What is Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy (PST)?
Psychosexual Somatics ® is a knowledge-based method for resolving sex and intimacy issues drawing resources from psychotherapy, neuroscience, trauma therapy, osteopathy, myofascial release, energy psychology and clinical sexology. The work is short-term; usually between 4-6 2hr sessions will resolve most sex and intimacy issues. Using a combination of psychotherapeutic and bodywork techniques, practitioners facilitate the release of restrictive and uncomfortable memories in a mindful and gentle manner and within a safe and boundaried space.
Although everyone has different needs and each person has their own individual outcome from the work, the results of Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy can broadly be categorised as follows:
- Physiological – resolving: pelvic pain, arousal issues, orgasmic or ejaculatory issues, erectile problems, post-partum or post-operative trauma. Results involve decreased PTSD or trauma-related symptoms, ability to allow enhanced pleasure, sexual satisfaction and orgasmic potential.
- Intra-personal – enhanced sense of; self, self-confidence, enhanced libido, body confidence, creativity, personal empowerment. The process involves resolving sexual, physical or emotional abuse issues
- Inter-personal – the process involves the ability to allow intimacy, to have nourishing relationships, and greater communication skills.
- Social – the process engages with clearer boundaries, increased productivity in the workplace, loss of shame around sexual identity and appropriate sexual self-expression.