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Embodied Intimacy, Emotional Closeness, and Erotic Pleasures; A Neurobiological-Relational Integration of Couples & Sex Therapy

  • PPSC 80 5th Avenue 14th floor New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs & LCSWs, and will be led by Stella Resnick, Ph.D. 

This talk will look at five essential qualities of an embodied intimacy for couples that fosters healing early developmental wounds, enhancing or restoring loving connection, and energizing erotic playfulness. These are: Presence, body-based empathy, emotional attunement, self and interactive down-regulating stress, and self and interactive up-regulating aliveness. I’ll describe how the important role of each of these qualities is supported by brain research that highlights the dominance of the nonverbal, embodied right brain for both emotional reactivity and positive responsiveness. The remainder of the presentation offers an experiential demonstration of body-based Gestalt methods and how they can be utilized with couples on relational and sexual issues to repair injuries, reactivate developmental growth, and broaden each partner’s capacity to enjoy pleasure.

Stella Resnick, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist, clinical supervisor, and CE provider in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She trains and supervises therapists in her full-spectrum, neurobiological, relational, and Gestalt integration of couples and sex therapy. Her latest book is The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love. She can be reached through her website at www.drstellaresnick.com.

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embodied-intimacy-emotional-closeness-and-erotic-pleasures-a-neurobiological-relational-integration-tickets-24754542503