Sexual & Gender Diversity Course by Delene van Dyk

More about Delene

Delene is a Psychosexual Educator and Nurse Therapist by profession, with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of mental health, sexual health, and education. She runs her own international consultancy, 2nd Sight Consultants, focusing on training, development and mentorship of individuals and groups including health care and other service providers, to understand human sexuality, specifically sexual and gender diversity. She consults to various governments, NGO’s and the private sector in Africa and internationally. She is a sought-after public speaker, talking about the things that most adults struggle to talk about in a sex positive and affirming way.
She has trained, sensitized and mentored more than 30 000 people, nationally, in the SADC, Africa and internationally, developed and edited various training materials, and presented papers and workshops at eighteen international conferences. The training modality, Binaries & Boxes (or Not!)© is acknowledged as ground-breaking in understanding sexual and gender diversity and fluidity, from various international platforms, including the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS).

 Short description of this course

Human sexuality is much more than ‘what’s in our pants’ and what we do with it ‘between the sheets’. This exciting and highly informative session assists participants in understanding their own sexual and gender identity, as well as those of others. Thousands of people have been trained, internationally, with this groundbreaking modality.

During the course, the four “boxes” - sex assigned at birth as a biological concept, gender as a social construct, sexual orientation as more than just sexual attraction, and lastly, sexual play, will be creatively deconstructed. The most fascinating element of the session is making the linkages between all these concepts, which put a refreshing new light on sexual and gender diversity, identity, and fluidity. It focusses on the deconstruction of sexual and gender binaries by allowing participants to construct a more affirmative view of themselves as a sexual being, as well as others, in a gentle and subtle way. Ways of thinking about sexuality and gender, will be challenged. This is done in a supportive and authentic manner, with a good dose of humour, acknowledging increased levels of anxiety. Important to notice, is that the session will cover only “the tip of the iceberg”, since the field of sexual and gender diversity is vast.
  • Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Introduction Chapter from the Binaries and Boxes E-Book

    • CPD Points Explanation

  • 2

    Module I: Sex Assigned at Birth

    • Module 1 Sex assigned at birth

    • Sex Assigned at Birth Chapter from the E-Book

    • Reflections on Sex Assigned at Birth

  • 3

    Module 2: Gender

    • Module 2 Gender

    • Gender Chapter from E-Book

    • Reflections on Gender

  • 4

    Module 3: Sexual Orientation

    • Module 3 Sexual Orientation

    • Sexual Orientation Chapter from E-Book

    • Reflections on Sexual Orientation

  • 5

    Module 4: Sexual Play

    • Module 4 Sexual Play

    • Sexual Play E-Book Chapter

    • Sexual Play Reflections

  • 6

    Module 5: Queerness

    • Module 5 Queernes

    • Lived Experience E-Book Chapter

    • Reflections on Dominant Conversations

  • 7

    The Anal Taboo

    • The Anal Taboo E-Book Chapter

    • Reflections on Labels

  • 8

    Understanding our Intimacy Blue Print

    • Understanding our Intimacy Blueprint

    • Reflections on your Intimacy Blueprint

    • In Conclusion

  • 9

    Bonus Section: Binaries and Boxes (or not) - 70 page E-Book

    • Binaries & Boxes (or Not!) ©

    • CPD Point Reminder