Are you wondering why I am presenting a dating, sexuality and empowerment workshop now? The reason isn’t just the “me too” movement…though the timing with that is quite resonant. Having had my own, personal share of inappropriate, offensive, and abusive male harassment, like so many other women, I’ve had to claim my empowerment in a big way after years of suppression, inner conflict, and silence.
I had to wake up first, and realize that I had a voice and a right to boundaries, and that I needed to take a stand on behalf of my inner outrage and that of others who have suffered. In fact, I had to publicly call out a certain teacher I had many years ago, and when I did, about 25 other women came forward with stories of similar inappropriate experiences with him. But the details of that segment of my life is content for a future blog perhaps.
Right now, I want you to know that awakening extends into every corner of our lives, especially in relationships and in self-love. It’s never too late to emerge from the conditioned patterns we were taught by society…or the beliefs about relationships and sexuality, solidified in our childhood and repeating endlessly in later years. It’s those false, limiting beliefs and the subtle, but damaging conditioning that stifles our joy, and keeps us chasing after happiness in the form of external relationships. The truth is, relationships are really an inside job. Yup, it truly is all about you! Since you can’t change others, the good news is that you can shift your own life, from the inside out.
Through years of dating, sexuality, and relationship turmoil, I learned the hard way that until my sense of worth, inner-knowing, and self-acceptance shifted, I would keep attracting the same type of unfulfilling relationships into my life. All my dating and relationship experiences have revolved around the dance of intimacy and lack there of. What I took to be the “unavailability” of the other person, was really my own unavailability to myself, due to the cloudy perceptions that entangled my mind. These other people have mirrored to me, my own mental, emotional, and energetic barriers to love.
So as you can tell, this subject matter is close to my heart — and I’m hoping that it will also be calling some of you single women out there too. I’m collaborating with a very experienced therapist and relationship coach, Sue De Santo, to facilitate both an in-person workshop here in Chicago, and a virtual class series (for out-of-towners and staying cozy-at-home in-towners). This exciting workshop partners energy work with energy psychology to loosen the grip of limiting patterns in order to expand your consciousness around relationships, dating, and sexuality — and change your life. Do the inner work now and then let 2018 usher in that which your heart desires!
Here are the details and please spread the word if this post finds you happily partnered or married…or if you’re a man (this workshop is for women)….
DATING, SEXUALITY & EMPOWERMENT; Sexy is an inside job
In-person workshop Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:00-3:30pm at Moving Life Studio, 5115 N. Ravenswood, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640 Fee: $49
Virtual, 4-Part Class Series (by teleconference) on Thursdays., Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Fee: $219 *If you miss a class, you’ll have a recording of it.
****TAKE ONE OR BOTH CLASS OPTIONS! EARLY REGISTRATION FOR ENTIRE PACKAGE (In-person and virtual series) – only $219 (plus a free gift) until Nov. 10, and then $249 after Nov. 10.
These classes are for you if:
- You are a single woman, any sexual orientation welcome
- You want the empowerment, freedom, and support to create what you need in a loving, committed relationship.
- You want to break through old patterns using powerful energy tools and processes, including meditation, guided imagery, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
- You want to ignite and energetically attract authentic love from within.
Topics for the Virtual 4-Part Class Series are:
- Week 1 — The magnetic pull of unavailability and how to break through
- Week 2 — How the kid in you sabotages romance
- Week 3 — Learning to receive pleasure
- Week 4 –- Flirting from the inside out
Facilitators: Paula Rosenfeld, Shamanic practitioner, Holistic Health Coach, and author, www.fromtheheartcenter.com.
Sue De Santo, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker and Relationship Coach. www.suedesanto.com.
FOR REGISTRATION and MORE INFO, CONTACT PAULA at 773-791-8425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.