Skinship: A workshop on vulnerability and human connection
Relational Somatic Therapist
Director at FOCUS Psychological Enrichment Centre

Aug 22, 2021 星期日 Sunday
12:00noon - 1:45pm
香港九龍彌敦道 380 號逸東酒店 1 樓
Level 1, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
English 英文
早鳥 Early Bird: HK$140
正價 Regular: HK$150
大愛票 Community*: HK$135
* 「大愛」門票適用於本港全日制學生、60歲或以上的新中年人士及不同能力人士,須於進場時出示相關證件以供核對。
* 已售門票不設退款。如因政府抗疫政策令節目不能接受現場參加者,節目可能轉為網上直播。
* 購票後,你將會收到電子門票。活動場地資料將於電子門票上詳細顯示。
* “Community Ticket” is available for full-time Hong Kong students, “new” middle-age citizens (60 or above), and people with different abilities. Valid forms of identification should be presented at the entrance to the event venue for checking.
* All tickets are non-refundable. If physical participation is restricted due to government policies, the event may be streamed online.
* After purchasing the tickets, the venue location can be found at the remark of the E-Ticket.




本節身體工作坊將探討我們與「觸摸」之間的充滿張力的關係:為何我們渴望和需要觸碰,但同時害怕和逃避身體接觸? 我們如何重新認識身體的相遇作為維持心靈與精神健康的重要元素?

我們邀請到香港著名心理治療師Sarah Breidenbach,帶領學員一起探索「肌膚之親」,重新思考親密和連結的不同可能性。


導師: Sarah Breidenbach (Director at FOCUS Psychological Enrichment Centre)

Skin, it’s a barrier between our bodies and the world. But it’s also our place of contact with others and ourselves.

In this workshop called, “Skinship: A workshop on vulnerability and human connection” we will explore why touch is something we crave and require, but also something we fear and avoid. How did it come to be both things? How can we develop an awareness and cultivate touch as a site for positive physical and mental health?

The Covid pandemic has brought our need for connection to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Come learn from one of Hong Kong’s leading psychotherapist, Sarah Breidenbach, about the importance of skinship - the possibility of touch and intimacy beyond the sexual.

In the meantime, we invite participants to ponder this: In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the lungs rule the skin. And in Western medicine, modern studies find that the same embryonic lung cells migrate to form our skin. In other words, could we say that our skin and touch are as important as breathing?

Thanks to the kind support of Aesop to our program, participants of this session can bring home a special gift from Aesop, to nourish your body and mind! First-come-first-served basis while stocks last.

Instructor: Sarah Breidenbach (Director at FOCUS Psychological Enrichment Centre)


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  • 門票持有人請於活動開始前 15 分鐘到場。
  • 已售門票不設退款。
  • 主辦單位保留拒絕任何人士入場而毋須給予理由的權利。
  • 申請人請注意自己的身體狀況,並考慮是否適宜參加相關的活動。如有疑問,請徵詢醫生的意見。
  • 主辦單位保留更改大會條款及細則之權利。如有任何爭議,主辦單位保留最終決定權。
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Terms and notes:
  • Participants please arrive 15 minutes before event start time.
  • Sold tickets cannot be refunded.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to reject any particular person to participate in the event without reasons.
  • Applicants should be aware of their health condition, and consider whether it is suitable for them to enrol in the activity. In case of doubt, please consult a doctor prior to the enrolment of activity.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to amend the program of the rules and regulations. Should there be any dispute, the Organizer reserves the right to the final decision.
  • Inclement Weather Arrangements:
  • Black Rainstorm Warning: All programme will continue as scheduled.
  • Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above: Programme that have started will continue. If warning signal is in effect 2 hours prior to the start of the programme, the programme will be cancelled. The programme may be re-scheduled, or the participants can choose to receive refund.
  • Participant agrees to the main terms and conditions and specific terms and conditions when they purchase tickets or participate in the events.


Skinship: A workshop on vulnerability and human connection