Kink and Trauma

04nov(nov 4)11:0005(nov 5)18:00Kink and TraumaIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (5) FacilitatorEmma Steel (she/her)Categorykink

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Event Area Sanitized


4 (Saturday) 11:00 - 5 (Sunday) 18:00



Event Details


Trauma is a big word. But it can also simply stand for the fact that pain, (also psychological pain), and loss are a part of life. Injuries can heal. To paraphrase Peter Levine, who is groundbreaking with his work on the subject of trauma and healing, it is not the difficult experience or the accident itself that is the problem. It is the traumatic energy bound in the body that can be so hard to deal with. This tension in the nervous system can be released. When the release is possible it has a beneficial influence on the overall situation of the body and the state of mind.

In this workshop and discussion, Emma Steel will guide participants to explore breathing techniques, body awareness meditations, and very simple exercises that can be done lying down or sitting that regulate our nervous systems.

On Sunday we will talk about attachment healing and negotiating / planning trauma play versus dealing with trauma related issues that come up during play without the intention to deal with them. In both cases, aftercare is crucial.

And then – let us dive in and try a few things!


Event Details

Date & Time:  November 4-5th,  2023, 11 am-6 pm

Format: workshop


Language: English / German translation

Minimum Knowledge Level: you have knowledge about your kinks and some knowledge about your specific triggers and traumata

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)

Price: 120 Euros per person


Safety Concept & Regulation

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Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken English.. The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the workshop, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance please message us at beforehand.


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 (she/her)

Emma Steel spends a lot of time in her garden and by the Havel river. More than a decade and a half of working as a pro Domme and four years of working as a trauma therapist have been the beautiful flip side of her own healing trip, being held by others (also by the more-than-humans). More and more the imaginary binaries of those roles dissolve. She identifies as slut, queer, femme, cis, white, child of a working class mother and a middle class father, witch, forever student, dysfunctional family trauma survivor, recovering activist, sex worker, artist

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