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Sex for Survivors: Healing After Abuse
Sex: There is nothing more central to a person's identity than their sexuality. For most, if not all survivors of childhood sexual abuse, anxiety is a deeply felt and crippling feeling of helplessness, confusion, and self-doubt. The fact is, anxiety is part of sex. Tolerating anxiety makes even better sex. Too often, survivors use avoidance as a short-term coping strategy however, that just intensifies anxieties in the long term. In this workshop, you will learn how to practice developing that part of yourself that creates safety, clarity, and confidence, how to recognize patterns of avoidance and accommodation, and learn the emotional joy of developing your sexuality while confronting and tolerating personal anxieties in the bedroom.
Stressed Kids, Stressed Parents
The most painful aspect of anxiety is that it seems unresolvable. For our children, their anxieties seem to never stop and problems get bigger and bigger. How can we teach our children that most problems are resolvable? What words do we use? How can we teach them to use their own inner resources and imagination to organize what seems gigantic? In this workshop, parents and children learn the basics of self-regulation. What is it, and what it's not? Parents learn to incorporate skills that teach their children and themselves how to self-regulate. When parents can self-regulate their own anxieties they model self regulation to their children.