strippers & triggers
When it comes to stage management, I have become a fearless stripper; When it comes to many things in life, I have become a fearless stripper, given that strippers have no many emotional triggers left; The ego becomes more flexible with no triggers; it gets out of the way easier, and allows us to be more present.
That's the idea behind the potential healing, through BDSM practices: Going and exploring - not your bdsm tendencies, but - your bdsm fears; find your triggers, let them hurt you, give it time, reflect, process, deconstruct.
Personally, I am a switch, so generally flexible, but, unsurprisingly enough, I found lots of triggers exploring bdsm notions of public humiliation and shame; mostly accidentally, upon the stage of my current residency. I've gone through an estimate of 588 stage-hours so far there; the occasions where I found myself, inescapably, subjected to public shame and humiliation, were plenty.
Ultimately, by submitting to my audience, by becoming their bitch, I got to find liberation, I got to find peace.