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Watch Video > Touch Pros and Talk Pros: Working Together

  • How can talk pros and touch pros work more closely together to support their clients?
  • What is the Expanded Triadic Model, and how can it benefit you in your practice?
  • What role does the Institute for Mind Body Therapy play in supporting you as a talk pro or touch pro?

Watch this FREE webinar as we learn more about how the IMBT helps to expand knowledge, create community, and build bridges of understanding between and among practitioners of mind-body practices.

Working in the mind-body arena can be challenging, whether you support clients primarily through touch or body-based work, or you support them through counseling and conversation. By learning more from those who offer different, yet complementary practices, creating relationships to work together, and participate in the larger community, you can build upon your practice, receive additional support, and enhance your interactions with clients.

During this webinar, join Dr. Kaye and Andrés as we learn more about the Institute and its offerings, and how they can benefit you as a mind-body practitioners.

This FREE webinar is part of the Online Learning Series offered by the Institute for Mind Body Therapy.

About Susan Kaye, Ph.D. and Andrés Cordero, M.B.A.


Dr. Susan Kaye has more than 20 years of experience as a body worker and yoga teacher, and more than 10 years as an intimacy coach, sex educator, specialist in the arena of sex surrogacy, and as a professor in Human Sexuality. As co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of the Institute for Mind Body Therapy, Susan believes that our cultural life is lived “in our heads.” She believes that people need to live more fully from the “neck down” for healthy balance. Her career path has taught her to help others remove years of emotional pain, trauma, secrecy, and ignorance, and enabled them to reclaim their lost pleasure birthrights of celebrating our physical being, exquisite sensuality and blissful sexuality.

Andrés Cordero, Jr., M.B.A., currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sexuality Policy Leadership, Human Sexuality, at the California Institute of Integral Studies, currently serves as executive director of the Institute for Mind Body Therapy. A trained embodiment coach, sacred intimate, and sexuality educator, Andrés believes in the innate value of collaborative partnerships among practitioners to support clients for both therapeutic and as well as pleasure and life enhancement purposes. He is preparing to examine the phenomenon of sacred intimacy for his dissertation, and has delivered embodiment-based trainings, presentations, and lectures on topics related to embodiment, self-development, and human sexuality.

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Watch Video >: Supporting Veterans and their Families in Intimate Relationships

  • What intimacy and relationship challenges do veterans face when returning home?
  • Why are there such limited opportunities to support them through their healing?
  • How can clinicians and somatic practitioners play a role in helping these wounded warriors?

Despite the needs of veterans to address issues that emerge as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and medical injuries that have a real and direct effect on their intimate lives, support in that realm is often extremely limited, or completely unavailable. This is discouraging, considering that this support is fundamental to living a a satisfactory life. As a clinician or somatic practitioner, you can play a role in referring, supporting, and assisting with the needs of this population to make a real difference in their lives.

During this webinar, Dr. Kaye and Dr. Tepper describe some of the common situations, provide information and resources, and share experiences in supporting clients. Dr. Tepper also specifically highlights the release of his upcoming documentary, “Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans and their Families.”

About Dr. Tepper

Dr. Mitchell Tepper brings a lifetime of first-hand experience with chronic conditions and disability to his work as a Sexologist. He is AASECT Certified as a Sexuality Educator and Counselor, and is a licensed PAIRS Instructor.  In 2006, he joined Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher as a faculty member in the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine and had the honor of working on behalf of injured veterans. He directed the Wounded Troops and Partners: Supporting Intimate Relationship convening in May 2008. He subsequently worked with the VA to help develop their Chaplains Best Practice Award Marriage Enrichment Retreats and held a joint research appointment with the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Tepper left Morehouse School of Medicine in 2011 to continue his role as an advocate focusing on sexual health, disabilities and chronic conditions. In 2013 Dr. Tepper worked closely with the Sexual Health and Intimacy Work Group at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on designing and delivering staff training in providing sexual healthcare for wounded warriors. He is currently working on a documentary Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans and Their Families.

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Watch Video >: Transforming Flirting & Dating with Francesca Gentillé

  • What are some simple practices in flirting and dating that can help our clients have more effective connections?
  • What should we tell our clients to focus on during a date?
  • What are the most common mistakes in flirting and dating?
  • Is there a difference between successful strategies for men or women in dating?

 

During this webinar Dr. Kaye and Francesca Gentillé, Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Coach, share some of the keys to empowering our clients in flirting and dating. We will describe some of the common challenges, and share foundational practices in the exploration of that age-old question: How do we get someone to like us?

About Francesca

Francesca Gentillé is an internationally recognized presenter & expert on Sacred Eros, the use of Tantra in healing from abuse, and developing conscious loving relationships. She is an initiated shaman in 4 traditions, clinical sexologist, empowered aging specialist, and relationship counselor. The host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra,  the co-author of “The Marriage of Sex & Spirit,”  and the director The Sacred Courtesan School of Feminine Mystique and Power, she created the village model of Shamanic Soul Coaching – reclaiming the treasures of spirit lost in the dark of trauma. www.FrancescaGentille.weebly.com.

Sign Up! Free Webinar > – What’s Eating You? The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

  • Do your eating habits and choices really have a profound effect on your mental and physical health?
  • What is the connection between living healthy and eating healthy?
  • How can this information be used to support your clients in the mind-body paradigm?

Clients, and often practitioners, may discount or overlook the influence of nutritional habits and behaviors as a dimension of exploration in building a more satisfying, enjoyable lifestyle in love, connection, and intimacy. Understanding that connection can provide a client with additional tools to enhance a client’s situation. As a clinician or somatic practitioner, understanding the role that nutrition plays in mental and physical fitness can benefit your clients.

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During this webinar, join Dr. Kaye and Dr. Sharipova as we explore how to guide clients through explorations of the benefit of healthy nutrients to overall mental, physical, and spiritual health. We will describe some of the common situations, provide information on resources, and share experiences in supporting clients.

About Dr. Larissa Sharipova

Dr. Larisa Sharipova is a Medical Doctor, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Public Speaker and Author of a new book “Listen to Your Body and Regain Your Health“. Dr. Sharipova is a leading expert in natural hormone balancing, stress management, detox and anti-aging.

After healing herself and enhancing her own wellbeing, Larisa is very excited to share her knowledge with women who wants to achieve their happiness and health goals through nutrition and lifestyle modification. She guides her clients to natural ways of building a healthy mind and a healthy body, for more energy, less weight, and more joy in life.

She offers coaching for women through private sessions, workshops, retreats, and cooking classes around the world. Larisa’s mission is to support and empower one million women to transform their lives and make the world a better place.

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When: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 6 pm Pacific / 7 pm Mountain / 8 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern
Length: 60 minutes
Recording: Yes; Recording will be posted 7-10 business days after the webinar
Cost: Free

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Dr. Mitchell Tepper and the Wounded Warrior Project release “Making Love after Making War”

Greetings, I am Dr. Mitchell Tepper with the Sexual Health Network, Inc.

I promised to tell you about the amazing project I’m working on. So without further ado, here are the details.

I’m filming a documentary titled: “Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans and Their Families.” The film is a love cry for our wounded warriors who are often forced to face a silent war when they return home.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other medical injuries are the battle scars typically portrayed by the media. But what about the intimate trauma that’s often encountered? Making Love After Making War is a candid documentary that chronicles disabled vets’ triumph over their sexual battles.

Click here to check out the pilot.

Please contact me at on Twitter or Facebook so I can let you know how you can help our wounded warriors with making love after making war.

Stimulating you from the inside out,

Dr. Mitchell Tepper, Sexual Healer

Dr. Kaye now offering course in Somatic Arts with Sexology University

Dr. Susan Kaye, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Mind Body Therapy, is now offering a course in Somatic Arts as an elective for the Clinical Sexology Certification Program offered by Sexology University. The course is also available à la carte to supplement your practice in mind body therapy and related approaches.

To learn more, visit the offering by clicking here.

Watch Video > : “Male Surrogates: Supporting Women in the Expanded Triadic Model”

  • How can the needs of male and female clients differ?
  • How can these differences impact the therapeutic approach and structure of treatment plans in Surrogate Partner Therapy?
  • Given these differences, how should we adapt our approach to support women in the SPT model?

Surrogate Partner Therapy (SPT) is still perceived by many as primarily a female-surrogate, male-client modality. However, women often find themselves facing significant challenges with sex and intimacy as well. As a result, some women may choose to disengage from their sexuality rather than confront and address these challenges.
During this webinar, join Dr. Kaye and a male surrogate partner practitioner as we share some of the realities of supporting female clients in the context of SPT. We will describe some of the common challenges, provide information on available resources, and share experiences as we delve into the exploration of that age-old question: What do women really want?

About Philip Strapp

Based in Canada, Phil has worked for over five years as a relationship counselor in traditional sex therapy. In his holistic practice Phil is focused on the needs of women and trans individuals.  He completed Surrogate Partner Practitioner training with the Institute for Mind Body Therapy in 2012, and thus also has a separate practice working for therapists who address the sexual concerns of women.

 

Watch Video > : “Raising America’s Porn Literacy—and Managing America’s Porn Panic”

  • How has our access to porn changed in recent years?
  • What is “porn panic,” and how do we address it?
  • What does science actually say about how porn affects our lives?

In this webinar we learn more about how to build “porn literacy” and understand what science actually says about how sexually explicit material actually affects us, our relationships, and our society.

Dr. Marty Klein, best-selling author, therapist, and lecturer shares his insights as offered in his new book, His Porn, Her Pain. (Order today)

This FREE webinar is part of the Online Learning Series offered by the Institute for Mind Body Therapy.