Brave Space

As a part of my sexuality counseling and educational services and my intent to build community spaces of inquiry, growth, and affirmation, I am facilitating a once a month group that examines questions and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation, which are common concerns of the clients that find me.

If you fall along the LGBTQIA+/GSRD spectrum, please join us to ask questions, explore experiences, meet others, and create community.

To register for the next Brave Space offering, please email me (see below).  At this time, these events are free though donations to support my time and energy are accepted (venmo @ignitewellbeing).

Topics will be determined by the group present, and as such, these events are essentially small group sexuality counseling sessions, which I can support secondary to my education, professional experience, and lived experience.

This offering was formally named “Safe Space”.  However, as I gain experience in facilitating spaces and recognizing the importance of words, I am understanding how “Safe” is not appropriate.  I cannot guarantee safety or a lack of discomfort.  Brave seems more fitting.  Also, there is the added challenge here of the group implying that individuals with marginalized identities should be the ones “doing the work”.  No – it is on those with privilege too to do the work and participate in the changing and humanizing of systems.  This group is not so much about self-work as it is about connection and community.

For concerns about my identity and how I relate to this community, please see https://ignitewell-being.com/about/ and https://ignitewell-being.com/sexual-well-being-main/

 

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The above content is written by Dr. Allison Mitch, PT (DPT), RYT500; sex-positive, trauma-informed sexuality counselor and educator (she/her/they/them); copyright protected, please cite accordingly.  The picture is from Pexels.

 

For more offerings that support sexual well-being, please see: https://ignitewell-being.com/upcoming_events/ For more information on my offerings or to work with me directly, please email ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com

 

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