Embodied Couples Practices:
Purposeful Pleasure to Heal Wounds & Ruptures

presented by Thea Harvey, PhD, MFT and
Duane Harvey, MA, MFT

Friday, November 3, 2023

10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern for 3 hours

This three-hour webinar provides a comprehensive understanding of embodied couples practices. Attendees, who are encouraged to bring their partners, will explore the intersection between the mind and body in the context of couples therapy and how embodied practices can be used to help couples deepen their connection and achieve greater levels of intimacy.

We will explore an integrative model of Imago and sex therapy and explain how purposeful pleasure can heal. Participants will learn embodied practices and strategies incorporating the body to facilitate closeness and cooperation. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, attendees will learn how to use embodied practices to help couples become more attuned to one another and to access more profound levels of connection.

The webinar presents a variety of clinical interventions, including partner yoga, breathwork, and guided touch meditations. These practices help couples process difficult emotions, to develop greater empathy and compassion for one another, deepen their physical and emotional connection, and heighten their experience of pleasure. No prior yoga or meditation experience necessary. By the end of this three-hour class, participants will have a deeper understanding of embodied practices' role in couples therapy.

Pricing and Discounts

Cost: $90

IRNA Members - 15% off

Early Bird Discount - an additional 10% off if registered by 10/27

Members must be logged in to get discounts.

Learning Objectives & Agenda

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how sexual issues can impact a relationship and vice versa and how to approach both in a holistic and integrated manner.
  • Describe how they will incorporate embodied practices and other interventions into their work with couples to enhance sexual and relational satisfaction.
  • Identify common sexual issues and challenges in couples therapy, including managing power dynamics, communication barriers, and different expectations around sex.
  • Demonstrate understanding of strategies for addressing these issues in a sensitive, empathetic, and effective way. 
  • Illustrate how to promote long-term growth and satisfaction in couples by helping them uncover their hidden erotic and relational potential, build intimacy and connection, and cultivate ongoing communication and sexual pleasure.

Click here for a detailed agenda for this course. 

This webinar will be presented online via Zoom and is intended for therapists in general at the intermediate level. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

About Thea & Duane

Thea and Duane Harvey are a dynamic wife and husband duo with a combined work experience of over 40 years, helping hundreds of couples repair their connection and renew their relationships. They bring unique skills and insights that blended offer a comprehensive formula for sustaining, positive, and passionate long-term committed relationships. Both certified Imago Relationship Therapists and licensed marriage and family therapists founded Harvey Center for Relationships, a boutique private practice a few blocks from Santa Monica beach in Southern California.

Dr. Thea Harvey is a certified AASECT sex therapist and kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She incorporates mindfulness and yoga to assist clients in connecting with their bodies, emotions, and partners. Her passion for helping couples improve their intimacy and sexuality has led her to specialize in sex therapy. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology in 2023. 

Duane Harvey is an Imago Relationships Consultant and is considered a therapist’s therapist. His years of experience have given him a deep understanding of the complex dynamics that can arise in relationships and how to navigate them effectively. Harville Hendrix originally trained him in 1991. 

Thea and Duane Harvey have written several articles for HuffPost and are featured podcast guests. They have led numerous workshops for clinicians and couples. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and compassion to their relationship counseling practice. As a married couple, they offer a valuable perspective in addition to their skills and experience, allowing them to support couples in various relationship issues, from communication problems to sexual discrepancies. They are committed to helping couples deepen their connection, improve their relationships, and experience heightened levels of pleasure.

Continuing Education

This webinar is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

*Please note that R Cassidy is no longer an APA approved sponsor and the coverage provided is limited. Please read the coverage details carefully before purchasing.

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