Taking Stock of Pleasure

Aug 13, 2019

Taking Stock of Pleasure

At the beginning of the pleasure work I do, I always invite participants to take stock of their current relationship with pleasure. On the homepage of my website, I have a survey called Take your Pleasure Pulse. It’s intended to help you think about pleasure, and your relationship with it, more deeply and broadly. On the survey is a link to what I’ve named “Pleasure Profiles,” which will help you identify where you are on the continuum of embracing pleasure. 

Take a Light Approach to Pleasure

Both the survey and the profiles are meant to be a playful look at the topic because really, how helpful is it to be too serious about pleasure?

By taking stock and having a reality check about pleasure and assessing your openness to it, a first step can be taken towards a richer, fuller relationship with pleasure.

Uncover Your Doubts, Fears and Limited Beliefs About Pleasure

Let’s face it – most of us don’t have to dig too deep to uncover doubts, fears and misconceptions about pleasure. We live in an atmosphere that’s pretty ambivalent on the topic. We don’t fully trust pleasure. We don’t know if it’s okay to have a healthy daily dose of it, and we’re pretty unaware of the healing effects of pleasure, and pleasure as a doorway to wellbeing and wholeness. 

Through intention and a commitment to learn about the deeper aspects of pleasure, and to welcome it into our lives, we can move along that continuum of unlocking pleasure. The first step is to take in where you are now. Are you happy with that? Would you like something to be different? First, identify what’s not working so you can move to make pleasure work for you. 

Receive Support to Unlock Your Pleausure

My online Unlock Pleasure Program will start the end of September, and we will begin with this first step of taking stock. The five-module program will support your change process with pleasure. I hope you will consider joining the group.

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“Madeline offers a safe space to explore what it is that blocks our capacity to live in pleasure. She supports us to recognize our unhealthy associations with pleasure, so we can finally open up to that which provides real power, serenity and love.”

Benoît Cazabon, author, professor, and coach