Jul 302012
 

galen.triellecrop..bw .lores  300x190 Conscious D/s BDSM Workshop   San Francisco area, 8/18, 1 5pmLearn Simple Tools to Deepen Presence, Trust, Confidence, Communication, Intimacy, Ecstasy, Authenticity and Intensity within a Fetish Scene or 24/7.

Fully and consciously engaging our Fetish, Kink and D/s – BDSM desires can be like finding a mythic erotic gold mine, buried deep within us. When our deepest and darkest desires are expressed and untangled from our culturally induced fear, shame, erroneous moral judgments, harsh self-judgments, lack of trust and shadowy behaviors, they offer a rich treasure chest of vivid sensation, intense emotion, epic erotic mythos, alluring archetypal personas, taboo sexual ecstasy, erotic healing and empowering psychological depths.
Whether you are just beginning or already down the path this workshop will help you connect to deeper layers of Eros within yourself and your partners.

Workshop Outline:

Intention, Presence, Ritual, Mythos, Archetypes, Sacred Space, Symbols, Metaphor – tools to understand and deepen your relationship to yourself and your partner.

The Important Distinction between D/s and BDSM

Resolving the Paradox of Noble Dominant/Cruel Sadist and confident submissive/tormented masochist. How both aspects can be true…and noble.

Understanding and Owning the Shadows of Dominant (such as Tyrant/weakling) and Submissive(needy/defiant)

Authentic Dominance or submission Means Embodying Your Dominance or submission – getting out of your head and deeply into your body

Using Sacred Sexuality, Mindfulness and Neo-Tantric Techniques to Build Intimacy, Trust, Safety, Connection, Presence

Using Ritual to build Emotional Safety and Intimacy to Resolve Deep Conflicts.

Space limited so reserve your place asap Cost – $40 or sliding scale.

If you are sincere interest in attending, and have a financial challenge, please contact me directly to discuss sliding scale, trade or other options.

Dates: Saturday – 8/18/12, 1-5pm
Location: San Francisco Bay Area – provided upon registration

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If you have any questions, please email me at Galen@DakaDom.com

Learn more at my site The Conscious Kink Blog (http:// www.DakaDom.com )

Context: In this workshop, we will explore the concepts of myth, symbol, archetype, paradox, presence, authenticity, conscious awareness, embodiment, sacred sexuality, shadow persona, paradox, ritual, and the ritual container as tools that can help build and strengthen emotional intimacy and trust in a Kink or Fetish driven D/s-BDSM relationship, or even a one-time negotiated scene with a play-partner.

These tools can support you in discovering and inviting in what is personally meaningful and sacred to you. They can open a pathway to deepen the physical, emotional, intentional, and spiritual connection between D/s partners. Their purpose is to help create more trust, intimacy, healing and soulful expression within the self and the relationship.

Intention is the foundation of this journey. It is your expression of your souls deepest desire. It is what you authentically aspire to. Having developed a strong clear intention also brings up all the unconscious forces and conflicts that will oppose your intention.

As a Dominant for instance, if my intention is to aspire to leadership, responsibility, integrity (walking my talk), or accountability, I have to be aware of, own, and examine all aspects of the ways I may not be in integrity, accountable, responsible or in leadership. I will need to learn to address the underlying reasons why I am falling short of my stated intention. This same type of personal reflection around their intention, would be a process for a submissive to consider as well.
And the emphasis here is that fulfilling my intention is a “process”, that is, it is a practice that I renew daily. It is not a destination that I arrive at. It is an ideal that I strive to continually move closer to in my life.The use of ritual can be a way to form, connect with and renew our intentions and commitments through practices and protocols that are personally meaningful. Ritual can be a process that connects each partner to the aspects of character or soul they aspire to. Rituals help bring the aspirations to a deeper, consistent awareness, and open the potential to discover and heal reluctant, protective, traumatized unconscious parts, that may be holding us back from our aspirations.

The tools of ritual and their use are simple to understand, easy to put into practice, and are meant to be personalized, in a way that is meaningful and sacred to you.

The workshop will be experiential as well as contextual. The workshop itself will be held as a ritual and participants will be learning about the process and tools of ritual as well as performing personal rituals to take them deeper into their desire and intention, as well as the conflicts within that may limit or hold them back in body, mind and soul.

This is rich and highly nuanced material. How much depth is covered for each topic, in a 3 hour workshop, will vary. Variables can be the nature of the participant’s collective experience and intention, or a branch of the material presented may suddenly open up for the group and it becomes the focus of the time we have together. But it will give you the opportunity to start the journey and process of looking at how you want to bring what is sacred to you, into your D/s and BDSM expression.

Testimonials

“Galen leads his workshops with a humble authority that is true to his extensive experience in BDSM. Eloquent, intuitive and worldly in his perspectives, Galen generates a learning environment that is safe, authentic and open to all.” – Ms Savannah Sly – co-founder Kink Academy

“I’ve attended more workshops than I can count, often to be disappointed. I’m really glad that I followed my intuition and attended Galen’s workshop. He creates a very safe and caring container to explore personal experiences and issues focused on Dominance and submission and erotic BDSM. I had an opportunity to identify and begin to address blocks that have stifled me from allowing my full, erotic self to be seen. I was especially excited to find that I was able to make use of my discoveries immediately. Galen is intuitive and a very skilled facilitator and I plan to work with him one-one-one.” – Karen, Sacramento

About Galen:

Galen has led workshops all over the country on Conscious Kink practices, appears at numerous Kink and Sexuality Conferences, and has been interviewed in numerous publications for his innovative views on conscious sexuality. He has been active and “out” publicly in the Fetish community since 1998.

Galen is currently in graduate school in psychology, researching and developing a new therapeutic model of sex-therapy for individuals and couples.

Learn more about Galen and his work at the Conscious Kink Blog http://DakaDom.com/

Galen is also the designer of the Tetruss Portable Dungeon Suspension Bondage Rig and Sex Swing http://Tetruss.com/

Besides his private practice working with individuals and couples , and writing on all aspects of Sexuality for the [Conscious KInk Blog][http://DakaDom.com/] Galen has presented in the past at DomConLA, Living in Leather, Dallas and Seattle; The Eulenspiegel Society, NYC; Rose City Discussion Club, Portland; the Wet Spot, Seattle; The Daka/Dakini Conference, Sedona, AZ, The Sacred Sexuality Conference, Seattle, WA; and others; I am a KinkAcademy.com educator on Conscious Fetish and BDSM topics; featured in interviews on Ropecast by Graydancer; Venus de Mila show on TSR network; Sex with Jaiya, Shameless Zone with Veronica Monet, Sex and Happiness show with Laurie Handlers and others.

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