For decades, sexuality has been seen and understood through the lens of the male perspective. However, as more people share their experience, sexuality is now being understood as complex and unique as a snowflake. Now more than ever, people want and need answers and solutions to help them understand their sexuality as a human experience.
Join friends and colleagues in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah for a unique and once in a lifetime weekend event learning from world renowned sex educators, authors, and researchers Emily Nagoski and Gina Ogden. During this weekend, Emily and Gina will bring together what most conferences and workshops have seperated: science and spirituality.
Using her reserach in science, Emily Nagoski will share one central idea that can maximize the sexual well-being of clients, patients, students, and ourselves, even in a world that seems determined to persuade us that we are inadequate, dysfunctional and unlovable. Emily asks: "Could there be a single, universal principle that can transform the sex lives of people of all genital configurations, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all relationship configurations, all body shapes and sizes, all colors, and maybe even all religions?" She believes there could be, and it’s simply this: Put pleasure at the center of your definition of sexual wellbeing. When pleasure is the starting point, everything else you need will follow. Using psychophysiology, effective neuroscience, and more (even sociology), Emily will show why and how this one simple (but not always easy) trick can transform every human’s sex life… and possibly bring about world peace.
Using her research in spirituality, Gina Ogden will expand our understanding of sex beyond physical performance. We will be able to look more mindfully at how sexual experience manifests in the body, mind, heart, and spirit. You will take home a simple but profound practice that will help you unerringly locate the center of your own sexual desire and wellbeing. Gina will help you access your own internal GPS you can activate whenever you feel lost in the paradoxical dynamics of intimate partnership or derailed by pain, miscommunication, or the “shoulds” and “oughts” in our culture. She invites you to step into the Four Dimensional Wheel of Sexual Experience—an ancient and universal template for exploring the deepest truths of your sexual stories: body, mind, heart, and spirit. The work is safe, moving, collaborative, fun, and often surprising. You can use it immediately with your clients, your partner(s), and most importantly with yourself. Along the way, you may discover that the route to world peace begins by finding peace in your own heart.
Your admission to the Summit also gives you free admission to the preconference safeTALK suicide prevention training. This training will meet the DOPL mandatory three hour continuing education requirment for licensed professionals and will also specifically address how to reduce suicidal risk in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. This workshop is FREE with your ticket to the RMSS. Add the suicide training ticket to your cart as an add-on to your summit ticket. You will then receive an confirmation with a link and promotional code to get your ticket for the suicide training.
In addition to the preconference training and two-day workshop, we invite you to join us for book signings with Emily and Gina, morning meditations, belly dancing from a local expert, and an opportunity to use art to explore your pleasure and desire. Everyone with a ticket will be a part of our raffle where we will give away all sorts of exciting goodies!!
12 CEs will be available (AASECT, NASW and more to come)
Is this conference just for women?
No! This conference is for all genders. The information Emily and Gina are applicable to all human beings.
Is this conference for mental health professionals only?
No. While there may be information geared specifically for mental health professionals, this conference will benefit medical professionals, the birth commuity, clergy, and those just interested in understanding their sexuality further.
What if my partner wants to come with me but not attend the summit--is there anything to do in the area while I'm at the summit?
Yes! Utah is beautiful during the month of September with a lof of happenings.
Salt Lake City has a robust city life with art museums, concerts, unique restaurants, a variety of bars. One of Utah's best kept secrets is its autumn leaves which rivals Vermont in their beauty. Surprisingly, Utah has many discovered and undiscovered talented chefs who have created one-of-a-kind dining experiences. There is hiking and mountain biking.
The reputable Park City where Sundance Film Festival is held, is just 35 minutes. With a art galleries, unique local restaurants and mountain activities there are great things happening.
Snowbird Ski and Moutain Resort is just 35 minutes away up Big Cottonwood Canyon and will be having it's annual Oktoberfest.
Will there be anything about religion at the Summit?
While a specific relgious framework won't be addressed, you will learn ways to develop healthy sexuality within your religious framework and belief system.
What if I'm interested only in one of the presenters--can I come for just one day for half the price?
This summit is designed as a total experience about how spirituality and science both inform intimate relationships and sex therapy--we ask that you attend both days.
Is there a way to reduce the cost of the ticket price?
Yes! We want to make this accessible to as many people as possibe so we have set-up a variety of ways to reduce cost. If you are a part of a practice or group, you can receive a group discount. You can become an ambassador for the event and receive your own promo code. If four people register using your code you will get in for free. If you sign up more than four, you will have an opportunity to receive other gifts and prices. If you are a student, you can receive the student discount by showing your student ID.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Due to the nature of the material, you must be at least 18 to attend this conference.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You can fly in to the Salt Lake City airport which is approximately 15 minutes away from the conference site. You can rent a car, hire a taxi, or you can take the public UTA Trax system and be dropped off just a quarter mile from the hotel.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. It is transferrable but not refundable. To transfer your ticket, simply send an email to email@example.com
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there hotel accomodations?
Yes, we have made a discounted hotel arrangment with Marriott for conference participants which can be found Book your group rate for Rocky Mountain Summit
What about parking?
There is free parking for all conference participants in a complex behind the hotel.