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Time: 11:00am-12:15am PST 22 March 2021
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How can expanding our understanding of gender support our work towards collective healing and liberation?
What are some ways that Somatic Sex Education can help transform the harmful effects of historical, social and culturally gendered trauma?
Join us for a webinar and discussion with Alex Iantaffi, author of Gender Trauma – Healing Cultural, Social and Historical Trauma.
Alex brings a passion for training providers, healing justice and community-based scholarship to all of their work. Using clinical vignettes and reflexive somatic exercises, they will help us make connections between the rigidity of the gender binary and ongoing settler colonial systems. We will have an opportunity to highlight how practices from SSE can help us to decolonize our individual and collective bodies.
Access a free zine “How to Understand Your Gender” here. resources — alex iantaffi
Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, LMFT is a family therapist, certified sex therapist, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, clinical supervisor, writer and independent scholar. Alex is adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Antioch University and serves as Chair of the Trans and Queer interest network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and at-large board member/chair of the social justice committee for the MN chapter.
They have researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, relationships, and HIV and were the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy for eleven years. They are a trans masculine, nonbinary, bi queer, disabled, Italian immigrant, living on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, colonially known as Minneapolis, MN (US).
Alex is the author of “Gender Trauma”, and co-author of the books “How to Understand Your Gender”, “Life Isn’t Binary”, and “Hell Yeah Self-Care” with Meg-John Barker. Alex also hosts the podcast Gender Stories.
Find out more about them at www.alexiantaffi.com or follow them on Twitter @xtaffi
Diane is a genderqueer somatic sex educator and trauma-informed bodyworker living on Dakota and Anishinaabe land (Minneapolis, MN). Diane has taught sex-positive self-defense for over 25 years. In their work, Diane blends a variety of modalities including Healing Touch, Somatic Experiencing, SomaYoga, BCST and ritual arts to help people heal from violence and move towards greater pleasure and connection. Find out more at: kaleidoscopehealingarts.amtamembers.com
The trainings I have participated in for Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education here in Canada have created a solid foundation for me to bring myself forward as a professional to support the erotic unfolding for self knowing, pleasure and healing in others. Caffyn and Captain are the perfect team to lead us as we carve out a path for this new profession. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as grace, humour, humility, and inspiration to the trainings. I am immensely grateful for everything I have learned with them, and honoured to have them as my teachers.
I went to the training planning to learn everything I could about the art and craft of sexological bodywork. What I gained in the intensive was a lot more than that. Soon after I arrived at the retreat I realized I had the chance of a life time to dive into a deep process of personal growth. I was taken care of in every way; with food that was (almost) better than sex, in a setting that is the envy of many, with a group of people that became my loving community. I grew emotionally, spiritually, and professionally, And, yes, I did come back with good practical bodywork skills.
The 2015 Somatic Sex Education training was a game-changer for me. I’ve had the opportunity to develop layers to my existing professional practice. Clarity, peace and a new approach to my personal life has also come about from this training. So much learning and deep connection in a magical part of the world. I look forward to returning for level two.
From start to finish, my sexological bodywork training was an extremely engaging, challenging and professionally and personally enriching experience. I was amazed how all our meetings, assignments, exercises and learning environment integrated sensuality and an appreciation and awareness of breath, sensation, body and beauty. Eros was consciously invited into every aspect of this training. Captain and Caffyn are brilliant teachers and gifted practitioners – you couldn’t ask for more inspiring, knowledgeable and caring instructors. Over the years, I’ve completed several different professional certification and post-grad academic degrees, and I’ve never experience the high level of personal support and mentorship that I was offered in this sexological bodywork training. I’m deeply grateful for the sense of community and friendship I discovered in my cohort of students and teachers.