intimacy

Happiness Happens

Have you ever noticed how easily we feel happiness when we are around a puppy? Research has also shown that owning a dog is good for your overall wellbeing—a dog never judges and is always there to listen. A dog does not have requirements to give you love.  It simply does.  Who else becomes wildly …

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Enlivening Pleasure Now: Using Mindfulness, Embodiment, and Movement For Your Sex Therapy Practice

Presenting at AASECT Conference 2018 Change happens by giving clients a new experience of themselves in the moment. Often, sex therapists hesitate to bring experiential work into the room. This workshop discusses theories of body-focused psychotherapy and the application to sex therapy. Movement, the use of deliberate physical movement to facilitate the emotional, social, cognitive, …

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Sacred Sexuality + More Heart Space in Your Sex Life

While modern religions have defined sacred and spiritual as being separate from the body, from nature, and certainly from sex, the ancient the roots of our language and history imply something quite different.  Our collective history suggests that at one time there was a sacred nature to sex.  Given the shifts in our current culture …

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The Natural Ebb and Flow of Intimacy

Intimacy… plays an essential role in humans.  As social creatures and at the root of our humanity, is the craving for close, personal and reciprocating relationships with others. Intimacy usually refers to mutual openness, sharing, and vulnerability.  Its lifespan can range from a single interaction to a long-term relationship of years or even decades. It …

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