Full Embodiment Around the World

April 29-30:  Couples Engagement, Melbourne, Australia

Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP presents a stand-alone 2-day workshop from her ‘Embodiment of Sexuality’ series that is designed to explore: “What happens in myself, my body and my being in relation to others?” Ariel utilises proven methods that solidify a connection to our core/authentic self, facilitate genuine self-love and secure a new and dynamic relationship with our bodies—especially essential as we face engagement with others!

“Until I sat in the field of Ariel’s workshop, I had no idea how big of a hole I had been experiencing around acknowledging of dimensions sexuality and relationship. Through many years of personal workshops and professional trainings in the realms of health and healing, recognition of sexuality was never worked with in an embodied way nor recognized beyond the trauma and dysfunction around it. Layers of messaging that my body took in early in life, that outwardly had nothing to do with sexuality but inwardly were metabolized as such, no longer feel separate and discordant but instead feel like an integrated whole finding its way to health….and Full Embodiment.” Jessica K

Workshop Content

Through a combination of lecture, discussion and a series of explorations you will come away from this weekend with a clearer understanding and acceptance of who you are in relationship and why.

  • Access the more subtle levels of relating that occur under conscious awareness.
  • Recognise what happens in your body energetically and physiologically when you get close to others and learn how to set boundaries, stay present and embodied.
  • Identify healthy and genuine desires and yearnings, and notice what gets in the way of opening to them.
  • Gain deeper clarity on what you like and want (along with what you don’t want) from encounters, and why.
  • With clarity comes the practice of asking for what you want and learning to receive.
  • As well as how to coach your intimates if they don’t succeed the first time… and the second.
  • Learn how attachment style plays into intimacy.
  • Learn how to be playful and explore the art of flirting and seduction.

All workshops presented within the Embodiment of Sexuality series may be taken as an individual workshop. ‘Couples Engagement’ may include some minimal review of the content of ‘Getting To the Core of Sexuality’.

If you require further information about the workshop content, you are welcome to email Ariel.

Workshop Format

The workshop employs a friendly mix of the latest research in sexuality via lectures and videos, along with psychological, physical and emotional exploration through gentle, respectful exercises and group discussions. 

  • To support the learning, the workshop includes mindfulness practices for self-experiential enquiry on a personal level. These exercises may be applied when working with clients and are designed for equal amounts of professional and personal development.
  • There will be opportunities for self reflection, journaling and personal sharing if desired.

All is deepened and gently processed through the body as the ultimate “experiencer.”

Who is this Workshop For?

The Embodied Sexuality series of workshops are designed for all those ready to transform their relationship to themselves and their bodies.

  • For therapists and other professionals who want to take their personal exploration in sexuality to the next level and learn how to better work with sexuality issues with their clients.
  • For individuals and couples who are actively sexual and wanting to enhance their pleasure and ability to be better lovers.
  • For those who may not be sexual and/or are struggling with sexual wounding, dissociation, body image, shame, gender identity, low libido or sexual dysfunction, as well as survivors of invasive medical procedures or traumatic birth experiences.
  • This program is open to individuals, couples, those who chose not to date or be sexual and singles desiring to do relationship differently.

All genders, all identities and all sexual orientations are welcome, as well as all ages and body types.

The workshop involves no nudity, and no sexual contact. There may be moments of optional exchange of safe consensual touch with another as well as self-touch.

Professional Development Hours

A Certificate of Attendance is provided for 18 hours of professional development. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements vary across Professional Associations. Please contact your Association for specific requirements.

Details

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30, April 2017
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Cost: Early Bird Rate - $550 (if paid in full by 18 March 2017)
Standard Fee - $620
Included: Morning and Afternoon Tea
Location: St. Joseph's Hall, Port Melbourne


May 12-14, 2017: Getting to the Core of Sexuality Trauma, Milan, Italy

This 3-day intensive workshop is designed to transform your relationship with the body and with sexuality. Introducing numerous cutting-edge techniques aimed at healing the shame that both men and women carry from countless generations of negative messages about sex and gender, whether they’re cultural, religious or intergenerational. It supports therapists in working with sexuality trauma in their practices, however it is also appropriate for anyone interested in personal exploration. Clinicians, this is your chance to bring, or refer your friends, clients and intimates. 

September 18 is open to all professionals wanting more specific ways of working with sexuality issues with clients or patients.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

Presenting the latest on the science of sexuality, as well as what physiologically and emotionally interrupts sexual response, this 3-day workshop will cover how to: 

  • Help yourself or clients have more ease, confidence and a more complete connection with the body and sex.
  • Establish a strong somatic container and develop a loving, accepting relationship with the body.
  • Become adept at talking and/or thinking about all things sexual, both personally and professionally.
  • Understand the sexual response through the latest brake/accelerator model and support self and clients in understanding the unconscious “brakes” that thwart pleasure, presence and desire.
  • Heal sexual wounds and deep-seated shame. Although it is not a class on “sexual abuse” specifically, the class will provide a foundation for how to help survivors find internal comfort, authentic boundaries, personal safety and acceptance.
  • Examine the messages given about gender, the body and sexuality, and begin to access and embody more genuine beliefs and desires.
  • Explore sexuality from a historical, developmental, psychological and physiological perspective. 
  • Increase ability to experience full-body pleasure. 
  • The workshop introduces aspects of the longer, 3-part Full Embodiment model, which Ariel has co-developed

WORKSHOP FORMAT

This workshop is a friendly mix of science and education, psychological and emotional inquiry, and gentle, respectful exercises designed to deepen contact with self. We will be examining some very “edgy” topics yet the pace and the safety of the container will make the material manageable for most and will support integration and change.

  • Content is presented in the form of lectures, videos, art, music and readings.
  • To deepen the learning, the workshop includes somatic practices for self-inquiry, as well as opportunities for self-reflection, journaling and personal sharing in small groups. These exercises may be practiced at home, or applied when working with clients. 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

  • Individuals wanting to improve their intimate relationships, who have healthy sexuality, yet who hope to learn more about their bodies and their sexuality.
  • Individuals ready to transform their relationship to themselves and their bodies, especially those who have survived sexual trauma or gender discrimination.
  • People who were raised with negative attitudes or condemning messages concerning their gender, sex and the body.
  • Therapists, coaches, social workers, bodyworkers, healthcare professionals plus anyone working with sexual trauma, dissociation, body image, gender identity, couples or individuals suffering from sexual dysfunction, people who have experienced invasive medical procedures to the pelvic area, as well as clients from other cultures with oppressive attitudes toward sex, will benefit.
  • LGBTIQ, gender fluid, and all sexual orientations wanting to deepen connection to true self, and deepen relations with others.
“Something happened in the Sexual Embodiment workshop that I’ve never experienced before. I felt a part of my self that got left behind a long time ago: the little girl that loved to run naked through the sprinkler, laughing deliriously, without fear or self consciousness. At some point all that changed and I became afraid to be naked with or without clothes. Like many of us, I’ve attended trainings and workshops throughout my life, that have deeply affected me and shaped who I am. What made the Embodiment workshop exceptional was the way Ariel listened to the group. She let the group move to its own rhythm – slowing everything down to a slow motion pace, so we could hear our own heartbeat and allow old memories and beliefs about sexuality to come to the surface, so we could – in a safe and playful way – discover what we’ve missed and been longing for throughout our lives.” CL participant
“Until I sat in the field of Ariel’s Full Embodiment workshop, I had no idea how big of a hole I had been experiencing around acknowledging of dimensions sexuality. Through many years of personal workshops and professional trainings in the realms of health and healing, recognition of sexuality was never worked with in an embodied way nor recognized beyond the trauma and dysfunction around it. My experience in Full Embodiment connected me with healthy, non-taboo exploration of embodied sexuality, with both a fully welcome and gently cared for recognition of the sexuality that lives in us all and with which so many of us grapple living in a culture with unclear messages.” JB participant

For more information email info@somatic-experiencing.it


September 12-16: Getting to the Core of Sexuality Trauma, Naxos, Greece

Presented by Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP, Somatic Sex Educator, Somatic Experiencing Trainer

Plus an optional day of professional supervision on September 18
    Costs: € 850 (DKK 6.500)

A unique opportunity to combine a lovely trip to Greece with important and life-changing material! This event includes 4 days of experiential learning interspersed with a day of exploring, dancing and feasting!

This 4-day workshop is designed to transform your relationship with the body and with sexuality. Introducing numerous cutting-edge techniques aimed at healing the shame that both men and women carry from countless generations of negative messages about sex and gender, whether they’re cultural, religious or intergenerational. It supports therapists in working with sexuality trauma in their practices, however it is also appropriate for anyone interested in personal exploration. Clinicians, this is your chance to bring, or refer your friends, clients and intimates.

September 18 is open to all professionals wanting more specific ways of working with sexuality issues with clients or patients.

Workshop Content

Presenting the latest on the science of sexuality, as well as what physiologically and emotionally interrupts sexual response, this 3-day workshop will cover how to: 

  • Help yourself or clients have more ease, confidence and a more complete connection with the body and sex.
  • Establish a strong somatic container and develop a loving, accepting relationship with the body.
  • Become adept at talking and/or thinking about all things sexual, both personally and professionally.
  • Understand the sexual response through the latest brake/accelerator model and support self and clients in understanding the unconscious “brakes” that thwart pleasure, presence and desire.
  • Heal sexual wounds and deep-seated shame. Although it is not a class on “sexual abuse” specifically, the class will provide a foundation for how to help survivors find internal comfort, authentic boundaries, personal safety and acceptance.
  • Examine the messages given about gender, the body and sexuality, and begin to access and embody more genuine beliefs and desires.
  • Explore sexuality from a historical, developmental, psychological and physiological perspective. 
  • Increase ability to experience full-body pleasure. 
  • The workshop introduces aspects of the longer, 3-part Full Embodiment model, which Ariel has co-developed

Workshop Format

This workshop is a friendly mix of science and education, psychological and emotional inquiry, and gentle, respectful exercises designed to deepen contact with self. We will be examining some very “edgy” topics yet the pace and the safety of the container will make the material manageable for most and will support integration and change.

  • Content is presented in the form of lectures, videos, art, music and readings.
  • To deepen the learning, the workshop includes somatic practices for self-inquiry, as well as opportunities for self-reflection, journaling and personal sharing in small groups. These exercises may be practiced at home, or applied when working with clients. 

Who is this Workshop For?

  • Individuals wanting to improve their intimate relationships, who have healthy sexuality, yet who hope to learn more about their bodies and their sexuality.
  • Individuals ready to transform their relationship to themselves and their bodies, especially those who have survived sexual trauma or gender discrimination.
  • People who were raised with negative attitudes or condemning messages concerning their gender, sex and the body.
  • Therapists, coaches, social workers, bodyworkers, healthcare professionals plus anyone working with sexual trauma, dissociation, body image, gender identity, couples or individuals suffering from sexual dysfunction, people who have experienced invasive medical procedures to the pelvic area, as well as clients from other cultures with oppressive attitudes toward sex, will benefit.
  • LGBTIQ, gender fluid, and all sexual orientations wanting to deepen connection to true self, and deepen relations with others.

Practical information

One of the days we will arrange a boat trip to one or two of the small islands that surround Naxos. This excursion is open to family, friends and partners and the costs will be shared by all.

  • The last evening there will be a dinner invitation after the closure at the seminar place and some kind of live music and celebration.
  • Dates: September 12th to 16th 2017
  • Costs: € 850.- (DKK 6.500,-) for the tuition only. Room and board costs are paid separately. A double room at Hotel Kouros costs 20 € per person (breakfast included). There will be served lunch for 5 days for 15 € per person per day, obligatory. The excursion day includes only breakfast. Additional meals are not included on the excursion. Airfare and ferry costs are at own expense.
  • Coffee and tea will be provided, as well as fruit in the afternoon. Dinner is at own expense at the restaurants in the charming village of Apollonas.
  • Sign up: traumeheling@hotmail.com, marked ”Ariel Naxos 2017”. It is important that you sign up for your participation before June 30. At that date we will know if the workshop has enough participants to be held. You will be notified right after June 30, and we will send you payment information and ask you to pay in the tuition fee by August 1st.
  • To view the location of the course “Ariadne”, please go to www.seterapi.dk
  • Apollonas is an ideal place for quiet vacations so you could always arrive earlier or leave later after the end of the workshop. More information about beautiful Apollonas here: www.apollonnaxos.blogspot.com and about Hotel Kouros here: www.hotelkouros.blogspot.com.
  • For further information please contact: Ursula Fürstenwald, phone + 45 39272524, email: ursula@seterapi.dk, - More complete information regarding travel, accommodation, information about the island and payment will be provided for participants. Ask for more information.
  • Seminar to be held in English without translation
  • If you require further information about the workshop, you are welcome to email Ariel

Register 

Sign up: traumeheling@hotmail.com, marked ”Ariel Naxos 2017”. It is important that you sign up for your participation before June 30. At that date we will know if the workshop has enough participants to be held. You will be notified right after June 30, and we will send you payment information and ask you to pay in the tuition fee by August 1st.

 

What are graduates saying about the program:

"Until I sat in the field of Ariel’s Embodiment workshop, I had no idea how big of a hole I had been experiencing around acknowledging of dimensions sexuality. Through many years of personal workshops and professional trainings in the realms of health and healing, recognition of sexuality was never worked with in an embodied way nor recognized beyond the trauma and dysfunction around it. My experience in the workshop connected me with healthy, non-taboo exploration of embodied sexuality, with both a fully welcome and gently cared for recognition of the sexuality that lives in us all and with which so many of us grapple living in a culture with unclear messages." -Jessica K therapist, doula, SEP
“This work has been profoundly valuable to me, both personally and professionally. Ariel has woven together a wealth of diverse, scientifically sound perspectives on sexuality, embodiment, trauma recovery, and group process. It's the first work of its kind that I've found to have such a good mix of experiential practice and theory, and crucially, the experiential work is truly digestible.” - Robert, Relationship Coach

September 22-24: Getting to the Core of Sexuality Trauma, Denmark or Sweden

More details coming soon!