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Something beautiful and magical happens when you dare to shine from true vulnerability. Peel back your layers… one by one. This event is all about giving yourself and those in your life, permission to express themselves, just as they are. Learn Reid and my tools to help you say what not’s being said, give love in the way your loved ones can feel it.

There is a gift when we have the courage to open our mouths and express “in the moment” something that has the potential to disappoint or trigger the person we are talking to, however the more we care about the other person, the greater the difficulty becomes to express “our truth” in the moment it is happening.
How many of us have learned how to initiate difficult conversations?

How many of us feel highly capable of holding space for ourselves, moving through whatever comes up for us, melting away any blame, shame, or guilt or making someone wrong, and then going and talking to the person AFTER releasing the charge?

Even if you do this masterfully in life, and are LOVING the results. There is still a deeper piece….

There is a HUGE gift if you can turn to the person in the moment you are feeling triggered, feeling insecure, feeling like a boundary is about to be crossed, lost in a story in your head about something they are saying or doing and in that moment, you have determined it is about you, if you dare to turn to them, in your clumsy, through your tears, in your utter pain, before you have had the opportunity to release it, to turn it around, you end up offering them the gift of seeing you at your “weakest, flawed, naked, raw…Only then can you grow together, you can cry together, perhaps be angry together, but in that HUGELY vulnerable space you can relate as yourselves and as your relationship deepens you can develop a trust that the other truly can take care of themself, come what may, and the gift is when the other is willing, not only willing but eager to hold space for the messy experiments as you learn to communicate in the not pristine places, in the places where your darkest shadows lie, in the spaces where you feel you need to stand up for yourself, even with the people you love the most, and perhaps set a boundary or make a request that the other may not like or want to hear.

In the agreement, as both keep trying, both continue opening, both holding that compassionate space to grow, the greatest of relationships can be born. A whole new layer of naked……, scary and also infinitely exciting!!!!!

Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko will boil down more than 150,000 conversations he’s had about sex and relationships and walk us through his best thinking and advice on making sex, dating, relationships and mating work!

Workshop facilitator extraordinaire Monique Darling will share tips and tricks from her journey of holding everything inside to finding the joy in sharing the most scary stuff first. Discovering that if the other person is still there, only then can your relationship truly begin.

After we spend the morning building a foundation, we are ready to dive into the deep stuff.

This is a clothes-on, participation-optional workshop. Group exercises are not mandatory. Voyeurism is participation! And you are free to change your mind at any time. Exercises will include silly (yet powerful) vulnerability exercises as well as practicing asking for what we want, and saying our scariest truths in the moment. All activities will be used as catalysts for accessing our shame and social conditioning and working through it by revealing it and having it witnessed while we are in it.

Open to the possibility that as you unpeel the layers and reveal the tender heart inside, as you expose and share that which seems most unacceptable, that just maybe you will find yourself met with eyes of love, respect and understanding instead of the eyes of judgment you may fear. In this place we co-create a circle of true and limitless healing, as we make space together for all the messy bits and together marvel at the absolute beauty which resides in the authentic and unique you.

Give yourself the gift of permission to be. Permission to shed the heavy layers of what you have held back and stand empowered in your true and marvelous self.

Come as you are. Leave as all you may be.

You will gain tools and leave with the ability to relate with everyone in your life with more ease, grace, and blissful contentment from your own center.

WHEN: Sun June 16, 2013 11-4 pm

WHERE: TBA San Luis Obispo

Love Exchange $69

Join Reid and I for 5 days of events!!

Wed June 12, 2013 Dakini Circle (women only)

Thurs June 13, 2013 Full Body Kiss

Fri June 14, 2013 Intro to Energetic Sex

Sat June 15, 2013 Energetic Sex Practicum and Playground

Sat night June 15, 2013 Cuddle Party

Sun June 16, 2013 Got Vulnerability? Communication, Authenticity, & Vulnerability 101

About your Facilitators:
Reid Mihalko, Oakland, CA, helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives, no matter what their self-expression of those happen to be.
From his rated-PG/PG-13 workshops (Cuddle Party, Speed-Flirting) to the rated-R (Iron Slut Sex Educator Showdown) to his explicit, NC-17 rated, Show-N-Tell sex education workshops (where audiences get to watch, take notes, and ask questions), Reid has worked with thousands of individuals from myriad walks of life, orientations, relationship styles, countries and religions. Known for his charisma, wit and emphasis on integrity, Reid travels the country teaching, coaching, consulting and collaborating on fulfilling his mission: Create more self-esteem, self-confidence and health for adults in and out of the bedroom.
Reid has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive stores across the country.

Monique Darling, San Diego, CA, Authenticity and Vulnerability Coach, is the founder of Divine Interludes which provides workshops and experiential play-shops in the art of Tantra and conscious loving. She has studied and taught with renowned Tantra teachers and extraordinary workshop facilitators since 1990 and is a certified Cuddly Party Facilitator. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s and has been interviewed by magazines across the USA. Monique is dedicated to empowering others utilizing her vast repertoire of cutting-edge teachings. She specializes is helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties