OPENING 2 LOVE - The art of compassionate touch

Opening 2 Love the art of compassionate touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening 2 Love is 2 hours of deepening into presence, with ourselves and our bodies, honouring what is true for us, moment to moment.

We do this through playful and meditative exercises that invite us to tune into our body's wisdom, communicate our boundaries, and then let go.

In a safe and loving environment, we will explore:
• Honest Communication & Boundary Setting Skills

• you do not need a partner
• there will be no nudity or sexual touch
• you will not be touching or being touched if you do not want to.

Facilitated by Seth Newman, this experiential workshop is a fun and safe way to begin your conscious journey to creating deeper intimacy and more love in your life.

Seth has worked with many of the leading conscious sexuality teachers in the UK and completed a number of trainings including the 1 year Deep Diving training with Jewels Wingfield and the 18 month Living Tantra training with Jan Day. He has continued working with Jan for the last 3 years, assisting her on many of her workshops. He is currently on a  2 year Humanistic Psychology facilitator training in London.

The essence of this evening class is discovering the power of compassionate, personal touch through presence and loving kindness.

£15 for our meetup members/

£20 for both evening classes including the Bioenergetic Alchemy/ Laughter Yoga class beforehand (from 6:30-8pm)

Celebrate being fully alive in your body, heart and soul.

Please note: There will be no nudity or sexual touch during this workshop.

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  • ruth

    Oh! And I forgot to say....I had a really vivid dream last night about picking up a pussy cat and trying to take her home. She was wriggling in my arms and I was finding it really hard to hold onto her.I looked at her again and I realised she was in fact a baby leopard, no wonder I couldn't contain her. I finally got her home and set her free and she was happy to roam around the house.
    On a whim today, I was on a shamanic website, and remembered the leopard, and decided to look up the leopard totem meaning, and the one that came up first was 'sensitivity to touch.' Timely :)

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • ruth

      I dream quite vividly, but hve definitely found that bioenergetics/body based work is very good at making inroads into unconscious material that, as you say, wouldn't be revealed so easily through talking. It's good to find ways to bypass the conscious mind as it can be a tricky, willful old bugger! Good stuff :)

      April 3, 2013

    • ruth

      * I mean, 'wouldn't be so easily revealed through thinking things through deliberately.' I was thinking about Seth saying that 'you're touching much more than just skin' (when giving touch to someone). For me it feels as if something deeply known was activated and revealed through my dream through the simple act of allowing myself to receive touch. What a gift.

      April 3, 2013

  • ruth

    I really loved it. I had forgotten how much I love touch, receiving or giving. There's a big sensate part of me that has gotten sidelined amongst all the working and studying and needs to be welcomed back.
    Interesting that for me, it came after a day of saying 'no.' I knew that was the right thing to do, but felt oddly guilty about it.
    It left me HIGHLY unpopular with the person concerned, but I had voiced my concern over their inflexibility, and said no, I won't do this. It doesn't feel right.
    It felt like replaying the scenario, in class, when we had to state 'no' to our partner.And actually, it helped me to integrate what had happened earlier that day, and to drop the feeling of guilt that I hadn't 'pleased' the person.
    I'm also aware that I often take a 'no' as a rejection of my whole being, when in fact it isn't that at all. So I came away with lots of food for thought. Thank you.

    2 · April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very gentle, enjoyable, safe, yet self-revealing work

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Natalie

    Today I found myself being able to say 'no' to something that previously I would have said 'yes' to (whilst secretly wishing I was strong enough and honest enough to refuse). In the instant that I had to make a choice, I had a flash of sitting across from my partner in the yes/no boundary activity of last night and the echo of the question "what does it feel like to say yes when you really mean no?" This class enabled me to open up to a new level of honesty with myself, developing a recognition of what I really want in the moment and giving that desire a means of expression. It is very empowering to learn that saying no can actually be a gift to yourself and often to the people around you. The whole session felt safe, connected and facilitated a deep sense of intimacy with myself and with those around me. Thanks to everyone for a fantastic evening.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • seth

    Dear all,
    I hope you landed softly at home last night.
    Thank you once again for showing up with your tenderness, presence and humour last night. I hope you had a good evening!

    It would be great for me if you could give me feedback from the session either here, or for more constructive criticism email me on [masked]
    I am open to your feedback.

    Blessings
    Seth x

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi fellow human beings,
    I seek for natural, honest and compassionate interaction with others. Living in Japan for a few years, where skinship is forbidden, I deeply felt the lack of human touch. I am particularly curious about that aspect of this group.

    April 1, 2013

    • seth

      Dear Francesco, I hope that you can make it tonight.

      April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately I couldn't make it for today. Maybe next time. Thanks.

      April 1, 2013

  • seth

    Dear lovely people,
    there are no trains to Stoke Newington, it being bank holiday monday and all. so it's recommended that you check out http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ for the best route for you.
    xxx

    March 30, 2013

    • seth

      Yes it's still on.

      March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    no trains running that can get me there unfortunately so will have to give it a miss. Hopefully another one will be planned over a weekend.

    March 30, 2013

    • Marta

      Hey, the tube is running as normal, so you may wish to go to Seven Sisters instead, and from there it is just few min in a bus to Stoke Newington. Really easy. Good night!

      March 30, 2013

  • seth

    The exercises we'll be doing on this night are a mixture of verbal and compassionate touch based, and are designed to cultivate a real connection with yourself and with others. You will have the chance to meet others in the room, share openly and create some real heart connections. It will be a deep and playful evening! I hope that you can make it. If you have any questions please contact me, Seth on [masked]

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping I won't have any difficulty getting to the event as it's a Bank Holiday, but will give it a try.

    March 15, 2013

  • Mary Catherine L.

    Sounds lovely but I'l be away that week...

    March 15, 2013

  • Mary Catherine L.

    Sounds lovely but I'll be away that week! Will be doing my own version of that (and more, I'm sure) with Jan Day! Enjoy...

    1 · March 14, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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