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Exploring Sexual Intimacy After Trauma: Somatic Trauma Therapy Geelong

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In our quest for love and intimacy, we sometimes encounter hurdles that seem insurmountable. Sexual Intimacy after trauma is a delicate subject that touches many lives, and today, we delve into this topic with understanding and compassion.


Understanding Sexual Trauma and its Impact on Relationships


Sexual trauma can leave lasting scars on an individual, affecting their perception of love, trust, and intimacy. It can cast a shadow on relationships, making it challenging to connect deeply with a partner. And confusion for the person affected by trauma, over the morality of sex and their worth in receiving love, touch and affection.


The journey to healing from such trauma is complex and requires patience and multi-disciplinary approach, and most importantly, professional trauma informed support.


For those navigating the waters of love after experiencing sexual trauma, know that you are not alone. Seeking Somatic Sex therapy can be a pivotal step towards reclaiming your sense of self and reconnecting with your partner on a profound level.


Through therapy, individuals can work through their trauma without having to repeat their story, develop coping mechanisms when triggers arise during intimacy, create somatic awareness of what feels good rather than shame, fears or pain and learn healthier concepts about sex and the wonder and benefits of pleasure.


Sex therapy, particularly Somatic Sex Therapy, helps people at a deep level, where postive change can lock in at many levels, mentally, emotionally and physically.


Somatic Sex Therapy can help people with trauma navigate conversations about their needs that may have previously been neglected and abused and helps foster healthier relationships, and self love.


Embodied Consent and Agency

Embodied consent involves learning to become aware of cues in your body that indicate safety and regulating your nervous system to be receptive to touch and intimacy that you want and clarity and power to express what you don't want. Especially after experiencing trauma, this process empowers individuals to honour their boundaries and communicate their needs effectively.


Somatic Sex Therapy and Sexological Bodywork in Geelong or online are therapies that help individuals reclaim their sexual sovereignty. Changing the individuals relationship to pleasure.




Nurturing Love and Intimacy


Love is a powerful force that transcends boundaries and heals wounds. Nurturing a loving relationship after trauma involves open communication, empathy, and a willingness to grow together. Remember, healing is a journey, and doing that with someone is worthy of the moments of fears and challenges that comes with relating. Seeking help with therapy, is a wonderful way of leaning into the love, and getting the skills and support you need, to make that more successful.


Embracing Vulnerability and Building Trust


Vulnerability is the cornerstone of intimacy. Opening up to your partner about your fears, insecurities, and past experiences can foster a deeper connection built on trust and understanding. It is okay to be vulnerable; it is okay to seek comfort and solace in the arms of someone who cherishes you for who you are. Sex and Relationship Therapy helps couples connect in ways that support intimacy and sex, we utilise sessions to open up about things and to bring generous curiosity to sticky tricky moments.


Sexual Intimacy After Trauma is a challenging but rewarding path towards healing and growth. By seeking support, nurturing love, and embracing vulnerability, individuals can embark on a journey of self-discovery and reclaim their sense of intimacy. Remember, you deserve love, you deserve happiness, and you deserve healing.


My work:

As a therapist specializing in trauma and pleasure, I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy in healing and rebuilding relationships and self confidence and self-love. Remember, healing is possible, and you are worthy of love and intimacy.


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