• Deeper Connection •
Orange Bodies is a space for you to establish a deeper connection with your body and your sexuality. The foundation of our work is body-focused and experiential, integrated with a trauma-informed therapeutic approach.
Our aim is to facilitate an experience through which you can bring attention to your body and your erotic self. We want to help you discover new ways of being in touch with your pleasure body and allowing your sexual self to be present. In our work we look at how your experience of your body and your sexuality is hindered or suppressed and provide a safe and confidential setting to work through this for you to develop into a more integrated person. We do this through individual work and through workshops and retreats that give you the chance to experience this growth together with others.
Orange Bodies was founded by Michael Conti, a highly-qualified and experienced psychological counsellor, EMDR therapist, life coach, clinical supervisor and somatic sexuality practitioner. He is specialised in working with sexuality and gender, as well as with trauma. Michael is also the founder of Forging Paths where he offers online therapy and coaching.
At Orange Bodies we are open to all kinds of diversity. We adopt an accepting and affirmative approach towards sexual and gender identity, diverse relationship formats and alternative sexual practices. We work considerably with LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples, people who are in polyamorous or open relationships, as well as with those who are involved in kink, fetish or BDSM sexual practices.
Founder & Main facilitator
Michael is a highly-qualified and experienced psychotherapist, coach, counsellor, trauma specialist and supervisor for psychosocial professionals. He trained as a Somatic Sexuality Practitioner with the Instituto Cuerpo y Sexualidad in Barcelona. As a psychotherapist he trained in various different therapeutic approaches, including specialised training in working with trauma as an EMDR therapist. He is the founder of Forging Paths where he offers coaching and psychological therapy. He is a registered psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy Profession Board in Malta.
Apart from his work as a coach and psychological therapist, he works specifically with somatic sexuality, running workshops that focus on embodiment and sexuality. In his somatic sexuality work, Michael adheres to the code of ethics of the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers. You can read more about his work on his website.
Jacqueline is a Gestalt psychotherapist offering both online and in-person psychotherapy and coaching sessions with adults. Her interests and experience range from short-term solution-focused therapy and coaching for personal development and career change to open-ended therapy for clients suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout, bullying, bereavement, identity and sexuality issues, abuse and trauma. She adopts an integrative approach, drawing upon different approaches depending on the clients’ unique needs.
She is a registered psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy Profession Board in Malta. She is also the director of The Cove which offers therapy and coaching by a team of experienced and warranted professionals who share the common goal of supporting individuals in their journey towards a more fulfilling life. Jacqueline loves being outdoors immersed in nature, trekking, swimming, kayaking and sailing. She is presently exploring nature photography and loves travelling. You can read more about Jacqueline here.
Walter is an experienced somatic practitioner and communication coach. He teaches workshops in Authentic Relating and playful relationship building. His approach is to create a guided framework that encourages people to freely express their feelings in the company of others.
What others have said
Michael and all the participants created a very welcoming and safe space throughout the workshop. It was a priceless experience and now I feel more in touch with myself and my needs, both physically and emotionally.Jeremy
Both days were very progressional which helped me build trust in the process. I left having gained insight about my body and my self I could have never gained without the experience I gained at the workshop.Josh
Michael takes great care to create a safe space which is both intimate and comfortable, allowing for some really powerful changes. It’s a great opportunity, whether you’re looking to ask yourself some tough questions, or even just to try a novel perspective.Van
Living Better with Yourself
Embark on a journey of embodied self-development that enables you to live better with yourself. This is an opportunity for you to better integrate your mind, body, emotions and behaviour, while using your body as a primary way for bringing about change within yourself. Living Better with Yourself integrates different psychological and body approaches to increase your awareness of how you currently experience your life, offering you the opportunity to better understand how your past has impacted your own development and providing you with tools to further your personal growth. It is also a great resource for accompanying others in their personal growth.
We are organising a series of online courses aimed at helping you live better with yourself by getting to know yourself better and become more embodied in your personal growth.
The series of courses consists of:
- My body as anchor when dealing with stress
- Balancing out my thoughts and my emotions
- Engaging with my fear and anger
- Shame, guilt and our shadow sides
- Our inner critical voice and ‘should’ statements
- Safety, vulnerability and our quest for control
The series of courses compliments the book “Living Better with Yourself – A Practical Guide to Embodied Growth”.
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