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Body. Heart. Mind. Spirit
Holistic Sexual Healing provides holistic counseling as a means to seek the integration and alignment of body, heart, mind, and spirit in a way that supports you, honors your story, and allows you to experience more freedom and aliveness.
Holistic Counseling Vs. Traditional Counseling
Many clients report years of therapy, even coaching, and not being able to achieve the changes that they have long desired. Traditionally, both templates focus on updating and reframing thinking, expressing emotions, and changing behavioral patterns. For some, this is enough and works great. For others, a holistic approach to counseling is needed.
Sex therapy or counseling is a specialized form of talk therapy* that focuses on concerns of sexual functioning, expression, or communication about sex.
Most individuals and couples have sexual problems at some point and most problems are quite normal and fixable.
Conversations are sex-positive providing every client the opportunity to explore, discover, and express their sexual story and their sexual being while healing the learnings or impact of culture, religion, and family. Therefore, each holistic counseling session is a warm and inviting space so that each individual is met wherever they are on their personal path to sexual discovery, acceptance, and pleasure.
How Holistic Counseling Works
Holistic healing does not fix a problem. Instead, it helps us find ways to release and heal the memory of the body, heart, and mind. We teach the body to let go and unravel the habitual mental loops while opening up the heart space and reconnect more “wholey” with the energy of the body.
Sex and Sexuality as a tool for growth and healing. With holistic healing, we can let go of the idea of being “fixed” and instead receive healing.
Through the lens of holistic sexuality, sexual healing through holistic counseling is not about dysfunction or performance. Rather it is about aligning genuinely and authentically body-heart-mind-spirit with who we are sensually and sexually.
Sexual preferences, orientation, and expression and gender are viewed pieces to our sexual story and are seen as a neutral, natural part of who we are.
What is usually seen as dysfunctional or poor performance, are paths to deepen sexual exploration and accept who we are as sexual beings. These “obstacles” are therefore the very thing that allow and creates space for us to receive healing through holistic counseling. There’s no need to fix that which is fertile grounds for our growth.
The Body and a Holistic Approach to Counseling
Our body remembers and holds deep within the tissue of our being what the mind and heart may have forgotten. What we experience in our lives, our tissues remember.
Whether physical, mental, or emotional trauma, the physical body remembers the experience of the mind and vice versa.
In an effort to help us feel safe and so that we know how to respond and survive any given experience, the nervous and muscular systems develop a protective reaction for future threats. We develop a durable and robust defense mechanism or coping skill.
The problem occurs when this function no longer serves us and we are left with reactions shutting down, avoiding, dissociating, or habitual tension patterns. We find ourselves in an endless cycle of tightness and exhaustion due to an over-functioning of the sympathetic system—fight, freeze, or flight response.
So when we experience something in our environment that reminds us even slightly of a previous experience or emotion, we then unconsciously choose to avoid, tighten, and re-enact previous responses.