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Unbuckled, with Intimacy Architect Christi Anne Bela
54 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
How I learned to lie and let the truth set me free.
We learn to lie. It's not a skill one is born with, but rather is taught. Typically it is the same family who tell's you that Honest is the best policy, that will show you the reality of how much lying is used to Keep the Peace among them. It was from my family that I learned most everything I thought I knew about how to connect in relationships. It is because we learn through mirroring. If you grew up anything like me, you had a religious take on the sin of lying conflicted with the what they won't know don't hurt approach to relationships. This is the sort struggle, that in my case, lead to co-dependent relationships where I was using lies in my Fawning towards those with anger issues. It took me a long time to be genuinely honest with myself and others. It was a journey of trust and balance in my expressing my truth. I know now, for sure, that the truth does indeed set you free.
53 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Acting Outside the Influence: A look at society and sexuality
In a world where conversation therapy still exists, its vital that there are therapists who specialize in working with diverse sexualities & relationship styles, Dr. Ryan Witherspoon has affirming therapeutic approaches & techniques with sexually & relationally diverse clients. In addition to the support he provides to his clients, he also trains therapists to be Sex-positive. The Western cultural influences on sexuality & intimate relationships affect us when we act differently from those influences. This can lead to depression & anxiety around how you express your sexuality. Therapy is for everyone, regardless of how much you are struggling or what those struggles are. No matter what kind of intimate relationship(s) you are in, the most important thing is to cultivate the skill to understand & empathize with each other's feelings. We will dive into how to identify & talk about your experience & get the support you need to be honest about your sexuality.
55 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Breaking Dysfunctional Family Cycles
This episode addresses the topic of sexual abuse. If you or someone you love has been effected by sexual abuse, please call the assault hotline at 800-656-4673 or go to Rainn.org for support. Christi Anne Bela uncovered her family's history of abuse going back 3 generations. Through years of therapy, yoga, meditation, journaling & other healing modalities, she has been able to process the sexual abuse that occurred in her life as young as 18 months old. She talks about looking at the habits & patterns we create in order to cope as survivors. How to lovingly become aware of the ways in which we separate from ourselves, causing us to not be present to the joy of life because we are living in the loop of trauma. Walking you through the methods that she used to integrate her wounded child self into her adult experience as a part of healing. While her history doesn't define who she is, she knows it has inspired the work she does in sexual health & she is proud to speak out.
53 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Heart Ninja: Cut through drama & create the relationship you want
Heart Ninja, Emily Orum teaches people how to live their full potential by re-patterning unhealthy life habits and beliefs. Learn how to create the relationship you want by figuring out how to get out of your own way. When you integrate mind, body, heart, and spirit to become whole and free, you attract others who do the same. Emily is passionate about coaching her clients to embrace all aspects of their humanness and to integrate it into their divine nature! She is known for her uplifting coaching style of Intimacy, vulnerability, authenticity, and joyfulness! She co-founded, Open Love Style, which offers education, courses, and coaching surrounding relationship(s) of all configurations.
50 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Life is an Inside Job: Reclaiming Your Power
Author of Reclaim Your Power to Create Your Best Life, Dane Stevens will be talking with us on how to permanently heal unwanted behaviors, chronic conditions and addictions. Understanding that pain is looping inside of us now and is expressing itself as a negative pattern in our outer life experience. The healing work we do is based on inner compassionate connection. It gives people the ability to intimately connect within and ultimately, learn how to give themselves what they need, LOVE.
56 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
How to Experience Shame Free Sex
My Catholic upbringing made a dent in the ideas I had about sex & myself. It took some time to shed the shame that was thrust upon me by church, society & family. It is a common story I see with the people who show up in my office seeking support, (especially out here in the Bible Belt), feeling like a fraud, unsure of yourself & afraid to be honest about your desires, it can be suffocating. It is hard to experience joy & pleasure if you are stuck in a state of shame, it effects the way you show up in all areas of your life. So, how do you shed the shame & give yourself permission to explore & enjoy sex? Our guest Allison Moon is a Sex Educator & Author of the award winning guide Girl Sex 101, (a book I love!) & about to release Getting it: A Guide to Hot, Healthy Hookups and Shame-Free Sex. She will be talking with us about her journey & insight to discovering shame-free sex. Join us & learn how to approach your sex life with curiosity & expansion.
56 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Love Multiplied: The World Under the Umbrella of Non-Monogamy
When it comes to your relationship status, you can say you are Monogamous or pick from the many terms which can fall under the umbrella of Non-Monogamy. Whether you call it Polyamory, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Open Relationship or Many Loves, it is the Choose Your Own Adventure of dating. Even through it is not new in society, figuring out how to make it work for you can feel like a new discovery. I know over the last 20 years, exploring a variety of relationship dynamics I've learned a lot the hard way. Our guest Kate Loree is a sex positive licensed marriage and family therapist with a specialty in non-monogamous, kink, LGBTQ and sex worker communities. She knows first hand the hurdles, massive emotional growth, and amazing joy these worlds can provide. Kate is going to talk with us about how to put your ego in your back pocket and lead with compassion for self and others. Compassion is even more key than communication when it comes to any type of relationship.
52 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Beneath the Surface of Behavior: Why you do, what you do.
Intimacy begins within! That's why Allen David Reed and Tahnee Woolf spent years in deep study and research to develop the Ten Terrains of Consciousness. Together, they have given humanity its guidebook and roadmap—a surprisingly optimistic vision of where we are heading. This model of spiritual evolution, which maps our personal and societal evolution from the most basic, fear-based, survival consciousness to the most expanded, love-based, Unity consciousness -- along a continuum of growth and expansion...and without any judgment about one stage being better than another. The Ten Terrains Model helps you understand yourself better. By discovering which specific Terrain you are at right now, you can understand why you see the world the way you do, why you live the kind of lifestyle you do, why you do the kind of job you do, why you hold the values and beliefs you do, why you are facing the challenges you are facing, and why you are making the choices you are making.
54 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Adventures Across the Sexual Spectrum
Why do so many people feel broken or ashamed when it comes to sex? Sexuality is a spectrum, but most of us have been taught that it is very straight forward. You are supposed to be heterosexual and monogamous... Well that certainly wasn't the frame work that suited me or my guest Sex Geek, Reid Mihalko. We, like many other out there are not excepting this default idea of sexuality and are being honest about our sexual discoveries. We are going to discuss the evolution of sexuality in society. What it means to be Hetro-Flexible, and how it shows up for those who identify as male and are curious to explore sensual and platonic connections with other men. Reid teaches internationally, running workshops and speaking on communication skills, alternative relationship styles, and shame-free sexuality. He shares concepts designed to help everyone be the change they want to see in the bedroom.
53 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Methods of Masculinity: From toxic masculinity to healthy masculine narratives
There is nothing sexier then a Man who knows what he wants, but it can be a slippery slide from confidence to aggression. With a unique take on the concept of toxic masculinity and both its use and misuse, Guru Orpheus Black, part spiritual therapist, part bedroom sorcerer, and all badass, will help us to explore methods of developing pathways to healthy masculine narratives. A Los Angeles-based public speaker, he specializes in the application of ancient wisdom in modern day settings aims to propel the intellectual and sensual evolution of masculinity both by challenging men to reconnect with its roots and by inviting them to embrace manhood in its fullness, the way. In his most recent book, The Enso: A Philosophy of Submission, which is an esoteric approach to awakening and acknowledging the repressed human animal within. Not by taming and domesticating it, but by employing rituals, psychology, and a few handy life skills to create the space for it to be free.
54 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Perfect Forgiveness: The Power of Letting Go of Our Stories
Who has not at some time experienced the feeling that an intelligence greater than ourselves is guiding us forward to our destinies or fate? Or the wonder of synchronicities that fall into place like the pieces of a puzzle or a lock clicking into place? Intimacy is the weaving of our relationships. Some of these predate this life we are living, others connect to stories that intersect our own. We will be talking with Author, Judi Miller about the guidance that brought the exact right people together, in the exact right order, to right a wrong committed decades ago; before her birth, which left its shadow on her soul. From self-doubt to recognizing the perfection of one’s self. It is a story, augmented with reflections and practices, that shows us all how we can open our hearts to allow in the love that heals and directs us toward the light and the path we are meant to take to awaken, prosper and serve.
53 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Busting the Virginity Myth
Penetrative heterosexual sex is normally associated with virginity, but that’s not the only kind of sex there is. Most of us were taught about Virginity in some sort of religious context (growing up Catholic, I heard it a lot and even prayed to the Virgin Mother). Then marketing from Disney's Jones Brothers and others sold society this idea of purity culture (complete with special rings) that made people even more fixated on the concept of virginity. The virginity myth perpetuates a sexist story where women are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. What if we’re wrong to recognize virginity in the first place? And how do we stop buying into the notion of virginity? Dr. Megan Martin is focused on providing a safe space for Women to find answers and solutions to their sexual health and wellness questions. Nothing is too taboo or embarrassing to ask. She believes in shame-free education about our bodies throughout the different stages of our lives.
54 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
The Creative Art of Kink
Nafaria Siren, most well known for her world records in whip cracking, her resources on fire eating, and her unique aerial chains performances, will be joining us for an exciting episode to discuss Kink Positive Lifestyles and Polyamory. This dominatrix travels extensively to demonstrate, educate, and entertain both public and private audiences. Her skills and knowledge of the kinky arts has given her opportunities to perform on national and international television. She is an ambassador for the Consent Culture Initiative and the Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Community.
54 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Hot and Heavy: How hormones and food affect our sex life
Sophie Shepherd is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She helps Women like you turn on your body’s intuitive knowledge on how to optimize your personal and work life, food, sex, exercise and more so you can feel in control every day. We are going to dive into the role that your hormone health plays in feeling sexy. It is common for Women to feel misaligned with their partner and confused about their sex drive. Learning how to work smarter not harder with your body's hormone's natural shifts rather than against it, using food and lifestyle. This is known as Cycle Syncing for each phase, so you can change the way you connect intimately.
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