no matter how crazy, traumatized, or neuroweird we are, we deserve love, care, and support
sometimes our madness, trauma, and neurodivergence can make being in relationships kind of messy and hard, especially in conflict. in conflict, things can speed up and go deep real fast. we and our friends, roommates, lovers, partners, and family members can have a rough time sorting out whose shit is whose, which patterns & dynamics might be able to shift, and how to harm-reduce the sticky stuff that isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
this is a four-week workshop for you, created with love from someone who's lived a lot of hard, fucked up relational shit, and who's spent the last decade practicing and studying mad pride & body-based frameworks for healing and being in relationship.
PART 1: DEEP DIVING
SATURDAY 12 MAY WANING CRESCENT MOON, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
SATURDAY 19 MAY WAXING CRESCENT MOON, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
when we go in, we go deep. in this half of the workshop, we will recognize & honour how deep diving keeps us alive & offers invaluable wisdom. in rough seas with big waves, deep diving is actually the safest way to swim. over these two sessions, participants will be guided to prepare for the powerful & delicate work we will do together, and then dip down into the underworld for powerful shame-transforming practices. we will build resources & safety through somatic grounding & containment practices suited to each individual body, and skillshare knowledge about the deep, swift dives we take into conflict in our relationships. as we work around the new moon in taurus on 15 may, we will shed.
PART 2: SURFACING
SATURDAY 26 MAY WAXING GIBBOUS MOON, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
SATURDAY 2 JUNE WANING GIBBOUS MOON, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
the thing about going deep is, it's hard to see & hear clearly down there. sometimes this means that when we emerge from conflict, we've made some messes: said something shitty, crossed someone's boundaries, dropped the ball, or missed an opportunity. in this half of the workshop, we will focus on tools for accepting, grieving, and repairing what has gone wrong. participants will skillshare around re-orienting after surfacing, create their own map to use in conflict, and explore ways to come back into & repair relationships that may have been damaged while we were under. as we work around the full moon in sagittarius on 29 may, we will build.
LIMITED TO 10, PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, DEADLINE 9 MAY: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$150, with an invitation for those who are able to pay higher & those who need to pay lower: please pay as high as you are able, taking into your full-spectrum financial situation including income, savings, debt, family/other support, and class background. payment plans are always chill! eight spaces paid on average at full cost allows two no-cost spaces, available to folks in need who have strong curiosity & commitment to attend, with priority to Black &/or Indigenous participants.