06 March 2019 – Emotional and psychological safety and risk-taking

The usual play area upstairs is completely open for PRIVATE PLAYS.
The WORKSHOP takes place downstairs in the sofa corner.
There are also some seats at the bar.

Important: different venue!
Sadly, Quälgeist has to cancel all events for the time being due to pending official licences. https://www.quaelgeist.sm +  Siegessäule online

For our meeting at March 6th we were able to book the BDSM-Lounge!

BDSM-Lounge vom Fetisch Hof e.V.
Kirchhofstraße 44, 12055 Berlin (S+U station Neukölln)
Day membership for the club: 10,- Euro (new 2019)
Drinks at the bar only (you are not allowed to bring your own drinks).
2 floors with the bar area on the ground floor (where we’ll meet) and a play area upstairs, that night exclusively for JaSMinBerlin = WLIT, no dresscode.
Depending on the workshop, the play area will be used for the subject or will be free for private plays.
Smoking is forbidden at the bar as well as the play area.
But a space for smokers is provided.
More info to follow.

There’s a lot of information out there about how to keep our bodies and/or those of our play partners safe from unwanted harm during BDSM activities. But what about our emotional and mental well-being?

This workshop will create opportunities to think about the following questions and discuss possible, and probably individually rather different, answers:

– How can we assess emotional and psychological risks when we consider a specific kind of play (or relationship)?

– How can we find out what level of such safety we personally need and what level of risk we enjoy?

– Which experiences in the world in general and in BDSM in particular influence these decisions for us?

– How can we let our partners know how we are before, during, and after a scene (or relationship)? And what can we do to find out how they are?

– What can we do to make our scenes and relationships safer – or to consensually increase the risk for our hearts and minds?

– How can we prepare for and cope with the emotional aspects of drop if/when it happens?

– And what can we do if things don’t go as intended?

There will probably be a mix of small group work, input from the presenter, and exchange within the whole group. Participation in any of the parts is optional but of course very welcome.

I’m looking forward to an open and respectful exchange of questions, thoughts, and experiences related to the topic of emotional and psychological safety and risk-taking so we can learn with and from each other.

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