We are delighted to be hosting a very special SOUL SEMINARS with Psychologist, Writer and Shamanic Practitioner Ger Moane on the topic of ‘The Sexuality Spectrum’ ahead of the forthcoming referendum on marriage.
About the Talk
We often describe sexuality in terms of gay or straight (or bi), as if these are fixed categories that are each very different from each other. But what exactly do these labels mean? Are gay and straight really the opposite of each other? This seminar will explore the spectrum of sexuality in a lighthearted way. It will present a holistic approach to sexuality based on clinical experience and the findings of the latest research on sexuality. A holistic model looks at different aspects of sexuality, including desire, emotion and fantasy. This is very different from traditional models such as the medical/biological models or the religious view of sexuality, both of which take a very narrow view of sexuality. A holistic model opens up the space between gay and straight and looks at how sexuality changes over time. It offers a more personal understanding of how we experience different aspects of sexuality. It offers a different way of thinking about love and commitment. These timeless topics have special resonance in the light of the forthcoming referendum on marriage.
Ger Moane Bio
Ger Moane is a psychologist, writer and shamanic practitioner. She provides education, training and workshops in the area of sexuality, and has recently been involved in developing Guidelines for Good Practice with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients for the Psychological Society of Ireland. Ger lived in California for several years where she obtained a PhD in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley. She is a lecturer in UCD where she teaches students in psychology and women’s studies. She has trained in counseling and in groupwork and has had a practice for 15 years. She has particular interests in shamanism, transpersonal psychology and gender and sexuality. She has published on these topics as well as on ancient Ireland and the Irish psyche.
Registration is from 7-7.30pm and the event will run from 7.30-10pm with breaks for tea and chats. As always we will begin with a drumming meditation.
We look forward to many interesting discussions!