hypnosis classes in Portland on June 22nd

As part of the lead up to It’s All In Your Head, I’m organizing more hypnokink education at the SPEEC space in Portland!

On Saturday 6/22, we’ll start at noon with a social and facilitated practice time. Are there things that you’ve always been curious to see people do with hypnosis? This could be your chance! We’ll be using the Koala Box method of organizing demos, an innovation from the BEHIVE group in Boston. I tried this in Seattle recently, and we had a fantastic time with it!

At 2pm, the first class is Slap Me Down: Face Slapping as Kinesthetic Induction. It’s a primer on face slapping and a workshop on how to use a slap or three as your hypnotic induction. Have you ever wondered how to kick off an interrogation scene if you’re thinking of using hypnosis to make it a more immersive experience? This class has an answer to that and more!

At 5pm, after a break between classes, the next class is If I Want Your Feelings, I’ll Give Them to You. If you’re interested in playing with fear, shame, confusion, or even negotiated gaslighting, this class gives easy and adaptable entry points.

Both classes are appropriate for people new to hypnosis as well as experienced hypnokinksters, but please understand that both will contain emotionally intense content.

If you’ve registered for It’s All In Your Head, you can use the coupon code from your ticket purchase confirmation email to get half off these classes!

Kinky Queer Weekend

I just got off a phone call where we got the details sorted out for me to present at Kinky Queer Weekend the second weekend in September! I’ll be developing a class on hypnokink specifically designed for queers, so that we have a chance to talk about all the details that are particularly relevant to us.

For more hot photos like the one above, or to register, go to the website; for lots of details or to join discussions there’s the Facebook event page; and if you want to let all your FetLife friends know you’ll be going, there’s an event listing there also. I hope to see all my queer friends out in the woods of Oregon in September! Let’s plan now to end the summer on a high note.

Leather Reign registration is open

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be presenting at Leather Reign, the Puget Sound area’s Leather and BDSM conference, November 8th-10th. Leather Reign is a particularly great conference if you’re interested in authority transfer relationships. Registration opened today, so now’s the time to get the lowest price on tickets!

I’ll be teaching Indelible: Permanently Marking Property, which will have demos plus encouragement for everyone to show their scars so that we can see how different people’s skin heals very differently, and Making It Worse: Collusion as Active Consent, which is always a lively conversation. I’ll also be facilitating a discussion entitled Training: Practicality and Pitfalls where I’ll share my thoughts on some of the sneaky details and we’ll hear from others about their experiences.