Exploring our Wounds: Authentic dialogue about Sex, Ecstasy and Grief

The second in our Write to Heal Empowerment Circle Series, will explore sexuality and the ways in which cultural and personal chronic grief has dis-empowered us, creating the inability to claim ecstasy as a medicine.

Sexuality is the teacher of ecstasy. Without ecstasy we have little power to fuel the life we want to create. Without ecstasy, what is the point? Ecstasy is a companion of grief, not the enemy. Rarely do we allow her in to guide our way because she has been overshadowed, misunderstood and shamed. Let us reclaim this power to create the lives we are so passionate about.

 

Writing experience is not required.

Circle is lead by Alesha Packer and Jai Westgard
 

 

SCHEDULE

Through the combination of writing and energy medicine we will explore the following:

Week 1: Initiation- Sex and Safety.
Week 2: Uniqueness – Sex and Expression
Week 3: Manifestation – Sex and Confidence
Week 4: Co-Creation – Sex and Love
Week 5: Contrast – Sex and Communication
Week 6: Resolution- Sex and Compassion
Week 7: Intelligence – Sex and Connection

Class held every Wednesday evening from 6-8 for seven weeks:

Dates coming soon.

COST

Investment is a sliding scale of $65 – $100.

Circling is a age old elling your story, unedited, provides the authenticity and vulnerability needed in order to create an empowered life.   Telling your story in a circle creates the medicine of empathy which allows your journey to be seen holistically and with compassion, taking you to a whole new level of expansion and healing for yourself and those in circle with you.

 

CIRCLE PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS
Alesha Packer.
Alesha Packer is a teacher, a writer, and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Her wisdom of how stories heal, creativity of crafting a new story and overall comic relief offers a dynamic medicine to our community. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in English and Spanish. As a student in the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop, she studied with Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham and poet/novelist James Galvin. To complete her Spanish degree, Alesha lived and studied in Valladolid, Spain. Then she moved to Seattle, WA and worked as an International Book Ordering Specialist for Amazon.com and also received a Poetry Certificate from the University of Washington’s Extension Program. She returned to the University of Iowa for a MAT degree in secondary English education with a minor in Spanish language education while working at Prairie Lights Bookstore. Since 2001, Alesha has taught composition, creative writing, literature, and public speaking courses for Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community College. While working on memoir writing, she attended week-long workshops in Spain, Oregon, Rhode Island and Iowa City as well as participated in many writing groups over the years. She teaches English workshops at the University of Iowa’s BelinBlank Honors Center and volunteers and fundraises for the Johnson County Crisis Center’s Out of Darkness Walk and at for her daughters’ schools. Alesha’s passion is the connection between writing and healing. As a suicide survivor, she has practiced and taught the healing power of writing. This therapeutic collaboration began when she was a young writer, then as an English teacher, and now as a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Topics of specialty include childhood trauma, depression, suicide, divorce, and infertility. She is thrilled to be working with ENERGEIA 


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"This course changed my outlook."

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— J.A.

"A true circle experience."

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"Jai created something truly special with this course."

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