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Part II: A Theoretical and Experiential Exploration of Body-Based Sex Therapy

  • 24 Aug 2020
  • 28 Aug 2020
  • The Charlie Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

 A Theoretical and Experiential Exploration of Body-Based Sex Therapy

Presented By: Stella Resnick, PhD


The ERST training integrates body-based Gestalt therapy, sex therapy, couples therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology. ERST is a holistic body-mind approach to individual and couples’ sexual enhancement through present-centered experiential processing, breath awareness and intention. The work is supported by the latest developments in neurobiology, grounded in an understanding of human sexual biodiversity, and attuned to the critical roles of pleasure and play in healing, health, and happiness.

Presenter bio:

Stella Resnick, PhD is a clinical psychologist, trainer, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. She trained with both Fritz and Laura Perls and many other early pioneers in body psychotherapy. She has been studying interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory since 2001 and has been in a peer study group with Allan Schore for ten years. Her full-spectrum approach (cognitive-somatic and experiential-behavioral) focuses on the quality of life and health benefits of not only resolving chronic emotional pain but also specifically enhancing the capacity to enjoy pleasure and play. She views sexuality holistically, as a core aspect of the whole person and recognizes sexual development, and sex-negative or positive programin,g as intricately intertwined with the self-development from infancy, through childhood, adolescence, and throughout the lifespan. Stella received her doctorate at Indiana University, interned at UC Medical Center's Langley Porter NPI and has been practicing and training therapists in the U.S. and abroad for decades. She specializes in couples and sex therapy in Beverly Hills, CA and trains and supervises therapists in Embodied Relational Sex Therapy™ (ERST). She has written three books focused on pleasure: The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings; The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love; and her latest book, Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology (2019) on which the ERST training is based.



Embodied Relational Sex Therapy Training™ (ERST)

A Theoretical and Experiential Exploration of Body-Based Sex Therapy

Sexual health is an essential area of study in the training of all psychotherapists both for personal growth and for professional development. Participants will explore body-based present-centered experiential Gestalt methods and have opportunities to process their own emotional, sexual and relational repair and pleasure enhancement.

With Stella Resnick, PhD

27 hours each workshop, Part I March 2 through March 6, 2020 and Part II: Mon. August 24 through Fri. August 28, 2020

Groups meet Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6:30 pm each day and Friday 10am to 1pm

Total of 54 CEs for APA, MFT, LCSW, and more through R. Cassidy Seminars

The ERST 2020 Program

Full Program: Two Five-Day workshops,

Part I: Mon. March 2 through Fri. March 6, 2020
Part II: Mon. August 24 through Fri. August 28, 2020

Part I: Mon. March 2 through Fri. March 6: Sexuality at the Core of the Whole Person

Module One: A New Look at Sexual Problems: Tracing embodied relational sexual roots in childhood, and adolescence, to adult pleasure and happiness.

Module Two: Sexual Healing Heals More than Sex: Working with the breath, sensory awareness, intuitive sensing, memories, emotions, and stress regulation, to heal shame, embrace authenticity, and broaden expansive pleasures.

Part II: Mon. August 24 through Fri. August 28: Embodied Relational SexTherapy for Couples

Module Three: Calling Forth Authentic Love and Desire: Processing relational and sexual trauma, repairing trust, integrating love, sex, and commitment.

Module Four: Couples’ Sexual Fulfillment and Interpersonal Growth: Authenticity, empathy, the integrated sexual self, essentials of romance and play, sexual aliveness, synchrony in breath, left brain sex vs. right brain sex, mindful eroticism.

Enrollment is limited. For more information & to register, visit:

Part I and Part II are also available for separate registration and attendance, Couples are welcomed at a discounted rate.

EVENT LOCATION: The Charlie Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

COST: $1950 for each workshop; $3875 for Full Program


Fill out the registration form and send in payment of $1950 to hold your place for Part I, or $3875 for the full program of Part I and II.

Web Link for Registration:

Part 1: 27 CEs, Part II: 27 CEs; Total Program: 54 CEs for APA, MFT, LCSW, and more through R. Cassidy Seminars

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