topsalive: “Forging Violence into Intimacy”
We may find ourselves struggling with power, sexuality and intimacy. We come to recognize the potential for violence and conflict within ourselves and how it impacts those around us, even our closest relationships. But what can we do if we don’t want to cause further harm to those we care about? To ourselves?
The topsalive program is a confidential, no-judgment weekly group work session for people who are learning how to forge relationships with their partners that are based on equality, rooted in consent, and are free of verbal, emotional or physical violence, coercion or aggression. We work together, on ourselves, to notice these harmful behaviors and to practice new ones that serve us and our partners better. By rediscovering and connecting with our authentic selves and changing the way we relate to our partners, we can transform ourselves, create true intimacy and help create a healthy consent culture.