Screening of Gen Silent

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and in honor of the LGBTQ+ movement, AASECT proudlypresents the film Gen Silent.
Friday, June 14, 2019 7:00pm

Price: Included in full conference registration. All attendees must be conference registrants. This event is not eligible for CE credit.

Description: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear about discrimination that they are hiding their lives again. Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because they are afraid to ask for help. But a growing number of LGBT people are fighting to keep their elders from being silenced.

A Night of American Tantra

Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:00pm-9:00pm

Price: Included in full conference registration. All attendees must be conference registrants.
This event is not eligible for CE credit.

Presenters: Rosalyn Dischiavo, EdD, MA, CSE, CSES, Sally Valentine, PhD, FAACS, LSCW, CST, CSTS and Serina Payan Hazelwood

Description: The practice of Tantra is as vast and varied as its practitioners. There is Buddhist Tantra, Himalayan Tantra, South Indian Tantra, black tantra, blue tantra, white tantra—what does it all mean? While Tantra actually originated in India, some of its practices have spread everywhere. and have morphed and changed. Here in the US, there are some common practices taken from the tantric traditions that we might call neo-tantra, or American Tantra. While we should be careful not to believe that these reflect Indian Tantras, some of the principles can be used to enhance intimacy, erotic connection, love and sexuality. This interactive and fun event will offer participants the opportunity to explore connection to others and general intimacy through breath work, drumming, body movement, energy practices, and more. This event includes optional, non-sexual touch. All conference registrants may attend the workshop, and all exercises are optional.

Sally Valentine holds a Doctorate in Clinical Sexology, is a licensed clinical social worker, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor, certified EMDR therapist, certified hypnotherapist, certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and a registered Sivananda yoga teacher. Sally has a private practice in Boca Raton, FL and specializes in relationship/intimacy issues, sexuality concerns, trauma and life stressors. Dr. Valentine is a national and international presenter and workshop facilitator. She teaches in areas of enhancing sexuality, tantra sexuality, healing the mind-body connection of trauma, and personal growth transformation.

One meaning of the word Tantra is “weaving”, and Rosalyn Dischiavo does exactly that. She has been a student of Himalayan Tantra since 2007, learning from Dr. Rudy Ballantine (Swami Ravi), himself a lifetime student and disciple of Sri Swami Rama. Roz has studied and practiced various religions and mystical traditions throughout her lifetime including Buddhism, Zen, mystical Christianity and Catholicism, Judaism, paganism, Native American traditions, and Himalayan Tantra, and she pulls both common and divergent threads from all of these traditions to weave together powerful experiences for participants in her workshops and retreats. Roz holds a Doctor of Education in Human Sexuality, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor, and the founder of the Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment (ISEE). She is also a professor, presenter, trainer and facilitator with over 35 years of experience in public speaking, and author of The Deep Yes, The Lost Art of True Receiving.

Serina Payan Hazelwood is many things – but ordinary, she is not. With Indigenous Latina and Western European roots, Serina finds herself in the liminal – in terms of ethnicity, age, sexuality, and gender. She is a rainmaker and community builder. This Arizona native combines movement, breath, and meditation to harvest a somatic rush of our essential nature: Peace, happiness, and bliss. As a professional drum circle facilitator/leader, Serina uses vibration with breath, movement, and intention to bring about community in a way that is uncommon – attracting humans that would not otherwise find themselves in the same circle, let alone creating together. As a Master Yoga Teacher specializing in tantra and personal empowerment, she is able to bring us face to face with self, in an effort to understand ourselves and why we are here. Serina is a certified Holistic Sex Educator with the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment.