Mindfulness & Intimacy – Overcome Intimacy Problems

Mindfulness is an ancient practice based in Buddhist traditional meditation that has been adapted for the West and popularised since the 1970s.

Far from being feel-good mumbo jumbo, scientists and researchers globally can attest to the effectiveness of mindfulness practices to work with a variety of conditions from post traumatic stress disorder and chronic anxiety through to depression and debilitating pain.

More recently a variety of studies have conclusively proven that mindfulness is also especially effective in working with problems of sex and intimacy[1]. Research has shown that low sexual desire is experienced by the majority (75%) of older women, 39% of women aged 45-64, and 22% of younger women and been effectively treated with the application of sex-specific mindfulness programs.[2] Beyond this mindfulness practices have also been helpful in working with symptoms of genital / sexual pain, gynecological cancer and distress from a history of sexual abuse.[3]

The next workshop for women starts Feb 15. 2017 Info here .

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[1] Lori A. Brotto, Rosemary Basson. Group mindfulness-based therapy significantly improves sexual desire in women. Behaviour Research and Therapy 57 (2014) 43e54

[2] Shifren, J. L., Monz, B. U., Russo, P. A., Segreti, A., & Johannes, C. B. (2008). Sexual problems and distress in United States women: prevalence and correlates. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 112(5), 970e978

[3] Lori A. Brotto, David Goldmeier.  Mindfulness Interventions for Treating Sexual Dysfunctions: the Gentle Science of Finding Focus in a Multitask World. J Sex Med 2015; 12:1687–1689