The Burning Ring of Fire:
Reconnecting to the Ancient Roots of Human Sexuality
Seeing with Your Heart Weekend Workshop
September 16-17, 2017 Wickford, Rhode Island

Love is a Burning Thing. – June Carter Cash

You Were Wild Once Here. Don’t Let Them Tame You. – Isadora Duncan

  • Are you yearning to embody a vibrant, regenerative, creative and loving sexual self?
  • Do you wish you could accept your body, open your heart, and embrace the power of your own sexuality?
  • Does your true expression of pleasure, passion and attraction generate rejection, accusations or shaming from your family or yourself?
  • Would you like to understand current sexual trends in the context of evolutionary human history?

Now is your time to have the doors of your heart opened by the fire that extends from the hot Sun to the core of the Earth to the flame of life that burns from root to crown!

During this unique and memorable weekend, you will dig into the ancient roots of human sexuality and illuminate your innate capacities for love, pleasure, sensuality, and sacred sexual power.  Our sexual energy is representative of our creative life force. When it is suppressed or pained, we can feel out of alignment with our joy, dreams, and deepest desires.  How are we supposed to love in the ways we want to be loved if we are feeling cut-off, burdened by shame or wrought with anger, hurt, or the desire to withdraw?

Our sexuality extends far beyond a sexual act…it is a power unto ourselves that can be delighted by the sound of the ocean waves, the smell of an open flower, or the amazement of a shooting star.  It is our own and exists in relationship with ourselves first and foremost.  And yet, our hearts hold the memory of generations of sexual oppression – rape, incest, sexual abuse, harassment, physical and emotional abuse, sexual diseases, unwanted pregnancies, adoptions, lover’s betrayals, denigration, shame, abandonment, lack of validation for one’s beauty, sexual addictions, obsessive fantasies, confusion surrounding drunken sex, viruses, cysts, tumors, and more.

How are we to reclaim the freedom to embrace and celebrate our sexual power when history has cut a wound so deep that we forget it exists?  Many of us fear the fine line between igniting the passion of ecstasy or setting fire to our whole existence. 

Emily Blefeld and Dan Cohen will guide you to tune-in to your mind, body and heart and connect with the fire that burns deep within you and the hearts of those that came before you.  Together, we will explore the three dimensions of ordinary, ancestral and spiritual consciousness while opening the doors to a revolutionary understanding of your own sexuality. 

The Program is Held Beside Beautiful Narragansett Bay in the Heart of Historic Wickford Village, Rhode Island 

Dates: September 16 & 17, 2017

Time: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm + Optional Saturday Evening Fire Ceremony

Location: 139 Earle Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852

Lodging: The Hamilton Village Inn is walking distance to the workshop space

The Facilitators

Emily Blefeld, LICSW is a psychotherapist, Systemic Family Constellations trainer, and innovator in consciousness who combines her knowledge of the hidden pathways of consciousness with scientifically validated clinical modalities, sacred ceremony, and wisdom traditions. Emily helps change-agents, visionaries and entrepreneurs uncover hidden patterns and habits, release limiting beliefs, impulses, and fears, and open to passion, pleasure, and purpose. Her presentations and experiential processes dismantle the old paradigms, outdated narratives, and ancient codes that hold us back and invoke the process of remembering, awakening, and opening to wholeness.

A Masters graduate of the University of Minnesota, Emily Blefeld is the founder of Psychotherapy Center for Wellness, LLC and co-founder of Seeing with Your Heart. She serves on the faculty of the North American Systemic Constellations Intensive and has presented at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, and the 2013 and 2015 U.S. Systemic Constellation Conferences. She has led workshops and trainings in Scotland, Ireland, and in several areas across the United States.  

Dan Cohen, PhD is an internationally known psychologist, trainer, author and facilitator. He specializes in caring for wounds in deep personal spaces by helping individuals and groups to understand and dissolve their inner disturbances.  His practice model incorporates the three Dimensions of Consciousness to actively release the legacy of historic trauma, often bringing in archetypes and mythic characters to stand with members of the family system. Using intelligence, heart, intuition, and humor, Dan offers clients profound and transformative healing while expanding understanding and restoring peace of mind.

Dan holds a PhD from Saybrook University and an MBA from Boston University. He is author of I Carry Your Heart in My Heart: Family Constellations in Prison and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He was trained in Systemic Family Constellations by its founder, Bert Hellinger, and many of the leading European trainers of this method. He was Co-Director in 2011 and 2013, and Honorary Chair in 2015 of the US Systemic Constellation Conferences and is on the faculty of the annual North American Systemic Constellation Intensive. He has led workshops and trainings in 15 countries in Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America and throughout the United States.