This presentation will examine the way we connect with ourselves and others – within and outside the bedroom – through the lens of our bodies. It will explore literature within the fields of sex therapy, mental health practice and research, as well as neurobiology, mindfulness, and attachment theory to shift away from a problem-focused lens, particularly as it pertains to sexual issues. This presentation will explore sexual issues through the lens of sexual enrichment and potential for connection and healing through somatic and experiential approaches.

Participants will learn techniques and exercises to support work with individuals hoping to improve their sexual health and well-being, as well as couples and more who want to enhance or re-gain their sexual connection and bond. Fears and obstacles to asking about desire, pleasure, pain, arousal, etc. will be explored, as well as strategies to overcome these. 

Participants will learn more in-depth about the Dual Control Model of Sexual Response, and applications to getting to explore sexual scripts with couples,process barriers and turn-ons for desire and connection, as well as supporting folks in being able to inhabit and be present in their bodies. Participants will be able to provide recommendations for practices to support greater embodiment, as well as improve confidence in approaching sexuality and sexual health from a systemic and holistic perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify 2 differences between a problem-focused model and sexual potential/enrichment model as it applies to sexual health issues.
  • Participants will be able to name 2 examples each of ‘gas’ and ‘brake’ pedals within the Dual Control Sexual Response Model. 
  • Participants will learn and be able to verbalize through experiential/somatic approaches that can be used in the therapy room. 
  • Participants will be able to identify a ‘sexual script’ and identify 2+ questions that can be used to learn more about this with individuals and couples.

Course Content

    1. Downloadable Workshop Slides

    2. Part 1 -Introduction

    3. Part 2 - Attunement

    4. Part 3 - Problem Focused vs. Sexual Wellness

    5. Part 4 - Assessment

    6. Part 5 - Assessment cont.

    7. Part 6 - Sexual Health Research

    8. Part 7 - Reclaiming Body

    9. Part 8 -Dual Control Response Model

    10. Part 9 - Strategies in Office

    11. Recommended Reading

    1. Evaluation for Embodied Connection: Sex Therapy for our Relationships with Others and Within

About this course

  • $50.00
  • 12 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Meet the Presenter

Coralie Mceachron, LMFT, Sex Therapist

Coralie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist within the states of Kentucky and Pennsylvania, and is in the process of transferring her title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker to Kentucky. Coralie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, and went on to earn a Master of Science in Social work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville. Coralie is currently pursuing an advanced certificate in Sex Therapy & Sex Education through the University of Michigan as part of becoming an accredited sex therapist through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is currently part of the Northstar Counseling Center family, and providing excellent clinical work to clients in private practice.