New workshop for somatic professionals just added!! A special training designed specifically for the SE Community
Sep
6
to Sep 8

New workshop for somatic professionals just added!! A special training designed specifically for the SE Community

All of us work with clients who have experienced sexual trauma as a child, sexual assault as adults, with couples who grapple with sexual incompatibilities, or people who struggle with sexual identity, body image and just generally resist being in their bodies.

This workshop is designed to tackle just these issues, and aimed at helping practitioners acquire a variety of new and effective tools to best serve these clients—even the toughest ones. Introducing material not covered in the SE training.

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Stockholm, Sweden: Uncovering the Roots of Sexuality Trauma, Presented by Ariel Giarretto - the Full Embodiment Model
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Stockholm, Sweden: Uncovering the Roots of Sexuality Trauma, Presented by Ariel Giarretto - the Full Embodiment Model

The program is aimed at increasing awareness, aliveness and pleasure in our whole bodies. It looks at developmental imprints and other formative influences that interrupt a clear, stress-free relationship with ourselves as fully embodied sexual/sensual beings. It offers transformative experiential practices for all levels of interest—for self-exploration and personal enhancement, healing sexual abuse, as well as providing useful strategies for therapists working with sexuality and trauma. It is open to anyone desiring to learn more about sexuality from a somatic/social/cultural, psychological or physiological perspective.

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Berkeley, CA: "Expanding the Erotic Self" - Ariel Giarretto & Tom Callanan                                              $525.00
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Berkeley, CA: "Expanding the Erotic Self" - Ariel Giarretto & Tom Callanan $525.00

An entirely new program launching this year with Tom and Ariel. We take what we learned in the other workshops and focus now on expanding erotic potential. We’ll put trauma behind us for now, and step into new realms, and new levels of play and pleasure enhancement.

Suitable for both couples and singles.

Join us for a special “more advanced” program where we present our newest material on embodied sexuality. This workshop is for those of you who have attended one of workshops and are eager to go a bit farther...to work a few edges and discover new levels of pleasure in yourself and your partner. 

 This program deepens into new realms of sensuality and embodiment. This is a time to get playful, to examine some shadow elements, and to unfold your erotic selves.

 Sensuality:

Through multiple embodiment practice of touch, movement, breath, sight, sounds and smells we will land more and more into our bodies to expose our most intense erotic sensuality.

 Shadow: Sexual pleasure and the capacity to connect with our true selves, as well as our partners is often constrained by social conditioning, sexual wounding and shame. Our most authentic sexuality and capacity for expanded ecstasy is hidden from most of us. There is very little invitation to discover it, and thus many of us have rather “vanilla” sex, when we could be having fireworks. Our intent is to gently unearth who you are underneath those confines, and allow a more wild and unfettered, erotic side to emerge. We have a sensual self and our erotic self….How can we shamelessly step into a “naughtier” or unconventional side?

 We’ll be examining our more shadowed nature initially by uncovering how our current desires, fantasies and turn-ons are often formed in early childhood. Then through archetypes, playful role play, fantasies, and erotic imagination, we’ll integrate all this information as a portal to greater pleasure..

 We’ll create a safe container for engaging the heart of our own darkness with curiosity, non-judgment, and playfulness. Exploring slowly and safely in a step-by-step fashion, together we’ll come to a deeper, and often surprising, understanding of our true erotic nature.

 

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Costa Rica: Eros Unbound: Sensuality, Shadow, and Transcendence
Jan
17
to Jan 22

Costa Rica: Eros Unbound: Sensuality, Shadow, and Transcendence

This workshop will offer the latest in our new material on expanding erotic potential and pleasure. We step away from emphasizing trauma for now, and take a deeper and more playful look at exploring our healthy, erotic capacity. A full 5 day program. Bring your spouses and partners!

Join Ariel and Tom for our first 6-day residential retreat where we present our newest material on embodied sexuality. Next January, in the astonishing beauty of Costa Rica, we explore three powerful and effective avenues to deepen sexual pleasure and intimacy: sensuality, shadow and transcendence. 

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Oberursal, Germany: Full Embodiment—Healing Sexuality Trauma
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Oberursal, Germany: Full Embodiment—Healing Sexuality Trauma

  • The Reformhaus Akademie (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Ariel for three powerful, yet gentle days that will transform your relationship to your body and your sexuality. 

This workshop is primarily experiential, and is aimed at healing the shame that both men and women carry from countless generations of negative messages about sex, the body and gender, whether they’re cultural, religious or intergenerational. Introducing the latest in somatic sex therapy and sexuality research, it is designed for anyone who desires a deep and lasting change. 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, colleagues and intimates.

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Oakland, CA: Uncovering the Roots of Sexuality Trauma - Ariel Giarretto & Tom Callanan
May
10
to May 12

Oakland, CA: Uncovering the Roots of Sexuality Trauma - Ariel Giarretto & Tom Callanan

  • Oakland, California USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, and Tom Callanan, Somatic Sex Educators and Trauma Specialists for three powerful and deeply experiential yet gentle days. This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to find more ease, comfort, as well as passion and pleasure in their bodies and their sensuality. Through a variety of mindfulness and embodiment practices, backed by the latest research on sexuality, the exploration is on "who am I underneath everything I have ever been told about my body, my gender, and my sexuality? If I were to move aside all the cultural, religious, social and familial influences, what is my most genuine relationship to myself and my sensuality that I long to (deserve to) have?"

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Live, Online Webinar--"Attachment, Trauma and Sexuality-Coming Home to the Self"
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Live, Online Webinar--"Attachment, Trauma and Sexuality-Coming Home to the Self"

  • Live, Online Interactive Webinar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For those of you who can’t travel to a live workshop, here is your chance to join Ariel for a 5 hour live, interactive webinar, spread out over 2 days . It will introduce some of the topics covered in the longer workshops, however there will a stronger emphasis on attachment and its effects on developing sexuality. It is aimed at healing the shame that both men and women carry from countless generations of negative messages about sex, the body and gender, whether they’re cultural, religious or intergenerational. It will provide useful tips for therapists in working with sexuality trauma in their practices.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina (near Asheville): Uncovering the Roots of Sexuality Trauma - The Full Embodiment Model    WORKSHOP IS FULL-WAITLIST ONLY   email me to be added
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Flat Rock, North Carolina (near Asheville): Uncovering the Roots of Sexuality Trauma - The Full Embodiment Model WORKSHOP IS FULL-WAITLIST ONLY email me to be added

  • The Lakeside Meeting Space at Highland Lake Cove (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, Somatic Sex Educator and Trauma Specialist for three powerful, deeply experiential, yet gentle days. This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to find more ease, comfort and, of course, passion and spice in their bodies and their sensuality. 

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The Energetics of Intimacy and Attachment - Embodied Relating
Nov
9
to Nov 11

The Energetics of Intimacy and Attachment - Embodied Relating

Exploring the subtleties of the body in relationship.

Workshop in Berkeley, California, November 9-11, 2018

The Embodied Relationships Workshop revisits key concepts and practices covered in the Foundation Workshops and takes that connection to ourselves and our bodies to the next level of application - relationship to others.

This workshop examines: “What happens in myself, my body, and my being in relation to others?”

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The Energetics of Intimacy and Attachment: Exploring the subtleties of the body in relationship
Oct
11
to Oct 16

The Energetics of Intimacy and Attachment: Exploring the subtleties of the body in relationship

Exploring the subtleties of the body in relationship. 

Workshop in Naxos Greece, October 11-16, 2018

This workshop examines: “What happens in myself, my body, and my being in relation to others?”

The workshop focuses on connection to self and the body, while being in proximity with others. You do not need to be in couple relationship to get great benefit from this program. Nor does your partner need to be present.

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