Sex and Schemas (1 day workshop, Melbourne)
February 8, 2020 | Many, if not most patients, arrive in our rooms with an impaired sexual self. Sex can activate their Defectiveness, Mistrust/Abuse, Emotional Deprivation schemas and so they have learned to have “Detached Protector” sex, “Perfectionistic Over-controller” sex or “ Self-Aggrandiser” sex (to name a few!).
Others have used sex as a Detached Self-Soother/Stimulator for many years (for example problematic pornography use) and are not able to connect with the person in front of them. Still others have mode clashes operating in their relationships that spill over into the bedroom resulting in using sex as a weapon. This workshop will focus on how to assesses, formulate and build healthy adult sexuality in individuals and couples from a Schema Therapy perspective.
This workshop will cover:
· Using mode maps to formulate a client's sexual self
· Identifying schemas that are triggered by sexual intimacy
· Imagery re-scripting
· Mode dialogues
· Couples interventions to shift mode clash patterns
· Practical tools to grow Healthy Adult sexuality
A working knowledge of Schema Therapy is essential for this workshop. If you haven't completed any Schema Therapy training you are strongly recommended to attend the Chronic Axis I training or Schema Therapy for Borderline and Complex Trauma training .
Price: $250 Early Bird, until December 30, then $275
Time: 9am-4pm, Refreshments provided, lunch options nearby
Location: 23 Queensberry Street Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia