Beyond Sexual Trauma: Transforming Fear



It is well known that the immobilizing fear that follows trauma is a major reason both individuals and couples seek relationship counseling and sex therapy. Yet most health professionals lack the training and supervision to help clients re-energize and reconnect with their authentic sexual selves. This series offers safe, tested techniques you can use immediately in client sessions. Tammy Nelson, an Imago therapist and sexologist, and Gina Ogden, a sex therapist, researcher, and supervisor combine their decades of expertise in a series of practice-oriented teleseminars that offer information to help clinicians assess and treat a wide range of sexual problems that result from trauma.

**In honor of Gina Ogden’s passing, I offer her courses with me for free, for you, while we remember her voice as a leader in the world of sex therapy and trauma. In order to receive your CE, please place both the Course and the CE fee in your cart. 

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Taught by: Dr. Tammy Nelson and Dr. Gina Ogden

Learn more about Gina Ogden through the 4D Network.

Designed For: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Family Therapists, Sex Therapists, and others with clients and patients for whom sexual health and desire are issues. Our attendees participate from all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Course includes:  A five-part recorded teleseminar and exercises, worksheets, references, resource lists, group e-mail support, individualized attention to participants’ supervision issues, and the option of case consultation with Drs. Ogden and Nelson.  Each part is one hour in length.

5 AASECT CEs** Available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):  

Sex Education: B, C, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O

Sex Therapy:  A, B, C, D, E 

Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT) Category: 1d, 2c, 2d

You must complete a Feedback Form and pass a short quiz at the conclusion of the course to get CE credit. Please email your Feedback Form and quiz to 


Recommended Reading: Gina Ogden’s The Return of Desire; Tammy Nelson’s Getting the Sex You Want

You two are absolutely superb trainers.” – Dr. Patti Britton, Co-founder of Sex Coach U; Past President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Session 1: When Pleasure Becomes a Dirty Word:  How clients’ fears block sexual desire and joy.
If you are feeling stuck with your clients and unsure how to move them into relaxed awareness and healing relationships, they may be having a trauma response that is blocking them from fully living in their sexual expression. Learn ways to help them release pain, trauma, and memory.

Session 2: The Roots of Sexual Resistance: Why your clients are still in shock and what to do about it.
Brain research, neuroscience, body and somatic studies, all reveal that there are many ways that people hold onto trauma energetically and emotionally, and just because trauma is stored in the body doesn’t mean it can never be unpacked.

Session 3: Mobilizing Stuck Clients: Innovative techniques for transforming sexual fears and phobias.
The newest in research and interventions – including some you may never have heard of.   This session will give you specific techniques for working with trauma that will focus on ways to work with blocks and move clients forward into intimacy.

Session 4: Life Beyond Sexual Fear: Helping clients open themselves to erotic curiosity and love.
Many trauma clients feel hopeless and depressed, experiencing anxiety, long term relationship issues, substance abuse, and other addictions.  Letting go of fears and opening frozen neural pathways can help clients to move beyond the fear and into a new curiosity about sex and romantic love.

Session 5: Transforming Our Own Fears: Using countertransference to help clients recover sexual authenticity.
Therapists and healers are often confused about how to use their own trauma experiences to help their clients. Boundaries are traditionally rigid and we are unclear what to do when we are triggered in the sessions or by our cclient’s issues.  Learn ways to be authentic and have your own genuine expression in the sessions while using your work for your own personal and spiritual growth.


Meet your instructors: 

i-FKjNMdQ-MDr. Tammy Nelson Dr. Nelson is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples, is in private practice and teaches seminars and workshops around the world for couples and professionals.  She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Certified Sex Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist.  She is an invited speaker at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization and at the University of California, Irvine.   She speaks worldwide on global relational change.

 Dr. Gina Ogden PhD, LMFT has had a distinguished career as a sex therapist, family therapist, researcher, teacher, and author. She conducts retreats and training internationally, lectures widely, leads teleseminars attended by professionals all over the world, and has appeared on the media from talk radio to the Oprah Winfrey Show. She has written seven books on women’s sexual health, pleasure, and the meanings of sexual relationship. Her most recent books are The Return of Desire, Women Who Love Sex, and The Heart and Soul of Sex. She is currently writing a book for therapists and other health providers: Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy—An Integrative Model for Individuals, Couples, and Groups. To learn more, please visit her website:


**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 5 CE credits – asynchronous. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact or go to  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.

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