In this episode of EnVibe Life Conversations, Amy and Cheryl are joined by couples and sex therapist, Dr. Tiffany Stanley. They discuss couples’ therapy, sex therapy, and the need for self-care.
In this episode:
02:20 – Dr. Stanley’s background and current practice.
03:28 – EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy and EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy)
05:10 – Focus on Self-Care and “me first”.
05:35 – What is sex therapy? What can you expect when seeing a sex therapist?
07:55 – Ethical boundaries in sex therapy. Focus on sexual functioning, education, healing after sexual trauma.
10:10 – Dispelling myths surrounding the quality of sexual health and satisfaction.
11:35 – The value of professional therapy for mental health.
12:32 – A rise in relationship conflict during COVID.
14:24 – The importance of self-care and how it underlies all other relationship health.
16:10 – Why self-care is the starting point, even in couples’ therapy.
18:48 – The power of affirmations. How to use them.
19:29 – Worthiness and the willingness to receive as a part of manifesting those things you want in your life. How that
also applies to our sex lives.
21:20 – The power of curiosity.
22:54 – Will relationships get back to “normal” after COVID? Most people went into survival-mode at the onset of COVID, and the duration has been longer than we anticipated.
24:40 – How COVID exacerbated anxiety, depression, and conflict.
26:25 – New issues to work through as society begins to ease social restrictions after COVID.
27:07 – How individuals and single people have seen an increase in loneliness and isolation.
29:34 – How establishing healthy patterns of care can help when you encounter difficult situations.
31:40 – The need for each of us to figure out what works for us.
33:25 – Guided Imagery and Guided Meditation. How they impact our nervous system and benefit us physiologically.
39:16 – How Dr. Stanley lives EnVibe.
To learn more about Dr. Stanley and her practice, visit www.tiffanystanleytherapy.com
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