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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.

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.

 

 

Resource recommendations – Books

On Sex Surrogacy

Feder T, D TF. Sex Is the Least of It, Surrogate Partners Discuss Love Life and Intimacy. 2014. (Amazon)

Ben‐Zion, I., Rothschild, S., Chudakov, B., & Aloni, R. (2007). Surrogate versus couple therapy in vaginismus. The journal of sexual medicine, 4(3), 728-733. (Wiley)

Noonan, R. J. (1984). Sex Surrogates: A Clarification of Their Functions (Master’s thesis). SexQuest/The Sex Institute. (Sexquest.com)

Fox, A. and Szego, J. (2003). Sex and the Surrogate. The Age Magazine. (TheAge.com.au)

Yingling, K. (2014). Sexual Surrogate Partner? Dirty and Thirty.com. (www.dirtyandthirty.com)

Sohn, A. (2011). Healing Hands. New York Magazine. (www.nymag.com)

More women turning to sex surrogates for help. (2011). CBS News. (www.cbsnews.com)

Dodes, R. (2012). Confessions of a Sex Surrogate. The Wall Street Journal. (blogs.wsj.com)

Guthmann, E. (2012). Male surrogate’s passion for intimacy. San Francisco Gate. (www.sfgate.com)

Muller, R. T. (2013). Sexual Surrogates Help many Who Suffer Alone. Psychology Today. (www.psychologytoday.com)

Kerner, I. (2012). Surrogates can be sexual healers. Chart – CNN. (www.cnn.com)

On Male Sexuality

Bernie Zilbergeld. (1999). The new male sexuality. Bantam. (www.amazon.com)

Kaplan, H. S. (2013). How to overcome premature ejaculation. Routledge.(www.amazon.com)

Metz, M. E., & McCarthy, B. W. (2004). Coping with erectile dysfunction: How to regain confidence and enjoy great sex. New Harbinger. (www.amazon.com)

Castleman, M. (2008). Great sex: A man’s guide to the secret principles of total-body sex. Rodale.(www.amazon.com)

Paley, M., & Ruzzier, S. (2000). The book of the penis. Grove Press. (www.amazon.com)

On Female Sexuality

Heiman, J., & LoPiccolo, J. (1988). Becoming orgasmic: A sexual and personal growth program for women. New York: Prentice Hall. (www.amazon.com)

Barbach, L. (1976). For yourself: The fulfillment of female sexuality. Signet. (www.amazon.com)

Goodwin, A. J. (1997). A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Fear & Pain. New Harbinger Publications Incorporated. (www.amazon.com)

Foley, S., Kope, S. A., & Sugrue, D. P. (2011). Sex matters for women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self. Guilford Press. (www.amazon.com)

Northrup, C. (2012). The Wisdom of Menopause (revised edition). Hay House, Inc. (www.amazon.com)

Valins, L. (1992). When a woman’s body says no to sex: Understanding and overcoming vaginismus. Penguin Group USA. (www.amazon.com)

On Sexuality and Disability

Sexuality and Disability – The Web Site. (www.sexualityanddisability.org)

Vicary, F. (2014). Sex and disability: yes, the two can and should go together. The Guardian. (www.theguardian.com)

Disability Sexuality: Information on Sex & Disabled Sexual Issues. (2016). Disabled World. (www.disabled-world.com)

Tepper, M. (2016. Videos on Sexuality and the Disabled. Vimeo. (www.vimeo.com)

 

IMBT holds “Be expanded in the Triadic Model” in Philadelphia, PA

  • 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?

8c06a198-ca43-48df-9772-a42c698c3defThe 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:

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William Stayton, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist

 

 

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Carol Cobb-Nettleton, Ph.D.

Founder, Wayne Counseling Center, Therapist, and Specialist in  Sexuality, Disability, and Gender Dysphoria

 

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Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D.

Internationally-recognized Sexologist, Disability Expert, and pioneer in the application of Telemedicine to sexual health

 

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Michele Angello, Ph.D.

Author, Clinical Psychologist and Gender Specialist

 

 

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Reverend Beverly Dale

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.

Watch Video > : “A team of three – Supporting your clients by working with other professionals”

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.