The erotic self is an essential aspect of identity, but in our culture, conversations about sex tend to get stuck in a place of either titillation or taboo, leaving us with more questions than answers and more shame than self-compassion. Learn how to help your clients develop sexual self-awareness and experience sexuality as a source of pleasure and authenticity. This workshop explores how women and female-identified clients can move from an “outside-in” to an “inside-out” construction of the erotic self, and how men can be enlisted as allies in this process. You’ll discover:
- Why conversations about autonomy, sex positivity, intersectionality, consent, and pleasure are needed today more than ever
- How to help your clients shed constraining, shaming, and limiting stories of their sexual self, inviting them to create stories that are compassionate and empowered
- How to bring a more integrative perspective on sexual self-awareness into the therapeutic conversation
Alexandra Solomon, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University, a therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and the author of Loving Bravely and Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want.