Presenters: Rachel Keller, LCSW-C, CST and Erick Sowell, LMSW
CEUs: Category 1 | 3.0
This workshop builds on the concepts taught in the Experiential Intimacy Workshop on Foundational Sex Therapy Concepts offered in May and September 2023. However, that is not a pre-requisite. Participants will have the opportunity to experience what clients encounter in the Intimacy Workshop 201 facilitated by the same presenters, which will assist in providing clients with information and resources.
Participants will learn about the differences between eroticism and sexuality, and how the concept of eroticism can deepen intimacy. Attendees will delve into the importance of context in awakening sexual desire and will complete an individual exercise to learn more about one’s own context cues. Participants will learn about five different sexual initiation styles and how these styles can help to improve sexual communication for clients. Finally, attendees will learn about a wide range of erogenous zones and pleasure responses and feel equipped to introduce this information to clients.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Name four differences between eroticism and sexuality.
- State how a client can use context to their advantage to increase sexual satisfaction.
- Name three sexual initiation styles and how those can assist in sexual communication for clients.
- Understand the range of erogenous zones and feel equipped to introduce this information to clients.
9:00 - 9:30 am - Check in, Introductions, Ground Rules, and Ice Breaker.
9:30 - 9:45 - Provide definitions of eroticism versus sexuality.
Facilitate a discussion about eroticism.
Identify applications of eroticism in daily life for clients.
9:45 - 10:20 - Present the importance of context in awakening sexual desire.
Assign an individual exercise to complete the Sexy Contexts worksheet.
Facilitate a discussion about the worksheet and how it can be applied to clients.
10:20 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:05 - Teach about five different sexual initiation styles.
Facilitate discussion among participants about how these styles can be presented to clients to improve sexual communication.
11:05 - 11:40 - Provide instruction on erogenous zones and pleasure responses.
Facilitate a discussion on experiences of pleasure.
11:40 - 12:00 - Reflection and Wrap-up
- Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure by Sheri Winston
- Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
- She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman by Ian Kerner
- Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel