Kink and Trauma Part II

12feb11:0018:00Kink and Trauma Part IIEvent OverMoved OnlineVirtual Event11:00 - 18:00 FacilitatorEmma SteelCategorykink

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized
Vaccination Required


(Saturday) 11:00 - 18:00


English / German

Event Details

This workshop is open for anyone who has already done the first part of Kink & Trauma with Emma Steel.


One of the basic ideas of somatic healing is that trapped energy connected to traumatic events is “locked” in our bodies and can get released.

In order to invite the nervous system to do that “automatically and by itself” we practice in delicate and small steps. How can we combine this magic with kink and play?

During part 1 of the workshop, we discussed planning and aftercare of sessions that invite transformation. We tried somatic practices and breathing techniques. We talked about risk and being brave. With that experienced knowledge, we will this time set up play scenes that take into account what we have already established together. We will negotiate and enact scenarios that have healing and transformative intent. We will dare to step in.

For example, we could have a bondage scene that is about feeling held and safely connected to an event in the past that was chaotic and dangerous. Or, we can do role play around a situation that was about degradation in the past and is now about dignity and feeling connected. Or, we can hurt someone until tension is released, crying or screaming „stop“ is possible.

The potential is endless. Our time together is not.

We will however take enough time to settle in the new group and create enough trust so that an atmosphere of playfulness and curiosity can arise.

That is why we will start with breathing and awareness exercises and with discussions in small groups. In the afternoon we will play!

Both players and witnesses are warmly invited – you get to decide about your role on the day of!


Event Details

Date & Time:  February 12th,  2022, 11am-6pm

Format: in-house workshop


Language: English / German translation

Minimum Knowledge Level: Intermediate, advanced

What to Bring:  Bring an object that soothes you or calms you down, like a blanket or cuddly toy or a stone

Solo or Partnered:  All constellations welcome (Limited to 10 participants)


What we will teach/do

• nervous system regulation exercises

• breath techniques

• practical role play and group work

• feedback & questions

• close


Safety Concept & Regulation

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Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender.

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.



Emma Steel

Emma Steel is interested in communication experiments that break conventions, in humour and in how we can become closer to our own inner biests while remaining professional or true to who you want to be. In her workshops she finds it important for everyone to make mistakes and ask stupid questions, thereby making communal learning possible.

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