Episode 38: The Sacred Art of the Striptease with Diane Greenberg

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In this show, get ready for the sensational and extraordinary Ms. Diane Greenberg, a professional stripper, love coach, Tantric healer, and creator of the instructional DVD, The Sacred Art of the Striptease. Learnhow to strip to please ourselves and our audiences of one or a hundred! What does a good striptease consist of? Who is a good candidate for stripping? What if you have body issues? (Does everyone?) How will stripping change your life forever, in the best possible ways? Why is this a sacred art? Then listen in as Diane thrills Patti and listeners everywhere with a smokin’-hot strip show, that she details move by move. Diane reveals her self-assurance and profound inner beauty, which translates perfectly over the airwaves. She tells us exactly what is going on inside her mind, and what moves to make, to drive herself wild, as well as to guarantee that temperatures soar for all watching! Hands, hair, butts, breasts, backs, legs, bras, panties, are all going sensuously up and down, in manners playful, posing, elegant, luscious, oh-so-naughty, and more. Well, it’s whatever Diane wants, as she makes it up, moment by moment. Learn how you can strip, too, and discover the deep inner benefits that may surprise you and bless you in all areas of your life! Diane shares stories of students and clients… but wait, there’s even more: Dr. Patti confesses her joy of stripping that has come from taking Diane’s class! You’ll want to hear this show many times over!

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Dr. Patti Taylor:  In this awesome show, learn how you can become a stripper and be a fly on the wall as our guest performs a red-hot act that shares us exactly how you can go home tonight and start stripping for your own fun and pleasure.

Diane Greenberg:  The most important thing, I think, is to stay grounded, to stay connected to yourself.  And, which brings up a point, why are we stripping, anyway?  But, in fact, everybody I’ve ever met has got something going on with doubt regarding themselves.  I actually create an environment where we make some agreements.  And, the most important agreement is that you will do, you will only do what is appropriate for you at every moment. 

Imagine you’re in the shower and your whole life was lived to sell conditioner as you stroke and feel the silky hair and feel the fine fuzz on your face.  Caress your ears, lick your lips.  Your audience, if it’s one other, they’ll forget because you are so hot that they’re going to lose their memory.  So, just remind them, you know, you can touch me when I’m done.  Or, you’ll end up with your face in their crotch or sitting on their lap.  And then, of course, they can have at you.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Welcome to the Expanded Lovemaking show.  I’m your host, Dr. Patti Taylor of expandedlovemaking.com.  And, I teach you how to give and receive way more pleasure than you ever dreamed possible. 

Today on the show, we are talking about the sacred art of striptease.  If you think stripping is just for professional strippers, think again.  This art has evolved into a profound opportunity for all men and women to wake up their senses, appreciate their bodies, and bare it all.  Stripping can be one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever do or witness, especially in an intimate situation.  Here today to teach us how to do this is our guest, Diane Greenberg.  So, welcome, Diane.

Diane Greenberg:  Hi, Patty.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Hi, Diane.  It’s so nice to have you here with us today.

Diane Greenberg:  Hi, Patty.  It’s great to be here with you and your guests.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Thank you so much.  Well, let me tell you a little bit about Diane.  Diane is a woman of many talents.  She’s a massage therapist and a Pilate’s instructor in Moran County, California.  She’s also a certified Tantric educator.   

In this role, Diane weaves together knowledge of the physical body with the ancient secrets of the secret Hindu love arts and practices.  She’s danced professionally as a stripteaser and has taught the art of striptease to hundreds of women and men. 
She’s available for private coaching in person and over the phone.  She’s also the creator of the amazing DVD, “The Sacred Art of the Striptease.”  I think our listeners will love this show because you can learn how to do a striptease. 
I myself took Diane’s class several years ago and, ever since then, I’ve felt empowered to strip whenever I wanted to.  And, I know how many people love it when their partners will reveal a little flash with some attitude.  So, today, we will get lots of pointers from Diane on just where to get the confidence to strip.  And also, we’re going to get to watch and listen to Diane strip herself.   And, even hear some more about the deeper and more sacred aspects of this beautiful art.

So, let’s get started.  Diane, can you tell us or describe, perhaps, a really great striptease?

Diane Greenberg:  What I really like to contain is that we are doing theater.  That when you step out and begin your striptease, imagine walking through a curtain and, until you’re done, there’s no walking back.  Only you decide when you’re done. 

And, I think the neat thing is, is that we are at full choice.  We get to decide for whom we dance.  We get to decide just how long we want to dance.  And, we actually decide how much to take off.  It’s not about getting completely naked which might surprise you.  In fact, a little bit of clothing, like just leaving your bra on with your breasts hanging out.  Sometimes the borders of our clothing can be more artistic or intriguing than complete nudity.  Remember this is about theater.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  I love that you said that because I get really turned on by, well, by, I’ve actually seen your DVD and I’ve watched a number of people who you’ve trained.  And, it’s really, really hot.  And, so, tell us a little bit more about the stripping the way you teach it?

Diane Greenberg:  The most important thing, I think, is to stay grounded, to stay connected to yourself.  And, which brings up a point, why are we stripping, anyway?
And, what I believe is that we start with nurturing ourselves.  And, when you start with yourself, then you actually transmit this energy that’s coming from you.  And, it’s authentically then going out to whoever it is you’re choosing to connect with. 

And, even if there’s nobody there to connect with, you can imagine.  You can use your imagination, which I’m sure Patti’s shared in the past, is the largest sex organ.  So, the brain is your largest sex organ.  And, what you can do is you imagine the beloved.  You can fantasize about whoever it is you’d like to be watching you. 

And, you can watch yourself.  Maybe you don’t want; maybe you don’t dare to strip for somebody else.  So, you can play with yourself in the mirror.  What’s important is to connect - first with yourself, and then with another or others.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  So, I love what you’re saying.  And, I’m guessing that a lot of our listeners are probably asking, “What do you do if you have issues about fully accepting your body image the way it is?”  Isn’t that an issue for a lot of people that want to strip, but maybe are embarrassed or, you know, shy?

Diane Greenberg:  In fact, for everybody, I think every single man and woman would, would doubt themselves.  And, I believe that because of that, we’re all alike.  Now, you may not know that by looking at someone else.  But, in fact, everybody I’ve ever met has got something going on with doubt regarding themselves.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Well, that’s really encouraging.  So, you’re telling me that even you, you’re gorgeous.  You’re a phenomenal dancer.  And, great stripper.  And, even you have some doubt.  And, even the women that you taught all came in with some doubt.  And, they overcame it. 

Diane Greenberg:  So, my point of view is that every single one of us is more than our eye can see.  You are more beautiful, more sensual, more sexy than you ever believed yourself to be.  And, that every single man and woman has this innate, abundant, sexy sensuality and all we have to do is choose to accept that. 

And, when you come from that place, then you present more than even you believe yourself to be.  So, in this container called “theater,” called “The Sacred Art of the Striptease,” you step into this belief that you are so “it.”
 
Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  So, I’m getting this picture here that then, would it be fair to say that a lot of women and even men might want to do some stripping in order to get in touch with themselves and their beauty in a way that they never even dreamed of?

Diane Greenberg:  This work is so transformational and it’s why it’s one of the most fun things I do in my whole life.  I actually create an environment where we make some agreements.  And, the most important agreement is that you will do, you will only do what is appropriate for you at every moment.  And, so when you make that agreement with me, I can coach you.  I can actually begin to, like, take you out to your edges, to places that you might not go by yourself.  And, you can do what I say or not because we’ve got that agreement.

So, inside of this really safe environment, I actually get you going.  And, I coach you.  And, I encourage you.  And, I cat-call with you.  And, I admire you.  And, I love to admire things on people that they may be tripped up about.  For example, if a woman has a belly, it ain’t gonna go away when she steps out in front of my, in front, in front of me.  So, I will just say, “Now, grab that belly and pout and, really grab that belly, and how about those love handles on your thighs?”

Love that cellulite.  It’s not going to disappear just because you’re in front of me.  So, I’m going to mock up your body parts.  I’m going to love your dimples.  I’m going to admire your freckles.  I’m going to comment on your gorgeous white skin, or your pink, small nipples.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  So, yeah, it’s reminding me.  I did see your DVD, “The Sacred Art of the Striptease.”  And, one thing I really loved about it is there were women in that DVD of all shapes and sizes.  And, they were all so beautiful.  So, it wasn’t just like Hollywood models on there.  And, I thought that was one of the very powerful things about that DVD.  So, that, I guess that’s my next question, you know, I guess you do get women and men of all shapes and sizes?  This is not just for the perfect, you know, perfect-looking person.

Diane Greenberg:  In fact, every single human, even a Hollywood model, has limitations.  And, I honor who we are exactly the way we are.  This weight.  These sized breasts.  This color of hair.  Yeah.  Your teeth could be whiter.  Yeah.  You could be five pounds lighter.  Or, some women would like to be five pounds heavier.  Believe that one.

I want you to honor yourself right this moment, truly, as the present you are.  To be present with yourself, this very instant, is the most powerful and honoring thing that you can give to yourself and then to someone else.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Well, I love what you’re saying about honoring yourself.  And, I just want to say, make one more point.  The types of people who come into your class, are they like hedge fund managers and waitresses?  I mean, are they from all walks of life?

Diane Greenberg:  What’s wonderful and so often is what happens is that women and, and often men will come into my class to create a bridge that, for whatever reason, maybe they’ve been celibate for the past, whatever, months or years.  Or, maybe they’ve been really held back by their culture’s belief systems.  Perhaps, it’s a religious withhold that holds them back from being more powerful and more divinely God or Goddess than they’ve ever been before. 

And, so, learning about my class, people will often come and allow me to coach them to step into this abundant being that they know that they’ve always been, but are so afraid to step into.  I actually believe, and I’ll, and I’ll speak about women right now, I actually believe that women are so powerful and are on the verge of emerging and becoming more than they’ve ever been at any time in our history.  And, I think this art form; this sacred art of the striptease can contribute to major healing and more God and Goddess on our planet.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  Well, that’s really powerful.  And, I’m just guessing that a woman that really knows how to connect herself and love her own body to the point where she can take off her clothes, there’s just something very deep about that.  And, if she can do that and can, in her intimate space, that has to translate out into the boardroom or out into her outer life in a very powerful way.

Diane Greenberg:  Exactly.  I actually get that feedback a lot.  I’ll see people who actually for, maybe don’t even remember that they were in my class.  And, they’ll say, “Your class changed my life.”  And, I’ll say, “Well, how so?”  And, they’ll say, “If I could do that.  If I could take my clothes off in front of strangers, I could step into a, exactly, a boardroom and present some information with much less fear.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Yeah.  Well, I know I’ve, I’ve never taken my clothes off the same way after taking your class because now I do it with dignity and taste and pride.  And, we’re going to get to just that in a moment because, actually, you’re going to just teach us all how to do that.

So, we’re going to take a short break right now to support our sponsors, but please stay with us.  This is Dr. Patti Taylor.  And, I’m with Diane Greenberg, but we’ll be right back.  You can learn more about Diane at www.sacredstriptease.com.

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Dr. Patti Taylor:  We’re back and I’m Dr. Patti Taylor.  And, we are talking to Diane Greenberg about the sacred art of the striptease.  So, before the break, we were talking about, oh, what a striptease is and just the kind of people that do it.  Apparently, is everybody who is lucky enough and who wants to?

And now, I want to see Diane strip, actually.  And, also have her give us all some pointers, so we could all start doing it.  So, Diane, I thought it’d be fun if you’d do a striptease for us and kind of walk us through some of the motions.  Now, I know your video has some excellent suggestions as well, and this is only a kind of a starting out thing.  But, let’s get started.

Diane Greenberg:  Great, Patti.  Yes, on my DVD, I do a show-and-tell where I actually take you through a moving meditation where we move together.  And then, now, I’m going to mock up the show-and-tell for you right now, right here. [breathes]  So, what I want you to really, really remember is that you are “it.” 

So, you’ve got to bring that into your body, and to begin to breathe, and begin to walk.  And, once you step out, there’s no stepping back until you’re done.  And, only you will know when you’re done.  So, it’s not about the music.  You don’t have to strip until the song is over.  It’s not about your clothes.  In fact, no one will remember what you wore.  What they’re going to remember is how present you are and how much you connect with them. 

So, let’s get started.  Ok.  Here we are walking and breathing.  And, I want you to put your attention on yourself and breathe into yourself.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Mmm.  Already, I can just start to breathe in.  And, oh, I’m just starting to notice you, Diane.  Wow.  You, my attention is riveted on you.  Your shoulders are kind of moving back and forth.  And, your hands are kind of hypnotizing me. You’re just sort of stroking yourself.  You’re just; your hands are just touching each other.

Diane Greenberg:  I want you to touch yourself and imagine that your hands are the hands of your beloved.  Take pleasure into every single finger and watch yourself touch yourself. [breathes]

Now, your hair.  You could always fall back on your hair.  Imagine you’re in the shower and your whole life was lived to sell conditioner as you stroke and feel the silky hair and feel the fine fuzz on your face.  Caress your ears.  Lick your lips. 

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  Now, we’re talking about some attitude here.  Oh, my God.  You are stroking your hair, your neck.  Oh, this is so hot.

Diane Greenberg:  Some people really enjoy fetish fantasies.  You can stroke your throat.  And, maybe you don’t like fetish fantasies.  So, you actually get to create your own theater and be within your own boundaries and comfort.  And, like I said earlier, you don’t have to take off your clothes and be entirely naked.  You can stroke your breasts and imagine with your hands.  And, imagine your hands are the under wires of a most extravagant bra.  As you hold the weight of your breasts, feel and squeeze them just the way you love to feel and squeeze your own breasts.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  Well, kind of makes me curious here.  What’s going on that you’re so happy about?

Diane Greenberg:  You know it’s fun because I can even feel my armpits starting to get a little damp.  Now, you gotta get that someone, somewhere loves your aroma, loves your body odor and aroma.  And, the sooner that you get that and love your own unique aromas and flavors, you’re going to really find yourself much more attractive to yourself which is what this is all about anyway.  So, about those armpits.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Hm-mm. Wow.  Oh, my God.  You certainly like your aroma.  That is hot.  Whoa.  Wow.  And, you’re very statuesque.  Whoa.

Diane Greenberg:  Good notice.  So, it’s not even dancing to the music that stripping is about.  It’s about posing and taking it slow.  Connecting with yourself.  And then, just nursing or connecting with another.  So, you’re going to offer your breasts.  You’re going to offer your fingers, and your eyes, and your mouth as if you were going to be delivering for another.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  And, you haven’t even taken off any clothes yet and I’m already, speaking for my listeners here, of course, really intrigued.

Diane Greenberg:  Commanding unanimous attention.  That’s what this is all about.  And, you want to believe that you are “it” no matter what until you’re done with your dance which is, if you’re going to be dancing for another, they’re going to start groping you.  They’re actually going to go for you.  And, what I do is I say, “Now, if you touch me, I’m going to stop my dance.” 

Because what happens when we get mutual is that I’m not the same theater or the same attitude that I want to be when I dance for you.  So, when you start to touch me or kiss me or grope me, then I’m going to be more myself.  So, and, of course, your audience, if it’s one other, they’ll forget because you are so hot that they’re going to lose their memory.  So, just remind them, you know, you can touch me when I’m done.  Or, you’ll end up with your face in their crotch or sitting on their lap.  And then, of course, they can have at you.

So, meanwhile, you’ve got your attitude and you’re moving through your body. And, you just want to caress your body.  You want to watch your hands as you touch yourself and feel the textiles, your fabric over your belly.  And, reach under your shirt, and maybe caress all of the way up through to your throat. [breathes]

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow. 

Diane Greenberg:  Now, some people are back people.   Some people are breast or butt people.  And, I just think every part of our bodies are not to be underestimated.  When I take my bra off, I turn my back to you.  And, I flex my back and show you my back and my muscles.  And, again, stroke my hair. 

And, I keep my bra dangling on my body because it’s an interesting line of fabric across the middle of my body.  Maybe, it’s cockeye.  Maybe, its, and that’s another thing, [breathes] there’s no need for symmetry.  There’s no need for perfection.  Women, girls, we are just as cute as can be. 

And so, play, playful, be more playful when you tug on your panties.   You can pull them up from your skirt or your slacks.  And, just pull them up, high up on your waist.  Kind of got that look like, you know, the kids’ are wearing.  Their underwear straps are showing.  And, you know, play with that look.  And, you can twirl your panties.  [breathes]

And, there’s no order to what you’re going to take off, first or second.  In fact you night change your mind and put your clothes back on, taking your time.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  This is sounding like a lot of fun.   I think I know what I’m doing this evening.

Diane Greenberg:  And, pants don’t have to only get pulled down.  You could take a slack leg of one leg and pull it up, as high up, like even up to your groin, if you can.  And, have one pant leg up and the other pant leg down.  I think it’s time to take my pants off now.

So, when I do, there’s actually just no rush.  I might unzip my pants and hook my thumbs in my waistband.  Again, tug on my panties.  And, reach my hand into my panties.  Again, no one can see if I’m putting my finger up my yonnie or not.  For those of you who might not know, your yonnie, women, is your sacred vagina. 

So, whether you’ve got your hand up your yonnie or not, no one’s even going to know.  So, now you take your hand out of your panties.  Look at your finger.  Maybe, suck on your finger or smell your finger.  [breathe]  Very interesting.

So, let’s go back for the pants dive.  Now, legs can squeeze together.  So, what you’re doing is you’re actually mocking up having sex.  You can squeeze your thighs together.
You can put your hand, your hand between your thighs and just wriggle. 

If you’re going to go down to the floor, it doesn’t matter if you’re clumsy or if you have any particular form, guess what?  No one’s going to remember.  So, now here we are down on the floor.  I’ve got my pants down to my knees.  And, I’m going to sit back on my tushy and bring my knees to my chest.  [clears throat] 

So, my hands are behind me.  My knees are to my chest.  My lower legs are dangling.  My pants are around my knees.  I think I’ll just cross one knee over the other.  I’m going to roll back on my back and pose like a kitty cat.  I like to call this a cheesecake pose. [breathes]

I think it’s time to take my pants off.  I can do just do that one leg at a time.  “Oh, I’m stuck.  Oh.  Oh.  I’m stuck and my pants are around my ankles.  And, what am I going to do now?”  I think I’ll roll around and pretend that I’m just in a dither.  Ok.  I think I can take my pants off now.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  Well, you probably have to fight off lots of volunteers.  Good thing you had the no-touching rule.

Diane Greenberg:  Yeah.  It’s a really good thing.  You can touch me when I’m ready to be touched.  So, rolling around.  You want to stick your ass out and share your booty with your audience, stroking one cheek and then the other cheek.  You don’t have to take your panties off right away, or at all.  What I really believe is that the more you’re willing to share is absolute generosity. 

So, this offering, this sacred offering of stripping comes from my kindness.  It comes from my abundance.  I may not want to share my crotch with you fully today.  Or, I might be really shy and I might just show you for a second and then cover myself back up.  Or, what I love to do, I love to pull my panties down onto my panty line and crawl around which is pretty much naked.  [breathes] 

And then, I love to pull my g-string, I actually like to strip in a g-string; I like to pull my g-string over to one butt cheek.  So, I’m totally cockeyed, crawling around, absolutely adorable.  And, then when I’m ready to put myself back together, I just take my time. 

And, I make sure that my straps are not wrinkled, “Oh, thank you very much” as I pull my panties back up.  Now, I think I’m coming to my chest.  And, what I love to do, I’m wearing a camisole top, I like to take my cami down and let my breasts just flop out and use my cami, like, as a ledge to hold my breasts up upon.  And, I do that for a while.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  And, I just love the way you just played with your strings.  I see, right now, they’re kind of hung over your shoulders.  And, they kind of make you like a work of art.  And, again, you’re just a total work of art.

Diane Greenberg:  You’ve got to believe that innately, abundantly.  Always was and still am a work of art.  About those nipples which is something to be said.  Right now, it just reminds me of a class where one of my ladies had breast reconstruction.  She had her breasts made smaller.  And, what was there for her was to stand in front of all of the women in the class and share her breasts 

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.  We got the healing.  What was needed for her was to stand there and pose for us and let us all admire her breasts as she’s never allowed herself to admire her own breasts.  And, she joined us and she stood in the mirror.  It was just, these classes blow my mind.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  So, it’s everything from playing peek-a-boo to full-on total revelation.

Diane Greenberg:  Absolutely.  And, you are the revelation.  And, if you do choose to share your breasts, how do you like to be touched?  That’s what I want to see when a woman shares her breasts with me.  I want her to squeeze her nipples just the way she loves them squeezed. 

It’s not just a pinchy squeeze, or like a slappy spank, unless that’s her thing.  But, it rarely is.  I mean I, when I whack my ass, I want to go for it.  It’s not to me this little tee-hee whacky thing.  I like really want you to get what it is that I like when I touch and caress and pinch and whack or stroke or lick or sniff.

When you’re making out with me, I love stillness which is in fact my favorite stroke.  So, when I’m going to dance for you, I’m going to just pause and give you that moment to actually be in that level of intimacy with me.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  So, does the setting make a difference at all?  Does what you wear make a difference?  Or, is it 99% you?  Or, you know, what do any of this other things have to do with the whole performance?

Diane Greenberg:  Because it is about me, if the setting matters to me, then yes, the setting matters.  I actually like to close doors.  Like, I close the closet doors.  And, I like to actually tidy the space unless it’s just an organic free-for-all.  Coming home, street clothes, nothing matters.  But, if it’s a boudoir offering, I actually, the setting does matter.

Does the costume matter?  Again, it only matters, if it matters to you.  I love flowy.  And, I love tight.  And, I love silly.  One of my favorite strips was done with high-top tennis shoes and big white cotton panties because my lover was into big white cotton panties.  So, it was a total surprise and it was a really fun thing.  Actually, all of my strips are fun.
So, the costume matters, if it matters to you. 

And, I spoke about fetish earlier.  Perhaps, we’re into schoolgirl, or nurse, or executive, you know?  So then, you’d want to mock that garment up.  Does music matter?  Only if it matters to you.  I’ve stripped to country music.  I’ve stripped to classical music.  The music really only matters that I like to move to it.  Your audience is not going to remember the music you played. 

They probably won’t remember the outfit you wore unless they’re really into that look. 
, and so, the research that I’ve done, because I’m always taking to women and going into lingerie stores, the stockings and the heels matter.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  That is million-dollar advice.  So, thank you so much.  If I can possible get it together to continue talking, I’m going to take a short break. I think I can because we have more.

So, this is Dr. Patti Taylor.  And, I am having a blast with Diane Greenberg.  And, I hope you are, too.  And, we will be right back. 

You can learn more about Diane at www.sacredstriptease.com.  And that’s where you can actually get our own lesson, if you like what you heard because that’s where she does the art of striptease, the sacred art of the striptease at, right there.  So, please stay with us.

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Dr. Patti Taylor:  Ok.  We’re back and I’m Dr. Patti Taylor.  And, we’re having a ball talking to Diane Greenberg about the sacred art of the striptease.  So, before the break, we were getting some practical ideas for getting anyone to strip right away in their own home, right after work, or setting up a boudoir.  And, basically, I think that’s what we found out is that you can do it anytime you want, to the music you want, in whatever you’re wearing.  Or, go out and just, whatever floats your boat and turns you on.  And, you can do it. 

I think that’s the message we’re getting today.  And, I think that’s a really beautiful message.  So, I want to go to the deeper level now.  Diane, you call this work “sacred.”  Why is that?

Diane Greenberg:  What I believe, Patti, is that when anyone offers their art, it is sacred.  And, I believe that stripping is an ancient art form.  And, what I really want to say is that people really already like you.  Whoever you are, people really do like you.  And, the more that you can get that you are right.  You’re the right one, right now.  The right age, whether you’re eighteen or eighty, this opportunity is one that will really potentially transform your life more than ever before.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  Well, I love that thought.  People really like me.  I think I’ll carry that into my day.  So, you work with people and you coach them.  What types of blossoming have you seen with the people that you’ve worked with?  Maybe, you can give us an example?

Diane Greenberg:  I really can.  What’s really amazing is that our culture will have us hold ourselves because of shame or some form of belief system or limitation that we were brought up with.  This work can actually be a bridge for you to step through and into a more divine, abundant life.  You, you know, I’ve worked with people who are recovering from their religions.  Or, who are recovering from an illness, some cultural or personal limitation to actually expand and increase your self-confidence.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Well, I’ve met a number of the people that’ve actually gone to your classes and they have had some amazing transformations.  Do you want just give us one story, maybe?

Diane Greenberg:  Sure.  One of my gals who’s actually come six times, and she was hot the first time.  But, she comes to really nurture herself, is a recovering Catholic.  And, she was raised with a very buttoned-up parent.  And, came to find later in life that her mother had been a dancer, but then chose religion, and really buttoned herself up tightly.  And, now this young woman is coming to my class to waken her own dancer.

And, to even deepen the story, she has gone into her professional world and has had to look, well, how will stripping interfere with or potentially put her professional world at risk.  To find out from her sponsor who knew of me, “No, this is about bringing your sensual life into your professional life and to actually become more of a model for a whole life.” 

So, without giving any more details about this person, specifically, I really do believe the sacred art of the striptease is a powerful, deep, transformational tool that can help bring and bridge a person’s life into more wholeness.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  That is really beautiful.  And, I have to say, I must have taken your class, I don’t know if it was five years ago, or I can’t even remember.  It was, it was awhile ago, but, ever since then, you know, when, there are times when I want to strip.  I don’t think I necess, I, maybe sometimes, I’ve actually set it up in a scene or in having fun.  Or, sometimes, it’s very informal and spur-of-the-moment. 

And, I think ever since that day, I’ve always done it with that sense of pride and slowness and willingness to play peek-a-boo.  And, it really impacted me.  It changed my life.  I’ve always just connected into myself and really loved myself.  And, it is so much fun.  And, it’s like, oh my God, before that I was like embarrassed.  What was I thinking?

So, I actually want to thank you.  And, I know this wasn’t part of our plan but I want to thank you because it really, I changed my life.  And, I know that my partners love to look at me and what have I, would I have withheld from them if all of these times, instead of giving them my delight and joy in myself, if I had instead been apologizing and embarrassed, or not even done it. 

Instead, you know, I dangled my bra and just got silly and played and got exotic and went all over the place.  And, I got all of that from just one class which is why I’m just so happy to have you here today.  Just hoping, you know that other women and men, you do, you work with men as well, so I just want to say that.

Diane Greenberg:  Yes, I do.  And, I want to just admire how inspiring our energies are.  That we have limitless energies that inspire and can seduce and can alter, alter our homes and alter our world.  And, that’s why I believe that the sacred art of the striptease is what everybody wants.  I think it can bring more God and Goddess and more love into the world.  I just am firm that’s what we all want.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Wow.  Well, we are coming to the end of our show.  I have one more question for you.  Is there a thought or just parting word that you’d like to share with our listeners?

Diane Greenberg:  Again, you are so much more than your eye can see.  And, your body is your temple.  To share it is your birthright.

Dr. Patti Taylor:  Well, thank you so much.  Once again, we have been talking to Diane Greenberg.  And, just in the flow of this incredible, gorgeous experience.  So, thank you, thank you, thank you.

You can find out more about Diane at www.sacredstriptease.com.  And, her DVD is “The Sacred Art of the Striptease.”  It’s an amazing DVD.  Beautiful.  It’s tasteful.  Something you could give as a gift to your girlfriend or buy for yourself if you wanted to learn how to strip and get way more of what Diane and, I guess, what are there, ten women, or whatever, all of, just learning and doing incredible work performances who are like just everyday people.  Beautiful women.

So, I’m going to actually post some clips from this gorgeous DVD in my blog so please come visit and watch this clip.  Also, please send me email at [email protected].  For texts and transcripts of this show and other shows on the Personal Life Media network, please visit our website at www.personallifemedia.com.  And, come watch the video and post a blog comment on our page, too. 

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