I offer various Workshops, seminars, training and speaking opportunities around issues involving Gender, Sexual and Relational Diversity. In particular male (homo) sexuality and masculinity, rites-of-passage into adulthood, intergenerational connection and mentorship, Leathersex and spirituality.
The workshops outlined below are now available in adapted 2 hr, Half-day or Full-day formats, around the following theme:
The Path to Sexual Authenticity and Self-Realisation – A Gay Male Perspective
"Combining a presentation of original field research data, together with transpersonal psychotherapeutic techniques, guided visualisations and some suggestions for the possible implications for clinical practice, Nick will guide you, theoretically and experientally, through the lived experience of gay men who explore their sexuality through fetish, BDSM, kink or Leather. Though specifically a masculine, gay journey, the knowledge and wisdom shared from gay male ancestry is relevant to anybody, regardless of where you are along your own sexual and gender identity spectrum."
If you would like to discuss me holding a Workshop for you, if you would like me to present a talk, or if you are looking for someone to facilitate seminars around any of the areas I specialise in, please contact me here or give me a call on +44 (0)203 637 6566.
Gay Men, Leather and the search for spirituality & meaning – A Transpersonal Journey through Gay Leathersex.
On Saturday 25th March 2017, I presented a shorter, introductory version of an earlier Workshop (see below) at Pink Therapy’s Fifth International Annual Conference.You can see a video of the presentation here.
Adapted from the half-day workshop shown below, this shorter, introductory presentation will attempt to provide a summary of the findings and open up a psychological space between BDSM, male homosexuality and psychotherapy. Splicing reflections on my own life experiences and therapeutic modelling during training with those of three interviewees, I offer up a non-pathological guide to Gay Leathersex and diverse lifestyle communities, and an opportunity for a transformed sexual, spiritual and self-actualisation process that could be considered in therapy and therapeutic training.
Living Gay Leathersex, a relational source on alternative sexualities for therapeutic training and practice
On 3rd June 2016, I presented a Workshop at the International Psychosynthesis Congress: Psychosynthesis for the Future, in Taomino, Italy entitled: Living Gay Leathersex, a relational source on alternative sexualities for therapeutic training and practice
Based on original research for an MA and 2 Chapters for a book on Gender & Sexual Diversity due to be published shortly, this workshop attempted to open up a psychological space between BDSM, male homosexuality and psychotherapy. Splicing reflections on my own life experiences and therapeutic modelling during training, with those of three interviewees, I applied Psychosynthesis and Person Centred psychotherapy methodology to identify and validate psychological states of mind that can be experienced in gay male homosexuality. I discussed the psychological equality that can exist in BDSM and looked at the meaning of transpersonal as an intimate connectedness and self-actualising process between sexual partners and within sexual communities. Further, I considered comparisons between psychological shifts/position in Gay Leathersex and conventional therapeutic sessions to advance Psychosynthesis and Assagioli’s take on sexuality further. I offered up non-pathological guide to Gay Leathersex, alternative lifestyle communities and an alternative opportunity for a transformed sexuality, spirituality and self-actualisation process that could be used in therapy and therapeutic training.