Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Personal Retreat: A Safe, Loving, and Potent Exploration of Sexuality and Intimate Relating
The erotic embodiment and intimacy personal retreat is an opportunity for individuals or couples (or multi-partner relationships) to deeply explore with me using the experiential Somatica Method – a powerful new modality for bringing loving awareness to sex and intimate relationships.
The collective shame around our erotic lives and sexuality is often so intense that most of us rarely receive any loving company in this realm beyond our intimate partners. And even with our intimate partners, our shame and fear of abandonment, and theirs, often makes it feel unsafe to honestly share our experience or feel empowered to explore new possibilities.
Even in nondual spirituality, where everything is supposedly included, sexuality is often subtly dismissed as unspiritual or too triggering to address. Yet denying the erotic dimension often deprives us of it’s juice, diminishing our inspiration, joy, and vitality. It also fails to heal the wounds that so many of us have around sexuality and intimate relationships. So we continue to get wounded and wound others, or we stay in hiding because we don’t have any safe space to lovingly explore what’s really happening.
In this work I hold no preconceived agenda about what anyone’s erotic embodiment or intimate relationships should look like. Every one of us is unique and every relationship is. I trust the wisdom of bringing loving awareness to our direct experience whatever it is. These sessions invite the discovery of what is and what wants to happen. I’m committed to empowering people to explore whatever is true for them in the realm of the erotic, sex, and intimate relationships. And I will never shame anyone for what they want or don’t want in relationships and sex, what turns them on, or what they’ve done.
The Somatica Method offers a genuinely safe space that can include experiential explorations, using the direct experience of fully-clothed client-practitioner intimacy exercises. This approach brings deeper awareness to our actual experience enabling real-time healing and the embodied discovery of new possibilities. It allows us to become more comfortable and empowered around any dimension of erotic embodiment and intimacy that is currently challenging.
Many people find working with me a safe way to explore because the stakes are so much lower than with actual partners. No matter what happens during the sessions you can count on me to remain reliably and lovingly available. And unlike actual partners, there is no relationship trajectory to protect or promote because I’m not available for a sexual relationship with anyone in my work.
This retreat might be right for you if you’d like to:
- Be more empowered to ask for what you really want in intimate relationships and say “no” to what you don’t want.
- Have more ease and confidence around any aspect of intimacy.
- Feel less shame around any aspect of your erotic experience.
- Enjoy a deeper connection to the aliveness of your desires.
- Feel more free and/or more secure in your intimate relationships.
This retreat is in-person and between two and five days long. It can be done in the San Francisco area, anywhere I’m already leading a retreat, or I can travel to your city/country.
“It’s beautiful to be able to safely explore places where I get scared in intimacy. I’d often been afraid to set boundaries because I expected men would shut down or leave. In my sessions with Adam he not only stays open and connected, but clearly wants to hear my boundaries. This has imprinted on a deeper level that I matter and that my boundaries and preferences matter. I’m now taking better care of myself in my dating life because I’m more willing to say “no” rather than feeling like I ought to do what my partner wants.” – C., Leadership Coach, Berkeley, CA
“Adam’s unconditionally loving presence gives ample space to feel, question, pause, explore, and heal in real-time connection. Whether I pause, change course, move away, feel unsure, or move toward, he is there accepting not rejecting. It’s so healing to feel my nervous-system updating into new possibility – that of staying healthfully attuned and connected in each moment, while erotically engaged with another dear being” – M., Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, San Francisco, CA
The Two to Five-Day Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Personal Retreat for individuals or couples (or multi-partner relationships) is anywhere from $800 to $10,000 (the price is agreed in advance and based on whether I will have travel expenses, the length of the retreat etc.).
If you’d like to deeply explore what’s really possible in your erotic life, sexuality, or intimate relationships within the safe, loving and potent container of a personal retreat, or you have any questions about this opportunity contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In all my sessions with Adam he’s ready to meet me wherever I’m at. He doesn’t hide behind a wall of professionalism, but engages transparently with his whole self. Adam’s deep presence and open-hearted nature have allowed me to open up vulnerably – not just speaking vulnerably, but having the lived experience of being intimately met in vulnerability. My sessions with Adam are refreshingly cracking open long-held limiting beliefs about what it’s possible for me to experience with a man.” – B., MFT & Sex Therapist, Oakland, CA