Janel Vitale

Intimate Instincts: How our Defenses Inspire our Desires

Janel Vitale

Did you know that certain personality types for coping with stress want certain things in the bedroom? Sex isn't just an act that we do for physical pleasure. It's a place we go emotionally. What we crave in bed--from Tantra to BDSM--often stems from a deep psychological longing to heal unmet childhood needs, past painful experiences, or parts of our lives we wish were different today. Through fantasy, we can establish psychological agency over stressful real-life experiences in our past or present. Sex and desire empower us to discover or reclaim parts of ourselves that may feel lost or broken.

In this one-hour workshop, Janel takes you on a journey into the psychology of sex, intimate communication for connected conflicts based on your specific stress responses and personality type, and negotiating win-win agreements in the bedroom. She shares how our desires may be linked to the specific defense/self-protection mechanisms we learned in childhood, and gives you practices you can do to let go of shame and fear about your needs & desires in order to feel more alive, go deeper, cultivate more self-compassion for your shadow sides and fall more in love with partner(s).





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