Sensory Awareness and Mindfulness for Gay Men
Many gay men feel alienated from their families of origin, society, and themselves, sometimes in subtle ways that are unrecognizable. Mindfulness offers a powerful approach to enhancing and increasing sensory awareness, creating a powerful resource for restoring connections within. Such connections provide a bridge between the self and body, something that is often disowned by gay men. This workshop defines and illustrates successful mindfulness interventions to enhance the treatment of gay men. These beneficial therapeutic processes indirectly address unresolved issues that may not even be in these patients’ awareness. Addressing this provides integrative healing to clients, offering a profound sense of happiness in new ways.
Effective scripts targeting self-esteem issues related to development, religion, HIV and the urban gay male stereotype will be provided.