"Kink is not therapy, but it can be therapeutic."
My guess is that you've heard this phrase more than once if you've spent any time in the kink community. But what separates Play that is therapeutic, from that which is just fun? How do we structure the emerging practice of Therapeutic Kink so that it can be understood by the professional therapeutic community? Examining the work that underlies A Kink in the Cure, and the recent presentation at the AASECT National Conference, Tim Murray will share the ways he currently uses Therapeutic Kink with clients, and the framework used to differentiate between Play and Practice.
All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated.
Cost at the door: $30.
Pay It Forward Donor ticket includes a $10 donation toward the Pay It Forward Scholarship in addition to admission for one to the workshop.
Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup.
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About the Educator:
Tim Murray is the author of A Kink in the Cure and a Conscious Kink Practitioner. At his core, he is a believer in making the world a better place. By day, he spends his time consulting with businesses on cultural and disruptive transformation initiatives, coaching leaders in pursuit of their goals, and mediating conflict in relationships. By night, he advances the evolution of society through supporting local non-profits and engaging with subversive social-change organizations. He carries a degree in Individualized Studies from Goddard College, where he focused on Behavioral Science with an emphasis on the use of BDSM as a tool for healing sexual shame and trauma. Tim is a queer and polyamorous, switch, puppy, service top... among other things. He holds a Certificate in Conflict Mediation, a Black Belt in Lean process improvement, and carries an authentic copy of The One Ring (just in case). He has served on the boards of the Seattle Center for Sex Positive Culture and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. He and his partner Aicila Lewis are the co-founders of Radical Intimacy, where they deliver presentations and workshops on topics such as: Balloon Animal Bondage, Self-care as a Secondary, Consensual Sensual Touch, D/s Dynamics for Beginners, Finding Your Edge, Laughter Belongs in the Dungeon, and many others.