WHAT IS INTIMACY JAM?
Intimacy Jam, is both conversational AND experiential. Come listen and share experiences and knowledge, be guided through exercises to reclaim, deepen and redefine intimacy towards yourself and others. Leave feeling more connected, empowered, and with practises to continue at home.
You will get to explore:
- Becoming comfortable with talking about intimacy and sexuality
- Connection to self and others
- Building trust and showing vulnerability
- Finding out what you want, what your boundaries are, and how to communicate them
- How to touch and experience pleasure
To keep the dialogue and exchange going, you will be invited to join a closed Facebook group after the workshop to continue sharing knowledge, resources, and practises with each other.
Our culture provides for meeting all other needs, especially the need for autonomy, but not for intimacy. Within this framework, couples today must provide for each other more of the emotional needs that a larger community used to furnish. In fact, intimacy involves both emotional and physical closeness and openness. But we wind up confusing the two and end up feeling betrayed or used when, as often happens, we fail to satisfy our need for closeness in sex. A study based on a 40-year follow-up investigation from college through midlife, shows convincingly that throughout our adult years, intimacy is key to our well-being. We all have a need for intimacy, and we all sometimes confuse it with our need for sex. Intimacy can not only be found with partners and lovers but also with oneself, with friends and family.
FORMAT & PRACTICALS
- Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and experience, religious beliefs, and otherwise.
- No partner is required and everyone will have the opportunity to work with different people in order to enjoy a greater range of experience.
- This is a pants on workshop. Please come wearing comfortable clothing.
By Sex Club facilitators Chloe Wisdom and Juliane Mueller
I’m a facilitator of transformational spaces, community activist and artist. Sexual liberation is at the heart of individual transformation, without which there can be no meaningful societal progress. I am an experienced space holder, having co-founded an intentional community in London and having received training in non-violent communication, co-counselling and mindfulness-based resilience.
I’m a somatic sex therapist, facilitator, and events consultant. As a therapist, my intention is to enable people to explore the special connection between their sexuality, creativity and well-being, often in and through relationships, and always using the body as a tool for transformation.
I use a combination of somatic and creative approaches including Movement Psychotherapy, Shadow Work and Conscious Kink, Tantra, Creative Arts, Mindfulness and Play Therapy. In my events and consultancy work I combine my therapeutic skills and knowledge with traditional events management and production, and my ability as a facilitator and space holder, to create powerful transformational experiences for groups at workshops and parties.