The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.


- Alice Walker

Upcoming Workshops and Groups



For women:

Sexual Healing AND Empowerment:

        A Psychospiritual Therapy Group for Women

  •        Enjoy the support and insights of other women in a psychospiritual
  •        setting.
  •          Held Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., beginning March 14th
  •         and ending May 16th
  •           Location: My office in the Castro District in San Francisco.
  •        Learn more

Mindful Sexuality®:

  • A Psychospiritual Approach to Erotic Transformation
  •    Upcoming in 2017

  •           This weekend workshop will be held at Rudramandir in Berkeley.
  •            Learn more


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    Sexual Healing AND Empowerment:
    A Psychospiritual Therapy Group for Women

    Two different groups;

    Group #1:  Monday evenings at Rudramandir in Berkeley 
    Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m.

    Group #2:  Tuesday evenings at my office in the Castro District in San Francisco

     Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. Beginning March 14, and ending May 16.

Over the last seventeen years, I’ve been honored and grateful to witness many dozens of women move through sexual wounding and shame to embrace a more joyful and truth-empowered sexuality.  As the group progresses, you can actually see differences in the way women occupy their bodies, and in the aliveness and excitement of their being as they reclaim their innate power.

In the Sexual Healing and Empowerment Groups, we safely explore and discover:

  • The heart of our sexual truths by gently peeling away shame-filled stories
  • A sense of peace and deeply-felt pleasure in our bodies
  • Truth-empowered knowledge to overcome specific—even longstanding—sexual difficulties
  • An ability to tap into our most charged passions and fantasies, for both healing and pleasure;
  • An understanding of how to link intimacy, conscious communication and long-term love with truly satisfying sex.

And we typically experience:

  • Tremendous validation in hearing our own experiences echoed by others
  • The support and encouragement of other women to move toward a more joyful sexuality
  • Vicarious healing and a sense of possibility as we witness others’ journeys and perspectives
  • The freedom and exhilaration of our own options multiplying beyond old constraints
  • A more deeply felt sense of power and aliveness in all aspects of our lives.

Women of all sexual orientations and gender identities are warmly welcome.

More details:

  • I meet each potential participant in person before the first group session to begin to develop a relationship with each of you.
  • The cost for the entire ten-session group is $495, and a $150 deposit is required to hold your space. Limited discounts are available.
  • Space is limited to eight participants.
  • For more information and to schedule a no-fee, relaxed visit to my office, please call me, Beth Apfelbaum, at (415) 863-2222.

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FOR WOMEN

Mindful Sexuality:
A Psychospiritual Approach
to Erotic Transformation

Last time you had sex were you:
✓ Thinking about your to-do list?
✓ Wondering if you’d finally get pleasured?
✓ Worrying about what your body looks like?
✓ Asking yourself, “when will it be over”?

If any of these ring true for you, I want you to know that MANY women share similar thoughts and experiences. I’ve worked with hundreds of women who long for deeper connection and greater sexual pleasure, but routine thinking and self-consciousness get in their way. These habits of the mind inhibit your ability to drop in, open up, connect and experience both intimacy and enjoyment.

In my Mindful Sexuality workshops, we dissolve these inhibitions by gently paying attention to the entirety of our sexual experience. We move from the noise and chatter of the mind, to a quiet noticing of each thought, to becoming deliciously attuned to the intricacies of our sexual bodies. By allowing your experience to be exactly as it is—and by releasing yourself from judgment—you can choose to make sex more pleasurable, powerful, and deeply loving.

In this women-only workshop, we safely and non-judgmentally:
• Learn to experience peace and deeply-felt pleasure in our bodies
• Gain knowledge to overcome specific—even longstanding—sexual difficulties
• Discover the heart of our sexual truths by gently peeling awa y shame-filled stories
• Give voice to our most charged passions and fantasies, for both healing AND pleasure.

Mindful Sexuality will allow you to:
• Bring your full Self to sex—every time
• Let go, drop in, and experience greater pleasure and connection
• Rekindle sexual relationships that have lost their juice
• Feel more alive and powerful in all aspects of your life

Women of all sexual orientations and gender identities are warmly welcome. All workshops will be experiential, without any sexual contact or nudity.

Details for the Introductory Workshop:

  • The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and the event is held at Rudramandir in Berkeley.
  • Sunday, March 6;   3 – 5 p.m.

Details for Weekend Workshop:

  • Non-residential
  • Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Held at Rudramandir in Berkeley.
  • The cost is $295 per participant. Limited discounts available. Preregistration required.
  • Light refreshments and nutritious snacks will be provided; lunch will be on your own.

 For more information and to register,
call Beth Apfelbaum at

(415) 863-2222


 

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FOR COUPLES

Mindful Loving AND Sexuality:
A Journey into Radiant Joy and Erotic Transformation

Non-residential weekend workshop for couples,
Coming in 2017 (exact dates TBA), held at Rudramandir; in Berkeley, CA

Remember how loving, easy, and juicy things used to be?

That’s still available to you … at any moment in time.

Using our signature blend of timeless ancient wisdom, modern evidence-based teachings and innovative practices, you can rewire any relationship for greater joy, passion, and lasting lovingkindness.

When we see how our conditioned mind has led us astray, we can choose to wake up, see the truth, and fall right back into love again.

In this multidimensional workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Replace undesired sexual patterns with resonance, aliveness and juice
  • Explore your most charged passions and fantasies, for both healing AND pleasure
  • Feed peace and joy rather than triggers and chaos
  • Cultivate the neural pathways of stable relationship

And you will leave with:

  • Portable practices to continue infusing passion, pleasure, and joy
  • Insights into the art and science of sex and relationship
  • A sense of calm, clarity, and truth within yourself and with your beloved(s)
  • An open heart and mind, leading to all kinds of possibilities…

I warmly welcome, and knowledgeably address, the needs of couples (and other romantic configurations) of all orientations, genders, and practices: from monogamy to polyamory, and from tantra to kink. 

Details:

  • The workshop will be experiential without any nudity or sexual contact.
  • Schedule (Exact dates TBA):
    Friday, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Saturday, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • $325 per person (limited discounts available). Pre-registration required.
  • Light refreshments and nutritious snacks will be provided; lunch will be on your own.

 For more information and to register,
call Beth Apfelbaum at

(415) 863-2222