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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 >: 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)