Embodied Relational Sex Therapy™ (ERST)
ERST Virtual for Two
Online Zoom Three-weekend Training Program in August 2020
Only 2 spots Open, As of July 5
Join as an Individual, as a Couple, with a Friend or Colleague
(Come by yourself, or with a Romantic, Platonic, or Collegial Partner)
No experiential exercises will involve sexual activity during the sessions.
Friday and Saturday, (Every Other Weekend)
July 31-August 1; August 14-15; August 28-29
Hours: 10am-12:30 pm and 2:30 to 5:00 pm PDT each day
30 hours, 30 CEs for professionals
(AASECT, APA, LCSW, MFT, and many more
through R. Cassidy Seminars)
Open to All:
Therapists, Couples, and Growth-Oriented Individuals
What is love in this time of pandemic and added stress? How has COVID affected our relationships, particularly our domestic relationships where body-to-body intimacy can be dangerous? How does this affect raising children when you’re afraid to comfort them when they’re hurt or scared? And what happens to kissing, holding, making love? These are our new intimacy issues where touching and entering each other’s personal space can be hazardous to health or even life.
Given the new reality of our current global pandemic, I’ve designed a virtual format for the transformational ERST training. This Zoom-based program is a 3-weekend, 10-hour webinar per weekend, for a total of 30 hours and 30 CE credits for professionals. This ERST training will focus on emotional, relational, and sexual health and I am opening it to non-professionals as well. Here are the details.
This is a Special Offer— Therapists: here’s your opportunity to invite your partner to a transformational growth experience at no extra charge and enhance your professional training at the same time! There is no extra fee for two participants as long as you share one screen. (You still will be able to maintain distance, if you wish to, by using the screen one at a time. Two-person exercises can be done off-screen six-feet apart and discussed individually online.)
Whether you join by yourself or with a romantic, platonic or collegial partner, this workshop will explore interpersonal dynamics that can enhance any relationship, sexual or non-sexual. Research shows that men and women respond differently to stress. Men tend to externalize stress as anger; women tend to internalize stress as anxiety or shame. How does this gender difference affect our intimate relations whether in an opposite sex or same sex relationship? Even in this time of non-binary gender awareness our coping strategies may differ.
This work is rooted in my dedicated exploration of the science and psychology of pleasure in my books, articles, and training of the last four decades, particularly in my latest book, Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation Through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology, (available on amazon.com).
Options and Methods
Join this workshop by yourself. Those working on their own will have opportunities to explore their sexual and/or non-sexual relationships through relational imagery, re-awakened memories, and interactive group processes with other participants on the Zoom webinar screen.
Join with a partner. You do not have to be in a sexual relationship with your partner. You only need to be willing to share personal feelings, deepen the quality of your relationship, and support each other’s emotional, relational, and sexual healing and growth
This holistic training is didactic and experiential. The experiential processing is rooted in Gestalt theory and practice. The emphasis is on body-based, present-centered, experiential processing to encourage body-awareness and the integration of self, sexuality, and pleasure through openness, authenticity, empathy, and relational attunement.
We work with the breath, sensory awareness, intuitive sensing, memories, emotions, and stress regulation. The aim is to heal shame, embrace authenticity, and broaden expansive pleasures. This work is supported by the latest developments in interpersonal neurobiology, grounded in a solid understanding of human sexual biodiversity, and attuned to the critical roles of pleasure and play in emotional, physical, sexual, and relational health and happiness.
July 31-Aug. 1
Sexuality at the Core of the Whole Person: Defining embodied relational sexuality and experientially tracing its shaping in childhood and adolescence to adult pleasure and happiness.
Sexual Fulfillment and Interpersonal Growth: How sexual healing heals more than sex; authenticity, empathy, processing relational and sexual trauma, repairing trust, and integrating love, sex, and commitment.
Evoking Authentic Love and Desire: Essentials of romance and play, sexual aliveness, synchrony in breath, left brain vs. right brain love, mindful eroticism.
Registration includes all three weekends. There is no registration for individual weekends.
For more information, fees, and to register, please visit
Stella Resnick, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, specializing in relationship and sexual enrichment. Her latest book is Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation Through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology. Her previous two books are, The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love and The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings has been translated into nine different languages, and is considered a classic.
A prominent speaker and seminar leader, Dr. Resnick is a regular presenter at professional conferences, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT).