Pineapple Support UK Wellness Event (Sept. 25-27, 2020)

Pineapple Support hosts live online wellness event aimed at the UK adult industry September 25-27, 2020

Adult industry mental health organization Pineapple Support is running an online wellness event specifically aimed at UK sex workers from September 25 to 27, 2020. The event will focus on self-care, mental & physical well-being, and education. There will be live workshops and interactive webinars from Pineapple Support therapists, and activities such as breathwork, meditation, and workouts as well. There will also be presentations from UK based organizations NUM and Dean Street, as well as legal information from sex-worker friendly law firm Gillen De Alwis Solicitors. The event is sponsored by AW Summit, and while it is scheduled with UK time zones in mind, and has some UK-specific sessions, it is free to attend and open to all adult industry members.

Please register in advance for the event here.

Pineapple Support Wellness Event Schedule

The following workshops and webinars will be hosted during the event (all times BST):
DAY 1 – September 23rd

  • Sep 23 11:00AM–11:45AM
    ‘Introduction to Services’ with Rachel Ali and Mirrian O’Connor from Dean Street Sexual Health Clinic
    Services offered at Dean Street: testing, our gold card member scheme for sex workers and results certificates, contraception, and our specialist services.

  • Sep 23 11:50AM–12:20PM
    ‘Employment and Contractual Law’ with Gillen De Alwis Solicitors, presenters Niamh Matthews and Peter Cremin
    A thirty minute overview of potential terms which could be helpful to sex workers.

  • Sep 23 12:30PM–1:30PM
    ‘National Ugly Mugs’ with Dr Raven Bowen, Hannah Wilcox and Rosie Hodsdon
    National Ugly Mugs: services available and what we are developing. Raven, Hannah and Rosie will discuss NUM’s work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

  • Sep 23 1:45PM–2:45PM
    ‘The Power of Self Hypnosis’ with Sinead Rochford
    Learn how to hypnotise yourself with Sinéad Rochford: the basics of hypnotherapy and a few ‘Hypno tools’ to start creating the world you want.

  • Sep 23 3:00PM–3:45PM
    ‘Pilates Full Body Conditioning’ with Ami Collins
    Pilates with Ami: a fully qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Kettlebell Instructor, Pilates Teacher and Aerial Pilates Teacher with decades of experience.

  • Sep 23 4:00PM–4:45PM
    ‘Mental Health in the Adult Industry’ with Leya Tanit
    Leya will talk over how Pineapple Support started, what our mission is and how we have put resources in place in order to combat stigma and provide awareness.

  • Sep 23 5:00PM–5:45PM
    ‘Breathwork and Yoga Nidra for inner-healing’ with Jess Birks
    Breathing techniques and 30 minutes of yoga nidra with Jess Birks to bring clarity and relaxation into your body and mind.

DAY 2 – September 24th

  • Sep 24 11:00AM–11:45AM
    ‘Managing adversities through self-compassion’ with Silva Neves
    Learn how stress, anxiety and trauma impacts you and how important self-compassion is: the relationship between emotions and thoughts.

  • Sep 24 12:00PM–12:45PM
    ‘Introduction to Yin Yoga’ with Michele Karban
    Grab some cushions, a blanket, a scarf or dressing grown belt and a couple of large books to sit on, dress loose and get ready for a session of Yin Yoga.

  • Sep 24 1:00PM–1:45PM
    ‘The use of Hypnotherapy in overcoming, stress, depression and anxiety’ with George Lewis
    Learn how the brain works (in a non-scientific and entertaining way) how these conditions are created and what we can do to alleviate them.

  • Sep 24 3:00PM–3:45PM
    ‘Mindful Eating’ with Sofie Every
    Discover how to combat comfort eating through stress management and mindfulness with Sofie, a personal trainer and behavioral change specialist.

  • Sep 24 4:00PM–4:45PM
    ‘EMDR – Treatment for PTSD’ with Fulvio Maciaccia
    In this presentation we will explore psychological trauma and its impact on our life – information given is based on relevant theories and research.

  • Sep 24 5:00PM–5:45PM
    ‘What it means to be a Pineapple Listener’ with Areneae Mactans
    An overview from our Ambassador on being a volunteer listener for Pineapple Support.

  • Sep 24 6:00PM–6:30PM
    ‘Cyber Stalking, Harassment and the Law’ with Gillen De Alwis Solicitors presented by Niamh Matthews and Katy Olley
    A thirty minute overview of rules and regulations.

DAY 3 – September 25th

  • Sep 25 11:00AM–11:45AM
    ‘Navigating relationship conflicts. The top tips’ with Silva Neves
    Understand the theories of relationships development: five top tips on how to improve an existing relationship or how to start a new one on the right track.

  • Sep 25 12:00PM–12:45PM
    ‘Vinyasa Flow Yoga class to awaken your inner goddess’ with Jess Birks
    Restore your divine feminine within, awaken your inner-goddess and connect to your soul’s wisdom through meditation and mind-body movement with Jess Birks.

  • Sep 25 1:00PM–1:30PM
    ‘Family / Civil Emergencies and Injunctions. You deserve to be protected and how we can help you in situations’ from Gillen De Alwis Solicitors
    A presentation from the industry friendly team on topics of interest and options on response.

  • Sep 25 3:00PM–3:45PM
    ‘How to look after yourself emotionally in an uncertain world’ with Silva Neves
    Discussing about the impact of stress and anxiety on our mind and body affected by the uncertainty of this “new normal”: top tips on mental and emotional health

  • Sep 25 4:00PM–4:45PM
    Thank you from Pineapple Support
    A thank you to our sponsors, supporters, listeners, and all that have accompanied us on this journey.

  • Sep 25 5:00PM–6:00PM
    Live Acoustic Set with Elijah Miller
    Listen to the unparalleled live performer Elijah Miller whose single ‘Alfred Benson’ has now passed 350,000 streams and is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • Sep 25 6:00PM–6:15PM
    Comedy Set with Dan Nightingale
    Enjoy a playful, creative and clever stand-up with Dan Nightingale who is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today.

  • Sep 25 6:45PM–7:00PM
    Comedy Set with Dan Nightingale
    Enjoy a playful, creative and clever stand-up with Dan Nightingale who is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today.

  • Sep 25 7:00PM–8:00PM
    DJ set compiled by Sonic Emporium

  • Sep 25 8:00PM–10:00PM
    Dj set compiled by Man Power
    Enjoy a 1 hour set of ‘intergalactic house music’ with Man Power.

  • Sep 25 10:00PM–11:00PM
    Journey Men DJ Mix
    Relax yourself while listening to some great music played by The Journey Men.