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Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM GMT

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Anya Stang


Pink Therapys's Sixth Annual Conference 

This year we are tackling two controversial and yet linked subjects under the heading of 'Sex Work'. The first is that we're aiming to improve mental health support for people who sell sex in various roles within the 'sex industry' who have quite frequently received appalling treatment from therapists.  The second is that some 'talk therapists' have been drawn to explore and retrain in other ways to work with people, using the body and sometimes touch. Sexological Bodywork, Somatic Sexology, Tantra, Sex Coaching and many other models which offer other, more direct ways to help people.

We want to facilitate a discussion within the profession of this controversial and misunderstood subject.  We want to explore how we can support those clients who wish to move beyond words or for whom talking therapy isn't sufficient, through the ethical use of consensual touch-based therapies and understanding the links between sexuality, sexual difficulties including recovering from sexual trauma and promote healing.  

N.B. The focus for the conference is on Counsellors & Psychotherpaists learning more about sex work and somatic body-work.  If space permits nearer the time, we will open up the conference to sexological body-workers and allied professionals. Email us for notification of when we do this: anya@pinktherapy.com

Early Bird registration is 150 single day/250 both days until 22 Dec 2017.Full fee from 23 Dec 2017 is 160 single day/310 both days.

Therapy students and therapists-in-training are welcome to register; however, there are currently no student bursaries available. We may release some discounted places nearer the time if space permits.

Friday 23rd of March 2018

9.30 am to 10 am   Registration & Coffee

10  to 10:30 am Welcome & Introductions

10:30  to 11:00 am Sex Work - Myth busting - Karen Pollock

11:00 to 11:30 am  Sexual Services for People with Disabilities [Video link to Rachel Wotton @ Touching Base in Sydney] 

11.30-12.00  Break

12 to 12:30 pm  Overview of Somatic Sexology field - Kian de la Cour

12:30 to 1pm What happens when sex workers actually need mental health support?  - Prof Nicola Mai

1-2pm  Lunch

2  to 2.45 pm Surrogacy 101 - Padma Deva or 
Conscious Kink 101 - Seani Love [simultaneous  workshops]

2.45 to 3.30 pm   Urban Tantra 101 - Maz Michael or
Somatic Sex Education 101 Meredith Reynolds
[simultaneous workshops]

3:30 to 4:30 pm 'Meet your Colleagues  A chance to meet and engage with people from various sex and body-work disciplines over Tea & Cake we hope to have Tantra, Pro Dom(me)s, Gay Male Escorts, Sex Coaches, Sacred Intimates, Surrogates, Sexological Body Workers.

4.30 pm Closing session feedback from Rapporteurs

5 pm: Conference  Day One ends

Saturday 24th March 2018

9.30  to 10 am Registration & Coffee

10 to 10:30 am Welcome & Introductions from  Dominic Davies

10:30 to 11:00 am Being a Therapist and a Sex Worker - Jemima, and
Alex Brooks and Eve

11:00 to 11:30am Legal issues as a therapist/somatic worker/sex worker -
Myles Jackman

11.30-12.00 Break

12  to 12:30 pm Working within current ethical frameworks - (NCS) & Professor Alistair Ross (BACP)

12:30 to 1pm Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) and their Ethical Code

1-2pm Lunch

2  to 2.45 pm Key Issues in Sex workers as clients - Laura Lee or
Sex Coaching for Sex Therapists  - Agata Loewe  
[simultaneous workshops]

2.45 to 3.30 pm 'Meet your Colleagues’ A chance to meet and engage with people from various sex and body work disciplines over Tea & Cake wee are hoping to have Tantra, Pro Dom(me)s, Gay Male Escorts, Sex Coaches, Sacred Intimates, Surrogates, Sexological Body Worker etc.

3:30 to 4:30 pm  Moving Forward - Protecting Dual Trained therapists - Panel discussion with invited Reps from: BACP (Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell), NCS (tbc), COSRT (DECLINED), UKCP  Chair of Ethics Committee (Alan Kershaw) and Psychotherapy & Counselling Union (Phil Cox)

4.30 pm  Closing session feedback from Rapporteurs

5 pm Conference ends