Hey Sex Book Club Nerds,
I'm the new book club leader and so happy to have the book club starting up again!
The book we have selected for February 2018 is:
Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual (1st Edition)
by Linda Weiner (Author), Constance Avery-Clark (Author)
When: Sunday February 18, 2018 @ 11:30am-1pm
Where: Heather McPherson's Office, 2525 Wallingwood Drive, Building 12, Austin, TX 78746
RSVP required by February 11, 2018 by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's What It's About:
Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual is an illustrated manual that provides health professionals with specific information on the use of the structured touching opportunities used regularly by Sexologists to address their clients’ sexual difficulties (Sensate Focus 1) and enhance intimate relationships (Sensate Focus 2). This book is the only one to: vividly describe and illustrate the specific steps of, activities involved in, and positions associated with Sensate Focus; emphasize the purpose of Sensate Focus as a mindfulness-based practice; and distinguish between the purposes of Sensate Focus 1 and Sensate Focus 2.
Through the use of artful drawings and descriptive text, this manual engages mental health and medical professionals and their clients by appealing to both the visual and the analytical. It discusses how modifications to Sensate Focus can be applied to diverse populations, such as LGBTQ clients, the elderly, the disabled, trauma survivors, and those with challenges such as Autism Spectrum, anxiety, and depression. The book also offers suggestions for dealing with common client difficulties such as avoidance, confusion, and goal directed attitudes. This comprehensive approach to Sensate Focus will remind readers of the beauty and power of touch while offering suggestions for moving from avoidance to sensory transcendence.
Please make sure you have read and/or are familiar with the majority of the text and come prepared with a few talking points!
I'll send a reminder email about the book club meeting in early February.
Jennifer McAdams, Ph.D.