Sex And Shame Workshop

A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals

Sexuality is a vital, defining part of our identity. We are at our most vulnerable when we experience sexual feelings—and therefore we're the most prone to feeling shame. We are subject to sexual shaming from early childhood, when we are most vulnerable to moral judgments from family and society and to boundary violations from family members and those older than us. Entering our teenage years, we long to be attractive to others and try desperately to "be cool" and fit in. As adults, we seek a partner and try to balance the constraints of monogamy with sexual adventure. In our mature years, our ability to function sexually diminishes and our faces and bodies are no longer as we remember them.

In this workshop, we will offer tools you can use to help clients talk about, explore and heal the sexual shame that can arise at any stage in the life cycle—and help them towards a life-affirming sexuality.

“Your workshop was very wonderful, meaningful, educational, expansive, eye-opening. My clients and I have continued to benefit.”
— Michele Honeck, MFT, Santa Rosa, Ca

We are qualified to provide 13 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCs and LEDs for each workshop taken (CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393*).

Many other states will also give CEUs if contacted by the individual therapist or sponsoring organization. We give workshops in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. See schedule for details.