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Started by JOHN BELLAMY May 22, 2011.
I have always wanted to attend a BE class...just not sure I would get into the drum beating....
I may contact the school, just to see what local contact guys they have in Dallas. I may be interested in helping to coordinate if there isn't anyone else. I know they also need a certain amount of interest before they can feasibly schedule a seminar.
When I attended, many of the guys wanted to know more about prostate massage, but we were told that was part of an advanced class and that we wouldn't go there in the beginning class. That might be part of what you are referring to John. It was pretty pricey for the weekend and that was many years ago.
The breathing part of it was the biggest turn off for me personally. I'm big into breathing and remind my clients to breath during the sessions, especially when we are working on an area that feels really good. But the Big Draw is what I had the problem with. The forced rhythmic breathing to the drums until you had put yourself into a trance state of excessive oxygen to the brain. You were sort of out of it until the O2 levels went back to normal and during this time you felt a state of euphoria, cried, laughed, etc. I'm not comfortable with giving this much power over to someone I don't really know, or to do this to clients that I don't know all that well and am not aware of their medical history. Does anyone on here enjoy that portion, or does anyone else have a problem with that? I'm sure it is just a quirk of mine. At the workshop, I know many of the guys loved that portion.
Many Tantra workshops get you to sign up for Part 1 / Part 2 / The Advanced Course / The Certification Course - AND IT IS ALL BULLSHIT., You ONLY NEED DO ONE WEEKEND WORKSHOP and not get screwed taking part 2 - 3 - 4 etc. screwing you out of more money and wasting your time. ONE WEEKEND WORKSHOP is all you need and do NOT get enamoured with groups that spread the teachings out over many workshops. It is a con.Body Electric has completely vanished from the UK since competition arrived and taught the same thing in just one weekend and at half the price - they could not compete and people realized.
gosh, they used to be active in Texas but I just looked at the school website and it seems like Texas is off the list. Sometimes the school needs a local person to be the contact person/coordinator (it's remunerated but only marginally so), so if you're interested, contact the school. I used to coordinate Vancouver - was and is important work....
Jack, that is great. What aspects of BE meant the most to you?
Has anyone been to a Body Electric Seminar recently? I attended a beginner's weekend session quite a few years ago in Dallas, TX. It was quite an interesting experience. It was just after I had been a Massage Therapist for a few years. I don't hear about BE coming to Dallas very often.
I'd love to hear any more current experiences about any of you who have attended some of the seminars recently? Floyd
The possibilities of using neo-tantric massage as a 'gateway' to healing are almost endless and can be found to be extremely therapeutic when approached with "mindful intention" and in a safe space. Although Kramer aka Founder of BE kept his distance from claiming "healing" through the BE approach, the term can be adequately and justifiably used in describing the effectiveness of BE's approach. Obviously it depends on the context, providers and recipients. Touch has been found "therapeutic" for all ages and 'scientifically proven".
If anyone is suffering from the effects of trauma, which many gay men have experienced, or from PTSD, check out the approach of Peter A. Levine, the leader in trauma "work". I've used it and can attest to it's profundity and effectiveness.
If anyone would like to talk with me further about my own approach, I encourage you to feel free to do so. All is confidential.
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