I HAVE WORKED WITH WOMEN IN COUNSELING
During this time span I have observed many changes in the issues and concerns that women have brought to counseling. Starting out as a sex therapist and couples counselor, the primary issues were often about physical concerns. Women often shared about their lack of desire for sex, inability to orgasm and often specific relationship concerns.
Men often complained about premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation or loss of desire for the partner. The men rarely came to my office about relationship concerns. In fact, I used to often say: Women drag men in for couples counseling but men drag women in for sex therapy.
Relationships have changed in the past few decades. More women are pursuing careers. with the high divorce rate, many couples are in their 2nd, 2rd or even 4th marriage dealing with the complex issues of blended families, step-children, ex-spouses, divided loyalties. Women expect more equality in their relationships and men are often confused about their masculine identity and required roles. Infidelity has expanded to include virtual reality with global opportunities for romantic connection. Public awareness has increased about so many of the issues that may lead to problems, such as trauma and sexual abuse, substance abuse, mental and physical illnesses and more.
Many women express a strong desire to create a wonderful, loving and passionate relationship but they may believe it is impossible for them. Many women have strong sexual desire and are concerned about a man who seems ambivalent or often avoids sexual intimacy. People are sharing more openly about their gender identity or gender preference issues, sometimes coming out as gay or lesbian, and sometimes expressing transgender concerns.
With a lifetime of personal experience with my own love relationships as well as decades of attending courses, conferences, and recently creating virtual summit video interviews, I know a lot about relationships. As a woman it is easy for me to have an understanding of what women want and desire and need as well as what society has imposed upon us. As a therapist and coach I also have a grasp of the types of internal struggles and societal problems men are facing in the work force, at home and in the world at large.
After hosting the unique and eye-opening Men and Love Series, I was asked to create another summit all about women . So — I developed the Women and Love Summit to focus on WOMEN, what they want, need, desire, what enhances or detracts from love, and what steps they can take now to create more loving relationships.
The Live Event has ended, but you can still get access to all the videos at a nominal fee.
This is a very special series of interviews I conducted with leading psychotherapists, sex therapists, best-selling authors, TEDx and Keynote Speakers, entrepreneuers, and successful coaches. The entire series is available for at a very discounted fee. There is so much life changing value in these videos.
As a former Professor of Health and Physical Education, I worked with macho men whose behavior bordered on sexual harrassment at a time when women did not speak up about such stuff. So I know, firsthand, what that feels like for a woman. I also had very close relationships with these men so I grew to understand their perspective, lifestyles and their individual modus operandi.
In my work, I use gentle touch and counseling that includes Gestalt Therapy, Eriksonian Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Spirituality, Stress Managment, Body Awareness, Guided Imagery, and so much more. There is one gene that is only turned on through gentle touch and that helps to soften the long-held tensions and body armoring that most men do carry. Emotions emerge that you may not have understood before but it like a light bulb going off, a Big Aha! And intimacy is finally a possibility.
When I work with couples, and they have gotten beyond being angry and blaming each other and are finally ready to get back to love, the body therapy sessions are often so beautiful. Finally, in that state of alpha and delta waves flowing in their brains, they feel compassion, love, tenderness and true intimacy with their partner.
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The Gift Of Love
Be Who You Are – The Greatest Gift Of All
The Delicate Dance Of Love
Beautiful Bare Feet – Fetish or Fantasy
RADIO INTERVIEWS WITH DR. ERICA
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Make Love to Every Moment
The Soul of Uncertainty
Love: The Stripped Down Naked Truth
A Healthy Relationship – What Does It Look Like?
Relationship Mastery Strategies
It Really IS That Complicated
Navigating Your Life and Relationships Without A Script
Access to Passion
The Mystery Of The Self
Out Of The Darkness Into The Light – A Blind Man Leads The Way
Ignite Your Relationships
How To Keep Love Alive – At Any Age!
Three Invisible Connectors: Space, Bridge, And Encounter
Are You Happy In Love?
How To Live From A Loving Consciousness
The Magic Of Self Love
A Diet Of Love
Do Age Differences Matter?
Meditation For Daily Stress Relief
Solving The Autoimmune Puzzle
Get Ready for Love
Intimacy Pact – How Have You Created Yours?
Clean Loving, Clean Life
Download Love, Upload Loving Relationships
Do You Know the Secret for Creating A Long Lasting Loving Relationship?
All You Need Is Love
The Neuroplasticity of Relationships
Don’t Got to Sleep Mad – Get Back to Love
Relationship Success – Look Forward Not Back
When Stress Takes Over, Where Does Love Go?
Movement and Change – Can Your Relationship Survive?
Listen to Me … Please
I Love You … I Love You Not
Accelerate the Love in Your Relationship
Create the Relationship You Want, Not the One You Don’t Want
How High is Your Relationship Trust Rank?
A Loving Relationship is Not an Olympic Event
The 10 Relationship Powers You Need
Find Lasting Love and Avoid the Problems and Dangers
Your Heroes – How They Affect Your Relationships Today
The Fragility of Love and the Complex Path to Loving Well
The ABC’s of Love – The Art of Loving Made Simple
Speak Up – 3 Steps to Having That Important Relationship Conversation
Other People Make Relationships Difficult – 3 Questions to Ask Yourself
Relationship Healing Question – Ask … What Matters to You?
Speaking About Love
What Does Love Mean to You?
The Immaculate Conception of Love
Imagine Love Everywhere Always
Stop the Dating Cycle and Finally Get a Commitment
How Much Patience is Enough in Personal and Professional Relationships?
7 Simple Ways to Bring Romance Back Into Your Life
104 Places to Meet the Love of Your Life
Relationships CAN Heal
One Moment in Time
Oxytocin Hormone Helps You Connect, Cuddle and So Much More
Gratitudes for 2013 and Manifesting Intentions for 2014
Creating Loving Relationships – What Question Do You Ask?
YOU Make a Difference – Don’t Ever Forget That
Marriage and Divorce Stats Around the World
Untying the Knot
Love is Ending – Divorce is Near
5 Essential Ways to Be You
Relationships Over 50 – AARP Study Reveals….
Start Strong, Stay Strong – Loving Your Dreams and Intentions
Color Your Relationships For Love
Come Home To Love
Goodbye Inner Critic – Hello Love
How to Persuade the One You Love or Anyone Else
Love Is A Simple Game If You Play By The Rules
Relationship Marketing – Do It Right Or Don’t Do It!