Saturday, November 3rd
@ The Ban.do Penthouse
In our next event, we're getting the relationship real talk we've been waiting for. We'll explore health in relationships from romance to roommates with help from the experts and walk away with guidelines for relationships that feel good.
Kristen Lepore is the manager of KCRW's Independent Producer Project where she organizes audio workshops, manages freelancers and oversees podcasts. Most recently, she worked on Bodies, a documentary podcast that explores the mysteries of our bodies and interrogates the forces of history, society and identity that shape women's health. To learn more about the podcast, visit kcrw.com/bodies.
Session Description: Kristen will lead a discussion with two women who have each been on personal health journeys to answer questions about their own bodies. Lynn Brown Rosenberg a public speaker and author of My Sexual Awakening at 70. Jeromey Martinez is a L.A.-based filmmaker who was recently diagnosed with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Learn more about Jeromey's story here.
Lorin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with private practices in Beverly Hills and Studio City, CA. Her specializations include helping couples with relationship issues and working with individuals on personal development, sexual compulsivity, sexual diversity and trauma. She also works with creative people and runs Somatic Experiencing workshops for performers who struggle with fear and anxiety around auditioning and performing.
Session Description: This will be an experiential workshop where we will learn how the flight/flight/ freeze response impacts how we navigate conflict and stress in our intimate relationships. We will have an opportunity to understand and experience how our bodies respond to stress and trauma triggers and to begin to regulate our systems as a way to better cope relational stressors and foster healthier relationships.
Dr. Amie Harwick, MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in West Hollywood, California. She’s the author of The New Sex Bible for Women, has appeared in the media as a sexuality and relationship expert, and has lectured internationally to both men and women.
Session Description: Dr. Amie Harwick, MFT, will speak about dating in the digital age. This talk will include analysis and guidelines about how to navigate relationships and dating with texting, dating apps, and communication in the digital age. She will also discuss how to navigate the uncertainty of others and tensions through digital communication.
Brigit has a passion to develop Relational Mindfulness to help people have thriving relationships and create cultures of belonging. As founder of WE, Brigit believes “the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships”, and makes it her mission to equip people with relational skills in both communities and companies. In addition to helping people connect and belong, Brigit has a studio art practice as a painter and is a mother of two living in LA.
Session Description: Adulting is hard - one major factor is the complication of how to find friends and make connections that stick in our busy and transient lives. In the past, we could lean on school and other organized communities but we find post-college years being a harder social landscape to get plugged in and truly feel known, seen, and valued which can lead to isolation and shallow interactions. Let’s explore ways you can engage with new relationships by creating spaces for people to come together and reframe limited mindsets to experience meaningful community where you are right now.