Psychosexual Somatics® – The Invitation: How to manifest the fullness of your potential for intimacy – 6-10th July 2016
The cutting edge of Body-Mind Sexology
Psychosexual Somatics®: The Invitation: How to manifest the fullness of your potential for intimacy. An introduction to the Psychosexual Somatics® therapy model. A pre-requisite for the year-long practitioner training starting Sept 2016 and a deep personal journey into your sexual self.
What is The Invitation?
The Invitation is a five-day non-residential workshop that introduces the vision, models and methods of Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy. The focus of is on personal development, offering you tools for understanding and addressing your own intimacy issues.
What is Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy?
Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy is a revolutionary, new body-oriented
therapeutic modality dealing with sex and intimacy issues. Developed by Mike Lousada, Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy is a unique combination of neuroscience, psychotherapeutic and bodywork disciplines, it offers an integrated approach for addressing mind and body so that full resolution can be achieved.
Who is it for?
Anyone looking to mindfully explore their own relationship with sexuality, whether they are currently in a relationship or not. The Invitation is also a pre-requisite for the year long Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy practitioner training, which is approved by Association of Somatic & Integrative Sexology
What will I get from it?
• An introduction to the Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy model
• Insight into how you stop yourself from allowing intimacy
• Ability to step into your authority within yourself and in relationships
• Greater awareness of your shadows around sex
• Increased connection between mind and body
• New tools for dealing with challenging relational issues
• Increased awareness of your body and its wisdom
• Empowerment through choice
What can I expect?
This experiential workshop offers an opportunity for you to get to a deeper understanding of your sexuality, its drives, motivations – and blocks. You will be offered a clear road map that will help you understand your intimate life and how to improve it as well as developing a deeper understanding of your sexual self.
Focusing on your own journey we will use techniques from the Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy model, including guided visualisation, somatic (body) mindfulness and sensate tracking to help connect mind and body.
Lorna de Wolff
Assisted by David Confino and Angela Lorenzen
6th – 10th July 2016, 10am – 6pm daily
The Skylight Centre
49 Corsica Street
London N5 1JT
£575, payable in advance. You can secure your place by making a non-refundable deposit payment of £150 or pay the amount in full.
How do I sign up?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email email@example.com or call Mike Lousada on 07739 260 600 for further details.
Personal Development Workshops
Read what the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine has to say about our workshops.
Know Your Sexual Self, Finland, August 11-14th 2016
“Transformative and Empowering. Mike and Louise held a safe space I could relax into and I hugely benefited from the light hearted yet respectful energy” Workshop participant”In our society there is no area in which integration is more needed than in relation to our sexuality”.
When we work consciously to expand and grow, sexuality is often the last piece that we explore. In our hyper-sexualised culture we are still left on our own when it comes to discussing sex, desire and pleasure. Figuring out who we are sexually, what we want – and why – can be confusing and frightening. Often, cultural expectations as to what we should and should not desire colours our beliefs about ourselves and thus limits our capacity for pleasure.
This experiential workshop introduces the visions and models of Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy (PST), and will offer you tools to address your own intimacy issues. Through a series of exercises, safely conducted on you own and in small groups, we will guide you through exploring the following issues:
~ What limiting beliefs do you hold about sex from your culture and upbringing?
~ What are your motivations for wanting or having sex?
~What deeper needs are you seeking to fulfil?
~ What desires are your comfortable with expressing, and which remain unexpressed or even unacknowledged.
~ What are the blocks that keep you from experiencing sexual fulfilment?
~ What are the different elements of your sexual life – and fully are they expressed?
The workshop will invite you to give and receive different kinds of non-genital touch, with a conscious intention of exploring your ability know what you want and need, ask for it and communicating your boundaries. There is no nudity in the workshop, and both singles and couples are welcome.
Workshop leaders: Mike Lousada and Dr. Louise Mazanti
Developed by Mike Lousada, Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy is an evolving body-oriented therapy in a unique combination between neuroscience, trauma therapy, myofascial release technique, psychotherapy and bodywork disciplines.
Mike Lousada’s work has attracted widespread media coverage and support. Most notably he features strongly in Naomi Wolf’s latest bestseller, Vagina and has gained a range of celebrity, prominent business leaders and other clients from over 50 countries.
Dr. Louise Mazanti is a psychotherapist specialising in Psychosexual Somatics®. She has a private practice in London, where she support clients in overcoming sex and intimacy issues. The main tools in her practice are Erotic Mirroring and Erotic Embodiment, which enables the clients to access their sexuality without shame.
Elontuli Center (1h from Helsinki), Finland
Elontuli is beautiful dedicated retreat canter in the middle of countryside. In workshop we eat delicious gourmet mostly organic and local vegetarian food.
Investment: 670€ early bird
or 780€ after 1st May 2016.
Deposit 200€ to ensure your place. The deposit is non-refundable. The workshop must be paid in full on 15th July latest.
Investment includes workshop, accommodation and all meals. Maybe some sauna and dancing in the evenings.
To book your place on this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PST Practitioner Training
Starts September 2016 – see the website for full details.
The main element of the training is attendance at eleven four-day modules. Each module consists of three days of thematic training and a fourth day that is split between personal and group process and skills practice under the supervision of the teaching team. For the three-day thematic component students are invited to step into the role of student practitioner, holding their personal process until the appropriate time when personal material can be processed. This is because as therapists our own issues will get triggered whilst working with clients. We need to learn to hold our own process until the appropriate moment and still be able to work with clients’ issues.
This course is recognised by The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) as offering a training of sufficient depth for Practitioners to be eligible for insurance for their work. See the-asis.org for more details.
Intimacy and the Body-Mind
Mike is proud to be invited to be on the faculty at the renowned Esalen Institute in California, now together with his partner, Dr. Louise Mazanti.
Next Esalen workshop dates: 25th – 30th September 2016
When we work consciously to expand and grow, sexuality is often the last piece of the puzzle that we explore. In our hyper-sexualised culture, we are still left on our own when it comes to discussing sex, desire, and pleasure. Figuring out who we are sexually and what we want – and why – can be confusing and frightening. Cultural expectations about what we should and should not desire colour our beliefs about ourselves and limit our capacity for pleasure.
This experiential workshop offers an opportunity for you to get to a deeper understanding of your sexuality, your drives, motivations, and blocks. Through a series of exercises, safely conducted on your own and in small groups, we will guide you through exploring the following questions: What limiting beliefs do you hold about sex from your culture and upbringing? What are your motivations for wanting or having sex? What deeper needs are you seeking to fulfill? What desires are you comfortable with expressing, and which remain unexpressed or even unacknowledged? What are the blocks that keep you from experiencing sexual fulfillment? What are the different elements of your sexual life – and how fully are they expressed?
There is no intimate touch or nudity in this workshop.
For further information and to sign up please visit the Esalen website.
Here’s what workshop participants say……
“I loved being in the space held so beautifully by Mike and Louise. They are both very grounded, connected and compassionate. They inspired me to explore all aspects of my sexuality, and it felt like all parts of me were welcomed and honoured. The days were a good balance of high energy group exercises (which brought about much bonding and insight) as well as time for quiet introspection and meditation (helped to reconnect to myself)”
“I feel the course has been influential on my life since then as every couple of days I recall an insight from it and am weave it into my life. It has given me the confidence to speak up even more in my relationship, and has also deepened my commitment to be my own lover first. Beautiful, illuminating work.”
“An excellent and worthwhile workshop which facilitated the wisdom and support of the group in an area of life in which people are both sensitive and vulnerable. The workshop leaders supported us in being open and trusting, thus opening up many windows to possibilities and different experiences. There was warm empathic support during the process. Well done Mike and Louise for creating such a nurturing and enriching environment!”
“As a queer femme I felt safe in the space created by Mike and Louise, even though the workshop had people from many different backgrounds. I relish doing more work with them.”