D/s Psychology Intensive with Lee Harrington

 

October 2, 3, 4 2009 | Holiday Inn Express – Vancouver, BC

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Lee Harrington, self portrait

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality and spirituality educator, gender adventurer, artist and published author on bondage, role playing, trans issues, open relationships, sacred sex and more – www.PassionAndSoul.com

An intensive weekend designed for Tops & bottoms, Dominants & submissives, Masters & slaves and all those identifying with the varying shades, roles and labels of power related to these aspects.The weekend’s curriculum is designed to highlight:

  • Community & Fetish
  • Ritual & Protocol
  • Body & Spirit
  • Personal Challenges & Experience

Those who have attended the D/s Dinner/salons will find the themes explored over the weekend to be a fertile source of future conversation. Those who attend the Vancouver Protocol Dinner may find new things to bring to the table. Previous attendance at either event is not a requirement.

Registration is open to one and all regardless of sex, gender, role, orientation, or food affiliation. Singles, couples and groups welcome to attend the entire weekend, or just the Friday evening session. Those new to the scene are welcome to contact Lee in advance to see if they would be a good fit for the weekend.

At the request of the presenter, there will be a maximum of 35 people participating in the full weekend. Single session tickets will only be available for the class on Friday night.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please use the contact form on the Host page or leave a comment on the bottom of this page.

Want to connect with others who might be attending? Visit us:

At the Facebook Event page
At the FetLife Event page

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Weekend Curriculum

Friday October 2nd | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY & FETISH

1. What’s Leather Got to Do With It? Leather Fetish, Sex and Soul – Single session tickets will only be available for this class.
2. Setting Intentions for the Weekend (only weekend folks, all others must leave)

Saturday October 3rd | 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., lunch 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

RITUALS & PROTOCOLS

3. Beyond Bowed Heads, Rituals for Dominance and Submission
4. Sir! Yes Sir! : Exploring, Developing, Implementing and Enforcing Protocol Systems

BODY & SPIRIT

5. Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM
6. Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Erotic Pain Processing

6-8pm Dinner Break
9pm – 1am  Metro Vancouver Kink Dungeon Party – Tickets at the door

Sunday October 4th | 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PERSONAL CHALLENGES & EXPERIENCE

7. Inner Monsters (Tops): Delving Into the Darkness of Our Desires
7a.Discussion for Bottoms – concurrent session, Facilitator TBA

8. Inner Monsters (Bottoms): Delving Into the Darkness of Our Desires
8a. Discussion for Tops – concurrent session, Facilitator TBA

Attendees are to select EITHER the Top or Bottom session of Inner Monsters and to attend the complementing roundtable. Switches must choose.

9. All attendee Roundtable discussion led by Lee Harrington

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Registration Information

At the request of the presenter, there will be a maximum of 35 people as full participants. Only advance payment in full will secure a seat for the weekend.

Weekend Admission:

| $115 –  for individuals –  full weekend
| $200 – for pairs –  full weekend

(Friday, October 2, 7pm – Sunday, October 4th, 5pm, all sessions)

Payment can be made on the NubianImp payment page.

Single Session Admission (available for Friday evening class only):

This weekend is intended to be one of intensive education. If you are not one of our full event attendees, single session tickets are available for the Friday night class ONLY. Single tickets will be available for purchase in advance and at the door while they last.

| $30 – single session ticket
What’s Leather Got to Do With It? Leather Fetish, Sex and Soul
Friday, October 2 at 7:00pm

Payment can be made on the NubianImp payment page.

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RSVP!

Want to let your acquaintances, friends and chosen family know you’ll be attending this event?

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Need a place to stay while in town?

The Holiday Inn Express, the location of the D/s Psychology event, is offering a KILLER deal on hotel rooms for those that might be interested.

Call the hotel toll free: 1-888-428-7486 or write to: info@hievancouver.com to check availability, and get a fantastic rate of $69+taxes/night. Includes: Parking, HOT Breakfast, Wi-Fi, local phone calls, free daily newspaper, fitness room as well as limited service Shuttle.

Use Code:YVRSP when booking!

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Curriculum Detail

What’s Leather Got to Do With It? Leather Fetish, Sex and Soul
Spoken Word Participatory Lecture

The world of BDSM often speaks of Leather as an identity, or as shorthand for our passions, but what about leather itself? The hides of animals, our second skins, this material that once lived and breathed has inspired erotic explorers for generations… why? From tools of pain and pleasure to the wide varieties of clothing that wrap around our form and conform to our shape with time- we will examine our tough exteriors to find how leather fetish has inspired leather sex, and in turn, leather soul, identity and spirit… and the term “Leather Community” itself. Bring at least one piece of leather with you- be it a piece of your earned leathers if you come from that tradition, your favorite flogger, a tight pair of gloves, your favorite boots, your old friend of a belt, or something else to inspire yourself or others as part of this conversation towards understanding leather as more than a raw material.

Beyond Bowed Heads: Rituals for Dominance and submission
Participatory Lecture

Rituals are a key part of any D/s relationship, whether we acknowledge them or not. From casual kisses as the door to formal slave poses, ritual objects such as collars to slave contracts, the BDSM world is rife with concepts of ritual- but what is a ritual? What are the levels of ritualistic interaction we have between one another? Let’s look at rituals for day to day life (including how to get out of work or parent space), sacred time, intense connection, erotic play, solidifying relationships, changes within our relationships, and the taboo subject of the devastating loss of a relationship or its natural end. From terminology to developing your own code of ethical interaction, this class covers a bevy of styles and types of interpersonal reactions.

Sir! Yes Sir! : Exploring, Developing, Implementing and Enforcing Protocol
Participatory Lecture

Everyone in the Dominant/submissive and Master/slave community seems to talk about protocol, but what is it exactly? Where does the line between “common sense” and “etiquette” stop, and protocol begin? We will look at what Protocol is in a D/s context, delve into terminology, and then examine formats of commonly recognized protocol systems and how these things develop in individual relationships and group dynamics. How does protocol change from public interactions to existing 24-7 in private dynamics? Once we have examined what protocol can be, we will look into how to further develop our chosen dynamics, implement them consistently, and then discuss the difference between enforcing protocol and punishment techniques. These concepts do NOT just apply to M/s and D/s dynamics- from active listening to self sabotage, this class will touch on communication and lifestyle skills for all types of relationships.

Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM
Participatory Lecture

Using BDSM and Fetishism, you may already be doing sacred kink for your own magical, emotional, spiritual and energetic work without being aware of it! Exploring the Eightfold Paths to altered states of consciousness (not to be confused with the Eightfold Path in Buddhism) we will examine how we use the Path of Ritual for earning our leathers, Path of Rhythm for cathartic flogging, Path of Flesh for sensual bondage scenes and so much more. Come learn how to be conscious of your own sacred kink workings, how these tools have been used for thousands of years, and how to incorporate new approaches to deepen your energetic connections in the future.

Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Erotic Pain Processing
Participatory Lecture

Each of us processes pain and intense sensation in different ways. Some of us scream, some go silent, and some laugh with glee. Some focus on the connection we have with our partners and go stoic, while others dance, write and squirm to let the pain come out through movement. From distracting ourselves with other thoughts or body inputs, to breathing techniques we will discuss how different individuals process pain and how to increase your own effectiveness in transmuting pain into pleasure, suffering, or erotic connection.

Inner Monsters (Tops/Bottoms): Delving Into the Darkness of Our Desires
Discussion Based Class (No Late Entry) – Separate sessions for Tops and Bottoms
Attendees are to select EITHER the Top or Bottom session of Inner Monsters and to attend the complementing roundtable. Switches must choose.

In a world where dark fantasy has been sanitized into “Safe, Sane and Consensual,” how do we address the truths of some of our more terrifying and terrible erotic desires? How do we look at ourselves in the mirror after we’ve participated in a scene that leaves us our our partner broken and battered or ripped apart emotionally and physically? How can we still look at our partners who did this to us or allowed us to do it to them and still see them as the loved ones we knew before the scene?What do we do when our partners comes to us with their own demons to be exorcised in the bedroom or dungeon, and those things scare us or turn us on and we are unsure if that makes us bad people. In these closed-group discussions for Tops/Bottoms only (Switches must choose which to attend) we will examine our own inner monsters, discuss our fears and desires, and look honestly into the mirror and wonder- if we feed the monster, will it consume those we love… or if we starve it, will it eat us whole?

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