ONLINE: Dark Side of Hypnosis - Edgeplay, Mindfucks, and Trauma
Note: This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class!
Visions of erotic violence or sinister control dominate our movies and fantasies. From chainsaw disembowelment to death to formative sexual trauma, many of our most delicious fantasies are unsafe or inaccessible. While we may visit these things under the aegis of "pathworking" or "ritual," one of the most direct and controllable forms of visualization is too often off the table. Learn the use of hypnosis to go with malice aforethought into those dark recesses only touched before, and take edgeplay further than the physical. Note that this is a workshop about brutal edgeplay, not about healing psychic trauma. Learn techniques for transferring pain, creating artificial sensation, and controlling orgasm. While we will discuss how to create informed consent for this type of mental play, this is not an ethics workshop and it may involve references or demonstrations centering on psychic trauma which may be disturbing.
James Gordon & Rebecca Doll are partners who share membership in the House of Artemisia. Holding a Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy, James belongs to the generation who learned kink on the internet, in the bedroom, and at events. His focus shifted to M/s dynamics and erotic hypnosis in the early 2000s, developing over 15 years into a modern interpretation of power exchange that explores the human need for structure, chaos, dominance and submission. Rebecca enjoys being pretty and pleasing. As an extreme exhibitionist pain slut, she loves being put through her paces publicly. Still, physicality is not the core of her interests. Most of her work focuses on exploring the more twisted desires of the human mind, putting her M.Ed. to use understanding the human needs for control, violence, and self-destruction.
Together they are the authors of: Mastering Erotic Hypnosis: A Comprehensive Manual for Erotic Play, Fetish, and Kink (2019). (Book URL https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Erotic-Hypnosis-Comprehensive-Mastery-ebook/dp/B07L7YS3C8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547443269&sr=8-1&keywords=mastering+erotic+hypnosis)
Tickets: $15 - $35 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets until one hour prior to the event.
Please note: This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class!
Delivered Online (San Francisco, CA) (View)
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|