Sex Therapist, Sex Researcher, Author, Educator
Type of intervention 1: Lecture
Title: Sexual Integration Therapy
Abstract: A Transpersonal approach towards sexual authenticity, empowerment, and integrity, while resolving shame fear and past trauma
Whether a client’s, or even your own personal concerns, are about compulsive sexual behaviors aka sex/porn addiction, feeling disempowered from past sexual shamings, fears or traumas, or an overall disconnection from one’s own erotic body, SIT helps put a client on the path to taking their power back, and become present, embodied and ecstatic in their sexual expression.
• The 6 Stages of Reclaiming Sexual Agency from Shame, Fear or Trauma
• Shifting Sexual Compulsivity aka Sex/Porn Addiction to Sexual Authenticity
• Sexuality as Birth-Right and Integral to Your Wholeness
• Bringing Your Sexuality into Integrity with your Values, Agreements, Responsibilities and Relationships
• Understanding Sexual Authenticity Disorder
• The 5 Keys to Integrating Your Sexuality into Everyday Life
• Erotic Mismatches – How to Claim Your Sexual Autonomy and Negotiate Differences with Your Partner’s Sexuality
The Sexual Integration approach to dealing with sexual issues starts with allowing the client to define or begin to discover what their innate sexuality looks like. It supports them to understand what interferes with or resists it honest expression, and then develop a personal methodology to integrate their sexuality into their everyday life in a way that is in integrity with their values, agreements, responsibilities and relationships.
For example, a core conflict may be the internal psychological struggle the client has between their innate sexual desires and the shame, fear, or harsh moral judgments about their sexuality, embedded from their childhood. Past trauma or shaming may have disempowered them in some way from having sexual agency or trusting others with their sexuality. Their religion, partners or community may not condone nor encourage their sexual honesty, style nor frequency. The conflict may also center around fundamental sexual differences with their partner’s sexuality.
If someone is experiencing compulsive use of porn or sex, often called porn/sex-addiction, the Sexual Integration approach considers that the behavior could be a symptom of an underlying psychological conflict, not a psychological nor physical addiction.
In these cases, the porn they view, and the frequency may not the problem. The client’s particular sexual interests from mild to wild may not be the problem. Wanting sex every day may not the problem. Wanting more or different sex than their partner may not the problem.
The problem may be the paralyzing fear or shame they feel of ever revealing the true nature and depths of their sexual desire to those close to them. The problem can be the harm caused in their relationships by the cover-up they must relentlessly maintain as they pursue their desires in secrecy. They may be in deep psychological distress from the sneaking, lying, betrayal, guilt, irresponsibility, fear of discovery and most damaging of all – the loss of personal integrity and trust that the cover-up demands.
SIT considers that when a client learns to claim their birthright as a sexual being, they will realize there is nothing about their authentic sexual nature that deserves to be covered-up. They can then embrace their authentic sexuality as the ecstatic gift it is to themselves and their partners.
Title: Inviting Human Sexuality and Multidimensional Intimacy into a Transpersonal Framework
Title: Creating an Interdisciplinary Transpersonal Sexuality Multidimensional Intimacy Network. Co-Creative Open Field Process
Resumed biography: Galen lectures internationally at universities, grad schools and psychology conferences on Sexual Integration Therapy, Sexual Authenticity, the Psychological Dynamics of Sexual Fantasy, and Untangling Shame, Fear and Trauma from Sexual Desire.
He is on the faculty of the Modern Sex-Therapy Institute where he offers CE approved classes for therapists. He has a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
Galen’s research is based on the analysis of over 6000 participants from his Discover Your Personal Erotic Myth sex-research survey mapping the collision of fear, shame, and trauma with sexual development and desire.
His most recent book, “Decoding Your Kink – Guide to Explore, Share and Enjoy Your Wildest Sexual Desires” has been praised by sexual psychologists and educators as “Visionary …Masterful …Groundbreaking …Cutting Edge…Worth its Weight in Diamonds … Highly Recommended…A Must Read!” He is also the author of “The Sharp Edge of Love – Extreme Sex, Mythic Passion, Primal Intensity.
Learn more at https://galenfous.com
Language of the intervention: English