Awen

A Welsh word meaning (poetic) inspiration. Inspiration is the key to making meaningful changes in our lives.

I will work with you to make the changes you want in your life by providing new tools, insights and perspectives. Whatever the issue - anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, self esteem, kinks, non-monogamy, power dynamics and more - we can find solutions.
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2015
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CARAS 2015 Alternative Sexualities Conference

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I’m excited to be attending this year’s Alternative Sexualities Conference in Chicago. The conference is all day Friday, May 22 followed by a half day Kink-Identified Clinician’s meeting on Saturday. Some of the topics covered are:

  • The Personality of BDSM Practitioners
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to talking aboutkink culture and identity in higher education
  • Managing Professional and Ethical Boundaries: Being a Clinician and Living Within the Kink Communities
  • Sadomasochism without Sex? Exploring the Parallels between BDSM and Extreme Rituals
  • Uncovering Therapist Bias
  • The Psychobiology of SM: An overview
  • The Sound Relationship Dungeon: Healthy Kink, Abusive Kink, and Addressing Abusive Dynamics in BDSM
  • The Eroticization of Pain: A Critical Metabletic

The keynote address is From Sex Wars to Peace: Working Together For a Model of Positive Sexuality. There will also be a roundtable discussion – Is Kink A Sexual Orientation?

It should be a great day!!

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