- What does it take to become certified as a sexologist?
- How does my current knowledge and experience help with this certification?
- What opportunities are available for certified sexologists?
Expanding and extending your knowledge and skills in the realm of sexology can enhance your current practice, whether you are a clinician or somatic practitioner. Preparing yourself for supporting individuals and clients from diverse backgrounds, levels of experience, and populations can be highly beneficial.
During this webinar, join Dr. Kaye and Dr. Britton as we learn more about the critical role a sexologist plays in the lives of individuals, and how to pursue certification.
About Dr. Britton
Dr. Patti Britton has been a leader in the field of sexology with an emphasis on sexual enhancement for over 35 years. In the span of over 3 decades, she has gained invaluable experience working with many types of situations; from people of all ages and demographics suffering from a range of sexual or relationship concerns to real sexual dysfunctions or breakdowns…or just plain stuck at the “sexless” or “no touch” stage. She has been a professor and trainer for 35+ years, a sex educator, a counselor, and a pioneer in the new growing field known as Sex Coaching. In 2005, she authored the very first book on sex coaching, The Art of Sex Coaching: Expanding Your Practice, that serves as the foundation for her own global online training institute at SexCoachU.com. She has been blessed to impact the lives of thousands of individuals and couples through several group-level sexual enrichment programs, as well as numerous media appearances on national TV, magazines, and sex education conferences.
- 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?
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Are you a mental health provider, bodyworker, or somatic practitioner interested in surrogate partner therapy?
- Are you seeking to specialize in human sexuality?
- Would you benefit from growing your practice and increasing referrals?
The Institute held a three-day workshop in Philadelphia, PA to teach clinicians, body practitioners, and others more about how to work with other professionals that are supporting clients in mind body interventions. The workshop helps participants learn more about how to work within an expanded model that supports multiple integrative mind/body modalities.
Dr. Susan Kaye, sexuality educator, therapist, and intimacy coach, and Andrés Cordero, Ph.D. student in human sexuality, sexuality educator, and embodiment coach,facilitated conversations with guests who shared their insights about how to work with many clients, including those that are shy or socially challenged; grieving from a life circumstance; lacking sexual self-confidence; survivors of abuse, assault, or trauma; lacking a positive body image; struggling with emotional disconnect and physical disfunction; and others.
Guest speakers included:
Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist
Founder, Wayne Counseling Center, Therapist, and Specialist in Sexuality, Disability, and Gender Dysphoria
Internationally-recognized Sexologist, Disability Expert, and pioneer in the application of Telemedicine to sexual health
Author, Clinical Psychologist and Gender Specialist
Writer, Performer, Ordained Minister and Specialist in Christian-based Sexual Wounding
This 3-day workshop was part of the Experiential Learning Series offered by the Institute for Mind Body Therapy. It is the first step in applying for surrogate partner certification through the Institute for Mind Body Therapy.
Originally broadcast on Thursday, July 21, 2016
One of the most important distinctions your clients can make is this difference. For one, the need for touch is a different need than the need for sexual expression, and once you can take them apart, they can meet each of those needs more authentically. On this call, we’ll talk about that difference, what the needs actually are and how to help your client (and maybe yourself) be able to tell the difference and actually meet the needs.
For most people, this means being able to experience touch that is not about sex – and doesn’t feel like sex – which for many people is even more frightening than sex. It opens a different door in the heart, and often a more vulnerable one.
Originally broadcast on February 18, 2016
The mission of “The Skin Hunger Project” is to bring awareness, acceptance and advocacy to the issue of Skin Hunger. This conversation will be an exploration in the groundbreaking work we hope the Project will accomplish. Our goal is to support and promote the collaboration of Participants and Practitioners, Educators, Scientists and Social Media outlets in their efforts to powerfully address Skin Hunger.
Skin Hunger: (n) The experience and expression of negative emotions and behaviors that result from a lack of touch.
Much like the body needs water and food to survive, the need for touch is very real and important. It is said that in order to survive, human beings need at least 4 hugs/acts of touch a day. For optimal care, it is suggested that those hugs/acts of touch should last no less than 5 minutes to allow for the creation of Oxytocin, which causes a sense of relaxation, connection and healing. While 4 hugs/acts of touch are needed for survival, 8 hugs/acts per day are required for optimal maintenance and 12 daily hugs/acts are needed for the person to grow and thrive. This means, that even if people are getting some touch they may not be getting enough touch to prevent the negative impacts of Skin Hunger.