This course focuses on treating couples who suffer from or report low desire, lack of sexual arousal, sexless marriage or have little or no interest in sex within their partnership. These couples may find that masturbation, pornography or affairs fill their sexual needs, or they may be shut off or shut down and completely nonsexual. Although this may be a workable solution for some, for others it is painful, lonely and many sexless couples consider divorce, infidelity, sex workers, and even suicide.
In this course, participants learn a step by step treatment plan that can help couples relearn sensual connection, emotional intimacy, and improve sexual communication. Preparing for this emotionally and physically begins with creating the space for the work to happen, making sex date nights sacred and making a commitment that both partners want to honor, and finding joy and pleasure in the physical act of sensual touch and anticipation. For many couples who have not had intercourse in a while, adding in fantasy, integrating erotic curiosity and moving slowly into action can be a new adventure, but one that no longer needs to be avoided.
Download and watch the teleclass at your convenience.
Taught by: Dr. Tammy Nelson
Designed for: Anyone looking to increase the desire, excitement, and passion in their relationship. Any professional, clinical and/or medical personnel wanting a treatment model that works for low sexual desire couples. Participants will learn a model that can be taught over six weeks, where couples will increase their sexual desire, shed old inhibitions and reach new heights of intimacy and passion together
Course includes: A four-part recorded teleclass and reading material. Each part is one hour in length.
4 ASSECT CEs Available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):
Sex Education: B, C, D, E, I, M, N, Q
Sex Therapy: A, B, C, D, E
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session One: Sexual Desire and Arousal; what it is and what gets in the way; trauma and betrayal and conflict avoidance and how to begin the process of creating a new erotic life
Session Two: Sexual Neglect, Sexless Relationships, Sexual Neglect and How to Bring the Erotic Energy Back, dealing with Conflict and Emotional standoff
Session Three: Erotic Communication; Talking about Fantasy and Desires and how to process erotic curiosity with your partner in simple, intimate ways; how appreciation creates more of what you desire
Session Four: Goal Oriented Sex; What is it and Is it Helping; being in the moment and creating a deeper level of connection, expanding your orgasm, energetic eroticism, and integrating love and trust
Meet your instructor:
Dr. Tammy 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.