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How Mindfulness Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life

Mindfulness, a significant teaching in the Buddhist tradition, is an effective technique to reduce worry and rumination by increasing self-awareness, cultivating self-compassion, and practicing a
state of non-judgment (Kabat-Zinn, 1994). Clinical studies have shown the emotional and physical benefits of mindfulness in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression (Strauss, Cavanagh,
Oliver, & Pettman, 2014). Additionally, studies show how mindfulness helps to treat sexual difficulties, decrease sex related stress, reduce sexual pain, and increase sexual pleasure (Brotto,
2013). With practice, mindfulness can become an effective strategy to help with emotional regulation (Ortner et al., 2007), promote relationship satisfaction (Barnes et al., 2007), as well as significantly improve sexual functioning, including desire, orgasm, and arousal (Brotto et al.,  2008). Holzel et al (2011) also found how the practice of mindfulness increased body awareness,  and present moment sensations that lead to improved sexual arousal. However, the use of  mindful sex or research among Latin@s is limited. This workshop addresses this gap by  providing an 1) overview of the research on mindful sex, 2) highlighting the benefits and  contraindications of incorporating mindfulness with sex therapy 3) providing a mindfulness demonstration, 4) focusing on cultural, clinical and digital mindfulness resources, and 5) best practices for incorporating culturally based mindful sex approaches into your daily life and practice. As we continue to be bombarded with busy schedules, multiple obligations, and high levels of stress, it is important to learn how mindfulness techniques can help us manage stress in healthy ways, and enhance our sexual lives and relationships. This presentation will be useful for anyone who is curious about mindful sex approaches, looking for practical and effective strategies to increase sexual health awareness, yearning to cultivate sex positive attitudes in their personal lives, and to connect others with similar interests.
*This on-demand content was originally presented live in 2021
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    • Introductory Level
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        What You’ll Learn in this Course

        Review one mindful sex research study.
        List 2 mindful resources to use in your sex therapy practice.
        AASECT Certification

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        What Our Students Say

        Especially relevant to clinical practice. Super helpful!
        Molly W. 
        Licensed Clinical Psychologist
        Dr. Brito is an excellent presenter and always finds a way to incorporate diversity which is appreciated. Content was excellent and the teaching style was warm and accepting, allowing various levels of expertise to learn the material that was presented in a discernible manner.
        Lori L.
        Licensed Clinical Psychologist
        The information that was shared is very useful and I am looking forward to integrating mindful sex priniciples with my patients.
        Yadira C.
        Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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        —   About the Instructor

        Janet Brito, Phd, PSY, LCSW, CST-S

        Latinx Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor

        Dr. Janet Brito is an AASECT-certified sex therapist & supervisor who also has a license in clinical psychology and social work. 
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