Sex Nerd Sandra #128: Sex Prep: Mindfulness with Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus
By Katie Levine on January 29, 2014
NINJA SKILLS FOR SEX! Sandra gets Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus to explain a crucial technique for handling yourself in the bedroom… and beyond! TOPICS: The “Down Low,” Getting Touchy-Feely, Self Care, Awareness without Judgement, The Triangle of Thoughts-Emotions-Sensations, Your Patterns, Triggers, Sandra’s Trigger, Using Your Words, Tangible Feelings, A Pattern Interrupt, Run/Numb/Distract, Sandra’s Dark Shadow, Favorite Negative Emotions, Manipulation, Buddhist Science, Third Eye, Astrology “Personal Growth,” Brené Brown, Feeling Worthy, Dr. Who, Our Inner Geography, Resiliency, Jenn’s TEDx Talk, and Befriending Your Body.
Jennifer “Dr. Jenn” Gunsaullus, Ph.D., is a sociologist who works as a sexuality and mindfulness speaker, and a relationship and intimacy counselor and coach. As a sociologist (different than a psychologist or a licensed therapist) she merges a blend of coaching, counseling, education, and awareness-raising in her work. Dr. Jenn got her start in the sex and relationship field 20 years ago as a sexual health peer educator at Lehigh University in her home state of Pennsylvania. She now merges her practical training in sexual health and academic training in sociology with her passion for holistic health and mind/body/spirit perspectives.
Dr. Jenn is a frequent lecturer on relationship and intimacy topics offering unique and powerful presentations on healthy communication and fulfilling intimacy. She has also been an adjunct professor for courses including Human Sexuality, Women and Health, and Social Psychology. Dr. Jenn writes for The Good Men Project and was a contributing writer for Pacific San Diego Magazine, and is a Sex & Relationship Expert for Wake Up San Diego, Fox 5 San Diego News, San Diego Living, and U-T TV. In 2010, she was named one of San Diego Magazine’s “Women Who Move the City.” In addition, she is on the Board of Directors for Jeans 4 Justice, a nonprofit to end sexual violence, and is the co-chair of the Communications Leadership Team for the nonprofit donor’s circle Women Give San Diego.