We are born embodied and sensual before parents, culture, religion, peers, intergenerational beliefs and trauma begin to skew our connection to our most essential selves and, consequently, to others. This conditioning undermines our ability to accept our bodies, to identify or keep dependable partners, to surrender to our inherent sensuality and to receive healthy, genuine love when it presents itself.
Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP, CSB is an internationally known body-oriented psychotherapist, trauma specialist, and somatic sex educator. Her passion is to support people of all cultures and ages in how to find ease and pleasure in their bodies, increased intimacy, and freedom from the grip of trauma. She is the co-developer of "The Full Embodiment Model" which offers gentle, transformative workshops for people wanting to heal from the effects of sexuality/gender trauma, sexual abuse and disembodiment.
This webinar explores how this happens through the lens of the Somatic Experiencing® trauma model. It offers a variety of simple somatic exercises designed to leave old traumas and beliefs behind so that we can welcome new levels of pleasure and connection.
This webinar is appropriate for "people on the path" who seek a deeper and sexier connection to their true selves, as well as for those who struggle to be embodied because trauma has made the body an unsafe and scary place.
Practitioners and therapists who work with sexuality and trauma will find a number of effective tips to support their most body-phobic clients.
In this 2-part (5 hours total) live workshop, Ariel will explore:
-How SE principles can support people to "come home" to self and body, as well as help resolve sexual trauma and shame
-How our body responds to memories of shame and abuse, and how to gently recover from these
-A menu of somatic practices that each participant can adapt to their own comfort level
-Through the study of neuroscience and attachment theory, how brain and body can evolve
-A variety of strategies for improving sexuality and connection
-The deepening into somatic practices to recognize and repair obstacles to a healthy relationship
-Why sexuality and desire "die" in long-term relationships, learn what is necessary to renew "the spark" and actually have better sex than ever before
This webinar will include a number of somatic, experiential exercises, some journaling, and some imagining.
We are born embodied and sensual before parents, culture, religion, peers, intergenerational beliefs and trauma begin to skew our connection to our most essential selves and, consequently, to others. This conditioning undermines our ability to accept our bodies, to identify or ke...