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Mental Health and Kink: Headspace, Aftercare, and Trauma Informed Practice

Mental Health and Kink: Headspace, Aftercare, and Trauma Informed Practice

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This class is held at the Bondesque store at 707 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408.

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Course Description: This course will define kink and its relationship with mental health, explore considerations regarding headspace, and define and explore how to practice aftercare. We highly recommend this course to anyone looking to deepen their kink explorations and adventures.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What is Kinky?
  • Why does mental health matter, and why does it matter in regards to kink?
  • What is trauma and how does it affect kink?
  • What goes into collaborative negotiation?
  • Getting into headspace
  • Scene check-ins
  • Transitioning out of headspace
  • Aftercare
  • Kink and healing

Instructors: Calvin Hauer and Emma Kopp

Calvin Hauer (He/Him) is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in MN. With over 10 years of experience in sex education and more than 5 years as a therapist, Calvin works to create an open space that normalizes all sexuality. Primarily working with kink, sex worker, queer, polyam and trans communities, Calvin works to center that everyone’s sexuality is a unique relationship with themselves. Calvin is a sex positive therapist, part time professor and a full-time nerd.   For more information, visit his website.

Emma Kopp (they/she) is a pre-licensed therapist working in private practice. Emma works with queer, kinky, and poly individuals and couples as they navigate sex, gender, identity and phase of life transitions. They utilize an experiential and existential approach in therapy and education. Emma is dedicated to asking “why” and “how” rather than sticking with the answers of the status quo. She strives to create accessible education for folks from all walks of life in a way that feels comfortable, casual, and collaborative as she partners with folks to explore who they are and what they want out of their experiences.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales are final and tickets are non-transferable. This workshop is 18+.