WELCOME TO MY EVENTS PAGE!
A few times each year, I’m privileged share my work on the road, speaking for groups of clients, colleagues or community members. Not only do these opportunities keep me on my toes, they allow me to spark personal friendships and professional connections with women (and a few men) from all around the world.

All that to say, if you’ve been seeking a chance to connect or work with me face-to-face, consider hopping a plane, train or automobile, and come see me at one of these upcoming events!

Better yet, invite me to come speak in your neighborhood…

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALONE IN THE AFTERMATH: Betrayal-Related Divorce Support
(Training workshop for helping professionals)
Thursday, November 7, 4–7pm ET
Facilitated by veteran divorce recovery coach and advocate Gaelyn Rae Emerson, this 3-hour interactive workshop is designed to familiarize helping professionals with the unique needs faced by those who are divorced, divorcing or permanently separated in the aftermath of sexual betrayal. Learn what survivors of divorce trauma say they need most, and what you as a helping professional can do to meet those needs, in both conceptual and practical ways. Expanded from previous in-person presentations, this online opportunity includes time for Q&A, case study review, and resource roundtable discussion.
For more details, email gaelynrae@womeneverafter.com.
To download a printable flyer, click HERE.
To register, click HERE. 

MOURNING TO MOVE FORWARD: Betrayal-Related Grief Support
(Training workshop for helping professionals)
Thursday, November 21, 7–9pm ET
Need fresh insights into the devastating experience of Betrayal-Related Grief (BRG)—or more specifically, what to do with it when it hits? Expanding beyond the model created by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, this 2-hour interactive workshop will (a) introduce some lesser-known constructs to identify, reframe and respond to traumatic grief, (b) explore the relevance of mourning in clients who present with addiction, trauma and/or both, and (c) identify ways that grief and mourning can happen compassionately, constructively and concurrently, all within the context of relationships healing from the tectonic impact of betrayal.
For more information, email gaelynrae@womeneverafter.com
To register, click HERE
To download a printable flyer, click HERE.

 

PAST EVENTS

by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
October 3-5, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri
The SASH conference is an annual training and networking event, specifically for professionals who work within the fields of sexual health, sexual addiction and sexual betrayal trauma. At this year’s conference, I’ll be giving two presentations. (1) To kickoff the day on October 5, I’ll facilitate a roundtable discussion entitled, Not-So-Alone in the Aftermath: Growing Resources for Divorced, Divorcing and Separated Partners of Sex Addicts. (2) Then, together with my colleague Catherine Etherington, Head of Recovery for Naked Truth Project, I’m presenting a workshop entitled, Who Cares About Coaching? Your Tough Questions Answered. Best of all, members of the public are invited to join us for FREE on October 5, to participate in SASH’s Community Awareness Day activities—so you can attend my second presentation without having to pay the conference registration fee.

LA LOBA: THE WOMAN WHO KNOWS
by The Toolbox, LLC
October 11-13 in Beaver, Utah
La Loba: The Woman Who Knows is an intensive weekend of grieving, growing, healing and hope. It’s designed to help you move forward through the trauma of sexual betrayal, supported by others each step of the way: (1) You’ll bravely identify some beloved things you have lost—casualties of addiction, abuse and/or abandonment. (2) You’ll pick up the broken fragments of those tragic losses, letting yourself “feel the feels” that accompany such acts of remembrance and mourning. (3) You’ll discover something beautiful that rises up to fill the void of what’s been forsaken. (4) You’ll take some newly empowered steps forward, moving yourself toward peace, resolution and self-restoration. La Loba is a jam-packed and therapeutic experience, staffed by a large team of couples, coaches and therapists. As such, we’re qualified to help participants process the various themes they’ll encounter during this weekend, including pain, shame, anger, fear, grief, trauma, communication, boundaries, self-identity and so much more. PERSONAL NOTE: A few years ago, I attended this event myself (as a participant, not as a coach) when the crisis of my own marriage reached its breaking point. The gifts I received from La Loba helped me to survive the compound tragedies that followed—which is precisely WHY I’m thrilled to join the staffing the team for this year’s event! The all-inclusive cost for La Loba is $660 (excluding transportation). To register, click HERE.

STILL WE RISE (sharing-and-support session)
Thursday, July 25, 2019 (8–10PM EDT)
STILL WE RISE is a one-night, online sharing-and-support session, created exclusively for divorced, divorcing and/or separated women who are also actively working as specialists within the field of sex addiction and/or betrayal trauma. Vetted female professionals only (coaches, clinicians, clergy and community leaders) for this FREE, low-key, open-house style gathering. Strict mutual confidentiality required. No clients allowed. For a downloadable PDF, please click here. For invite and participation agreement, please submit this form.

Redeeming Sexuality and Intimacy 2019 is an annual conference, providing three full days of learning, training and networking for Christian church leaders, clergy and helping professionals. Alongside many of my favorite colleagues (who also happen to be among my dearest friends), I’m honored to present two of my favorite workshops: (1) Alone in the Aftermath: Support for Divorced, Divorcing and Separated Partners of Sex Addicts, and (2) Mourning to Move Forward: Betrayal-Related Grief Support for Men, Women and Couples.

FIND YOUR FEARLESS Retreat
by Determined To Rise
September 7-9, 2018 in Randolph, Utah

Find Your Fearless is a weekend retreat focused on self-care, courage and connection—with fun, interactive and creative activities such as art journaling, horseback riding and archery. As one of three professionals presenting at this event, I’m thrilled to be traveling with my friend and colleague Sharon Rinearson from CORE Relationship Recovery, our keynote speaker for the FYF retreat. The all-inclusive cost for FYF is $225 (excluding transportation). To register, click HERE.

by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
October 4-5, 2018 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The SASH conference is an annual training and networking event, specifically for professionals who work within the fields of sexual health, sexual addiction and sexual betrayal trauma. At this year’s conference, I’ll be presenting alongside my colleagues Sharon Rinearson and James Annear from CORE Relationship Recovery, an interactive workshop entitled, The Magic of Play Therapy: Fun that Gets Stuff Done. That same week, I’ll also be attending two pre-conference training days presented by The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS): “New Tools for Empowering Partners to Heal Their Brain, Body, Mind and Soul After Sexual Betrayal” with Dr. Sheri Keffer (October 2),  and “Working with Special Populations of Partners” with Dr. Barbara Steffens (October 3). After the conference, members of the public are invited to join us for SASH’s FREE Community Awareness Day (October 6).

LA LOBA: THE WOMAN WHO KNOWS
by The Toolbox, LLC
October 12-14 in Heber, Utah
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