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SEX, LOVE AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS with Robert Firestone, PhD
Although sexuality is one of the greatest pleasures in life and an opportunity for gratification and fulfillment, it can be complex, difficult, and sometimes even traumatic. Men and women are often confused about themselves as sexual beings and are vulnerable to distorted self-perceptions and destructive internal voices that have been incorporated during their developmental years.
This compelling film explores three fundamental questions: "What is healthy sexuality?" "What is love?" and "Why do so many men and women find it difficult to sustain closeness, sexuality and love in their intimate relationships?" Dr. Robert Firestone describes early childhood experiences and societal influences that impact an individual's emerging sexuality. These concepts are vividly brought to life as actual couples explore their sexual and relational dynamics, and identify destructive thoughts and critical voices that often occur before, during or after a sexual experience. Finally, the film introduces clinicians to Voice Therapy, a powerful approach that they can use to help clients challenge the voices that interfere with healthy sexual relating and sustain a relationship that combines true intimacy and sexuality.
From watching this video, you'll learn:
*What love and sexuality mean to several different couples.
*Why distorted sexual perceptions often interfere with relationships.
*How to help couples challenge internal destructive voices regarding their sexuality and help them build true intimacy with their partners.
ABOUT ROBERT FIRESTONE, PhD
Robert Firestone, PhD is the Glendon Association's consulting theorist. His innovative ideas related to psychotherapy, couple and family relationships, suicide and parenting are the cornerstone of Glendon's research and publications. He developed Voice Therapy, as well as the Firestone Assessment of Self-destructive Thoughts (FAST), a scale that assesses suicide potential. He is the author of several books including The Fantasy Bond, Voice Therapy, Combating Destructive Thought Processes and Compassionate Child Rearing.