Dr. Schnarch's theories and practices about intimacy and desire are the focus of much of my work with couples and individuals dealing with relationship and sexual issues. I have had the opportunity to train with Dr. Schnarch, and participated in a monthly consultation with crucibletherapy.com co-founder and his spouse, Dr. Ruth Morehouse. www.crucibletherapy.com
Dr. Yapko's theories and practices about anxiety and depression are the focus of much of my work with couples, adults, adolescents and children, in dealing with anxiety and depression. I have studied and continue to participate in a monthly consultation program with him. Yapko.com Michael Yapko on the Huffington Post
Salon.com: In particular, read Cary Tennis “Since You Asked…”. Cary Tennis is the modern day Ann Landers - well known for his answers to many of life’s difficult questions. His responses are so good, other magazines will publish them. www.salon.com
Huffington Post Canada: Because it’s independent news and articles are from some of the best journalists across the country. www.huffingtonpost.ca
Charlie Rose: Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders. Watch the Brain & Memory episodes. www.charlierose.com
Movies and Counselling: Sometimes watching a movie on a particular issue can help individuals, couples, and families begin to talk about difficult topics. This is a great website! www.cinematherapy.com
Norman Doidge: Dr. Doidge’s work has been instrumental in making us look at the Brain’s capacity to change and re-wire itself. Many of my techniques and approaches in marital, sex therapy, trauma recovery, and hypnotherapy are based on Norman Doidge’s work. www.normandoidge.com
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) partners with Medavie Blue Cross to provide counselling benefits to qualified Veterans. I am a registered health care provider with Medavie Blue Cross. veterans.gc.ca
Trauma:Stephen Porges, Ph.D. (The Polyvagal Theory) Is a professor of psychiatry and has researched and written about how trauma affects an individual’s nervous system/development. www.stephenporges.com
Trauma: Judith Herman, M.D. Her work in the area of trauma recovery has brought a new level of understanding.
Walk the Talk: Find My O with Betsy Blankenbaker Based on her book "Autobiography of an Orgasm" this video is a short, heart-to-heart look at one woman’s spiritual journey to recovery from sexual abuse. www.youtube.com Sheri Winston: Women’s Anatomy of Arousal. Winner, 2010 book of the year from the American Association of Sex Educator, Counsellors & Therapists. It is the most comprehensive, exciting, practical book on women’s sexuality. Author Sheri Winston, CNM, RN, BSN, LMT is a sex educator who gives workshops on "Wholistic Sexuality.” I love ‘wholistic’ - it is a book for most, lesbian, straight, transgender couples.
Come As You Are A wonderful, giving, safe, sex shop in a funky part of Toronto. It is a co-operative that supports great, safe sex for all. Apparently, the world's only worker-owned co-operative sex shop, with a fundamentally anti-capitalist and feminist approach to sexual pleasure, health, and education. Unlike most retailers, we don't make commission and we don't profit from your purchases. Staff also provide weekend workshops for trauma survivors creating a safe place to talk about safe pleasures. www.comeasyouare.com
Porn and Sex Addiction
TED talks Why do I include these 2 TED talks? To look at sex and porn addiction, one is required to admit how novelty and categorizing replace mature experiences of intimacy. One must admit that they left the Dare-To-Care program a long time ago or were never in the program. When working with these concerns, I often require the client and I to discuss these two TED talks, repeatedly. Video: The Great Porn Experiment, Gary Wilson, TED Talks Video: Why I stopped Watching Porn, Ran Gavrieli, TED Talks