Are you hesitant to confront the unseen impacts of sexual trauma? Are you unsure about how to navigate sexual health and reclaim your pleasure? Armed with insights from Dr. Holly Richmond, a somatic psychotherapist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified sex therapist, we venture into an enlightening journey of discovery and healing.

Together with Dr. Richmond, we demystify the profound effects of sexual trauma and the addictive processes birthed from it. We navigate through the twists and turns of somatic psychotherapy, shedding light on how this body-informed therapeutic approach is instrumental in regulating the nervous system and reclaiming sexual health. Looking through the lens of Dr. Richmond’s book, ‘Reclaiming Pleasure’, we explore somatic and psychological factors integral to survivors’ erotic recovery, and the compulsive sexual behaviors employed by survivors to mitigate their trauma.

Bringing Dr. Richmond’s wisdom to the fore, we conclude our conversation with a powerful segment on healing and reclaiming pleasure from sexual trauma. We explore the significance of fostering safe spaces, establishing boundaries, and reconnecting with the body. Our conversation also underscores the paramount role of two-way communication in trauma recovery, and the survivors’ journey in a world that often sidelines those with traumatic histories. Join us for this vital conversation that promises to enlighten and guide you in your own journey of self-discovery and wellness.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Recovering sexual health after trauma
  • Trauma, compulsivity, and sexual behaviors
  • Healing from sexual trauma and reclaiming pleasure
  • Holly’s wisdom and hope

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