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Sexual Attitude Reassessment Program

February 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - February 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

The Sexual Attitude Reassessment program (SAR) is a cutting edge intense learning event designed for people who wish to better understand their own sexuality and that of others. It is a program dedicated to fulfilling the need for advanced training in human sexuality. Didactic and experiential, SAR offers each person the information and experience necessary for more competent, sensitive, professional and personal functioning. Over the years, more than 2,500 persons have experienced the Sexual Attitude Restructuring Program. Among those who have found SAR of great value both personally and professionally are physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, sexologists, therapists, counsellors, teachers, college professors, nurses, clergy, researchers, social workers, health educators, persons working in sexual health centres, and students in all of the above areas.  OF course this training is also for people who wish to expand their own possibilities around sex in their own lives. The Sexual Attitude Restructuring program will present on a broad range of sexual topics through:  
  • small and large group discussions
  • sexually explicit visual media: films and slide shows
  • exercises (body-based, talk-based & art-based)
  • journalling
  • self reflection
  • connection to nature
All activities are optional, as we recognize that a practice of saying “no,” or “I have changed my mind” is a central practice to our sexual liberation This workshop/training is not class that teaches you intellectual information about sex and sexual function.  This training is non- hands on. The organizers acknowledge that this training takes place on land taken without consent from the Snuneymuxw First Nation. We are learning that consent work is much broader than interpersonal relations around sex. We are practicing, flailing and failing and trying again at making consent practice a part of our everyday lives as acts of decolonization,  healing and care.


Elfi (Emaya) Dillon-Shaw is a Bodyworker and Somatic Sexuality Educator with many years’ experience. She leads sexuality education retreats for women and mixed gender, for single and partnered individuals. Her work includes body, mind and heart and is a “hands on” approach to teaching. Her goal is to help each person to open to their own erotic nature, to enrich their bodily life and enliven their relationship to self and others and life itself. She welcomes clients in her private practise in her community and also teaches internationally. She has been with the Bodyelectric School since 1998 and is a faculty member of the Haven Institute on Gabriola Island.

Her contact information: 1 877 247 9504 email: elfi@heartcoretouch.com, www.heartcoretouch.com, or at the Haven: www.haven.ca

Pronoun: she/her

dr. liam “captain” snowdon is a sexologist, counsellor and somatic sex educator living on Lekwungen Territories in Victoria, BC. They specializes in working with folks around gender, sex and sexuality. Captain runs SPARC the Sex Positive Art and Resource Centre in Victoria, is on the faculty for The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and The Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment.  Of late they have recommitted to the anti-violence movement working for the Anti-Violence Project at the University of Victoria. They also enjoy being performance poet and avid sidewalk chalker.


Food & Accommodation

*Food & accommodation are a separate cost, and must booked in addition to your registration for this workshop. This stunning oceanfront retreat center on a small island on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada enables us to go deep into the learning AND do exquisite self-care and group care at the same time. The haven offers  a wide variety of accommodation including dorm rooms that are the most affordable. Please contact  The Haven  1 800 222 9211 extension 236 or groups@haven.ca to book accommodations. See www.haven.ca to learn more about the venue.

Accessibility Info

The workshop room is very large with lots of room to move around.  It is wheelchair accessible with ramps inside and out. There are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral bathrooms in the same building. Straight back chairs, pillows and floor chairs will be available to participants. The expectation is for a scent reduced environment as is the policy of The Haven.  Please let us know if you need closed captioning as we use a lot of video. We welcome and celebrate your accessibility needs, we desire to honour what it takes to get us all in the same room together. Please let us know what you need!

Words from past participants:

“The high level of integrity and care that was taken in the presentation of the information by the facilitators. The variety of content and language that I will be sifting through for sometime, being on my edge in regards to learning and loving this. I am very partial to the space very conducive to learning, the walk through the trees, water and nature, beautiful.”

“Excellent facilitation. Learning through opening to our own experience and awareness. Excellent creation of safe and supportive space/environment/group.”

“The facilitators were amazing – Captain and Elfi modelled respect, curiosity and a vast wealth of knowledge. The environment created was one or respect and caring. The topics were extremely interesting and varied. I am grateful for this experience and will promote this course out in the world. I especially enjoyed doing this course with my family members – it was enlightening in so many ways. This course was worth every penny.”


The Haven on Gabriola Island, BC
240 Davis Rd,
Gabriola , BC V0R 1X1 Canada
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