I am coming to Santa Ana to teach my expanded "Art of Desire" workshop, August 25th and 26th!
The venue is a beautiful home and garden in Santa Ana.
Participation limited to the first 50 registrants.
Here is the schedule:
Friday, August 25th: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Topics : The cultural (mis)construction of female sexuality and desire.
Impact on women's relationship to their bodies, sexual agency, and desire.
10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topics: Deconstructing women's relationship to desire : The shackles of shoulds, guilt, perfectionism, and an externalized measure of self; How these factors hamper desire and the integration of our sexuality.
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with short break at 3:45 p.m.)
Topics: What is desire and what is its relationship to wholeness / integrity and personal strength? Desire and its relationship to self-development. Self-development and its relationship to intimacy.
Assignment to complete before Saturday morning.
Saturday, August 26th: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Topics: Review and discussion of assignment, issues of selfhood, self-development and desire. Developing the capacity for true generosity as well as the capacity to deeply receive.
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-integration : Understanding our God-given bodies. Understanding women's sexual capacity and nature (hint : it's amazing). The virtue of embracing our bodies; Forging sexual integrity and experiencing joy.
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Sexual self-development : Understanding, uncovering, and developing your erotic nature. Squaring eroticism with goodness.
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Topics: Fostering eroticism in relationship to ourselves, a spouse, and to life. Sexuality and belonging more deeply to oneself. Wrap up : Questions / comments, setting intentions for oneself going forward.
Tuition includes refreshment during breaks each day and an instructional workbook.
Directions to the venue, lunch options, and parking information will be emailed to you with your purchase.
UNSOLICITED COMMENTS FROM ART OF DESIRE COURSE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:
"Because of the impact you have had on my life and my marriage, I want to thank you for all you have done to acquire the knowledge and eloquence to be able to understand and explain these principles of relationships and sexuality to people like me. My life and marriage has changed incredibly for good. Recently my husband teared up in bed because he was so overwhelmed and happy with how our relationship is moving forward. He is a good, patient and loyal man. Bless him. It has taken me 38 years to choose him, and to own my sexuality. This happened surprisingly quickly once true principles were introduced to me. Those life-changing events came through you and the course I signed up for. Life is good. I don't know how to thank you." --- R.L Art of Desire Participant
"I absolutely LOVED this course! It was truly amazing, Jennifer. What you taught completely opened up my view of my sexuality and has been so liberating. I have been more relaxed and present when I"m with my husband. I have a lot to learn still but I feel possibilities in a way that I never have before. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING THIS CLASS !" --G. B. Art of Desire Participant
"Thank you so much for using the talents you have been blessed with for the good of so many women, and especially for LDS women. ... I have had a huge paradigm shift that has caused me to realize things that I didn't know about my sexuality. My goal is to own that part of me that I rejected .. and to be integrated and "whole". I'm not sure how or if it would have happened without your guidance and willingness to use your time and talents to bless my life and the life of my husband through me. ... This experience was a sacred one for me and one I have been searching for, for a long time." . ---E.A. Art of Desire Participant
"I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you do. ... I can honestly say I have finally broken the chains of anxiety and guilt that were binding me before. My husband and I now share something that is beautiful and amazing. Thank you so much for finding a way to share your knowledge with LDS couples. This is such an important issue. And my husband thanks you too!" ---J.J.