The Festival of Love Conference

Posted On: February 16, 2019

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Date(s) - 16/02/2019 - 17/02/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Second Storey Cafe Bar

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Have you ever been frustrated in your personal relationship?

Do you feel you just can’t understand your partner?

Would you like to strengthen your relationship with yourself or with your partner? 

We didn’t learn about how to navigate our personal relationship growing up. If anything, we play out the relationships we witnessed growing up.

Let’s do better in our personal lives.

This is why we are bringing you Festival of Love! The two-days Conference will see you learning from 22 speakers, 18 talks, over 2 panels!

That’s a lot of value for your time!

Date: Sat and Sun 16 – 17 Feb 2019

Time: 9:00am. –  5:00pm

Venue: Second Storey Cafe Bar. 19 East Coast Road #02-01, Singapore 428746

Directions: Click here

On 16 Feb 2019 (9a.m. to 5p.m.) alongside day 1 of the conference, we’d be also having a fair. These are our exhibitors:
  1. Maison Mika 
  2. Groupe Gauthier (Wine)
  3. Terie (Lingerie)
  4. Grouvly – Dating agency
  5. Heaven on Earth 
  6. Vedo (Sex toy brand)
  7. Presenters – joint one
See you there!

Sat 16 February 2019

Time Topics Presenter
8:30am Tea
9:00am Opening
9:30am Women Are Always Right And Men Are Never Wrong Dr Simon Neo
10:00am Overview of Male Sexuality + Newer Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction Dr. Peter Lim, M.D
10:30am Dating Gap Identity Lauryn Huang
11:00am Tea
11:30pm Attached to My Substance”: The Search for Interpersonal Security Through Substance Dependence Dr. Shawn Ee
12:00nn Eat for love, Move for Life Luke and Emilie Tan
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Panel 1: GLBTQ Panel – “What makes one gay/ lesbian/ bisexual/transgender?” Moderator: Dr. Martha Tara Lee
2:30pm Loving Yourself FIRST Felicia Tan
3:00pm Living Life On Your Terms Lionel Koh
3:30pm Tea
4:00pm Twin Flames, Soul Mates and Karmic Partners Luke Elijah Lim
4:30pm Loving conversations in Business and Money Gail Wong
5:00pm End

Sun 17 February 2019

Time Topics Presenter
8:30am Tea
9:00am Opening
9:30am Love, Sex and Everything In-Between Dr. Martha Tara Lee
10:00am Secrets to Employing Emotions for an Empowered Life Johnson Chong
10:30am Choosing Your Friends. Choosing Your Partner Lauryn Huang
11:00am Tea
11:30pm From Sleaze to Zen Hendrick ‘DK’ Phua
12:00nn True Self Love & Effective Relationship Management Luke Elijah Lim
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Panel 2: BDSM Panel – “What’s fun about pain?” Moderator: Dr. Martha Tara Lee
2:30pm Family History of Love Evonne Lek
3:00pm The Fluidity of Desire: What is Bisexuality? Stephanie Dogfoot
3:30pm Tea
4:00pm A Story for Her/ Him: Making Each Day Matter Joanna Leng
4:30pm Minimalism Ben Liu
5:00pm End

One day 16 Feb 2019 – S$70.00 per pax!

One day 17 Feb 2019 – S$70.00 per pax!

Two days 16 and 17 Feb 2019 – S$100 per pax!
Come as couple for two days for S$160!
For enquiries, please email info@eroscoaching.com

Day 1 – Sat 17 Feb 2018

Talk 1: Women Are Always Right And Men Are Never Wrong by Dr. Simon Neo

Love is wonderful, but no one ever said love relationships are easy. Even a good marriage–can have bad times. It helps to think of a relationship as a “work in progress” in which we continually strive to understand our own psyche and making sense of how best we can love our spouse.

“Relatedness is a core aspect of our selves, a good intimate adult relationship is a safe place where two people can experience feelings of vulnerability–being scared, feeling overwhelmed by life, being unsure of who they are. It’s a place where we can deal with those things, not deny them, control them or regulate them.” Dr Susan Johnson.

Come and learn about how we can make each other successful and yet, not losing oneself and our identity altogether.

About Dr. Simon Neo

Dr. Simon has extensive expertise in corporate training, counselling, social and human services, and community outreach. He is a much sought-after resource speaker, psychotherapist, corporate trainer and lecturer, known for his passion, enthusiasm, humour and dedication.

He has conducted workshops on various topics such as parenting, life skills, self-awareness, self-esteem and job interviews, among others. Dr. Simon has a private practice known as “The Psychotherapy Clinic” in Singapore and Bangkok.

Talk 2: Overview of Male Sexuality + Newer Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction by Dr. Peter Lim, M.D

Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to obtain or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It is common in men of all ages & especially in the elderly.  Impotence can be caused by psychogenic factors anxiety, depression, tension, guilt, stress, marital problems & fear of failure to perform. 

About Dr. Peter Lim, M.D.

Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to obtain or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It is common in men of all ages & especially in the elderly.  Impotence can be caused by psychogenic factors anxiety, depression, tension, guilt, stress, marital problems & fear of failure to perform. 

Talk 3: Dating Gap Identity by Lauryn Huang

One of the most common problems in dating is that we don’t like people who like us or the people that we like, don’t like us back. When this happens, there’s a gap of how we view ourselves and how other people view us.

So what can we do in this situation? A re-examining of our identity and how we present ourselves is required. Sometimes the dating persona that we have is different from our actual identity. This leads to a mismatch of the people we attract and the people who we want to be with. Join us, as we give you strategies as to how to bridge this gap to increase your chances of success in the dating arena.

About Lauryn Huang

Finding love, being in love, navigating through emotions is tough work, that’s why Lauryn has set herself this mission to be there for her clients every step of the way. Call her a Matchmaker. Call her a Wingwoman. Call her a friend. While she genuinely wants to find a partner for you, she will only set you up if you’re the right partner for them! With extensive professional and personal dating experience, she’ll take the time to understand you and help you narrow your criteria down to increase your chances of finding love and build lasting relationships.

Talk 4: Attached to My Substance: The search for interpersonal security through substance dependence by Dr. Shawn Ee

Viewing substance dependence as a means to gain felt security through the lens of difficult interpersonal relationships.  Sharing findings from a recent doctoral study of substance dependent individuals.

About Dr. Shawn Ee

Dr. Ee is an experienced clinical psychologist who worked in public and private contexts in Singapore and Australia. His specialist areas encompass Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Adult Psychotherapy, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence treatment.  In addition, he has remarkable experience in the assessment and treatment of Adult Sex Offenders and Personality Disorders.  His areas of interest lie in the capacity for attachment over the life span and psychoanalysis.  He also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and psychiatrists in various contexts.

Talk 5: Eat for love, Move for Life by Luke and Emilie Tan

Whether your goal is to to lose weight, reclaim your health, enjoy a long life, protect the health of your loved ones, pursue your dreams – in sports and in life, plants are the answer.

Featured on the Let Us Be Heroes documentary, hear from plant-based athletes/parents Luke and Emilie how to live a fit, thriving and purpose driven lifestyle.

About Luke and Emilie Tan

Luke is a published author, educator, strength athlete and the co-host of the Plant Fit Summit. Emilie is a certified raw food chef and an ultra endurance athlete. They are also proud parents of their little girl Sienna.

At the start of their vegan journey, they formed Evolved Generation (now known as Plant Fit Movement) , a brand based in Australia comprising of plant-based athletes, entrepreneurs and health professionals. Now based in Singapore Luke and Emilie are the founders of Awake Method. They are passionate about championing individuals to live a fit, conscious and purpose driven lifestyle. 

Panel 1: GLBTQ Panel – “What makes one gay/ lesbian/ bisexual/transgender?”

Hosted by Relationship Counselor and Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee of Eros Coaching will pose this question to our panel with representatives from the GLBT (Gay, Lebsian, Bisexual, Transgender) community. Each person will share their sexuality journey as well as attempt to answer whether they were born this way or “turned” this way. How does somebody know if they are GLBT? Is it possible for somebody to “turn” GLBT? Why is being GLBT still perceived as “wrong” or “immoral” n 2019? Does conversion therapy work? Let’s discuss.

Talk 6: Loving Yourself FIRST by Felicia Tan

Conquering the 3 UPs and 2 DOWNs in Life.

About Felicia Tan

Felicia Tan is an ordinary woman who just wanted to have a family of her own. However, things did not went as planned and she suffered 2 miscarriages, but welcomed her rainbow baby boy in June 2015.

Talk 7: Living Life On Your Terms

The talk will focus on establishing personal boundaries and how boundaries in relationships keep the relationships safe. Poor boundary management leads to continual problems. Having too many personal boundaries creates isolation; having too few draws constant violation. Having a combination of too many boundaries in some areas and too few in other areas is a common variation that creates alternating isolation and violation.

Some areas we will touch on include: Insecurity about power issues in relationship and how to confront abusive patterns; How to fulfil the love in families while managing the craziness; Putting boundaries on one’s own unhealthy behaviours; Finding ‘who am I?’ in situations and feeling clear and strong about it.

Healthy boundaries are only created and managed by one’s choice and vigilance. They are not automatically bestowed by life. When present, they enable a life freer from negative patterns rooted in the past.

About Lionel Koh

Lionel is a man on a mission to help people live authentic and empowered lives with purpose, power and passion. He has spoken to, trained and helped thousands of individuals internationally to come to realise the true power within themselves. His company, Maven Communications Pte Ltd, which he founded with his wife Lisa, runs workshops, talks as well as provide mind clearing and coaching sessions.

Through his work, Lionel has touched many lives in the areas of: Clearing One’s Past, Communication Mastery, Death & Dying, Depression, Men’s Work, Life Purpose, Personal Boundaries Personal Power & Clarity, Relationship & Relating, Sexuality & Romance, Spiritual Problems, Stuck Life Conditions and Transitioning in Work & Life.

Talk 8: Twin Flames, Soul Mates and Karmic Partners by Luke Elijah
What are the differences between a twin flame, soul mate, and a karmic partner? How do I know if someone is my twin flame, and how do I recognize if someone is a soulmate? Leading spiritual life and relationship coach Luke Elijah will answer all these questions and shed light on the subjects of our dynamics with those that we love in our lives.
About Luke Elijah
Multi-talented Luke Elijah is a true renaissance man. He has garnered a myriad of accolades and trophies in several disciplines, and has also represented Singapore in various international competition and brought home several awards. Luke hails from a family lineage of healers, physicians and spiritual practitioners dating back four generations. He travels the world with his family to teach meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and other holistic topics at various festivals and fairs. Together, they also run a holistic healing center in downtown Singapore called “Heaven On Earth”. Luke is a much sought after speaker and has been extensively featured in the local and international media such as The History Channel, Channel News Asia, CNN, The Strait Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Style, Her World, Elle, and much more.
Talk 9: Loving conversations in Business and Money  by Gail Wong

What kind of conversations are you having at work or at home that involve Money?

Can business and finance conversations be anything more than dry, analytical, strategic, cut-throat?

The truth is, we have not been given the tools and language to bridge our humanity and our money when we interact with others. That largely explains why our relationships and conversations around money tend to create source of anxiety, resentment, guilt… and rather than loving, joyful, co-creative and generative?

About Gail Wong

Gail blends 10 years on Wall Street, an Ivy League finance education and another decade of intuitive leadership development to share principles of Conversational Intelligence® – the art and science of building trust, navigating difficult issues and developing high-performing, innovative work cultures through conversations.

Day 2 – 17 February 2019

Talk 10: Love, Sex and Everything In-Between by Dr. Martha Tara Lee

This will be an extremely beneficial talk for those who are in a long-term relationship and seeking to understand how to keep the romance, passion, and love alive and burning in spite of differences of personality, raising of kids, and multiple other challenges that might arise (or already have arose) through the years! Since we don’t know what we don’t know – we can only get ahead by acquiring information, knowledge, and skills the same way we would any other area of our lives. Get over any fear, inhibitions or shame you might have, because life is too short for regrets.

About Dr. Martha Lee

Relationship Counselor and Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee has been in practice supporting individuals and couples to have more fulfilling personal lives for 10 years. She holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality, Masters in Counseling, two others degrees, as well as certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy. She is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She is the host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution on the OMTimes Radio Network.  She has published three books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic Yoga and From Princess to Queen. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

Talk 11: Secrets to Employing Emotions for an Empowered Life by Johnson Chong

Emotions are everything.  Our emotional state directly affects our creativity and energy levels.  Most people have been conditioned to repress their emotions because it is considered unprofessional.  Modern research studies show a direct correlation to how mental and emotional stress can create a negative impact on our physical health from heart disease, high blood pressure, hormonal issues and even strokes.  In this presentation, we decode the language of emotions and how to use them as opportunities for improvement versus being at their whim.  This talk is not for everyone.  It is for those who are open to personal development and evolution.  It is for those who desire to wake up each day with with an empowered purpose.

About Johnson Chong

Johnson Chong is a Self-Mastery Evolutionist and Speaker.  He coaches people who are seeking to return re-align with their authentic purpose.  He is the founder of Sagehouse and Creator of Exodus Retreats and has been based in Singapore for the past 5 years and has facilitated transformational retreats in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia, and internationally in Greece, North America and the Caribbean.  He has spent the past ten years synthesizing all of his experiences through his travels, teachings from his spiritual teachers, coaches and mentors into what he offers today.  His book Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma – a anecdotal compilation of deeply personal stories through a conscious and modern lens will be released in April of 2019.  What motivates Johnson on a daily basis is to continue sharing authentic experiences with those who are called to consciously reconnect to their inner mastery.

Talk 12: Choosing Your Friends. Choosing Your Partner by Lauryn Huang

We are influenced by the people that we surround ourselves with. We are taught in school to choose our friends carefully, but we don’t understand the impact of that. Now that we are much older, we can reflect and see how our friends influenced our life. Similarly, we are influenced by the partner that we choose in our lives. In deciding what kind of partner we want in our life, we are also choosing the person we want to become.

About Lauryn Huang

Finding love, being in love, navigating through emotions is tough work, that’s why Lauryn has set herself this mission to be there for her clients every step of the way. Call her a Matchmaker. Call her a Wingwoman. Call her a friend. While she genuinely wants to find a partner for you, she will only set you up if you’re the right partner for them! With extensive professional and personal dating experience, she’ll take the time to understand you and help you narrow your criteria down to increase your chances of finding love and build lasting relationships.

Talk 13: From Sleaze to Zen by Hendrick ‘DK’ Phua

At the age of 10, he was already beating up his mother. When he was 14, he assaulted his father and nearly killed him. He led a life of debauchery, violence and decadence. Then, on a trip to Thailand, he decided to stay in a monastery for a month. At the end of the month, he decided to stay on…

Take a peek into the shocking life story of a young man’s search for meaning. What was supposed to be a short vacation took him on a transformative journey that lasted 7 years, including 5 years as a monk.

About Hendrick ‘DK’ Phua

Dhammakamo (DK) is a meditation teacher, mindfulness coach, writer, former buddhist monk and founder of The Hermitage Zen.

DK’s search for meaning began in 2011 when he felt empty within. He embarked on a spiritual journey to live as a monk for 5 years and travelled extensively to learn from various teachers to master the pragmatic application of ancient wisdom. In 2017, he returned to Singapore with one purpose – to bring zen into the city.

Talk 14: True Self Love & Effective Relationship Management  by Luke Elijah

What does self love truly entail? How do we achieve it? Why are relationships with ourselves and others so complicated, complex and seemingly elusive? Our interpersonal relationships offer unparalleled opportunities for expansion and growth. As such, they should be deeply cherished. However, oftentimes they can be challenging, perplexing and problematic. Emotions and feelings are part of our intrinsic human nature and are vital to our total holistic well-being. Unfortunately for most of us, effective emotional and relationship management are not taught to us by our elders who quite frankly also do not have a clue, and neither is it a subject taught at school. As such, most of us do not know how to process these organic emotions and thus are not equipped with the right tools to cope with them. This leads to the suppression and denial of these natural emotions which then permeates into greater segregation and separation from one another. Unprocessed feelings and repressed emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, etc  that have been bottled up over time leads to the development of physical ailments and diseases. The consequence is poor overall health and a breakdown in our relationships with others. As such, it all starts with self love and emotional balance. In this dynamic and informative session lead by top life and relationship coach Luke Elijah, learn easy to follow and practical tips on emotional management and loving yourself.

About Luke Elijah

Multi-talented Luke Elijah is a true renaissance man. He has garnered a myriad of accolades and trophies in several disciplines, and has also represented Singapore in various international competition and brought home several awards. Luke hails from a family lineage of healers, physicians and spiritual practitioners dating back four generations. He travels the world with his family to teach meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and other holistic topics at various festivals and fairs. Together, they also run a holistic healing center in downtown Singapore called “Heaven On Earth”. Luke is a much sought after speaker and has been extensively featured in the local and international media such as The History Channel, Channel News Asia, CNN, The Strait Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Style, Her World, Elle, and much more.

Panel 2: BDSM Panel – “What’s fun about pain?”

Hosted by Relationship Counselor and Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee of Eros Coaching will pose this question to our panel with representatives from the BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism) community. Each person will share their sexuality journey, answer what BDSM is to them, and how to practice BDSM safely. Let’s discuss.

Talk 15: Family History of Love by Evonne Lek

We often think of love as adult romantic love and we can take family love for granted. How we are loved or whether we felt loved as children affects how we love in the future. We naturally want to form an attachment with our caregivers to feel secure and safe and our early relationship patterns become internalised and guide us in our future love relationships.

Secure attachments to childhood caregivers are more likely to result in secure and stable romantic relationships in adult life. If you understand the types of love or attachment you had with your caregiver, you will be more aware of your current relationship attachments.
I will explain the different attachment styles to help you learn more about how you connect with others and whether you view yourself as worthy of love. This talk is relevant whether you are single, dating, married or a parent.

About Evonne Lek

Evonne Lek is an experienced systemic family psychotherapist, qualified in the UK. She has her own successful practice, Reconnect Child and Family Therapy.

She is passionate about mental health and has 18 years’ experience working with children, couples and families with a range of disabilities and mental illnesses. Her systemic therapy training has always been well received and she has been widely quoted in the news and interviewed for television.

Talk 16: The Fluidity of Desire: What is Bisexuality? by Stephanie Dogfoot

What does it mean to be a bisexual? Is it normal? Is it even a real thing? How do you come out and survive as one in Singapore? In this talk, Stephanie Dogfoot will explore these questions and more through story, a lecture and poetry.

I will talk about bisexual identity, what it is, how it fits in under the LGBTQ umbrella, and share my own story of coming out and being out in Singapore. The talk will also cover some terms, pronouns and the range of different sexual and romantic orientations.  It will also cover a bit about the situation on the ground and latest developments for the LGBTQ community in Singapore.

About Stephanie Dogfoot

Stephanie Dogfoot is a writer and performer based in Singapore. She has won poetry slams in Singapore and in the UK and has performed her work in 11 different countries. She has been part of the organising committee for Indignation, Singapore’s pride month, since 2014 and has curated the Indignation Queer Film Festival from 2015-2018 and helped to plan and organise the Natural Education, Indignation’s queer conference in 2018.

Talk 17: A Story For Her by Joanna Leong

To speak about authentic and real events that happens in life but rarely talked about. To take the first step in showing one vulnerable self, to lead others to do the same and at the same time go feel supported.

Using writing as a way to relieve those negative emotions. Readers can feel encouraged and inspired by resonating with those stories and not feel alone, different or out of place.

About Joanna Leong

Joanna Leng founded A Story For Her, to encourage, inspire and love, another her. She started this platform for women to share their own experiences, using writing as a tool to heal, and the reader to be encouraged and supported

One day 16 Feb 2019 – S$70.00 per pax!

One day 17 Feb 2019 – S$70.00 per pax!

Two days 16 and 17 Feb 2019 – S$100 per pax!
Come as couple for two days for S$160!
For enquiries, please email info@eroscoaching.com

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