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Western European notions of identity are to see the person as a fixed material self that is used as a reference point for reality—the individual’s compass for navigating the world. Buddhist conceptualizations of the self differ greatly. The Buddha taught that there is no stable or individual self and that identity is fundamentally the product […]Click for more information on 'From Self to Nonself: Explorations of Gender and Identity Through the Lens of Buddhist Psychotherapy'
In what ways does professional dominance restructure traditional white settler gender presentation and sexual roles? How does it create a space to interrogate those roles and representations, and what can the dialogue tell us about the ongoing demise of self-destructive post-colonial power structures? Presentation to include video and photo evidence of the narrow lens through […]Click for more information on 'Interrogating The Female Man: Male Femininity, Submission and Representation in Professional Dominance'
The intangible concepts of Justice, Revenge, Victory, and Righteous Fury have been anthropomorphized in our myths and legends throughout history, frequently in female bodies. Yet the culture of white, cis, heteronormative, patriarchal, capitalist, puritanical christian supremacy that dominates the United States tells us that these are not “feminine” qualities. How do we reclaim our birthright […]Click for more information on 'Rage as a Form of Love: Accessing Transformative Fury'
The death of a loved one may be the most deeply affecting shift we will encounter in our lifetime, touching nearly every aspect of our lives. While this certainly includes changes to a person’s need for sexual contact, little is known about the relationship between grief and desire. Increased desire after loss seems to carry […]Click for more information on 'Sex and Death: Exploring The Relationship Between Grief and Desire'
Are you a sick fuck? 6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic illness, so the odds are pretty high that you or someone you care about are figuring out how to deal with this often-unsexy reality. Chronic pain and illness, whether physical or mental, can be challenging at the best of times. […]Click for more information on 'Sick Fuck: Navigating Kink and Chronic Illness'
Body modification has been used throughout history to both facilitate a ritualistic passage into a culture’s socio-religious system and express a defiance against dominant norms. While much of contemporary mainstream body modification has become anesthetized, the affective experiences of pain, ecstasies, altered states of consciousness, and intimacies, are celebrated within BDSM and extreme body modification […]Click for more information on 'Tools Of Torture: Body Mods x BDSM'
Mollena Williams-Haas and Georg Friedrich Haas will delve deep into their relationship, radical self-determination, racism, and injustice, and the transformation that takes place when we tap into our own paradoxes.Click for more information on 'The Kink Doula and Der Spousemeister: Rebirth via BDSM'
The Q&A is everyone’s opportunity to ask any and all questions about any of the speakers talks, or anything else related to alternative sexuality. The Q&A panel is included in the continuing education credits, which means that professionals who would like 6 CEs must attend the Q&A panel to receive Continuing Education credits.Click for more information on 'Q&A Panel: Sexuality and Creativity'