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IMBT+INSIGHTS: Sensate Focus, Diversity, and Video Training with William Stayton, Ph.D.

Susan Kaye, Ph.D., interviews Dr. William Stayton, Professor of Sexuality and Religion, Centre of Excellence for Sexual Health, Assistant Director and Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, and Professor Emeritus of the Human Sexuality Program at Widener University.

Dr. Stayton and Dr. Kaye discuss the use of video technology in teaching sensate focus and touch, two key concepts in surrogate partner therapy. Dr. Stayton highlights videos offered through his Sex Therapy Video Series and available on his website, drstayton.com

Watch Video >- IMBT+INSIGHTS: The Power of Film in Teaching About Sexuality with Mark Schoen, Ph.D.

Andrés Cordero, Jr. interviews Mark Schoen, Ph.D., award-winning filmmaker, writer, and human sexuality expert, and the founder of sexsmartfilms.com.

Dr. Schoen has produced films that have been viewed worldwide, and his work is often used in colleges and universities to educate students about various dimensions of the human sexual experience. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, and serves on the boards of both the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Learn more about Mark Schoen, Ph.D. at https://sexsmartfilms.com/company/.

Watch Video >- IMBT Insights: Healing the Divide Between Men and Women with Dr. HazelGrace Yates

IMBT Insights: Healing the Divide Between Men and Women with Dr. HazelGrace Yates

Andrés Cordero, Jr. interviews Dr. HazelGrace Yates, Sex and Intimacy Coach and Sexuality Educator, about an innovative program that brings together communities to authentically embrace their identity and expression to transcend the barriers that so often lead to challenges in intimacy and relationship.

Learn more about Dr. HazelGrace Yates at drhazelgraceyates.com.

Watch Video >- IMBT Insights: Hypnosis, Healing, and Transformation with JoJo Bear, Sex Educator

IMBT Insights: Hypnosis, Healing, and Transformation with JoJo Bear, Sex Educator

Dr. Susan Kaye interviews JoJo Bear (JoJo DeRodrigo), Somatic Sex Educator, Sexological Bodyworker, and Clinical Hypnotherapist, about the power of integrating hypnosis, somatic healing, and working with men experiencing sexual dysfunction.  

Learn more about JoJo Bear and his work at his website, metamorphicembodiment.com

Watch Video >- BDSM + Kink: Healing and Transformation, with Galen Fous, MTP

  • What is sexual authenticity disorder, and how can it affect our lives?
  • How does it manifest in ourselves, in our relationships to others, and in society as a whole?
  • How can we break free, and ultimately embrace our full erotic desire and sexual expression?

Join Galen Fous, MTP, and Andrés Cordero, IMBT, as we delve into the realm of BDSM and kink as modalities of healing and transformation, and how embracing ourselves fully as sensual, erotic, and sexual beings can manifest more fulfilling, satisfying, and healthy lives.

IMBT+Insights highlights integrative approaches and innovative perspectives from leading edge practitioners in integrated mind and body healing.

Insights is brought to you by IMBT International, the Institute for Mind Body Therapy.

Where we highlight integrative approaches and innovative perspectives from leading edge practitioners in integrated mind and body healing.

Insights is brought to you by IMBT International, the Institute for Mind Body Therapy

Watch Video >- The Transgender Spectrum: Language Proficiency

  • What does it mean when someone says they are trans?
  • What do terms like gender identity, sexual orientation, and cis mean?
  • What is the appropriate language and terminology to use? 

Mind body practitioners who may be seeking to support individuals who identify as trans often custom imagelack the support and resources to understand how to provide a supportive experience. Trans individuals, much like other populations, often seek support from mind body practitioners to facilitate a more integrated life experience. Join Dr. Michele Angello, gender specialist, and Dr. Kaye as we explore the diverse universe of those who identify as trans. Learn factors that contribute to the mental health and stability of transgender clients, and participate in conversation about creating supportive, collaborative mind body experiences for members of the trans community.


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Watch Video >- The Health Benefits of Human Touch

The relationship between the world around us and how it affects our health has never been more clear.  Research shows that our daily interactions, whether good or bad, directly alter levels of disease-causing proteins and signal molecules. These so-called “inflammatory markers” can decrease with positive interactions, making cuddling and human touch a powerful tool for disease prevention.

About Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and has had advanced fellowship training in age management and regenerative medicine. Dr. Yadegar received his undergraduate degree with Honors from Harvard University and his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical focus is on preventative and personalized medicine–leveraging his knowledge of what is most current and disruptive to enable his patients to attain optimal health.

A thought leader in the healthcare space, he has been written about in the New York Times and shared his expertise on major news networks. He is currently a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC.

Dr. Yadegar is a thought leader in the brain health space, and through both his holistic approach and understanding of leading-edge advancements enable his patients to achieve optimal health: mind, body & spirit.

Madelon Guinazzo, Co-Founder and Director of training for cuddlist will be joining us also.  She will provide an overview of the services the trained professionals of cuddlist provide.

About Madelon Guinazzo

Madelon Guinazzo is a communication consultant for medical students and healthcare practitioners of all stripes. As a Professional Cuddler, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, trainer, and a member of their board of directors as well as the Co-Founder of Cuddlist.com, she has created the certification program for the premier professional cuddling resource in the country. Her mission is to encourage individuals to live satisfying lives by learning to claim their inner authority, give it voice, and effectively move toward their deepest human yearnings. She believes this will lead to a better planet for everyone.

She holds a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and has trained extensively in many interactive ways to be intimate with oneself and others including professional acting training, multiple movement modalities, and the Work of Byron Katie.

To learn more about Madelon and cuddlist, visit www.cuddlist.com.

Dr. Daniel Yadegar, head of the cuddlist Scientific Advisory Board,  discusses the healing power of touch and cuddling with Dr. Susan Kaye. Cuddling can improve immunity, enhance mood, and serve as an energetic elixir for all patients, especially those with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Dan recommends everyone get their daily dose!

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Watch Video > – 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.

About Dr. Larisa 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.

To learn more about Dr. Sharipova, visit holisticexpert.org.

From the webinar, Dr. Sharipova offers the following discounts and free e-book:



Watch Video > – A Team of Three:  You, Your Client, and Their Other Helpers, with Betty Martin

How to work with other professionals who are also supporting your clients – For therapists and counselors, somatic practitioners, and potential surrogate partners

Masters and Johnson created a powerful tool called the Triadic Model – the client has the support of both a therapist and a surrogate partner (or bodyworker). The professionals work as a team, and the client gets more support. Dr. Kaye and the Institute for Mind Body Therapy have expanded the Triadic Model to include other somatic practices (in addition to the previously included Surrogate Partners).

For therapists and counselors: You witness people’s intimate lives every day. You hear your clients express feelings about sexuality and their deep desire to love and be loved. They often feel desperately touch-deprived. Adding a physical component can complement the psychological and emotional aspects of talk therapy.

For Somatic Practitioners: You too witness people’s intimate lives, and hear about their feelings. The additional support of you working with their therapist can give your client more support for full emotional wellness and empowerment.

For those interested in becoming Surrogate Partners: Understanding the Triadic Model is the first step.

During this webinar, join Dr. Kaye and Dr. Martin as we explore partnering with others in supporting clients.


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Learn more about trainings in October 2017 in Long Beach, CA!

Betty Martin’s Like A Pro – Oct. 7-10    IMBT’s Collaboration Institute – Oct. 12-14 

About Dr. Betty Martin

I’m Dr. Betty Martin, a Chiropractor, a Body Electric School trained Sacred Intimate, Certified Sexological BodyworkerFoundations of Facilitation trainer, and a self-propelled erotic adventurer and intimacy coach.

Every one of these and more has contributed to my understanding of the nature of touch.

I’m one of those lucky people who grew up in the touch-y feel-y hippie years. Then I got serious and went to Chiropractic school and learned to touch with some clear intent.

That makes about 30 years as a hands-on professional, first in therapeutics – ChiropracticSomato-Respiratory IntegrationEducational KinesiologyReikiNeuro-Emotional Integration – and later in body-based erotic education, including sensual massage, Taoist Erotic Massage, Kashmiri tantric massage and Sexological Bodywork.

I’ve taught peer counseling, gender liberation, embodiment and empowerment, fantasy play, goddess awakening and erotic massage. I’ve played with contact improv dance, Authentic MovementNon-Violent Communication and Shaivic tantra. I am a student of The Work of Byron Katie. I am a Board member and train and certify new facilitators for a touch and communication workshop called Cuddle Party.