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For Sex Therapists - Sexual Mindfulness Training

  • Alo House Recovery Centers 28955 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA, 90265 United States (map)

(Although this is directed to sex therapists and counselors, anyone is welcome to attend.)

From Sexual Madness to Sexual Mindfulness: Applying Compassion & Mindfulness to Home & Work 
(6 CEs)

Presenter: Jennifer Gunsaullus Ph.D.

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Description:
“Everything in our lives has the potential to wake us up or put us to sleep. Allowing it to awaken us, is up to us.” —Pema Chodron

There is much sex-negative and body-negative messaging in our society and many of our clients (as well as many of us practitioners) carry these “sexual madness” messages in ways that negatively determine our self-worth and sexual well-being. These beliefs and emotions are so uncomfortable that we may continually run, numb, distract, or lash out in the face of them, thereby maintaining problematic patterns in intimacy and sex, and sometimes undermining our best intentions with clients.

Mindfulness and self-compassion are powerful tools that can uncover patterns that interfere with intimacy and communication, and then support us in making choices that weren’t previously available. These skills help us awaken to the opportunity for new, healthier, and more heart-centered relationships, sex lives, and professional service.

This training is a combination of a lecture about research and health benefits, experiential activities, personal reflection, and group interactions. Mindfulness is a simple concept, but a lifelong practice in building nuanced awareness and emotional resilience. We’ll be exploring mindfulness and compassion practices together and working on how these can be immediately applied to each participant’s personal and professional life.

Learn more and sign up with Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Keynote Speaker, Sexologist, & Sociologist