For those of you who are interested here is the official press release on the spiritual sexuality congress going on in NYC in October. For the sake of integrity, I'm not recommending anyone goes because I don't know anyone in it and haven't done any work with this group. However, I highly applaud this kind of conversation, and I encourage you to learn more about it if you are moved to do so.
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NATIONAL CONGRESS ON SPIRITUAL SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL HEALING: HEALING THE BODY, FREEING THE SPIRIT
New York, New York , September 27, 2010 – The Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy is sponsoring and hosting the National Congress on Spiritual Sexuality and Sexual Healing; Healing the Body, Freeing the Spirit on October 29, 30 and 31, 2010 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Henry Grayson, Ph.D. and Kenneth Porter, M.D. are chairing the event. Tickets are available through www.natconss.com. Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to register early. The presenter line up features some of the top spiritually based professionals, and many are authors in the respective fields of psychotherapy and academia.
The congress will be hosting presentations by: Michael Mirdad, Ph.D., Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D., Rich Borofsky, Ed.D., Antra Kalnins Borofsky, Ed.M., Lee Holden, Mary Sise, ACSW, Andrew Harvey, P.C., Gina Ogden, Ph.D., and Stuart Sovatsky, Ph.D.
The conference will provide an interactive, spiritual, scientific and clinical forum in the areas of spirituality, sexuality, psychotherapy, and healing for psychotherapists, health care professionals, healers, religious professionals, and others interested in the convergence of these areas.
A spiritual perspective on sexuality is now needed in this world for a deeper sense of connection with who we really are, and a deeper sense of bonding with our partners, families, friends and colleagues. For thousands of years many of the great spiritual traditions of our planet have pointed us in a particular direction, the realm of sexuality. In our present culture, sexuality is not an easy realm to explore. Sexuality is deeply misunderstood. It is either laden with guilt and shame, the focus of wounding and abuse, commercialized and trivialized, or seen as an easy path to so called enlightenment. The goal of enhanced pleasure in our lives is something we all can applaud. But the great spiritual traditions point to something deeper, the possibility that sexuality can be the gateway to our most effective healing and spiritual maturation.
It is in this spirit that the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy is bringing together the nation’s experts in the exploration and the teaching of spiritual sexuality and sexual healing. Join us for this transformative weekend. The National Congress will include exciting talks, gentle experiential work, movement and artistic performance. Additionally, an optional third day of post-conference workshops will afford the opportunity to collaborate in smaller groups with some of our presenters. Together we will embark on a sacred adventure capable of facilitating genuine maturation and healing.
For additional information about the National Congress on Spiritual Sexuality & Sexual Healing: Healing the Body, Freeing the Spirit, contact Sandra Oles at (203) 227-5238