A guided playshop to explore how pleasure and curiosity can enhance your healing. Prioritize pleasure, heal your life. 18+ in Malibu, CA
Join Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, sex therapist, and acclaimed podcast host, Nicoletta Heidegger MA, MEd., (Staying on Top Media, LLC) , and somatic pleasure coach and best-selling author, Irene Morning, M.S. for a full day of play to help you:
- Come back to your body and its exploration
- Learn about your blocks to pleasure and play
- Reinvigorate your sense of wonder/curiosity
- Integrate pleasure as part of your healing journey
- Get weird
- Rediscover what it feels like to play
- Feel more relaxed towards intimacy, pleasure, and connection
- Remember you are inherently worthy of feeling good
- Educational mini-workshops
- Guided experiential activities
- Recess-style play stations
- Bonding and community building
- No more than 30 participants
* Come discover more clarity about your likes and desires.
* Shed the shame and conditioning that make adulting no fun.
* Break down barriers that stand in the way of experiencing your full pleasure potential.
* Return to your daily rhythm with a new zest for life and the tools to help you stay playful.
Being an adult can be so blech! All that yucky adulting stuff- stress, tension, and endless to-do lists? No, thank you!
But supposedly it is all worth it because grown ups get to have grown up fun, right? Well… unfortunately all that stress and seriousness can actually stand in the way of us accessing the pleasure we’d like to experience. We give up childlike wonderment thinking we’ll get grown up pleasure, but we wind up with neither!
Somewhere between the sandbox and the tax office we learned that feeling good has to be earned. Or worse - that we have to be “fully healed”/more healed in order to access playfulness of spirit and enjoyment of our bodies.
Not feeling deserving
Being really in your head (ie anxiety brain)
A sense of isolation and/or unfairness
Not knowing what you want/like
Feeling disconnected or overwhelmed
Feeling a lot of pressure around intimacy (to have it, to perform it, to like it)
Comparison to others
Hi, I’m Irene.I am a somatic coach, pleasure witch, intimacy educator and author who empowers pleasure liberation and emotional freedom to help folks create the relationships that actually work for them, whether that’s with themselves or others. I am a lover of all things human and a believer in the transformative power of vulnerability. My work guides clients into the core of their holistic pleasure and supports them to become fully self-expressed in their desires. Together, we untangle how cultural contexts and oppressive systems have worked their way into our beliefs and bodies in ways that keep us disconnected from ourselves and from each other. Together, we embrace both individual and collective healing by using pleasure as medicine.
My work is:
My philosophy is deeply rooted in healing for the self as but one aspect of cultivating our collective liberation. When we cultivate awareness, honesty, and celebration within ourselves—particularly as it relates to pleasure—we are better equipped with the tools to live more fully and to use our gifts to heal the world around us.
Nicoletta Heidegger, MA., MEd. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#110256) and Sexologist practicing in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in trauma-informed sex therapy for diverse populations as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Nicoletta received her BA in Psychology from Stanford University, her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She sees therapy clients (CA residents only) virtually and at her unique ranch office in Los Angeles, where she offers outdoor sessions and Equine Facilitated (also called Equine Assisted) Psychotherapy and Learning. She also provides coaching, consulting, education, and retreats to folks around the world. When not seeing clients, Nicoletta creates weekly content via her hit show Sluts and Scholars: a sex positive, shame-free, educational podcast for professionals who like pleasure. Nicoletta contributes regularly to a variety of columns, podcasts, classrooms, and blogs about sex, relationships, and mental health.
There are a limited number of early bird tickets available 5/23/23 - 6/22/23. After early bird pricing ends, ticket sales will be available on a sliding scale of three options, with hopes that those who can afford to pay more will do so, enabling us to offer lower-cost spots to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to join us. We strive to make our work accessible to folks across class barriers, and appreciate your participation in that effort.
Early bird: $111 (ends June 22!)