Full Course Description
Erotic Recovery for Low-Sex & No-Sex Couples: Tammy Nelson's step-by-step training course
- Participants will review core interventions for renewing desire, reviewing strategies for low desire couples.
- Participants will review treatment strategies and learn current paradigms for relationships with no sex couples.
- Participants will understand how sexual and couple’s therapy can help with past, and underlying causes for sexless relationships.
- Participants will understand the integrative cognitive, relational and physical issues that cause desire disorders and how they manifest in relationships.
- Participants will assess for sexual traumas and integrate treatment priorities in a treatment plan focused on increasing desire.
- Participants will explore how relaxation, sexual empathy and erotic recovery help to heal low sex and no sex relationships.
- Participants will identify at least three types of pleasure resistance; pleasure avoidance, denial, and rejection and how these lead to sexual discrepancies.
- Participants will learn how control, betrayal, trust and identity issues effect eroticism in sexual partnerships.
- Participants will learn treatment interventions for arousal dysfunction due to affairs and other betrayals.
- Participants will explore erotic recovery, sexual empathy, and monogamy agreements as healing strategies.
- Participants will learn how to create an erotic recovery plan as a psychotherapeutic treatment plan and intervention.
- Session 1: Introduction: How Desire is Lost & Found
- Session 2: Stage One: Reducing Denial
- Session 3: Stage Two: Reframing Resistance (Part 1)
- Session 4: Stage Two: Reframing Resistance (Part 2)
- Session 5: Stage Three: Reimaging Aversion (Part 1)
- Session 6: Stage Three: Reimaging Aversion (Part 2)
- Session 7: Stage Four: Recreating Relationship (Part 1)
- Session 8: Stage Four: Recreating Relationship (Part 2)
The Rules of the New Monogamy: The Changing Face of Committed Relationships
More couples today than ever before are negotiating their monogamy in new and creative ways, including open marriage, polyamory, group marriages, transgender relationships, and a variety of intentional partnerships. As therapists, we need to understand these new developments, the challenges they bring, and the skills required of us to remain open and aware of our own triggers when addressing them. In this workshop, you’ll explore:
- How to help clients develop a code of integrity that will define their monogamy and develop their own unique shared definition of honesty, even if it involves a departure from traditional sexual fidelity
- How to coach clients on negotiating flexible monogamy arrangements as well as how to renegotiate a new one after infidelity
Why open marriages work for some and fail for others—and how to identify the early problem signs and help couples recover when the arrangement isn’t working
- Creating the New Monogamy Agreement
- The Explict and Implicit Agreement
- Renegotiating Rules of Monogamy Through Developmental Stages
- The Momogamy Continuum
- The New Normal
- Eroticism and Companionship
- What Couples Want May Be Changing
- Components of an Affair
- The Outside Emotional Relationship
- The Dishonesty
- The Sexual Relationship
- Steps in Recovery
- Creating Understanding
- Renegotiate Agreements
- Initiate Erotic Recovery
- Empathy in Recovery
- Two Elements in Couple Relationships
- Business of Relationship
- Sexual Aspects
- Create A New Vision of The Relationship
- Through Exploration and Discussion with Couples
- Outline for Both the New Vision of the Future
- Creating Agreement over Accepted Behaviors
- Explore how to help clients develop a code of integrity that will define their monogamy and develop their own unique shared definition of honesty, even if it involves a departure from traditional sexual fidelity
- Explore how to coach clients on negotiating flexible monogamy arrangements as well as how to renegotiate a new one after infidelity
- Explore why open marriages work for some and fail for others—and how to identify the early problem signs and help couples recover when the arrangement isn’t working