Aftercare + Nourishment for Releasing Shame in the Body
Shame is a part of our lived experiences. It's often driven by something outside of us like guilt that transforms into a sense of ownership that drives our behaviors and can dictate how we show up in the world.
In order for us to find new ways of existing, we first must commit to allowing all the parts of ourselves to take up space with permission, grace, and curiosity. We welcome this with courage and patience. And we can find ways to deeply embody this by creating new connections that rewrite the stories that make us feel shame in our bodies, around our sexuality, and in connectivity to our identities.
There isn't a "quick fix" to releasing shame in the body, but there are ways that we can over time transform it into something different and ideally in this difference, we become more of our whole selves.
Activities, prompts + information to explore after the class
After class - Take good care of yourself + one another practices:
Set a timer for 3, 5, 10, or 20 minutes and grab something to journal with. You can use one or a few of the prompts below to help you open up towards exploring how SHAME shows up in your life. Try looking at it from as neutral of a space as possible - allowing yourself to answer the questions honesty and then explore the answers with curiosity over judgement. How can shame support you? How is it hindering you? What are you ready to confront, expand, release + rewrite.
Join us Monday, 10/23 at 6pm PT for a live online class and guided embodied experience to support you with moving through and renaming shame and creating space to embody more authentic expressions through your body, sexuality, connections, pleasure + play.
• What stories came up for me in relation to shame?
• How can I create space to drop into my body and minimize the ways I focus on the stories that exist?
• What parts of my body, sexuality, and identity can I explore more in order to expand the ways I feel confident and authentic in the ways I am showing up in the world?
AFTERCARE - Guided Embodiment Practice
What to explore deeper?
Join us for the next class in the EMBODIED EsXeD Series, Wednesday, November 8th from 6-7:30PM PT in Zoom Online for BODYWORK FOR EMBODIED PLEASURE - a live, online class as part of our EMBODIED EsXeD Fall/Winter Cohort.
This class is part of the Embodied Sex Ed (EsXeD) Fall/Winter Series and can be accessed with a single class pass for $33 through Eventbrite or you can buy the Fall/Winter Series Bundle for $555 and receive access to all of the online classes, self paced pre-recorded content, downloadable workbooks, community discussions + connection spaces, live Q+A's with practitioners, facilitators + educators, and so much more!
Save your spot! Pick which option works best for you by clicking the link below.
Single Class Pass Ticket (RSVP through the Eventbrite event page)
Fall/Winter Series Bundle (Purchase the Bundle instead of a ticket through Eventbrite + receive access to all the EsXeD Fall/Winter Content and our online community through THE HUB)
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Unlock the art of Abhyanga and craft your unique therapeutic approach to discover the joys of embodied pleasure. Learn basic principles of the Ayurvedic self-massage technique that uses warm oil and pressured movement to create release, healing, and connection to the body. In part one of this series, you'll learn how to center non-sexual intimacy + touch as a ritual for embodiment. Members will be guided through designing their own bodywork patterns and rituals.
*This is a non-sexual gathering designed for introduction + integration of information.
This event will cover:
• Basic introduction to Ayurvedic principles and Abyangha
• Exploration of self touch for connection, release, and pleasure
• Demo of guided patterns to create your own pleasure practice solo or with a partner
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