Stella Resnick, PhD,
is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. She practices in Beverly Hills and trains and supervises therapists in Embodied Relational Sex Therapy™ (ERST). Her latest book is Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology.
Much emphasis in couples’ enrichment focuses on verbal communication, particularly articulating feelings and mending bridges. Yet subtle nonverbal communications can elicit unresolved past emotions in a nanosecond without either partner recognizing that their facial micro-expressions, vocal tones and gestures are triggers. Being in touch with your bodily sensations and attuned to the other’s reactions involve present-centered body awareness and skills that can help partners heal old wounds and enjoy the pleasures of love.