Helping Clients Actualize Sexual Potential Across the Lifespan
Utilizing Body-Based Affective Balance Therapies
Taught by: Nan Wise, Ph.D.
Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners
Course includes: A four-part recorded webinar.
7 AASECT CEs available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):
AASECT Core Knowledge Areas Sex Ed: B, G, H, I, M, N, P, Q
AASECT Core Knowledge Areas Sex Therapy: A, B, D, E
ISTI Knowledge Categories: 1a, 1c
Cognitive neuroscientist/sex therapist Dr. Nan Wise highlights the importance of sexual potential as a key component of overall wellbeing throughout the lifespan. She expands the notion of sexual potential to a model of erotic enlivenment that does not restrict sexuality to always include genital functioning or orgasmic activities. This model extends the concept of sexual wellbeing as a form of emotional wellbeing, stemming from a healthy balance of the brain/mind/body core wired-in emotional systems. She also details an approach to the treatment of sexual and affective disorders that focuses on working with the embodied manifestations of imbalances in the brain’s core-wired-in emotional systems. This training focuses on specific client cases, and how affective balance treatments can be used to effectively work with core emotional imbalances.
- Identify 7 lessons we can learn about creating ongoing sexual potential
- Describe the good sex tool-touch plus imagery and how that can help clients get their mojo back
- Describe and define the affective balance therapy approach
- Describe Dr. Nan’s modified Gestalt hot seat and how it could be used in practice
- Identify the 7 core emotional systems and their functions
- Describe, compare, and contrast the three levels of brain/ mind: (1) primary process subcortical emotions (which are deeply subcortical) (2) Secondary process learning processes (which are largely upper limbic) and (3) tertiary process cognitions (which are largely neocortical)
- Explain how using breath tools can elicit a Parasympathetic autonomic tone
- Identify two tools that they can implement in their own clinical practice to help clients rebalance their emotional systems.
- Identify how an overactive or underactive SEEKING system can impact sexual and emotional functioning
- Identify two tools that they can implement in their own clinical practice to help clients rebalance their SEEKING systems
- Identify how an overactive or underactive FEAR or RAGE system can impact sexual and emotional functioning
- Identify two tools that they can implement in their own clinical practice to help clients rebalance their DEFENSIVE systems
- Identify how an overactive or underactive CARE, GRIEF, or PLAY systems can impact sexual and emotional functioning
- Identify two tools that they can use to upregulate AFFILATIVE systems
Nan Wise, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, board-certified clinical hypnotherapist, and certified relationship specialist with over three decades of experience. Dr. Wise received her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Rutgers-Newark where she completed her dissertation project, “Genital stimulation, imagery, and orgasm in women: an fMRI analysis” in August of 2012. Her research has attempted to address gaps in the scientific literature regarding the neural basis of human sexuality, and has, as a result, garnered international attention. Her work has been featured on ABC News Nightline, Discovery Channel, National, NY Times, The Atlantic, Playboy, and Science Daily. She is currently a researcher and professor at Rutgers University.
**This course meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 7 CE credits. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.AASECT.org. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.