapy and Holistic Pelvic Care in Boulder & Golden. Alicia is trained as a birth doula and believes working in the realm of pregnancy, birth, death, sexuality and intimacy to be inter-related and some of the deepest and richest territory that can be explored in the self.
Friday, Jan. 19 - 1:00 amtoFriday, Apr. 20 3:00 am