We are excited to host
"Teaching the Art within Sexual Acts", Fredrick Zal’s sexological work nourishes erotically marginalized communities, through mindfulness, ritual, consent, sexual attitudes reassessment, embodied erotic pathways, and dismantling the corrupt power differentials felt in our blood and bones. Fredrick teaches private lessons, semi-public and private events, and workshops in Oregon, Washington, California, British Columbia, and via Zoom worldwide. Fredrick is the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist (AASECT) Section Co-Leader for the State of Oregon, Leader of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) BDSM/Kink special Interest group, and Adjunct Faculty at Lewis & Clark College’s graduate department of Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology. They also serve on the Boards of the Northwest Institute on Intimacy and the Betty Dodson Foundation. When not teaching or doing sexuality research; Fredrick endeavors to focus life around what they love, which is the arts, getting outside for adventures, sharing quality time and food with friends, practicing 茶道 (Chado, Japanese Tea Ritual), and movement such as yoga and dance.
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Who will be presenting:
BDSM & Sexual Mindfulness will be explored for both general consensual play and potentially as a trauma-informed healing modality. The teaching will implement contemporary bio-medical sexual mindfulness techniques descended from Brahman teachings of integrating emotions and body in the present moment. Kink toys will be discussed as prosthetic extensions of energy, touch, and intention.
Sexual Mindfulness can help practitioners and clients incrementally unpack traumas experienced directly or vicariously in a holistic somatic process for potential integration and ownership of one’s sensual / sexual self. Recent clinically tested scientific research of stress response and sexual dysfunction demonstrates that Mindfulness has vast application in the field of counseling human sexuality.
Sexual Mindfulness can help practitioners and clients blaze a path toward holistic health compassionate to bio-individuality and the nature of emotional trauma, desire and capacity fluctuations. The Sexual Mindfulness techniques presented can be easily practiced by the individual participant or taught to others for solo and/or partnered exploring to discover uncharted pleasure in each unfolding moment.