Safety for Rope Bottoms
I have read once, that people have three basic needs: safety, belonging, and dignity. In ropes, it seems, we play with all three of them! So the internal feeling of “safety” will become our topic for this class.
How do we know when we feel “safe” in the environment? And how do we cope when feeling “unsafe”? Our mind plays an important role in this process since its direct function is to anticipate the danger in every situation. Rope bondage is no exception! We will explore the “safety” mechanisms our bodies have and how we can understand them and rely on them in order to develop this space, where we can be challenged for real, and still feel safe and not panic.
This is a great class for rope bottoms practicing challenging ropes: seme-nawa, suspensions… waist rope could be a great example, where we often feel unsafe, as well as play with difficult emotions, possible triggers etc.
There is a chapter in my book about safety. In the class, we explore safety hands-on. There will be guided practical exercises where you get to tie with your partner exploring this space: “challenged, but still feeling safe”.
Some participants from EURIX where I did this class, mentioned it was helpful for them in the following ways:
– Accept the challenging rope in a smoother way;
– Have less of that inner dialogues we have sometimes in our heads when being tied, anticipating danger and difficulty…
Format: 1,5 – 2 hours workshop
Where: in your community / online
Language: English / German