Category: Books

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

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



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. (

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

Yingling, K. (2014). Sexual Surrogate Partner? Dirty and (

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

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

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

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

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

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

On Male Sexuality

Bernie Zilbergeld. (1999). The new male sexuality. Bantam. (

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

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

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

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

On Female Sexuality

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

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

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

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. (

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

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

On Sexuality and Disability

Sexuality and Disability – The Web Site. (

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

Disability Sexuality: Information on Sex & Disabled Sexual Issues. (2016). Disabled World. (

Tepper, M. (2016. Videos on Sexuality and the Disabled. Vimeo. (