Book Launch Party and Celebration at Calabash Bistro July 30th


Join Julie Peters for the launch and celebration of her new book Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango 2019). Enjoy the delicious food and drink at Calabash and enjoy some fantastic poetry, dance, and music on the theme of Desire!

Bring your copy of the book (or a receipt) as your cover fee and have it signed! Cover is $15 otherwise.

WANT is an incredibly intimate story of one person’s recovery, survival, and everything that comes after. It is about the possibilities of love, desire, and pleasure after trauma and all the ways we can help ourselves get through. It is the most fun book about sexual assault you’ve ever read! More info and purchase here: https://amzn.to/2UTKAO5

If you’d prefer to get it from a local independent bookstore, order it from Pulp Fiction for the same price as you’d get it on Amazon. Call 604.876.4311 to order.

PS buying the book on Amazon (and leaving a 5-star review!) is the absolute best way to support Julie and help more people find this book. This book will not be for sale at this event.

PERFORMERS

RC Weslowski: poet, clown, and absurdist delight http://rcweslowski.com/

Erin Kirsh: brilliant poet who will make you think and then immediately break your heart https://www.erinkirsh.com/

Olivia Davies: heart-full dancer who knows how to hold the dark in her hands and turn it into light with her body http://www.oliviacdavies.ca/

Duncan Shields: poet who knows how to stand steady, make you laugh, and surprise you every time he opens his mouth

Fernando Raguero: a poet with razor-sharp wit and a deadpan brilliance

Megan Phillips: a comedian with a hilarious penchant for the dark side

Kelsey Savage: Gorgeous poet, sex educator, fantastic human

Mindful Sexuality: A Five-Part Series for Spirituality and Health Magazine


Here are five pieces on mindful sexuality that I wrote for Spirituality and Health Magazine. Each one explores some aspect of the spiritual and mindful side of our sexual selves so that we can celebrate it!

 

 

Read my new book on recovering a healthy sexuality (and a lot of other things) after sexual violence: Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Publishing)
Photo by Andi Mcleish www.andimcleish.com

A Podcast Interview on Out of the Box with Rosie Tran


Have a listen to my latest interview with Rosie Tran on my new book Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Publishing). We talked about consent, healing from trauma, accessing desire, masturbation meditation, and why men need to read this book! It was so much fun talking to her. Listen now (and subscribe to her podcast!) here: https://outoftheboxpodcast.com/podcast/2019/6/30/episode-126-julie-peters-want-8-steps-to-recovering-desire-passion-and-pleasure-after-sexual-assault
Photo by Sabrina Miso @miso_journal

GIVEAWAY! An Audio Meditation for Desire


I have a bright shiny new audio meditation for connecting to desire that involves a relaxing visualization into a beautiful throne room where the desires of your mind, heart, and body will be revealed to you in the surface of a crystal pool.
All you have to do to get this meditation is write me a 5-star review on Amazon of my new book Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango 2019). Here’s how:
1. Order the book (if you don’t already have it) on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2UTKAO5).
2. Read it. Read most of it? Read a chapter at least! Just try not to throw it against the wall…
3. Write me something nice on the Amazon review page. 5 stars, pretty please!
4. Send me a screenshot before August 1st over email, DM, or however you like (@juliejcp or oceanandcrow @ gmail.com) with your email address so I can send you the meditation!
That’s it! The 5-star rating and the volume of reviews really help other people find my book. It’s an algorithm thing. So if you want to help other people find my book about life after sexual assault, you can do this thing that will really help me–and you get a beautiful audio meditation out of it. And if you want to help but don’t want to get involved with Amazon, I would also love a review on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44459835-want) Giveaway closes Aug 1st.
Thank you!

Toronto! Workshops on Mindful Sexuality and Deluxe Restorative Yoga


I will be in Toronto this July to teach at my favorite TO yoga studio Kula Annex! I am offering two workshops, one on mindful sexuality and how yoga and meditation can help us heal and connect to our sexuality, and the other is more of a relaxing experience where you get to lie down in comfy Restorative positions and get massaged by me. Yes, you definitely should come to both! And if you do you get a discount, actually. Here are the details:

MINDFUL SEXUALITY: CONNECTING TO DESIRE, PASSION, AND PLEASURE

Join Julie Peters, author of the book WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019) for an honest discussion on what mindful sexuality means and how to apply it in our sexual and non-sexual lives from both a feminist and a spiritual perspective. We will talk about it, meditate with it, and move it through our bodies in a gentle, all-levels yoga practice. No explicit material or nudity will be involved.

Saturday, July 20th | 2:00pm-4:00pm
$55, or $50 for one workshop, or $90 for both Julie workshops before July 13

Details and register: https://annex.mykula.org/workshop/mindful-sexuality-connecting-to-desire-passion-and-pleasure/

 DELUXE RESTORATIVE YOGA, MASSAGE, AND HEALING TOUCH

Deep rest facilitates healthful digestion, sleep, immune function, muscular repair, and even emotional processing. Touch is one of the most powerful ways to access your own internal healing capabilities. Join Julie for a deeply relaxing, stress-melting experience that combines restful Restorative yoga and delightful, gentle, hands-on Restorative touch. Rest in the most comfortable positions possible supported by plenty of props, and then go deep into the healing experience of a nervous system calmed and supported by hands-on support from Julie.

Sunday, July 21 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
$55, or $50 for one workshop, or $90 for both Julie workshops before July 13

Details and register: https://annex.mykula.org/workshop/deluxe-restorative-yoga-and-healing-touch/

Images and Excerpts from my new book Want with Andi McLeish


 

Check out the beautiful photographs by Andi McLeish for each chapter of my new book Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango 2019). The book is organized into my eight steps to recovery, including Survive, Feel, Rage, Forgive, Pleasure, Eat, Sex, and Love. Each one explores some aspect of healing from sexual assault and abuse and finding the courage to heal. Andi and I worked together to create images that would embody the mood of each step, and I’ve shared them with you here.

There is nothing explicit in the images or excerpts, though they are meant for adult eyes. See them in all their glory here: https://www.jcpeters.ca/books/want/exclusive-photos-by-andi-mcleish-for-want-by-julie-peters/

A Reading and Discussion at Last Bookstore in Los Angeles


Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault: A Reading and Discussion at Last Bookstore in Los Angeles

I will be at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 9th, from 6:30-8:00pm with a reading from my new book WANT about recovering desire after sexual assault, recovering from trauma, and dating despite the difficulties of intimacy. I’ll be taking your questions! Please come see me there–your ticket includes a book (and is the same price!). Support me and the Last Bookstore by buying a book/ticket and coming to see me there Sunday June 9th.

SHE DOES THE CITY Interview with Julie Peters


SHE DOES THE CITY Interview with Julie Peters

Check out this lovely little interview I did about my new book Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media) with She Does the City.  We talked about how I got my desire back through the process of healing trauma and why it’s so rare to talk about women’s pleasure and desire after experiencing sexual assault or abuse. We also talked about what the recovery process looks like for different people and how to support someone you love who’s been through it. Read the full interview here: http://www.shedoesthecity.com/how-i-recovered-my-desire-after-i-was-sexually-assaulted

Order the book now: https://amzn.to/2UTKAO5

Image by Sabrina Miso

A Hidden History of Policing Female Pleasure (And Power)


A Hidden History of Policing Female Pleasure (And Power) from The Establishment 

Check out this excerpt from my new book WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango 2019) in The Establishment! It’s all about the power of desire, the courage to heal, and the magic of sexual healing. Bonus, you get to learn about witches and see some of the gorgeous photos of me by Andi McLeish.

Pleasure has always been policed, in some way or another, in cultures across the world. That’s because pleasure is, in a way, a source of resistance.

In her book Vagina, Naomi Wolf argues that women have a special relationship with pleasure in that, when we have the right kind of it, we are feisty, powerful, and strong, and when we don’t, we can lose our will to stand up for ourselves. The way our pelvic nerves translate pleasure from our sexual experiences to our brains boosts the hormones that make us strong and connected and dampen our vulnerability to depression and lethargy.” (Keep reading…

 

Interview with LadyBossBlogger


An Interview with LadyBossBlogger 

 

 

 

 

I was recently interviewed by Elaine Rau, the LadyBossBlogger, who focuses on female entrepreneurs. We talked about my new book WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango), which is about healing trauma and coming back to desire after sexual abuse or assault, as well as what it’s like to run a small business and which women are role models for me (my mom is one of them!) In this interview, you’ll learn:

  1. How this writer and yoga studio owner found the confidence to go her own way and make her business work for her
  2. The one course you can take to connect your self-reflective practices to the moon phases whenever you need them
  3. How her new book WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango 2019) can help empower survivors and their loved ones to live rich and joyful lives after trauma
  4. What books to read that will teach you about how the nervous system holds trauma, how relationships work, and how to manage your finances without worry
  5. The one piece of advice that will empower you in your business and help you move forward with what you really want to do
  6. Where to find guided meditations and reflective practices to help you empower yourself to connect to your body, your power, and your pleasure in everyday life

Read more here: https://ladybossblogger.com/julie-peters-helps-her-clients-connect-to-their-bodies-their-power-their-pleasure-and-their-own-ability-to-heal/

Writer, yoga teacher, studio owner. @juliejcp