Joining an intimate and sex-positive space can be exhilarating, intimidating and overwhelming – often at the same time. Pathways to Connection will let you play with several re-frames that can help navigate conflicting thoughts and emotions in an erotically charged environment. We will explore the concepts of sexual brakes and accelerators, spontaneous desire vs. responsive desire, “bee” and “flower” approaches to engaging with others, opening a dialogue with your risk manager, and recognizing consent gremlins and other common barriers to the connection. It is a chance to expand your comfort zone and feel more confident exploring what you long for.

About Giles & Bridget

Giles & BridgetBridget Benton Carwyn is a Certified Shadow Work® Facilitator, Creativity Coach, and Certified FourSight® Facilitator. She is also an artist and the award-winning author of the creativity workshop-in-a-book The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer. Bridget has been guiding people through transformational creative experiences since 2003. She views sexuality, spirituality, and creativity all as expressions of our human desire to connect and make meaning. Her passion is creating spaces where people can find their authentic voice and change the stories that hold them back. Bridget also brings a lifetime of experience as a bisexual woman, body positivity activist, and kink-positive feminist. Giles Carwyn is a licensed Shadow Work® Facilitator and Coach who specializes in human sexuality. He is the co-creator of the Eros Work Sexuality and Shadow program, the Men’s Sexual Shadow Transformation Weekend, and Afternoon Delight: Conscious Sensually Party with Iona Jones. He is also a novelist, screenwriter, husband, father, and leader in the Asheville, NC ManKind Project.