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Episode 84

Sex Nerd Sandra

Sexual Healing

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Sex Nerd Sandra #84: Sexual Healing

Therapist Kate Loree shares healing tools for sexual abuse survivors. Everyone gets major life skill points for listening to this episode.

TOPICS: Steubenville, Rape Culture, Butthole Equality, Therapists, Startling Stats, Crisis, High School Gang Rape, Sandra’s Fight or Flight Moment, Body Tracking, Finding Your Voice, Flooding, Multiple Personalities, Sex Vacation, Partners & Family of Survivors, Triggers, a Coaching Hug, Therapy Techniques and The Scary Canoe Story.

Kate Loree is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing out of Encino, CA. She has an eclectic therapy approach that emphasizes insight, emotional healing, and empowerment to help individuals and couples reach their highest potential and have more gratifying lives.Through an alliance of trust and collaboration, she works with clients to untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns to rediscover the capacity to make meaningful choices that are right for the client and their relationship. She is connected to modern practices and therapies; and well informed of latest trends in the mental health field. She works with her clients to set clear expectations and goals for their therapeutic process.

 

For more information about the 2 types of therapy Kate mentioned, checkout the Trauma Resource Institute and EMDRIA websites.

 

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8 comments

  • Only halfway through the podcast, but Kate Loree is amazing. What an excellent guest choice. I cant even wait till the end to comment XD

    I am not an abuse survivor, but I found this episode super enlightening and informative and I think I’m a better person for hearing even half of it. This should be in every high school sex ed class because I’m 40 and that is way too late to hear it. Thank you Sandra and Kate!

    Also I found my own happy place so yeah, life skills :)

  • Thank you for this podcast! I love the fun sex episodes but very happy you included this topic as well. This was tough for me to listen to as it was the first ep that was downloaded post-Dave-leaving and it triggered lots of feelings.
    I am sending it to all my survivor friends and family – it’s sad how many of us there are. It was also very good to hear how to be the partner to a victim as my husband and I are both victims and part of our relationship was just figuring out how to be there for each other.
    Also I think it’s good for survivors to check in periodically even after years of therapy as the strangest things can bring up pain.
    And for anyone else, I did yoga therapy – having another trained therapist move your body into specific positions and then tackling emotional and psychological issues. It was VERY helpful, and I recommend adding this to ones treatment regiment as it can help with the body awareness problems.

  • Had to get on here and tell you how much I appreciated this episode. I had no idea what to expect but i found myself drawn in to your conversation. It was serious, but not in an overwhelming depressing way. I learned a lot- including, there’s a lot I don’t know about trauma, recovery & moving forward.

    Hope you can do more like this.

  • dude, this ep was awesome. please don’t apologize for not being ‘fun’ enough. I was just talking to a friend the other day about how, on one hand, it was so nice how fun and nerdy and loving sex positive kink culture is, and on the other, how tired we were of being hugged and talked to about doctor who, partly because everyone’s really afraid of appearing to be the dour feminist killjoy or whatever rush limbaugh calls it. I say go grouchy academic sex positive kinksters! this stuff is super important and thanks for covering non consent and, hey, I’m gonna say it, rape culture. I make cartoons, if you ever need some free art or whatnot for your site, check out the blog I linked.

  • i really like the way this show panned out, Sandra. It had some pretty serious subject matter, but was frothed with a “It’ll be okay” kind of feel to it which I really liked. great show

  • Thank you, Sandra, for having me on your wonderful show. If this podcast helps one survivor or a loved one of a survivor, I have done my job. At the beginning, I apologize for stumbling over a couple of very important websites, but I wanted to be sure that I said them correctly because they are a tremendous resources for trauma survivors: EMDRIA.org and traumaresourceinstitute.com. Although all the tips given can aid in healing, they do not replace the reparative experience of working with a skilled and caring therapist.