The premise of Pandora’s Awakening stems from the Greek myth of Pandora’s box. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. As a gift on her wedding night Zeus presented her with a beautiful box, and instructed her not to open it under any circumstances. Stricken with curiosity (also a gift given to her by the gods), Pandora opened the box which contained all of the evils and detriments of the world. Pandora quickly attempted to close the box, but to her dismay all of the evils had already escaped. Pandora, was deeply saddened by her actions and feared the consequences of Zeus. However, Zeus did not punish her because he knew this would happen. What Pandora didn’t realize at the time was that at the bottom of the box existed the solution to her problems, Hope.
Pandora’s Awakening is about hope. As human beings, we all will experience some form of crisis or change in our lives. Some of these circumstances are brought on by others and at times by ourselves. Pandora’s Awakening is about helping those experiencing trauma, crisis, and/or change in their lives realize that there is hope. No matter how frightening the circumstance there is always hope.
Mental and Sexual health are both aspects of humanity that are often seen as taboo and looked at negatively in many communities. Many even equate Pandora ’s Box of misfortune to mental anguish and the loss of her virginity. Pandora’s Awakening has a focus and specialization in offering Sex Therapy and Education to help break down many barriers and misconceptions individuals and couples have with sex. The goal of Pandora’s awakening is to assist with changing stigmatized and dysfunctional patterns and replace them with holistic and healthy tools, so that individuals and our larger community can live healthy mental and sexual lives.
We offer an array of services to address mental and sexual health needs.