This month on Sessions, we welcomed Michael Moran, who spoke to Esther about how emotionally focused (EFT) couples therapy and sex therapy are an effective combination when working with couples.
Michael shares how integrating sex therapy and the benefits of EFT has allowed him to take more risks and create a unique environment for his clients. He has observed through the combination of EFT and sex therapy practices, a couple's perception of each other changes. They learn the reasons behind their feelings, and their vulnerabilities and strengths are identified, allowing them to play with their erotic energy more confidently. As a stronger relational connection is formed, the desire for sexual connection starts to bubble up in a way it never did before.
According to Michael, EFT practices help create a safe space for couples to open up to him and each other. Once security and trust are established, it’s a good time to collect a sexual history of each...
Esther interviewed Holly Richmond this month on Sessions. Holly was also a guest at our 2019 Session Live event, In Search of Eros. It was a pleasure to interview her again, and dive more deeply into what sexual recovery means post sexual-assault.
Holly began her career as a creative writing teacher at a detention center for girls. While reading their stories, she became aware of their histories of sexual abuse. Her desire to help these girls led her to begin a career as a Somatic Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist.
We talk a lot about trauma in our line of work, especially when it comes to talking about sex. In their interview, Holly and Esther discuss the importance of becoming more comfortable talking about sexuality with your clients and in your day to day lives. As a result, you help normalize the language of sex and create a safe environment for them to open up.
Holly reveals to Esther one of her central questions she asks her clients, "What is your body...