1. Fascination regarding all things kink related is currently pervasive within the media, society and the individual.
    Therapists are often challenged when faced with someone who has both a history of traumatic abuse and concurrent interest in BDSM. This presentation will seek to help clarify what is healthy and what might need to be worked with therapeutically.
    You will be invited to examine and identify whether a 'kinky sex life' is healthy (healing, cathartic, fun) or unhealthy (pattern repeating, abuse perpetuating) for the client.
    We will explore this from the starting position of client as unique; consideration of their own personal history, examination of their appropriate/inappropriate processes and boundaries around consent, self care, self awareness and well-being, as well as how additional mental health issues can and do affect this exploration.

    DK Green is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a successful private practice in the Midlands, specialising in alternative sexualities, abuse, and self development. Founding member of polycounselling.co.uk - a quarterly peer held discussion group aiming to involve more counsellors and therapists with expertise in openly non-monogamous relationships. DK was Organising Director of Kinkfest 2004, London.

    He has taught extensive alternative sexuality classes and workshops nationally since the nineties, including at four UK universities. Website: dkgreen.com

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