Upcoming Events, Lectures and Trainings

The following events are open to the public. Clients, professionals, and curious minds are all welcome to attend and participate.
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Join Alexandra Katehakis next week at Esalen!

Women’s Intimacy, Desire, and Eroticism: The Triumvirate of Sexual Pleasure

May 31 – June 2, 2019

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

CHS Clinical Director Alexandra Katehakis hosts a Weekend Workshop in Beautiful Big Sur!

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Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time? This in-depth workshop for women will assist in revealing the answers to these questions, which reside in past sexual experiences and in sexual fantasies. When we deconstruct shameful family of origin and cultural messages about what “good girls” do and don’t do sexually, we can honestly admit our most ardent sexual desires to ourselves.

Click here for further details and registration!


Women’s Love Addiction Weekend Workshop
at Center for Healthy Sex

May 31 – June 2, 2019

Women's Weekend Workshop

This experiential workshop will give you the tools you need to break free of problematic relational patterns and start developing your core sense of authentic emotional intimacy.

For more information about this workshop, click here.

For more information, please call our intake line at (310) 843-9902.


Join Alexandra Katehakis next month at Esalen!

Women’s Intimacy, Desire, and Eroticism: The Triumvirate of Sexual Pleasure

June 2 – 7, 2019

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

CHS Clinical Director Alexandra Katehakis hosts a Week-long Workshop in Beautiful Big Sur!

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Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time? This in-depth workshop for women will assist in revealing the answers to these questions, which reside in past sexual experiences and in sexual fantasies. When we deconstruct shameful family of origin and cultural messages about what “good girls” do and don’t do sexually, we can honestly admit our most ardent sexual desires to ourselves.

Click here for further details and registration!


Mirror of IntimacyMirror of Intimacy webinar series
June 10, 2019, 12 noon (PST)

Interactive webinar with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S on the theme of PARTNERSHIP from our award-winning daily meditation book “Mirror of Intimacy”

Our Mirror of Intimacy webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can join the meeting starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 996 691 764

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
June 14, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Terry Marks-Tarlow, DPT on Using Creative Communications Within Psychotherapy: Challenges and Opportunities

Effective psychotherapy is inherently creative, not so much artistically, as through attention to novelty and amplification of new ways to be, act, and relate to others, which holds true for therapists and patients alike. By attuning ourselves to creative communications that emerge both spontaneously and deliberately during sessions, we deepen the growth potential of the work.

Read More About Terry
Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA. She is author of Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy, Awakening Clinical Intuition, Psyche’s Veil, Truly Mindful Coloring, and most recently, Play & Creativity in Psychotherapy. She is Adjunct Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute; Visiting Professor at Italian Universita Niccolo Cusano London; and Core Faculty at the Insight Center, Los Angeles. Terry illustrates all of her books and produces art exhibitions and theater events showcasing psychotherapist art; she dances, plays the piano, does yoga daily, and has written two librettos for mini-operas, which have premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City.

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can enter the meeting lobby starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 589 815 305

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


Porn Addiction and the Emotions That Lie Beneath It

by Greg Woodhill, MFT, CSAT

Friday, June 28, 2019

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available

Porn addiction is commonly misunderstood as solely being about men who love to watch people having sex. In reality, there are many emotions that lead a person to become addicted to pornography, although the addiction keeps those feelings hidden beneath the surface. We will discuss how to assess for and treat pornography addiction, as well as how to process and heal the unresolved emotions that lie beneath their addictive behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain an effective clinical assessment method for pornography addiction.
  • Identify 2 treatment and containment methods for new clients presenting with problematic compulsive pornography use.
  • Describe 2 emotions that often drive the pornography addiction cycle and how to help clients work through them.
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Greg Woodhill, MFT, CSAT is a licensed psychotherapist who has spent thousands of hours directly helping sex and porn addicts recover from their addictions. He strongly believes that true psychological and emotional growth can only occur in a safe environment, which he provides for his clients through long-term therapeutic work. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Santa Monica, where he developed his personal therapeutic style of empathic listening, exploring early childhood trauma, and encouraging personal responsibility. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and the host of “A Brave New Man” Podcast.

This Introductory Level lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex.

To register for this event, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.

Show Event Disclaimer
Center for Healthy Sex, Continuing Education provider #107699. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no known commercial support for this program. To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions, please contact us at 310-843-9902 or via email: info@centerforhealthysex.com. Certificates of attendance will be emailed upon completion of the course.

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The Sex Expert webinar series
July 12, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Greg Woodhill on Porn Addiction, Toxic Masculinity, and Anger

Read More About Greg
Greg Woodhill, MFT, CSAT is a licensed psychotherapist who has spent thousands of hours directly helping sex and porn addicts recover from their addictions. He strongly believes that true psychological and emotional growth can only occur in a safe environment, which he provides for his clients through long-term therapeutic work. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Santa Monica, where he developed his personal therapeutic style of empathic listening, exploring early childhood trauma, and encouraging personal responsibility. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and the host of “A Brave New Man” Podcast.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
August 16, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD on TBD

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Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, sociologist and sexologist is a mindful intimacy coach and frequent speaker about sexual consent, healthy relationships, body image, erotic play, sexual health, and mindfulness. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the San Diego morning news. Dr. Jenn is also an active philanthropist with Women Give San Diego, the founder of World Sexual Health Day–San Diego, and on the executive team for Sex Positive San Diego.

Her In the Den with Dr. Jenn educational video series has 1.5 million hits on YouTube, she is an expert in the documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story, and she has recently launched the humorous and educational Sex Talk with Clint & the Doc podcast through I Heart Radio. Her first published book, From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women, will be published by Cleis Press in August 2019.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
September 9, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Dudley Danoff, MD, FACS on TBD

Read More About Dudley
Dr. Dudley Danoff was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, where he was also a member of the Scientific Honorary Society – Sigma XI. He received his medical training. He received his medical training at Yale University School of Medicine, graduating with the highest honors and becoming a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society. He completed his internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, then returned to the Yale-New Haven Medical Center for additional training in general surgery. He completed his urologic training and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following this, Dr. Danoff served in the United States Air Force with the rank of Major.

Following his military service, Dr. Danoff arrived in Los Angeles, joined the clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and served in that capacity for more than 25 years. At the same time, Dr. Danoff established the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group at the newly built Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Today Tower Urology is the most prestigious group of urologic surgeons and consists of 11 partners, covering the full range of urologic disciplines.

Dr. Danoff’s extensive surgical experience and expertise, particularly in the treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, has achieved world-wide recognition. He is widely published, the author of two best-selling books, has lectured around the world, and is a respected community philanthropist.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
October 18, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Arie Winograd on TBD

Read More About Arie
Arie Winograd, MA, LMFT is the founder and director of the Los Angeles BDD & Body Image Clinic. Having dedicated his entire career to the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, there are very few mental health providers who have as extensive experience working with the BDD population. In 1998 Mr. Winograd initiated the first body dysmorphic disorder studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. These seminal studies were only the beginning of his many years of working extensively with individuals with BDD. As the author of the book Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Psychotherapy and Clinical Insights, he regularly lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. Mr. Winograd’s formal psychotherapy background includes graduate studies completed at Pepperdine University as well as six years of clinical experience at the UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program.

More info coming soon!

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom.

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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The Sex Expert webinar series
November 8, 2019, 12 noon (PT)

Interactive webinar with Linda and Charlie Bloom on Raise The Heat In Your Relationship

Intimacy is to the soul as food is to the body. We are nurtured at the core of our being in the experience of deep connection. When the longing for intimacy is satisfied, we experience wholeness & sufficiency. In conjunction with a sexual connection, the experience of intimacy can be inspiring, even transcendent.

Re-ignite passion in your life and in your relationship! Learn how to intentionally bring intimate experiences into your relationship.

Read More About Linda and Charlie
Linda, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW, have been trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors and have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at universities and learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 1440 Multiversity, and many others. They have taught seminars in many countries throughout the world. They have co-authored four books, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth From Real Couples About Lasting Love, Happily Ever After And 39 Other Myths About Love, and That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places. They have been married since 1972 and are the parents of two adult children and three grandsons. Linda and Charlie live in Santa Cruz, California. Their website is www.bloomwork.com.

CHS Guest Webinars take place on Zoom. To register for this webinar, simply click here. On the day of the webinar, you can enter the meeting lobby starting at 11:45am PT.

To join the webinar by phone, dial: (929) 205-6099 and enter Meeting ID: 416 050 915

If you have any questions, please e-mail dwagner@centerforhealthysex.com.


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