The Festival of Sensuality is a sex-positive place with workshops that dive into issues and experiences relating to sex, relationships, physical and emotional feelings, communication and boundaries.
It’s not surprising that a lot of stuff can come up.
So how do we make sure that you feel safe and cared for?
Firstly, on the opening morning we establish together with the entire group how to ask for and give consent. We learn how to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty for doing so.
We learn how to hear the answer ‘no’ without feeling rejected. Instead we can hear it as an act of trust as someone else lets us know what they genuinely do and don’t want in that moment.
We also introduce gentle but clear signals that you can use to set boundaries and establish an atmosphere of trust.
We have a team of angels on site who are always there for you.
These are people whose role at the festival is to be there when you need someone to talk to, share what’s going on with you or just get a hug. They will listen without judgement and provide what support they can.
And each day the angels will hold a little open session at the tea tent where people can chat about what’s challenges they’re facing, what insights they’re getting – whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to do it alone 🙂
At the beginning of the festival you’ll join a support pod of 4 or 5 other participants and a core part of every day, just after breakfast, will be meeting with your pod and sharing with one another how you’re feeling.
The support pods were an absolute hit on our first festival and people actually continued after the festival to stay in touch and meet a couple online a couple time a week…