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Embracing Your Discomfort: Cultivating Mindfulness in Sexual Health and Social Justice
Description: Sexual topics can be personally uncomfortable and evoke heated reactions. What would it look and feel like to have more mindfulness and compassion in sexual, social, and political conversations, and less reactivity and irritation? This experiential workshop teaches applied mindfulness and compassion skills for sexuality professionals to better serve our communities in person and online. The intent is to facilitate a shift from quick reactions of anger, defensiveness, blaming, shaming, or emotional distancing, to personal responsibility, resiliency, and presence.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: apply skills in mindfulness to be more responsible agents for social sexual change.