In over thirty-five years of private practice, research, and writing I have integrated my studies of body-based Gestalt therapy, sex therapy and attachment theory into a body of work that is a comprehensive approach to therapy. I call it Full Spectrum Therapy i.e, it is cognitive-behavioral as well as somatic-experiential. This approach is described in detail in my new book: THE HEART OF DESIRE: Keys to the Pleasures of Love.
Whatever the issues, this work is process-oriented (working with mindfulness and moment-to-moment awareness) and whole person in that any distress and subsequent healing affects all realms of human experience: body, mind, sexuality, and spirituality.
I do training seminars at my office twice a year, usually in spring and autumn. These trainings bring together psychotherapists, sex therapists, body psychotherapists, and trainees wanting to hone their work within a body-mind (somatic) and evolutionary framework (self-evolving and sexually-evolving over the lifespan. I call this work embodied processing.
You can try some of the basic embodiment exercises and see for yourself how they can help to reduce stress and to be more in touch with your body.
FULL SPECTRUM SEX THERAPY
Data from developmental neuroscience and sexology show that the earliest nonverbal experiences of intimacy impact the capacity to embrace life’s pleasures, and directly affect the ability to maintain sexual desire in a relationship and enjoy sexual fulfillment.
This evidence-based model for embodied psychotherapy integrates attachment research, sexual science, and body-based Gestalt processes and emphasizes personal growth through relationship enrichment and sexual self-discovery.
Full Spectrum sex therapy teaches skills of moment-by-moment self- observation, breath work, felt-sense awareness of stress patterns and muscular tensions, and the safe and healing expression/release of old emotional wounds related to sexuality that can block full sexual intimacy and pleasure.
For more info see Upcoming Training