Working Holistically with Gender and Sexuality
with Lisa Romero
An AWSNA/ASA Webinar
Recorded March 13, 2019
Lisa writes, “A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form that this education gives can bring to children and adolescents not only tools to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography – as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time – but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.
“Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness. Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving expression of gender and sexuality.”
Lisa Romero is an author, health practitioner, and adult educator. Her five books include Developing the Self, written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work andpedagogical understanding of child development. In 2017 she published Sex Education and The Spirit to help awaken an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society. For more than twenty years, she has given workshops on the subject of gender, sexuality, and social understanding, working in Waldorf schools, directly with the students, teachers, and parents on this theme.