DISCLAIMER: This is not an amBi-sponsored event, it is an outside event that may be of interest to our membership. Therefore, an RSVP here is NOT an official RSVP to the event----you must get your RSVP and tickets directly from the workshop: https://bi-on-life-06-18.eventbrite.com
Dr. Mimi Hoang, Ph. D. (and the founder of amBi!!) is presenting a series of lecture workshops for bisexual, pansexual, sexually fluid, other non-monosexually-identified, and questioning (aka "bi+") individuals ready to clarify their sexual identities and gain self-confidence and self-empowerment in their everyday lives.
This series offers 5 unique and interactive skills-based workshops starting with refining sexual identity and challenging internalized biphobia, coming out and forming healthy relationships, and boosting body image and self-care. Workshop content is based on theory and research, clinical expertise, cultural history, and Dr. Mimi’s own personal insights being an out bi/fluid community advocate since the 1990s.
Each 90-minute workshop is on a Saturday from 10am - 11:30am starting on Jun 23rd and ending on Jul 21st and utilizes lecture, videos, activities, and discussion.
WORKSHOP TOPICS: Jun 23rd - Workshop #1: "Healthy Mind" Learn about all the basic terms in the bi+ lexicon, define the dimensions of your romantic and sexual attractions, and pinpoint ways to improve identity congruence to strengthen your inner sense of self.
Jun 30th - Workshop #2: "Healthy Heart" Gain awareness about societal homophobia, "reverse homophobia," biphobia, and bi+ erasure and find ways to overcome internalized oppression that could be preventing you from truly feeling proud of who you are.
Jul 7th - Workshop #3: "Healthy Words" Hear the pros/cons as well as the "do's & don't's" on coming out to friends, family, co-workers, and others so you can express yourself more authentically and effectively to the important people in your life.
Jul 14th - Workshop #4: "Healthy Bonds" Improve your confidence pursuing intimate partners of different genders with tips on safe sex and healthy dating relationships, and learn the ins and outs of monogamy and polyamory to boost your love life at any stage.
Jul 21st - Workshop #5: "Healthy Living" Discover ways to bolster your body image as a bi+ person, practice good self-care and stress management, and cultivate an accepting and supportive community or "chosen family" in order to truly live your life to its fullest.
REGISTRATION: This pilot run of "Bi on Life" at the South Bay LGBT Center is being offered at a low starter rate and participants may attend workshops “a la carte” or purchase the entire series for a further discount. Student discounts are also available (please e-mail Dr. Mimi at DrMimiHoang@gmail.com from a valid student e-mail account for code). Seats are limited and must be reserved online no later than 7 days before the workshop, so don't delay! Make an investment in yourself today!
General tickets = $20 each; all 5 workshops = $85 Student tickets = $10 each; all 5 workshops = $42.50
LOCATION South Bay LGBT Center 16610 Crenshaw Boulevard Torrance, CA 90504
DISCLAIMER: Though Dr. Mimi is a licensed psychologist, these workshops are educational in nature and not a substitute for psychotherapy. If participants feel emotionally triggered as a result of the workshops or would like to access bi-affirmative mental health care or resources, Dr. Mimi can provide referrals and linkages.
ORGANIZER INFO: Dr. Mimi: www.drmimihoang.com South Bay LGBT Center: www.southbaycenter.org