Follow-Up to “Integrating Sex and Sexuality in Your EFT Couples’ Work”

About 60 LACEFT Members and guests were treated to a very special Continuing Education program on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Our Trainer, Dr. Silvina Irwin, and one of our EFT Supervisors-in-Training, Dr. Lisa Blum, presented on “Integrating Sex and Sexuality in Your EFT Couples’ Work.

For so many couples and their therapists, the topic of the couple’s sexual relationship is avoided or is difficult to discuss. Many of us don’t really know how to discuss it in a sensitive way that can lead to a full and meaningful experience in therapy. We may want to rest on the idea that once they are well-connected, their sex life will heal on its own. We may not really know how to explore their sexual cycle and do the work to help them develop a close, enjoyable sexual life.

Silvina and Lisa brought us information, sensitivity, humor, and guidance on integrating sexuality into our EFT work with couples. Included in the workshop were exercises that helped us understand our own natural therapist blocks to processing sexuality material, as well as how to decipher the map of the couple’s sexual cycle, and interventions to help the couple re-introduce safe touch in to their relationship.

We learned so much and are very grateful to Silvina and Lisa for helping us address this difficult and important topic.

Our next programs will be:

  • October 2 – 5, 2018, Thousand Oaks Externship, with Nancy Gardner, PhD and Silvina Irwin, PhD, our Trainers
  • November 29-30, 2018, Thousand Oaks Core Skills Series begins, with Nancy Gardner, PhD. Four modules: November 29-30, 2018; January 26-27, 2019; March 16-17, 2019; and April 25-26, 2019. Learn more and register at www.nancygardnerphd.com.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018: Learning to Trust Curiosity, Emotional Attunement, and Resonating Responsiveness First: The Wonderment of Tuning our Instruments, led by Robert Ogner, LCSW.
  • January 11-12, 2019, Flying Through the Storm to Safe and Sound: EFT With Challenging Couples, with Trainers Sue Johnson, PhD, and Silvina Irwin, PhD.
  • February 22, 2019, The Road to Certification in EFT, with Trainers Nancy Gardner, PhD and Silvina Irwin, PhD
  • June 7-8, 2019, Stage Two Change Events: Getting Clearer, Going Deeper, with Trainers Marlene Best, PhD, and Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT.

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Kind regards,
Karen Shore, Ph.D.
LACEFT President