Speaking & Education
I teach and speak about spiritual and political aspects of sexual violence, clinical work with survivors of sexual violence, and the use of entheogens & psychedelics to heal sexual trauma. I tailor my in-person speaking & teaching to your audience, however here are some previous trainings and lecture topics:
Healing Sexual Trauma with Entheogens & Psychedelics:
Sexual violence is a massive epidemic impacting the world community and we are living with the devastating effects in ways that are obvious and subtle each day of our collective lives. More and more people are turning to entheogens and psychedelics for healing sexual trauma. Why is this such an important form of healing for people who are addressing sexual trauma? What are the ways that entheogens & psychedelics uniquely impact healing from sexual violence? And what will the larger impact on the world be when more people have been able to access these medicines and live from a less traumatized place?
Spiritual and Political Perspectives on Sexual Violence:
Sexual trauma has been seen through the lens of “mental” health, tragedy, entertainment, as a “women’s” issue, and as a “criminal” issue. However in this talk we take a closer look at the spiritual significance of sexual trauma and the political ramifications of this profoundly impactful, global epidemic. This framing helps us further understand the causes, impacts, and paths toward healing of sexual violence, as well as a path toward preventing future sexual violence.
Somatic & Relational Approaches to the Clinical Treatment of Adult Survivors of Sexual Trauma:
Working with adult survivors of sexual abuse can be a powerful, yet bewildering experience. Clinicians are invited to feel intense and confusing emotions and often find themselves in unexpected or uncomfortable transference-countertransference configurations. This lecture explores and compares relational and somatic perspectives on working with survivors, while considering current and historical cultural and politicized perspectives on sexual violence.
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