When you’re in a position of holding space of caring for, of having influence, and you’re going to talk about sexuality, but you have hang-ups around sexuality, or you have your own wounds around sexuality, or you’re not very expressed in your sexuality, there is an inauthenticity and a disconnect that happens subconsciously for the patient.
I picked my friend up from the airport. He’d flown in to comfort me after my divorce. On the drive back to my house, I bitched to him about the shitty dates I’d had since being newly single. As always, he listened and offered his empathy in a gracious way. We’d been friends for nearly […]
It’s the holiday season, so it’s natural to indulge in all the stuff we normally wouldn’t consider eating (okay, maybe we secretly desire it, but let’s not admit that out loud). And then, we have the post-holiday-indulging hang-over and somehow all of our naughtiness doesn’t seem worth the pain. To magnify our rising guilt, we […]
“He will leave me if we can’t have sex, but I’m in so much pain, I really can’t”. “I’m confused by my recurring issues with my vagina, it seems like there’s always something wrong and I really just want to relax and feel good.” “I feel ashamed by the changes in my body. I just […]