Sat, Apr 16|
A combination of somatic exercises help build secure attachment by releasing stagnant energy.
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:05 PM PDT
About the event
Mother's Day is May 8th
I don't know about you, but mother's day is a day of deep grieving for me. I wish I could be closer with my mom, but trauma gets in the way. It's really heart breaking 🥺
Whenever I see people posting happy pics of them and their moms on social media, part of me is happy for them and another part of me feels such immense pain because I want that, too, but it's not available to me.
So this year I'm creating the space I wish I had previous years. Space to feel my feelings and release some of the grief energy from my body so I don't feel taken out by it when May 8th rolls around.
You don't have to be estranged from your mom to benefit from this energy healing. Maybe you want to be more transparent and authentic with your mom, but you know it will cause tension in the relationship. That's worth grieving too. We shouldn't have to filter or hide parts of ourselves in order to feel loved and supported. We should be celebrated for who we are. Your existence is a gift.
But often times, our parents project their idea of who they want us to be onto us, overriding our reality of who we know ourselves to be. Not being seen for who you truly are is also a painful experience. And it's worth grieving.
This energy healing will give you space to let go of uncomfortable feelings you've been holding in your body throughout the years: resentment, disappointment, longing, grief, etc.
Releasing this energy will open more space for acceptance, compassion and ease.
How We Heal
This workshop uses a combination of EFT (emotional freedom technique), breath work, meditation and masturbation to release the energy from the body that perpetuates trauma bonds.
Trauma gets stored in the body on a subconscious level. To release it, you must leave your logic brain and tap into the subconscious energy field around the body.
The energy healing starts off with EFT tapping, which Forest will guide you through. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) touches along the energy highways along the body to awaken dormant energy leftover from unprocessed trauma.
Now that your energy field is feeling more light and expansive, we’ll transition into a guided meditation that will help your mind/body integrate the shift into a new paradigm. The meditation will help you feel grounded in yourself so that you can expand your stretch zone and explore new possibilities.
Now that your energy is freed up and your body is feeling relaxed, we will solidify the work we’ve already done with a guided masturbation (cameras off). The end goal here is not orgasm. Rather, the guided masturbation serves as a mindfulness meditation. [Not all meditation requires you to sit in silence]. Forest will coach you on how to use your breath to anchor you (in sync with rhythmic music) as you slowly awaken the body and feel the energy circulating throughout your entire system. The guided masturbation focuses on balancing yin and yang energy, which will build off of the prior energy work we’ll have done thus far.
What You’ll Walk Away With
You’ll walk away feeling light and refreshed. You might even notice an afterglow the following day. During the energy healing, you’ll notice a physical release from your body, which can show up in many ways (crying, burping, yawning, farting, etc.)
Even though you might not notice it on a conscious level, the body will have processed a lot of emotions. Make sure to stay hydrated afterwards and avoid high stimulation environments and activities.
- [30 min] EFT (emotional freedom technique) - rhythmic tapping along your meridian points to release stored trauma from the body
- [10 min] Guided Meditation
- [20 min] Guided Masturbation - This guided masturbation uses breath work to tap into the vital life force that flows through you. Not only will it be an opportunity to connect with yourself on an intimate level, but it will build on the energy work to help release old energy that gets stuck in the body.
- Cis women and trans folks
- Forest will use gender neutral language to guide you
*This is not a space for cis men
- Intuitive Stretching
- EFT Tapping
- Group Discussion/Reflections
- Silly Wiggles!
- Guided Meditation
- Guided Masturbation
- Bio break
- Group Discussion/Reflections
Forest believes that healing doesn’t always have to be “work”. It can also be play (if you let it!). Healing is a lifelong journey. There’s no finish line. If you’re waiting until you’re fully healed to allow yourself to let loose and be silly, you’re gonna be holding your breath to your grave! When you allow yourself to enter the energetic state of play (creativity + curiosity) you are signaling to your body that you are safe, which helps your nervous system return to a state of homeostasis, which is inherently healing! As we process what might be difficult or heavy emotions, we will balance it out with silliness (channeling our inner child) and connecting with each other in between activities.Connect Before & After
Download the Bloom app to see who else is going and connect before/after. The Bloom app is a sex-positive, consent centered social app designed by queer & trans folks.
Um...Will People be Nakey?
Take a deep breath, bb. We won’t be nude on camera. As we approach the guided masturbation, folks will turn their cameras off. Forest will guide you with his camera (and clothes) on.
Lube + Toys
Lube + toys are optional. If you like using lube, then let there be lube! If you don’t masturbate with lube, that’s cool too! You are the expert of your own body. Do what you need to enjoy yourself :) If that means finishing yourself off with a toy, you’re more than welcome to bring a toy - though this guided masturbation will not incorporate toys.
Early Access Tickets + Discounts
Members of the Love & Liberation Network receive $5 off plus early access.
The Love & Liberation Network is a support group for non-monogamous folks developing secure attachment. Find out more here!