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Body Image and Sexuality: Befriending the Sexual Self After Trauma


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Speaker:
Angela Gunn, LCSW, CST
Duration:
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jan 19, 2022
Product Code:
POS058800
Media Type:
Digital Recordings


Description

Sexual trauma can set off body hatred and create a distancing from the body, particularly the sexual body, in order to feel safe again. In this session, we’ll explore sociocultural and neurobiological factors affecting clients’ relationships with their bodies after sexual trauma. Working to reduce shame and self-blame, we will develop tools for assisting clients with befriending their sexual bodies. You will learn powerful interventions including cognitive reframing of the context while adding somatic experiencing and sensorimotor tools for healing the body, as well as relational and social strategies for practising safe intimacy again.

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This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.



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Angie Gunn, LCSW, CST, is dedicated to the integration of lived experiences and dismantling systems of oppression to center the experiences of marginalized sex and gender communities in all of her work. Licensed in Oregon and Idaho, Angie co-owned Connective Therapy Collective, a group practice in Oregon, oversees the Equitable Care Certification under Zepp Wellness Center, and founded QTBoi, a community celebrating the complexity of sex and gender. Her work focuses on providing avenues for healing trauma, expanding authenticity and vulnerability, and finding infinite pathways to pleasure, connection and community. She treats primarily 2SLGBTQIPA+, kinky, non-monogamous, sex worker, and sexual trauma survivor clients through the lenses of anti-oppression, liberation psychology, and trauma-centered care. As a queer, kinky, non-monogamous abuse survivor, and sex worker, she's experienced the daily fight to balance personal and professional fulfillment and sexual expression. Through mediation, workshop facilitation and one on one support, her goal is personal integration with all the parts of herself, to provide transformation for all the parts of each of you, your relationships, and your communities.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Angela Gunn maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Angela Gunn has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze at least 3 barriers to optimal sexual functioning that clients who have experienced sexual trauma face. 
  2. Develop cognitive restructuring techniques to assist clients who have experienced sexual trauma to improve treatment outcomes. 
  3. Conduct at least 2 exposure practices to decrease avoidance of the sexual body. 

Outline

  • Socicultural context being a sexual being: shame, guilt and fear 
  • Socicultural context of sexual trauma: blame, avoidance and re-enactment 
  • Neurobiology of sexual trauma: safety vs. pleasure  
  • Somatic impact of sexual trauma: my body isn’t mine anymore 
  • Tools for integration and healing 
    • social/ emotional/ relational tools 
    • physical/ sexual tools 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians 
  • Nurses 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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