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Embodied Love and Lovemaking: A Full-Spectrum Gestalt Training in Relational Sex Therapy Week of May 6-11, 2018

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Loving interactions between two people are present-moment expressions of a combination of pleasurable sensations in the body that can lift the spirit, heal emotional wounds, and forge a strong bond between people. The same can be said about making love. Yet, love and lusty sex are rarely seen as intertwined. Once lovers declare their commitment to each other, passionate lovemaking can fade as partners begin to interact as family, often through subtle bodily cues that can trigger old wounds and defensiveness. This Full-Spectrum Gestalt approach to Relational Sex Therapy is informed and supported by interpersonal neurobiology. This training for health and healing professionals is primarily experiential with participants’ process work being the route to professional expertise. Methods for exploring and enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy include embodied Gestalt processing, breath work, and body felt-sense awareness.
We look specifically at the following topics:
• The neurobiological evidence that experiential present-centered processing is most effective at fostering growth in therapy
• How therapist personal growth, presence, and sensitivity to client interactive bodily cues are key clinical attributes
• Setting experiential relational and sexual goals
• How early attachment, sexual programming, and shame manifest in adult intimacies
• Processes for moving through a relational or sexual impasse to support authenticity, healing, and choice
This training is the prerequisite for the FSG Level Two training.
Note: Initial registration for this workshop is through Dr. Stella Resnick only. For more information, learning objectives, and to register, visit http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-professionals. Only after you have registered and paid tuition fees will you be able to register at Esalen. For Esalen pricing chart, see http://www.esalen.org/page/partner-program-pricing.
Recommended reading: Resnick, The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;
CE credit for AASECT; See leader.
CE credit pending for psychologists;

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