What does erotic intelligence mean to us as therapists, coaches, and relationship professionals? How do we help our clients cultivate a feeling of vitality? How do we help them go beyond
What does erotic intelligence mean to us as therapists, coaches, and relationship professionals?
How do we help our clients cultivate a feeling of vitality? How do we help them go beyond recovering from trauma to come back to life? And how can we help them achieve a deeper connection when we are struggling ourselves?
Eros, also known as eroticism, is a quality of aliveness, vibrancy and vitality that is critical to both life and the clinical relationship. It’s a sense of creativity, agency and pleasure that we often aim for in our clients but neglect within ourselves.
Esther and her guests will share a multi-faceted conceptualization of eroticism and how practitioners can apply it.
Using a multicultural and interdisciplinary lens, Esther and her guests will share a toolkit focused on eroticism to therapists and coaches that will enable you to engage with difficult topics and therapeutic choice points, taking on relational challenges around love and desire with curiosity, renewed energy and confidence.
november 8 (Friday) - 9 (Saturday)
Convene - NYC Midtown West
117 West 46th Street
Next Sex Course As new technologies arrive and alter our most personal experiences, we are witnessing a transformation in how we connect with one another. Human sexuality, in all of its idiosyncratic
Next Sex Course
As new technologies arrive and alter our most personal experiences, we are witnessing a transformation in how we connect with one another. Human sexuality, in all of its idiosyncratic expressions, has long been a driver of technological innovation. It is no surprise that the latest high-tech wave is pushing desire into uncharted terrain, expanding human sexuality and stretching the cultural and physical boundaries of how we have sex, and who—or what—we have sex with.
What do these developments mean for therapists, and how will they change the ways in which we engage with and treat clients? Rather than sitting idly by and fearing these new immersive technologies will push people further apart, we can actively learn to use them in ways that foster healthy individual and relational sexuality, and encourage a greater degree of erotic empathy. The focus of this latest sextech transformation is not on what technology can do to us, but what it can do for us—its potential to positively transform our humanity, changing the way we see ourselves and behave as sexual beings.
Somatic Sex Therapy Course
Sex is almost always a physical act, so why would we not use the body as a resource for better understanding our clients’ experiences? This course draws on many of the main principles in somatic psychology including polyvagal theory, attachment theory, narrative and art therapy, the Braddock Body Process, integrative trauma and PTSD therapies, and the instructors own research into embodied healing for survivors of sexual trauma. It will address somatic memory and holding, as well as ways to reframe and replace dysfunctional psychosomatic patterns with integrated alternatives.
Understanding how the brain and body work together—not focusing on one over the other—informs effective somatic sex therapy interventions. Somatic techniques are most often used as an addition to, rather than a replace for, traditional sex therapy methodology, and inherently offer titrated pacing and client-lead initiatives. Utilizing somatic sex therapy moves clients toward states of embodiment and empowerment, which creates an ideal foundation for holistic sexual health.
Join Dr. Holly on FaceBook Live for a her personal tour of the Museum of Sex’s Celestial Bodies VR experience with creative and artistic director Serge Becker. Celestial
Join Dr. Holly on FaceBook Live for a her personal tour of the Museum of Sex’s Celestial Bodies VR experience with creative and artistic director Serge Becker.
Celestial Bodies is an immersive room scale VR installation that brings Diplo’s track “Set It Off” to a new dimension. On view from October 2nd, this virtual reality experience is an exploration of anticipation, sexual attraction, identity, presence, touch, scale, comfort, daring and spatial awareness – around a shared infinite pole dance in space.
Unlike most iterations of VR where participants are static, this exhibition encourages users to move about freely within the controlled environment where user movement and active participation is an integral part of the experience. In addition to a VR headset participants are outfitted with Optitrack motion sensors tracking their movements and up to 6 participants and their VR avatars can interact with each other, creating a dynamic environment. The 1,000 square feet of space has been carefully mapped by the director and by controlling all elements of the user experience, the director is able to methodically impart his own vision upon that of the user. Employing live performers, haptic elements, and three-dimensional sound, this installation traverses the line between physical reality and a virtual simulation.
The #JCTechMeetup hosts monthly meetings throughout town featuring amazing speakers on various topics in tech to engage a community like no other. All members of the technology, innovation and entrepreneurial
The #JCTechMeetup hosts monthly meetings throughout town featuring amazing speakers on various topics in tech to engage a community like no other. All members of the technology, innovation and entrepreneurial community and ecosystem here and around Jersey City are welcome to join and participate!
Our goal is to bring the diverse and creative minds of this city together to create a hub for innovation. Hear from local tech, business and community leaders why you should #JOINJCTM today: http://bit.ly/JOINJCTECH
We’re spicing up the Jersey City tech scene once again, for Part Deux of our Future of Sex series. Last year’s first ever (and sold out!) sex tech talk was quite the climax, focusing on talking through sexual stigmas, dissecting passions in the industry with all our participating founders, and exploring the innovations yet to come. This June, we’re bringing sexy back with some of the industry’s top speakers, innovators, and of course – we have some tricks up our sleeves!
5:45 – 6:15 PM: Aphrodisi-Happy Hour
6:10 – 6:15 PM: Welcome and Introductions
6:15 – 6:50 PM: Sexpert Fireside Chat between sexpert visionaries Cindy Gallop and Bryony Cole + Q/A
6:50 – 7:30 PM: Passion Packed Pitches from sexcessful fem-preneurs!
Polly Rodriguez, Founder of UnboundBabes & Women of Sextech
Dr. Holly Richmond, VR Futurist & Sex Therapist
Suzanne Sinatra, Founder of PrivatePacks
Estrella Jaramillo, Co-Founder of B-wom
Michelle Hope, Rockstar Author and Sex-Ed Disruptor
7:30 – 8:00 PM: Networking Continues!
Last year got hot and heavy, take a listen here: https://goo.gl/Tq8noO
Read more on this year’s sexperts in the photo’s section!
Now in its 3rd year, VR World 2018 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming. With 4 in-depth event
Now in its 3rd year, VR World 2018 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.
With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.
Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.
This session is open to Gold & Innovator passes only.
Month Long Event (may)