Mindful

Sexuality

Last time you had sex (with a partner or by yourself) were you:

Preoccupied with the pandemic, the safety of yourself and your loved ones, or the state of the nation?

Wondering when you’d next have partnered sex and how to do it safely?

Thinking about everything you need to do?

Worried about what your body looks like?

Wondering if you’d finally reach orgasm?

Asking yourself, When will it be over?

If any of these ring true for you, I want you to know that many women share similar thoughts and experiences.

I’ve worked with hundreds of women who long for deeper connection and greater sexual pleasure, but habitual thinking, trauma, self-consciousness, and limiting beliefs get in their way. These habits of the mind inhibit our ability to drop in, open up, connect, and experience both intimacy and enjoyment. 

And today’s world only adds additional barriers to the healing and pleasure-filled sex we all deserve.

Yet, we always have a choice about how we relate to and interpret our inner and outer experiences.

In my Mindful Sexuality workshops, we learn to dissolve our mental and emotional inhibitions. We shift our attention from the noise and chatter of the mind to become deliciously attuned to the intricacies of our sexual bodies. 

By focusing on the sublime beauty of the moment, we ultimately experience more aliveness, pleasure, and joy. 

And when we drop in completely, a deep quieting happens inside of us, the light of radiant awareness shines through, and we connect with something much greater than ourselves. 

Wouldn’t it be lovely if sex always happened this way? Sure, it can, and sometimes it does. But not for everyone, and certainly not all the time. And that’s okay, too.

In fact, when we allow our erotic experience to be exactly as it is—no matter what it looks like—we free ourselves from the prison of judgment and shame we may have been trapped in for years. 

Instead, we can choose to embrace ourselves exactly as we are, inviting in the self-love that serves up a whole new world of erotic possibilities. 

Would you like to experience this for yourself?  If so, I’d love to have you at my upcoming workshop!

A Psychospiritual

Approach to

Erotic Transformation

Mindful Sexuality :
Finding Peace and Pleasure in Troubled Times

A virtual workshop for women*

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Sunday, October 18

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Schedule:

11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Part I

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (lunch break)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Part II

Requested donation: $20–$50

No one turned away for lack of funds

*This workshop addresses the physical experience of those with born-female body parts in combination with the social experience of being treated as female in this culture. All pronouns, presentation styles and gender expressions welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

In this women-only workshop, we safely and non-judgmentally:

  • Learn to experience peace and deeply-felt pleasure in our bodies

  • Explore new ways to love ourselves, whether we’re partnered or not

  • Gain knowledge to overcome specific—even longstanding—sexual difficulties

  • Discover the heart of our sexual truths by gently peeling away shame-filled stories

  • Give voice to our most charged passions and fantasies, for both healing AND pleasure

 

Mindful Sexuality will allow you to:

  • Bring your full self to sex—every time

  • Let go, drop in, and experience greater pleasure, connection, and joy

  • Rekindle sexual relationships that have lost their spark

  • Feel more alive and powerful in all aspects of your life

Important notice about this intimate workshop

 

As someone who highly values all aspects of consent culture, your privacy and safety are paramount to me. While in the workshop, I kindly ask you to extend the same courtesy of respect to the group that you’d want for yourself. This means no screenshots or recordings, please! 

 

While I’ll address the profound importance of confidentiality at the beginning of the workshop, if you have any reservations whatsoever, please know that you do not have to have your camera on to participate. 

 

You can also change your name and use an icon or other picture to maintain your anonymity. If you choose to do the latter, you would need to change your Zoom account settings before you enter the virtual room.

 

Instructions to change your Zoom settings.

Workshop participants have said

 

I can't begin to express how much I've gotten out of this weekend, Beth. You are one of the most compassionate people I've ever met. You have a true gift for creating and holding an open, powerful and beautiful space.  The work I've done here has been nothing less than transformative.  Thank you again so much! I am incredibly grateful. 
 

     ~A.W. San Francisco, CA

Wow, what a powerful workshop! My expectations were met and exceeded. I have a greater understanding of myself now, after peering into my fantasy world. My biggest take away has been seeing that my fantasies can heal me, rather than cause harm. What a concept! One that certainly didn’t seem possible before the workshop started.
 

     ~ M. B. San Francisco, CA

Thank you for this workshop. It’s been incredibly helpful. Through the meditations and exercises, I finally got to see how many of my thoughts about myself and my sexuality are something I’ve been trained to believe. They’re not even real. Time to move all those old files to the trash!


     ~ C. K. Oakland, CA

If you have questions or would like to connect with me in advance,

please call (415) 863-2222.  I welcome hearing from you.

I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and sex therapist with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to my expertise in sex and relationship therapy, I’ve helped hundreds of clients work through trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression. I incorporate both spiritual wisdom and evidenced-based approaches (such as EMDR, mindfulness, and neuroplasticity) to help you dissolve limiting beliefs, find your truth, and experience inner abiding peace and joy. My sex-positive practice includes extensive experience with polyamory, non-monogamy, and kink.
                                                    

Beth Apfelbaum, MFT

MFC 43095
(415) 863-2222

Berkeley, CA

San Francisco, CA

© Beth Apfelbaum 2020