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The Power of Intimacy: Discovering and Correcting Communication Pitfalls Featuring Tanya Brakeman
Max's Studio
Seattle, WA
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The Power of Intimacy: Discovering and Correcting Communication Pitfalls Featuring Tanya Brakeman
Have you ever been mid-conversation with your partner or a prospective partner about some aspect of what you want in your relationship and realized you are having one conversation and the other person is hearing and speaking from a totally different conversation?
You may be wondering, "What is in the way? Consider this

Often, when we use a word, especially those as hot and touchy as sex, love, intimacy and power, the listener is hearing dozens of other associations and is dealing with all the fears, judgements, suspicions, and emotions that come along with all of those associations.

We have all experienced feelings of violation, where someone else has "taken liberties" by misconstruing the intentions of what we said or by misunderstanding our actions, or where we have fallen into compliance and failed to say no when we should have. We have all had times when we have not felt able to exercise our full freedom to say what we really need to say. Being afraid of being misunderstood or misinterpreted is enough to make us avoid all together the many important, but tender conversations about sex, love, intimacy and power.

In this class we will discover a few vital but often missing elements in our conversations about sex, love, intimacy and power.

Well see that with a little consideration and practice you really can say what you do and dont want quite easily, with an intentional clarity that is less likely to create feelings of violation on both sides.

During this workshop we will:

*** Use a very simple, but potent, word exercise showing us how many possible interpretations can be created around one simple word.

*** Learn how to see through to the heart of the matter and address the real intention of our communication no matter the possibilities for confusion.

*** Learn and practice the difference between "taking liberties" and "exercising freedom" when talking about sex, love, intimacy and power in relationships.

*** Use a simple communication consent model of Interested + Available = Willing as a demonstration of taking necessary steps to avoid assumptions at each stage of a conversation.

This workshop assumes no previous experience and is appropriate for all genders, all orientations.  It's completely appropriate to come with solo or with a partner or friend.

* About Tanya Brakeman
Tanya's lifelong passion is to improve the quality of human interaction and relationships. She is an intimacy and relationship coach, blogger, mother of five, and entrepreneur.

Tanya created Revel to teach Intentional Relationship skills; helping people simplify and strengthen all of their communications and relationships.

Drawing from her life experience, over 10 years of advanced training in personal development and leadership methodologies, and education and participation in Seattle's sex positive culture, she helps people identify and accomplish their true relationship wants and needs.

Revel offers small group workshops and one-on-one training that allows people to identify their fundamental relationship values. Participants divine the answer to core questions, uncovering who they are meant to be.

Revel courses give people the insight and tools to begin Reveling in life and creating or recreating relationships with intention.

* About Max
Max has been active in Seattle's kink community since 1992 and has been teaching bondage, BDSM, and polyamory workshops since 1999.

While he is proficient with a wide range of BDSM skills, Max especially enjoys the intimacy of rope bondage and the intensity of the singletail. Max projects a gentle, dominant energy, and all of his relationships - and most of his scenes - include a substantial d/s component.

Max's love of teaching shines through his workshops, and his love for people informs his personal encounters.

* Cancellation / refund policy
If you need to cancel your registration up to 72 hours before the event you will receive a full refund.

If we cancel the event, you will receive a 100% refund, to include ticketing fees.


Max's Studio (View)
Address will be provided upon registration.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Social > Adult
Social > Dating
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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