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All workshops can be customized to suit your unique needs!


 
Rock The Sex Talks - Sex Positive Parenting

Rock The Sex Talks - Sex Positive Parenting


As parents, we work hard to make sure that our kids are developing appropriately on all fronts but often with the exception of their sexuality.

When we minimize this integral part of being human, it puts our kids at risk for significant problems. The best mentors for kid's sexual health and well-being are parents. Without a strong support system, kids will turn elsewhere for sex related information. Talking about sex and sexuality is the missing link to prevent a whole bunch of problems later in life. Low self-esteem, depression, guilt, body-image issues, increased risk of sexual abuse are just a few of the long- term problems.

When we create a safe and open space for our children, we give them a place to foster and thrive and to navigate through the choices and challenges they face. This in turn encourages healthy decisions and acting responsibly. It truly takes a village of positive role models and it starts in the home.

This is a lively and informative 90 minute workshop on how to become an "Askable Adult" and create and foster a sex-positive home environment.

Resources will be provided.

 

Parents will discover:

  • Why you need to start the conversation way earlier than you think

  • Who has the most influence over your kids’ decision making

  • The number one way to keep your kids healthy & safe

  • The best way to start the conversations

  • Why knowing your values is key to talking to your kids

  • Tips for making the talks easy, fun and comfortable

  • An overview of what kids need to know and when

$180 + travel time if applicable

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Sex is not a 4 letter word -  Supportive workshops for parents and caregivers

Sex is not a 4-letter word: 

Supportive workshops for parents and caregivers

As parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to determine how to maneuver through the vast amount of information to provide our children and youth with the support and materials they need to make healthy choices.

When we create a safe and open space for our children, we give them a place to foster and thrive and to navigate through the choices and challenges they face. This in turn encourages healthy decisions and acting responsibly.  It truly takes a village of positive role models and it starts in the home.

My goal  is to help every kid grow up to be a whole and healthy adult by teaching the grownups who love and care for them how to openly and confidently talk about sexuality.

When you are confident that you really are the best sex educator for your children, sex talks become easier and regular part of your family life.

These workshops are geared to specific ages and stages and goes beyond what is taught in schools. Each workshop will include some or all of the components outlined, based on age appropriate education for each stage:

  • Learn what topics to cover when and in what depth and how to continue the conversations, openly and honestly without the embarrassment - anatomy and body function; healthy choices, safe and unsafe touching, sexuality, pleasure, appropriate behaviour

  • Increase opportunity to be supportive and provide positive role modelling

  • Develop a better understanding of reproductive anatomy, bodily changes in childhood, pre-puberty, puberty and adolescence; gender identity and sterotypes

  • Recognize and understand the challenges facing youth during the sexual developmental stage

  • Learn supportive measures surrounding peer pressure, friendships and relationships as children move through adolescence and into adulthood

  • Learn how to share your stories with your loved ones to deepen trust, strengthen rapport, understanding and respect

  • Determine your family values so you know what to say to your child before your questions come up

  • Balance media messages and give your child a more accurate understanding of what’s “normal” or “real”

  • Understand and teach the importance of boundaries and preferences in relationships

  • Learn where to access additional information

  • Understand and teach the importance of boundaries and preferences in relationships

Workshops are offered at local venues, a location of your choice or at an in-home coffee table session.

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Sex is not a 4 letter word - New beginnings ages 2-5

New Beginnings : For Parents of Kids Ages 2 – 5 years old

Preschoolers have lots of questions and curiosities about bodies, babies and families.

Learn how to have easy, effective and age appropriate conversations with your kids about the birds and the bees.

Topics covered are:

  • Importance of teaching sexual health from a young age

  • How to respond when they ask you questions

  • How to educate children as they discover their bodies and their emotions using straight forward, simple concepts and words

  • Body Science – correct names for body parts including male and female body parts

  • Where babies come from; healthy touch, safety, trust and honesty

  • Healthy touch – appropriate and inappropriate ways of being touched

  • Hazards and potentially unsafe situations

  • Emotions and their causes and effects

  • Caring behaviours in groups and families

  • Reliable sources of health information

  • Practices that promote health and well-being

1.5 hours with handouts

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Sex is not a 4 letter word - Early stages ages 6-8

Early Stages : For Parents of Kids Ages 6-8 years old

Discovery, exploration, body awareness and belonging – the world is their oyster. This workshop is designed to provide youngsters with age appropriate Birds and Bees for safety and healthy development.

Topics covered are:

  • Reasons why we need to talk to children about sexual health at a young age

  • Body Science – correct names for body parts and private parts

  • How babies are made

  • How to foster mentorship and open communication

  • Healthy touch, safety, trust and honesty

  • Recognizing signs of sexual abuse

  • Sensitive parts

  • Body appreciation

1.5 hours with handouts

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Sex is not a 4 letter word - Tween Ages 9-12

Tween : For Parents of Kids Ages 9-12 years old

Hormones, emotions, body changes, friends, peer pressure and media influences.  There is a lot happening at this stage!

Topics covered are:

  • Puberty – what’s happening in their bodies and in their heads

  • Hygiene

  • Gender and sterotypes

  • How to talk about the on-line stuff and the whole world of sexting

  • The best way to communicate with your budding tween

  • How to help your tween identify and clarify values and how to support them to stay true to their values when making choices regarding sexuality

  • How to help foster positive self-esteem and body image and combat negative and unreal media messages

1.5 hours with handouts

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Sex is not a 4 letter word - Teen/Young Adult Ages 13-16

Teen/Young Adult : For Parents of Kids Ages 13- 16 years old

Sex, drugs, media and so much more.

Topics covered are:

  • What kids need to know by the time they start high school

  • What typical high schoolers are up to sexually

  • Communication - providing a safe and supportive environment to foster trust and dilogue

  • Texting, sexting, nudes and porn – the in’s and outs; dangers and healthy awareness

  • Oral sex and masturbation – supporting sexual discovery and keeping it safe

  • STI’s and contraception – health and wellness in the 21st century

  • Consent and what it really means

  • Relationships – the many types

  • What intimacy really means and encouraging intimacy over intercourse

1.5 hours with handouts

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Coffee Table Sessions - Let’s take the discomfort out of sex!

Coffee Table Sessions

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Let’s take the discomfort out of sex!

 
Coffee Table Sexual Health
 

Sure, sex talk can be messy, but it does not have to uncomfortable. This is YOUR chance to get comfortable, just as if you were enjoying a great conversation about your favourite topic with your most trusted friends and family.

I provide you with personalized, accurate, complete and up-to-date sex education, specifically designed for your needs and to support your loved ones, in the comfort of your home.  You bring the milk and sugar, and I will bring you education and expertise mixed with the right balance of sincerity and a little fun and humour to put you at ease.

Sex holds a large umbrella, so you may find that you initially want information on one aspect of sexual health, to then discover there is more you want to know. That is perfectly natural!  I will fully support you through your learning and discovery.

 It is time to master those difficult conversations. Besides, it’s just SEX and we can do it at the coffee table.

Length of workshop is tailored to the group (custom).  Minimum 1 hour + travel time (if applicable)

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Empowering Women: A workshop exclusively for women - This workshop combines education, whole body wellness exercises, core value exploration, discovery of sexual accelerators (turn-ons) and sexual inhibitors (turn-off’s), establishing ways to honour your needs and self-care, communication and sexy photography.

Empowering Women:

A workshop exclusively for women

Ignite the fire within and behold the passion for all things Authentically You!

Kick Start Into Bad Ass – get in touch with the confident YOU and YOUR sensual and sexual authenticity.

Be prepared to get vulnerable in a safe, trusting and intimate setting and explore and discover what you need to “Kick Start Into Bad Ass”.

This workshop combines education, whole body wellness exercises, core value exploration, discovery of sexual accelerators (turn-ons) and sexual inhibitors (turn-off’s), fantasies, establishing ways to honour your needs and self-care, communication and sexy photography.

Maximum group size is 8.
2-4 hours (depending on group size)

Empowering Women: A workshop exclusively for women - This workshop combines education, whole body wellness exercises, core value exploration, discovery of sexual accelerators (turn-ons) and sexual inhibitors (turn-off’s), establishing ways to honour your needs and self-care, communication and sexy photography.
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Magnificent Me and the Moon - An empowerment workshop exclusively for tween and teen girls, 9-14

Magnificent Me and the Moon

An empowerment workshop exclusively for tween and teen girls, 9-14

Magnificent Me and the Moon - An empowerment workshop exclusively for tween and teen girls, 9-14

When girls feel confident about their bodies, their intelligence and their worthiness, they can go into the world and fully express themselves.  When we spend too much time thinking about not being good enough or accepted enough, we limit ourselves to what we believe the world thinks of us, rather than putting forth what we think of ourselves, what we find important and what we want to contribute to the world. This workshop is presented in a format of “big sister mentorship” – a trusting, safe space that enables girls to thrive through exploration and education.

This workshop focuses on empowering girls by way of:

Body appreciation: Explore how our bodies are beautiful in their own way and how the media portrayed bodies are not real bodies.  Activities and education focus on recognition of self and media awareness  and fostering healthy decision making based on positive self esteem and body image.

Core values: Identify and clarify what is most important to you and celebrating your unique strengths. It is all about you!  Through fact based education and activities, consider ways to stay true to values when making choices regarding sexuality.

Healthy boundaries: Establish and maintain healthy relationship that are in accordance with your values.

Social Media: Instagram, YouTube, Snap Chat, Facebook and safety on line – what you need to know.

Puberty changes: periods, pads, bras, showers, baths, shaving – learn it all in a safe and honest format just for girls. Reveal the incredible wisdom of our bodies - learn about moon cycles and menstruation and how to move through life confidently and in accordance with our unique selves.

This workshop can either be conducted in 2 hours or divided up in 2 sessions

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Spice - Sensation, Pleasure, Intimacy, Communication, Expression – a workshop for couples

Spice!

Sensation, Pleasure, Intimacy, Communication, Expression – a workshop for couples

Spice! Sensation, Pleasure, Intimacy, Communication, Expression – a workshop for couples.  This is a fun, flirtatious and provocative workshop for inclusive couples. Participants will be able to discover their sexual authenticity by defining what pleasure is and identifying how previous experiences play a vital role in their capacity to receive and give pleasure. Participants will evaluate how they are effected by their Sexual Excitation System (SES) and the Sexual Inhibition System (SIS) and the relationships to these systems with pleasure.Participants will explore specific strategies to ignite and re-ignite sensation and pleasure with their partner through sensation exercises, massage, communication, discovery and connection.

Do you need more SPICE in your life?

Sensation and pleasure can be difficult for many to accept without the roadblocks of guilt, obligation and the pressure to reciprocate. Sensation and pleasure is directly linked to what is going on in our brain. Our sexuality is content dependent. It is influenced by many factors such as stress, health and wellness, environment, hormones and conditioning etc. There are exercises that can help us identify our context and work to overcome the feelings that are standing in the way of pleasure. Many people feel either uncomfortable or guilty with pleasure. They feel undeserving of such good feelings and feel the need to please. What we end up with is people having sex trying to please while ignoring their own pleasure. For many, it becomes more about the other person’s pleasure rather than their own. We cannot fully enjoy sensation and pleasure for ourselves in those situations. When we are so focused on our partner we can end up with lack luster sexual experiences because the full scope of sexual pleasure is being missed. When we embrace our own sexual authenticity, and can communicate about it and consent to the sexual experiences that we want to partake in, we can fully honor our sexuality and appreciate the wishes and desires of others.

This is a fun, flirtatious and provocative workshop for inclusive couples. Participants will be able to discover their sexual authenticity by defining what pleasure is and identifying how previous experiences play a vital role in their capacity to receive and give pleasure.

Participants will evaluate how they are effected by their Sexual Excitation System (SES) and the Sexual Inhibition System (SIS) and how these systems relate to pleasure.

Participants will explore specific strategies to ignite and re-ignite sensation and pleasure with their partner through fantasy exploration, sensation exercises, massage, communication, discovery and connection.

This workshop can be booked privately/exclusively per couple or per group; minimum 1 couple to a maximum of 10 couples.

Length of workshop is determined by group size (approx.2-3 hours)

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Ageing is Amazing! - It is time to move beyond the stigmatized age limitations to sexuality and have fun doing it!

Ageing is Amazing!

It is time to move beyond the stigmatized age limitations to sexuality and have fun doing it!

Make informed decisions with on-line dating, safety issues, casual sex - its risks, implications and ramifications - self pleasure and with establishing a new relationship/companionship to add more meaning to your life.

The progressive stages of advancing years can come with a variety of unique and often problematic situations.

  • inevitable dramatic life changes

  • new priorities

  • adjustments and acceptance

  • changes in body image

  • decrease in confidence and self esteem

  • lack of interest

  • lack of libido

  • boredom in the bedroom

  • boredom with life

  • medical issues

  • medications

  • separation, divorce, loss of a partner

Learn how to overcome limitations and embrace the challenges that can be a natural process to ageing by addressing what is specific to you.  Free yourself from old taboos and traditions.  Uncover what you thought you knew but didn't, what's current and what you are missing.  Recharge a lost passion to enhance pleasure and deepen intimacy.  You have earned passage into discovering a new you and even one you didn't know existed!  Sexuality can be enjoyed in many ways, on your own terms and in whatever way you are comfortable with and that honours YOU!

Make informed decisions with on-line dating, safety issues, casual sex - its risks, implications and ramifications - self pleasure and with establishing a new relationship/companionship to add more meaning to your life.   

I invite you to explore your senses and your options, fill empty gaps and feel more whole.

This workshop can be booked privately/exclusively per couple or per group; minimum 1 couple to a maximum of 10 couples.

Length of workshop is determined by group size (approx.2-3 hours)

 

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It's Anonymous. Honest sex talks in REAL time, anonymously. This is your chance to ask a professional  Sex Expert  and educator,  any  question you have without disclosing to your peers that it was  you  that asked it. Get a group together and submit all your sex questions ahead of time and enjoy a fun, honest and REAL session with friends in which you get all your questions answered anonymously! You may be surprised to discover what opens up for you!  Orgasms, pleasure, anatomy, lifestyles, contraception, STI’s BDSM…it’s all up to what you want to learn. You ask and you will be answered, anonymously, of course!

It's Anonymous

Honest sex talks in REAL time anonymously!

It's Anonymous. Honest sex talks in REAL time, anonymously.  This is your chance to ask a professional  Sex Expert  and educator,  any  question you have without disclosing to your peers that it was  you  that asked it. Get a group together and submit all your sex questions ahead of time and enjoy a fun, honest and REAL session with friends in which you get all your questions answered anonymously! You may be surprised to discover what opens up for you!  Orgasms, pleasure, anatomy, lifestyles, contraception, STI’s BDSM…it’s all up to what you want to learn. You ask and you will be answered, anonymously, of course!

Have you ever had burning sex questions that you just weren’t sure who to ask and you felt uncomfortable asking your friends?

Are you wanting accurate information without having to reveal yourself to others?

This is your chance to ask a professional Sex Expert and educator, any question you have without disclosing to your peers that it was you who asked it. Get a group together and submit all your sex questions ahead of time and enjoy a fun, honest and REAL session with friends in which you get all your questions answered anonymously! You may be surprised to discover what opens up for you! 

Orgasms, pleasure, anatomy, lifestyles, contraception, STI’s BDSM…it’s all up to what you want to learn. You ask and you will be answered, anonymously, of course!

Length of workshop is tailored to the group (custom). Minimum 1 hour + travel time (if applicable).

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Honouring the Divine Feminine: Menarche, Menstruation and Beyond

Inner Wisdom, Inner Fire:  Cyclic Wisdom

Healing, empowering and life changing!

Honouring the Divine Feminine: Menarche, Menstruation and Beyond

Monthly cycles have an emotional, physiological and sexual landscape whether we are trying to conceive in that month or not. Just like the moon waxes and wanes, so do our hormones, our moods, our energy levels and so much more.

This is an introductory workshop to help you understand the 4 seasons that influence your cycle, and learn to flow with, instead of against them. By tuning into these seasonal energies when they emerge we can align more deeply with our own cyclic nature. When we recognize and encourage the emergence of each season each day, each month, and throughout our lives, we get to celebrate these aspects of ourselves, instead of fearing, ignoring or denying them. The menstrual seasons are fluid, personal and open to interpretation. But their characteristics, appearances, stories, strengths and weaknesses and the types of energy that they hold will often strongly relate to how you’ll be feeling, the direction you are likely to push your life in, and the sensitivities you’ll be feeling during a particular phase of your moon/menstrual cycle. Understanding your cyclical body is life changing, deeply empowering & healing on many levels.

This workshop is for those in your menstruating years, whether or not you are menstruating or ovulating and/or have physical womb and includes meditation and visualization, theory, open discussions, journaling & dyads, ceremony. We will come together in circle format and will maintain a solid container of safety and respect.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket, journal and pen.

For the ceremony, bring an object to represent a part of your menstrual story that you want to release and move beyond and one object to represent a part of your menstrual story you want to keep, nurture and expand.

Length of workshop: 2 hours.  8 persons minimum; $30 per person + travel time (if applicable).

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