Let me tell you a story about me, Addison Bell, when I was about 20 years old. It’s not a pretty story. Actually, it’s quite the opposite, and so I desire to give a warning that this is not going to be beautiful and sexy. It is also a part of the story I don’t usually tell both because it saddens me to think of and also because the person I speak of is no longer the person I see in the mirror. Read more
This is the article I have been feeling reluctant to write. This is the article that I have sat on for years because it just feels too open and honest. Yet this is the article my soul needs me to write, and my spirit says that it’s time. My Facebook feed has been filled with a trend happening of announcing you’ve been impacted by sexual abuse or assault by writing “Me Too.” So here goes, in my opinion, hate my opinion, but it’s what it is: Read more
” I was so impressed with the attention that Addison took in my recent adventure session. I had been feeling blocked and shackled by so many things that had occurred over the last year to 18 months in my life and Addison suggested we do an adventure session where I would turn myself over to her guidance and let her help unshackle me from my fears, my doubt, my shame, and my resistance to allow help. So I agreed.
The session started out at the entry of the destination where she had items lined up for me to transfer the homework that she had given me. Once I got everything done in this stage she had told me to put a blind fold on and called out that I was ready to venture forward. She came to my side and guided me delicately to another space where she had me breathe and remove my garments. Then she took me through a deeply emotional process of feeling all the weight that I had been carrying and asked me if I wanted to relieve myself of this. As I gained trust in the moment and in myself I began to remove each weight and finally asked for her help to clear myself of all that I had been carrying.
From there she took me through a sensory exploration of releasing each layer that had been stunting me.The process she took me through allowed with deep permission for my awakening, revealing the new beautiful layers of my heart, soul and physical self. A few hours passed and after she cradled me in love and spoke affirmations of strength, beauty, healing and revelation to me she removed my blindfold and I found myself carried away to a psychedelic land of positive vibes. I stood naked before a mirror, with glow in the dark paint on my flesh, a beautiful light show before me, words I had desired to own for myself written in glow in the dark ink on the mirror and her soft voice of encouragement that I deserved and could have it all.
This adventure session was one of the most deeply profound sessions I have ever experienced with a tantric guide. I am in eternal gratitude for Addison’s care, attention and guidance in helping me move forward in a difficult time of my life.”-Renee, Dallas TX
Addison’s Additions: When I received this testimony I was overjoyed to hear that it was an enjoyable and transformative experience but I’d like to say that this adventure session was not just a profound experience for this woman but also for me. During this particular session I saw this magnificent women in ways that I had never experienced her as she allowed herself to open into a vibrant energy. I was thrust into my own adventure during her session as we worked through completely separate but connected experiences. In adventure sessions the person receiving is ALWAYS the creator. I provide the space, the tools, but it would have meant nothing without the energy, the beauty, and the opening of this dear soul. I was truly blessed to see and explore the energy and learned my own deep lessons throughout the process. This was one of the most profound sessions I have had the honor to be a part of in my practice. Thank you for sharing your beauty!
As of late, I have been under a bit of scrutiny from several people about my sex coaching business, everywhere from friends to family to other colleagues who all have misconstrued beliefs about what sex coaches do. Honestly, I am not shocked because the truth is that sex coaching is fairly new in mainstream consciousness. If you met ten sex coaches, they would also all have a slightly different way of coaching and different elements that are included in this coaching. Even in my local area, I can think of several sex coaches, and every single one of us approaches coaching in a different manner. Some use more direct talking methods, some incorporate more spiritual practices, some use more straight education, and others are more experiential. This is on top of the fact that sex is still a taboo topic in our society, so it’s no wonder that I get both horrified and intrigued looks when I share with others the career I am so passionate about.
There’s a vast variety of questions and assumptions that people have when hearing that myself and my fellow colleagues are sex coaches. That being said, the one that comes up the most is, “Are you a prostitute? So you have sex with your clients?” Read more
From the time I was 10 years-old until I was in my twenties, I fought a bloody battle with my own body, which manifested as anorexia and bulimia. I spent 15 years in what can only be described as a hell of my own body but more than anything, a place where I was a prisoner of my own mind. I was blessed, however, to get help and eventually fully recover. I learned to come to a place of peace with my body and formed an essence of neutrality. I no longer put effort into trying to lose weight because I knew this was a slippery slop to relapse. Through the years of recovery it became apparent that I needed to work on my past sexual trauma that was keeping me stuck in not only a war against my body but in many areas of my life, especially my sexuality. I would later learn that most individuals with eating disorders also have some difficulties with their sexuality in some form or fashion. I went to therapy religiously and pushed myself to open up internal boxes that I had bolted shut. The deeper I dug the more disgusted I found for my sexuality and the more my body shut down physically.
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“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ~ William Shakespeare
It’s been a fantastic few days, and my heart is overflowing in many ways.
I hold memories from this vacation that will always be dear to my heart. However, as I sit here on the airplane, all of the struggles and daily life nuances that I was able to forget come rushing back as we lose contact with the beautiful energy of Punta Cana.
I look over at my friend, and our simple, hysterically funny conversation quickly becomes serious. I look into her eyes, which are holding an openness I can’t express, and my heart spills out all over the plane. My tongue has been set free, and I am talking a mile a minute as she simply holds space for my insecurities, my fears, and the pain that has been buried deep down in my heart.