An Open Forum for Men and Women to Discuss those Seldom Talked About Elements of Sexuality and Healing Sexual Illness
For anyone who has ever experienced a sexual illness or infection and been engaged in what feels like open warfare with an overly active sexually transmitted illness or infection for some time, sometimes achieving a deeper connection with our sexuality and our true nature can begin to feel like an impossibility amidst the pain and impact of sexual illness on sexual functionality, our perception of ourselves and our relationships.
Yet the truth remains that it IS possible to clear such sexual roadblocks from our experience and that is exactly what this healing workshop for men and women is all about.
It is a safe, deeply loving, space in which you can talk openly about your experience of sexual illness and ask those scary questions you’ve been looking for an opportunity to ask, while being lovingly supported by others who have travelled a similar journey. In this space, you will also be able to explore the underlying beliefs, patterning and past emotional, physical and spiritual trauma which may be contributing to the active sexual illness. You will also have the opportunity to connect with ongoing professional support in the form of counselling and energy work that may greatly accelerate your individual healing process going forward. A group meditation for forming individual healing and release intentions and some basic energy work will also form a part of our healing work together and there will be the opportunity to continue the work begun in this workshop in an ongoing monthly support group if desired.
Strict standards of confidentiality are assured around participation.
Nat Ferrier is a qualified Counsellor and Reiki Practitioner, who completed a major in Microbiology (incorporating Virology and Epidemiology) during her Science Degree and has several years experience in providing Counselling and Case Management in government and agency settings as well as in Private Practice. She regularly facilitates support groups and workshops in women’s wellbeing and sexual health.
She also privately counsels and coaches people around sexual illness, dysfunction and associated sexuality and core issues, assisting them to address and heal wounds of the past as well as create a more empowered, loving and positive perception of their own sexuality and connect more deeply with their true nature. She incorporates Art Therapy, Intuitive Energy Work, Holistic, Person-Centred and Solution Focused Counselling techniques, Meditation, Reiki, Sound Healing and a great deal of love and good humour into her private session and group work.
Nat has a reputation for creating safe healing spaces in which profound change and transformation are possible and new perspective is inevitable. She is deeply committed to openly promoting a non-judgemental and profoundly loving and positive way of viewing sexual illness as an essential part of the evolution of consciousness that humanity is presently experiencing.
Deeper Orgasm for Women
……a sensual journey into our bodies!
“Every moment is an orgasmic possibility”
All women are gifted with incredible bodies designed for deep pleasure, transformation and creativity.
This is not coincidental or cute, this is profoundly important!
Through Qi-‐gong, yoga, sound, breath and relaxation we will gently dive into our bodies deeper and deeper, encouraging our unique energy, re-‐connecting and/or enhancing our life-‐force, our pleasure.
Softening into our feminine essence, cultivating and knowing the powerful energy that moves through our bodies is to awaken to who we truly
are and what magnificent qualities we bring to the planet…… to be comfortable with our sexuality, sensuality, to breathe into our spaciousness……to honour our body wisdom is an essential part of being a women.
This session is designed for all women of all orgasmic experience.
I am currently teaching weekly ‘Deeper Orgasm’ classes for women in the Byron Shire.
I’m a visual artist, my focus is on Erotic Bedroom Art, painting canvases specifically for private clients. (cydART).
I am the mother of 2 beautifu boys and am in relationship with their father. I am mentored by Shantam Nityama. Creatively mentored by Zom Osborne. I have studied Ki Yoga (based on Ryoho Japanese Yoga). I have studied Tai Chi and Qi Gong under Master Sam Li (Sydney). I am an Urban Tantra grauate (Barbara Carrellas).
“Choosing to walk my orgasmic landscape has been a full journey and one that continues daily. From not being able to orgasm to floating in the most exquisite orgasmic realms. My orgasm is my teacher, she has shone the light on some very hidden and painful parts of me as she has shown me what a glorious woman I am. As a mum and partner and part of a beautiful community I am continually making the choice to bring my sex energy into my daily life.”
Dynamic Kink – Making Space for Conscious Play
A workshop designed to explore the setting of context for a deep and conscious experience in Dominant submissive play. I will be discussing principles of energy exchange and relationship dynamic.
The most important aspect of a successful play session is the negotiation that sets the environment. Some of the points covered are the basis of relationship, the desires of both players, an agreement of safe words, and the atmosphere created by the mutual participation of whoever is involved.
I will be addressing these concepts utilising both presentation and exercises that will allow participants to personally explore the ideas contained within the workshop.
Philip C Gordon
Phillip C Gordon has a history in the performing arts and film mediums for over the past 35 years. As an actor, teacher, writer and director he has explored the various crafts that make a truthful piece of drama lift off the page and become real for an audience. As Phillip investigated the fundamental principles of drama he was directed, by virtue of this exploration, toward the study of humanity. Since 1995 Phillip has been working with people as a personal mentor, facilitating workshops and delivering seminars in personal development. The basis of Phillips work is creating the space for people to become more conscious and awake to the whole of themselves and the world around them, to provide an experience and tools to enable people to live a life of deep pleasure. Phillips sexual life has been defined by a sense of discovery and adventure, both in the world of kink and energy work. Integrating the world of kink and sexuality with his life’s work Phillip has developed a practise that is available to clients for individual, couple or group sessions. What characterises his life and work is an unapologetic pursuit of deep pleasure and the desire to live a conscious life.
The Who, What, Where and Why of 3somes, 4somes and Moresomes!
An FAQ style discussion covering all the typical burning questions many people have about swinging, such as:
- What kind of people get into swinging?
- Why would a couple want to get into swinging?
- What can it do to the relationship (the good, bad, and the ugly)?
- What are the dangers?
- How can a couple get involved?
- Is jealousy an issue?
- Who gets more out of if, the women or men?
- How can I get my partner into it?
- …and many more (if we have time!!)
There will also be time and a question box for people to put in their own questions to be answered – I dare you to ask anything you really want to know because how often will you get someone who is as open and willing to give you the answers?
Chantelle is a real modern-day relationship sexpert – a fully qualified Master Results coach, Master in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis. Also a mum, wife for the second time, entrepreneur and a swinger which means she has had more personal experience than most when it comes to relationships, love, lust, passion, sex and sexuality, and what it takes to create a successful solid, long-term relationship in the 21st Century.
She’s a woman who isn’t shy to talk about all the taboo relationship and sexual topics. In fact she easily talks about sex and sexuality as if she were talking about grocery shopping, and you’ll find no holds barred honesty as she is authentic and real in everything she does…
She was on 94.9 JoyFM’s HIde and Seek show talking about relationships, sex and sexuality in “Sexploration” for the last 6 months of 2011. She’s recently been on Can of Worms and The Circle, and previously on Nova FM, Today Tonight and The Morning Show. She has been interviewed for articles which have been in Grazia Magazine, The Sunday Age and Vogue. She also writes for www.adultmatchmaker.com.au and AO Magazine about swinging relationships but her expertise and talents reach far beyond just the swinging aspect of love, sex and relationships. She is extremely passionate about helping the everyday couple create a highly passionate, loving and solid partnership that continues to grow instead of diminish over decades.
Down to earth, naturally inquisitive and definitely not shy, she is the person you go to when you want to ask the questions you’re too afraid to ask anyone else. She finds the answers and she shares them in hopes that it means someone out there can feel better about themselves or their sexual prowess. With a knack for making people feel completely comfortable, she leaves you with an empowered feeling, the answers you were looking for, and sometimes makes you giggle along the way.
The Yoga of Intimacy
“From the day we are born, we communicate without language.” (Stephen Levine)
“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.” (Ram Dass)
We live in a culture that devalues our full natural capacity for feeling-based intimacy. Most of the emphasis is projected into primary romantic relationship and direct active sexual contact. Guilt and shame are imposed on those who seek their own truth about what intimacy is outside the cookie-cutter mold.
The Yoga of Intimacy is a fun and (for some) gently challenging Neo-Tantra/Conscious Relating workshop, drawing on Yogic & Authentic Relating practices, improvisation games, and various humanistic therapies. Participants explore authenticity & resonance in pairs and small group practices.
(Plus integration/debrief opportunities to share and reflect on – rather than analyse – what you notice/learn.)
Intimacy in this context means: closeness, authenticity & the investigation of connection. Respectful and heart-connected connection can be purely & simply a natural part of our human experience, with tremendous psychological and physical health benefits. And how we express that can be through many different heart-connected ways.
This event is an exploration of resonance at the subtle, and often playful, ‘Yin’ level. Reclaiming our energetic relational selves in a society that trains us to work almost completely in the realms of the
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will I be connecting with people sexually in practices?
- Whilst there will be opportunities for conscious touch at this event, this is not a directly-sexual workshop. No physical sexual contact is required. No exercises are compulsory, and all can be adapted to suit the level of connection/expression you feel comfortable with whomever you are partnered with. Sexual energy might arise between you and someone of course, as that’s part of the human intimate experience.
As it’s a Neo-Tantra event are all the exercises in M/F pairs?
- When we run this work formally, we balance genders fairly closely so as to work mainly with natural M/F resonance. At festivals/gatherings we will sometimes recommend M/F pairings in practices, but people are free to mix and match as they feel. All exercises can be adapted to suit the level and type of intimacy you feel available to with whoever you are working with.
How is this workshop about sex?
-Its about knowing yourself and your authentic subtle feeling-based interactions (internal & external) and attractions more authentically. For many people this is crucial to all intimacy, including sexual intimacy.
His core training is in Transpersonal & Expressive Therapies, and he is a current student of Transformational Therapy. He has immersed himself in Neo-Tantra and Ecstatic Dance since 1999. Since early 2009 he has also been designing and facilitating Menswork & Conscious Relating workshops.
A Yoga & Meditation Teacher with over ten years experience, a Massage Therapist, Stretch Teacher and co-creator/designer of the Spiritual Speed Dating events. She has been co-facilitating Conscious Relating events with Arven throughout 2011.