Phoenix Arrien has been facilitating sacred space for people to transform and heal for over 20 years. Her training and experience includes Aus indigenous healing, Native American healing, Maori Bodywork, Cherokee bodywork, dance/movement, Process Work, Voice Dialogue, Healing Ecology, Deep Ecology, writing and meditation. She believes that safe space, sacred process, loving community and non-judgemental presence allows healing and transformation to emerge and deep profound change to occur.
Mike Lowe has over 20 years international experience leading transformational workshops in the areas of trustbuilding and reconciliation. He has worked with leaders in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism and with police and former militia leaders in Solomon Islands. His particular gift is in creating safe spaces in which transformation can occur, and he has a particular interest in supporting the rise of healthy and authentic Masculine and Feminine energies as we transition from patriarchal and colonial ways of being.
WORKSHOPS AT CELEBRATING SEXUALITY
TRAUMA, TRUST and SEX
Many people are affected by sexual trauma, either directly or indirectly via a partner or parents. One in three Australian women and one in five men experience sexual trauma by the age of 16.
Traumatic experiences can deeply affect our ability to be present intimately with our own bodies, energies and emotions, and with others. The memory of a traumatic experience is held in the body, so that when the body experiences a pattern similar to the original trauma - conscious or unconscious, present or ancestral, cultural or familial - it goes into an unconscious pattern which may include terror, disassociation, anger, shame or avoidance.
This workshop will explore the ways in which trauma leads to distrust and how safety and trust can be created leading to healing, deeper intimacy and sex which is fulfilling, potent and deeply enjoyable.