Sharing circle: talking about erotic or sexual preferences
he | they
18:00 - 19:30
This will be a session for sharing from self expression and experience our so called 'erotic and sexual preferences' and to dare to with openness, compassion, respect and authenticity speak using a particular structure to explore whether these preferences perhaps stem from our prejudices, our conscious or unconscious bias or not. We will create a safer space through the group setting some goodwill agreements and intentions at the beginning to guide us through the sharing. We will practice active listening. Let us take a look at ourselves perhaps stretch our self awareness leading to a deeper understanding. Sexual and Erotic Preferences are usually around race, ethnicity, class, status, gender presentation, age. body shape, physical and mental ability, style, there maybe others. Let's speak up, listen up, reflect.
I am a psychotherapist who integrates Western modalities of therapy such as Existential, Psychodynamic and Humanistic approaches as well as Eastern modalities such as mindfulness and meditation. For the past 20 years I have been facilitating spaces of self exploration and evolution for individuals and groups who identify as white and non-white bodied, who come from gender, sexual and relationship minorities as well as people living with HIV. I have a private online practice and also run a counselling service for NAZ London which is the oldest and primary sexual and mental health and wellbeing service for non-white bodied people in London.