Love, Sex & Intimacy

Sarah Rose Bright

Welcome to the Love, Sex & Intimacy podcast for women who want to experience intimate relationships and sex that are pleasurable and passionate, happy, thriving and deeply fulfilling. With my very special guest experts; guiding lights and pioneers in their specialist areas, we’ll be breaking down the myths, exploring the difficult stuff, the good stuff and seeing what’s possible for love, sex and intimacy at this time of rapid change. In these candid and intimate conversations, I’ll be bringing you the best of sex and relationship education, full of practical ways to support and inspire change in your intimate life. I’ll be also be exploring areas that can support love, sex and intimacy to flourish such as health and well being, creativity, embodiment and spirituality. I’m your host, Sarah Rose Bright, an Intimacy and Sex Coach with two decades of study and exploration of love sex and intimacy. I support women and couples across the globe to truly enjoy sex and pleasure and to create and/or deepen intimate relationships that are passionate and purposeful, happy and healthy so that they feel good about who they are. Whether you are curious about what’s possible or you’re already committed to exploring, I’m so happy you are here. Episodes are released on the first and third Monday of the month. The views and opinions expressed by my guests do not necessarily reflect my own views. read less
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Creating a culture of care in sexuality workshops with Catherine Hale
Jul 15 2024
Creating a culture of care in sexuality workshops with Catherine Hale
Catherine Hale is a pioneer in creating workshop and event spaces with care and safety at the core. She calls this ‘a culture of care’.   The sexuality workshop scene is evolving with ongoing revelations of unethical, unprofessional and often dangerous practice. Shining a light on bad practice is essential, and so is defining and promoting best practice.We had this conversation to explore how the sexuality workshop scene has changed over the years, the risks of intense, cathartic processes, why safety in the nervous system allows you to go deeper, the importance of integration and how to choose the right facilitator for you and much more. Catherine shares:How the sexuality workshop scene has changedThe difference between the gentle and the intense, cathartic approaches to sexual healing in sexuality workshops The importance of safety within sexuality workshopsHow workshop spaces can re traumatise people The difference between hyper and hypo sexuality and how this plays out in workshop settings Why the most sparkly shiny looking workshops may not offer the deepest healing and transformation How high intensity workshops match our societal conditioning around sexualityWhat a culture of care is and what that looks like in a workshop setting The importance of integrationHow creating safety in the nervous system creates a base for deeper erotic exploration and lasting transformationHow to establish if a facilitator or a training is right for youHow a regulated nervous system supports you to be with uncertainty Catherine is a qualified trauma coach, sexological bodyworker, and postmenopausal woman who understands what it takes to heal and grow from the inside out. Her trauma-informed perspective focuses on reducing the harm of internalised capitalism in our bodies and businesses, recognising the need for radical rest in business, and unlocking the power of post-traumatic growth.RESOURCES FROM CATHERINEWebsiteFacebookAnchored in Regulation  Field Facilitation where Catherine will be teaching Culture of Care trauma informed certified Training Emergent Eros Culture of Care consultingRed Flags in Workshops is an additional resource developed by Wilrieke Sophia. Their website contains free materials to understand power dynamics that may be at play, and how to reach out for support if you experience harm. RESOURCES FROM SARAHFor a FREE e-book, How Relaxed Love Making Can Transform Your Sex Life, visit Sarah’s website to sign up her newsletterBook a complimentary consultation with Sarah  Instagram Facebook
The courageous path of love and truth with Tanmayo Lawson
Jul 1 2024
The courageous path of love and truth with Tanmayo Lawson
I love this conversation with the wonderful Tanmayo Lawson who shares her deep wisdom with sprinkles of humour, from her 40 year journey of self enquiry and study and her 20 years with the Gene Keys.   We explored love and intimacy, how your conditioning affects you, the places people get stuck in relating, how to relate with vulnerability, why love and truth are paths of courage, the journey of getting to know who you truly are and so much more! Tanmayo shares:What the Gene Keys areWhat the Venus Sequence isHow you develop your belief systems and conditioningHow your conditioning affects your relatingWhy love is a path of courageWhy personal growth can be unsettling for those around usThe difference between pro-peace and anti-warHow your breath can be your best friend Her definition of what truth isThe difference between analysis and contemplationHow to shift from being stuck in the story to feeling sensation in the body Why it’s important to talk from ‘I’How we have no control over the outcomeThe power of the gentle approach to sexual healing How sex can permeate the dayHow increasing sensitivity opens you up to the ecstatic and subtle realms How getting to know your self is the path to intimacy Tanmayo Lawson is an international speaker & presenter with over 30 years experience in the field of wellness, self inquiry and transpersonal study.As the creator/founder of “Facial Harmony” Tanmayo has travelled the planet promoting and sharing this gentle and powerfully transformative treatment.Tanmayo has also been deeply involved with Gene Keys and Human Design since 2004 and share her wisdom and understanding of this potent body of workIn 1998 Tanmayo attended Satori in Pune India, fell in love with the process and now facilitates Satori & the 3 day Awareness Intensive around the world.RESOURCES FROM TANMAYOIF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE THE GENE KEYS:Get your free Gene Keys profileNew to the Gene Keys - a free, short introductory course The Activation sequence (the 1st Gene Keys sequence, discovering your genius) The Venus sequence (the 2nd Gene Keys sequence, opening your heart)The Pearl sequence (the 3rd Gene Keys sequence, unlocking prosperity) RESOURCES FROM SARAHFor a FREE e-book, How Relaxed Love Making Can Transform Your Sex Life, visit Sarah’s website to sign up her newsletterBook a complimentary consultation with Sarah Instagram Facebook
How to transform emotions & cultivate loving connection with Diana Richardson
Jun 17 2024
How to transform emotions & cultivate loving connection with Diana Richardson
I am super excited to share this interview with Diana Richardson who is considered one of today’s leading authorities on human sexuality.  Diana is known as the pioneer of Slow Sex and has been running ‘making love’ retreats for couples since 1993.  She has also written 8 books on how in practical ways a person can experience a more fulfilling sex and love life.  I have every one of Diana’s books and her work has hugely influenced both my personal and professional life so to chat with her is always a treat.  My partner and I are very honoured and excited that we are now authorised teachers of Diana and Michael Richardson’s retreats - The Making Love Retreat® and we will be bringing this to the UK in Autumn 2025. You can find out more via the link below.This episode is full of really practical info for couples. Diana shares how past emotions affect sex and relationships, how to recognise when you are being emotional, what to do about it and how to bring more harmony and love into intimate relationships.Diana shares…Relationship patterns and dynamics that she has observed over 30+ years of running retreats for couples The difference between feelings and emotionsHow emotions are createdHow to know if you are emotionalHow to transform emotions - the 5 steps Golden rules for when you are emotionalWhat low grade emotionality isHow to learn to allow feelings How emotions affect sexHer definition of loveHow emotions are different than loveQualities to cultivate to reduce emotions and nourish love Diana Richardson is considered one of today’s leading authorities on human sexuality, and she is known as the pioneer of Slow Sex. She has written 8 books on how in practical ways a person can experience a more fulfilling sex and love life. Born in South Africa in 1954, she first qualified as a lawyer (B.A.LLB), and then trained as a massage therapist (ITEC) in the UK. Her interest in the body and healing prompted an intense personal exploration into the union of sex and meditation - the essence of Tantra. Since 1993, together with her partner, Michael, she has been sharing her insights and experiences with couples who travel from many different parts of the world to participate in their informative and life changing ‘making love’ workshops in Switzerland.RESOURCES FROM DIANA Website: www.livinglove.com and https://www.loveforcouples.com/MAKING LOVE RETREATS IN THE UK WITH SARAH ROSE BRIGHT AND GRAEME WATERFIELD TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THE UK RETREATS - SIGN UP VIA THIS LINK BOOKS Tantric Love: Feeling vs Emotion - Golden Rules to Make Love Easy  ‘O’ Books UK. with Michael Richardson (Raja)The Heart of Tantric Sex - ‘O’ Books UK. (first published as The Love Keys )Tantric Orgasm for Women - Destiny Books USATantric Sex for Men - Making Love a Meditation. Destiny Books USA. with Michael Richardson (Raja)Slow Sex - Destiny Books USA.Tantric Love Letters  - ‘O’ Books UK.Tantric Sex & Menopause (with Janet McGeever) Destiny Books USA.Cool Sex - for  young adults - a next generation guide to loving fulfilling sex. (with Wendy Doeleman) UK O-Books 2020RESOURCES FROM SARAHFor a
6 Ingredients to Healthy Relationships with Dr Sara Nasserzadeh
Jun 3 2024
6 Ingredients to Healthy Relationships with Dr Sara Nasserzadeh
Today I’m delighted to be joined by Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, author of "Love by Design: 6 Ingredients to Build a Lifetime of Love.”Based on two decades of research and work with couples globally, her book offers a fresh perspective on cultivating lasting love, focusing on six core relational ingredients essential for a thriving partnership.  If you are looking to deepen your understanding of healthy relationships, "Love by Design" is a great read. In this conversation, Dr Sara introduces the emergent love model, the 6 key ingredients of emergent love, what she observes about romantic love today, how to look for compatibility in a partner, cultivating sexual harmony, navigating conflict and more.Dr Sara shares:Dr. Sara's journey to creating emergent loveThe emergent love modelWhat she observes about romantic love todayHow to look for compatibility in a partnerThe 6 key ingredients of emergent loveWhat ‘over relating’ is The importance of the golden and the platinum ruleWhat sexual harmony isThe difference between love attraction and sexual chemistryHow to restart your sex lifeHow to navigate conflictWhy it is important to understand your conflict style Reframing conflict from me versus you to us versus the problemDr. Sara Nasserzadeh is an Author, Speaker and Thinking Partner with a PhD in Social Psychology and specialization in the fields of human sexuality and relationships. She has over two decades of experience working with thousands of couples across the globe. Widely respected by her peers for her research, powerful keynote speeches, educational platforms and award-winning publications, her groundbreaking work has garnered global attention, with media outlets such as NPR, BBC, ABC, CNN and USA Today.RESOURCES FROM DR SARADr Sara is in London on 7th June 2024 with Emily Nagoski. I am sure this will be a brilliant conversation! Dr Sara’s Instagram Love by Design website.  You can order the book and if you check a box, you will get a signed copy from Dr Sara.Free resources and exercises mentioned by Dr Sara.Join Dr Sara’s newsletter and community. The Relationship Panoramic Inventory for couples. This is an evidence-informed inventory that will highlight your strengths as a couple and areas that need further attention. Use the coupon code pleasure for a 10% discount (coupon is valid until June15, 2024). Dr Sara is generously sharing the Love by Design journal prompters and conversation starters which support the book.RESOURCES FROM SARAHFor a FREE e-book, How Relaxed Love Making Can Transform Your Sex Life, visit Sarah’s website to sign up her newsletterBook a complimentary consultation with
Putting the intimacy back into sex with Graeme Waterfield
Feb 1 2024
Putting the intimacy back into sex with Graeme Waterfield
Today I’m so so happy to be sharing my 50th podcast episode!!!!!! Join me for this conversation with my partner and co-teacher Graeme Waterfield as we explore what it means to put the intimacy back into sex. At the end of the episode we share about our couples course INTIMACY which starts March 5th 2024 and there is a special offer available for listeners of the Love, Sex & Intimacy Podcast. We explore:Why the title ‘Putting the intimacy back into sex’Our definitions of intimacyWhat is full spectrum intimacy and what does it look like in relationship?How sex changes when you let go of goals and drop into intimacy with yourself and each otherThe problem with dogmas about sex All about INTIMACY, our course for couples, starting March 5th 2024 with a special offer for podcast listeners (available until 14th February 2024).Graeme Waterfield helps men become all they are capable of being, through understanding and mastering their own sexual energy. He does this primarily through Taoist and yogic meditation and guided energy practices.With his partner, Intimacy and Sex Coach, Sarah Rose Bright, he also assists couples in exploring practices for deeper intimacy, connection, and pleasure through group programmes and retreats.With 20 years of experience as a teacher and coach and having been on his own 30 year journey, Graeme offers grounded practical guidance, and has come to see what helps men evolve and heal physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.Being a qualified Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gung & Meditation teacher with a background in counselling, Graeme offers unique packages of somatic, psychological and energetic tools to help men transform themselves and their lives to become everything they want to be.OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK WITH GRAEME AND SARAH INTIMACY - a 16 week group online programme for couples, starts 5th March 2024. You can read all about it via the link below and contact sarahrosebright@icloud.com with the code HAPPY50th for £200 off the full price of INTIMACYhttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/intimacy/Valentines Love Temple - an evening retreat for couples, 17th February 2024https://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/valentines-love-temple/RESOURCES FROM GRAEMEwww.graemewaterfield.co.uk https://www.graemewaterfield.co.uk/energy-work-for-menhttps://www.facebook.com/graeme.waterfieldRESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online  Website www.sarahrosebright.comInstagram
What’s in store for 2024? A look at the astrology with Davina MacKail
Dec 26 2023
What’s in store for 2024? A look at the astrology with Davina MacKail
Davina MacKail is one of my favourite astrologers so I invited her to share her take on what's coming in 2024. Davina talks us through the key themes for 2024, a wood dragon year in Chinese Astrology. She shares about the qualities of a wood dragon year, why now is a good time to pause, her wisdom on how you can ride the waves of 2024 and why it’s time to dream big. Check out Davina’s previous appearance on this podcast, where she talked about Feng Shui for the bedroom (episode 32). Hay House author of Feng Shui Made Easy and The Dream Whisperer, feng shui maestra, shamanic seer and mentor, Davina has inspired miracles of positive transformation in people’s lives for more than 25 years. A popular workshop leader and speaker, she offers her Wisdom that Works consultations to thousands of clients all over the world.Her love of adventure has seen her leading retreats among the Q'ero communities of the high mountains of Peru for the last 20 years. She recently returned to the UK after two years caretaking 47 hectares of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon.A sought-after mentor and guide, Davina is known for her compassionate straight talking and masterful good spirits. A gifted seer, she embodies the wisdom of the mountains in her shamanic practice and teaching.RESOURCES FROM TODAY’S EPISODEDavina’s website: https://www.naturalwisdom.co/Details about Davina’s course which starts in Feb 2024: https://www.naturalwisdom.co/mesa-of-alchemyTriple Flame App to set pauses throughout your day: https://genekeys.com/resource/the-triple-flame/Dream Quest with Sarah Rose Bright and Steph Magenta - all information including how to book tickets - https://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/dream-quest-2024/RESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practice:https://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online  Website www.sarahrosebright.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosebright/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sarahrosebrightsexcoachSpotify for playlists https://open.spotify.com/user/dog9xui4wwpjatvbnpb2t7l3y?si=jnc_V6wxSCqaqr3UhNgD6QABOUT YOUR HOSTYour podcast host is Sarah Rose Bright. Sarah is an Intimacy and Sex Coach who helps women & couples to truly enjoy sex and pleasure and create/deepen intimate relationships that are passionate, happy and healthy so that they can feel good about who they are.
Erotic massage with Joseph Kramer
Dec 11 2023
Erotic massage with Joseph Kramer
Welcome to this wonderful conversation with Joseph Kramer, PhD, about erotic massage. Joseph is a true pioneer in the field of sexology, founder of the Body Electric School of Massage, creator of the practice of erotic massage and the professional field of Sexological Bodywork. Joseph shares the incredible story of how he created erotic massage, what erotic massage is, how you can get started with erotic massage even if you don’t feel confident in giving massage, the most profound practice Joseph has discovered in his 40 years of exploring massage, what he sees as biggest challenge to sex today, the importance of touch between partners and more. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Joseph shares:How Joseph discovered erotic massage The importance of touch between partners What erotic massage is The different levels of arousal you can explore How to get started practicing erotic massage even if you don’t feel confident in giving massageWhat erotic massage dancing is The most profound practice Joseph has discovered in his 40 years of exploring massage  What the biggest challenge is to sex todayWhat altered states are and why erotic massage can help you access those Joseph Kramer, PhD, is an American sexologist, filmmaker and teacher of somatic sex education. He is the founder of the Body Electric School of Massage and the professional field of Sexological Bodywork. He has created more than 100 films that artfully teach erotic touch.RESOURCES FROM JOSEPHVarious links from Joseph including his websites:https://www.sexologicalbodywork.com/links/All about the 5 minute practice and erotic massage dancing:www.sexologicalbodywork.com/erotic-massage-dancing-improving-sexual-arousal-management/RESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online  Website www.sarahrosebright.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosebright/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sarahrosebrightsexcoachSpotify for playlists https://open.spotify.com/user/dog9xui4wwpjatvbnpb2t7l3y?si=jnc_V6wxSCqaqr3UhNgD6QABOUT YOUR HOSTYour podcast host is Sarah Rose Bright. Sarah is an Intimacy and Sex Coach who helps women & couples to truly enjoy sex and pleasure and create/deepen intimate relationships that are passionate, happy and healthy so that they can feel good about who they are.
Womb wisdom, feminine power and the Gene Keys with Anabel Vizcarra
Nov 27 2023
Womb wisdom, feminine power and the Gene Keys with Anabel Vizcarra
What a powerful conversation with Anabel Vizcarra, Embodiment Mentor and Womb Shaman. She teaches women how to awaken and embody their own wise and prosperous wisdom through self awareness & mastery. We explored what ‘full spectrum’ feminine embodiment is,  why the journey to your power is a descent into the body, what womb intelligence is, how to cultivate a relationship with your womb, ancestral healing, sexuality as ‘presence not presentation’, your soul’s journey, allowing the question to take you on a quest, the transmission of The Gene Keys and more! Anabel shares:What ‘full spectrum’ feminine embodiment isWhy the journey to your power is a descent into the body What womb intelligence isHow to cultivate a relationship with your wombThe power of connecting to your stories and ancestral healingThe difference between sexuality and sensualitySexuality as ‘presence not presentation’Your soul’s journey Allowing the question to take you on a quest Nature as a teacher What The Gene Keys are Anabel Vizcarra is an Embodiment Mentor and Womb Shaman. She teaches how to awaken and embody your own wise and prosperous wisdom through self awareness & mastery.  Through her cultivated gnosis, she guides women into trusting their own healing process & reconnecting to their inner core source of wisdom. She believes that when we are working with our own body wisdom, we are able to transform our lives; birth fulfilling projects to serve others and express our Full Spectrum genius. Anabel’s work is a synthesis of Womb Shamanism, Gene Keys Transmission, Ayurvedic medicine, Quantum Physics & Epigenetics.RESOURCES FROM ANABELwww.anabelvizcarra.com IG @anabel.vizcarra In person grief eventsRevival - Feminine Ministry of Power Mentioned in the podcastThe Language of the Goddess: Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization by Marija GimbutasPhilip Shepherd, who has a range of books about presence, wholeness and embodiment. The Gene Keys https://genekeys.com/ref/1912/RESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online Website www.sarahrosebright.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosebright/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sarahrosebrightsexcoachSpotify for playlists https://open.spotify.com/user/dog9xui4wwpjatvbnpb2t7l3y?si=jnc_V6wxSCqaqr3UhNgD6QABOUT YOUR HOSTYour podcast host is Sarah Rose Bright. Sarah is an Intimacy and Sex Coach...
The power of sexual energy for men with Graeme Waterfield
Oct 30 2023
The power of sexual energy for men with Graeme Waterfield
Today is a big day!! Graeme and I are heading off to the UK Independent Podcast Awards where the Love, Sex and Intimacy Podcast has been nominated for awards in 2 categories so send some good vibes our way!!  I am very excited to be off to London and to meet fellow podcasters. The UK Independent Podcast Awards created a new category for podcasts focused on sex and relationships. Podcasting feels particularly important at this time when there is so much censorship on social media, especially in the arena of sex. Myself and so many of my colleagues are committed to providing quality information, to helping people and contributing to making the world a better place. Yet, every week I see shadow banning of posts and accounts disappearing overnight and in many cases these have taken years of dedication to grow.  As we are at the mercy of big tech in this way, podcasting is an essential space to freely have conversations that are censored elsewhere. This is also why it really helps to spread the word about the podcast so that I get more gorgeous messages like this!"I’ve been loving your podcast, Sarah Rose Bright! It’s really helped me in my relationship. Thank you SO much for putting such quality content out there"I would so appreciate it if you can follow the podcast, leave a 5 star rating on Spotify or Apple and if you have the time, to write a short review on Apple. It also really helps spread the word about the podcast so people can find it organically. It felt good to put out an extra podcast episode out in celebration of today. You, beautiful listeners, asked for more conversations and perspectives from men and here we are! In this episode with Graeme Waterfield, we talk about the power of sexual energy for men. Graeme has been working with Taoist sexual energy practices for two decades and he now supports men through his course ‘Sexual Energy Mastery for Men’. Graeme talks about what sexual energy is and why it is important, the healing power of bringing sexuality from the unconscious to the conscious, how to start working with this, his views on ejaculating/not ejaculating and more. I hope you enjoy this conversation! Graeme shares:What sexual energy is and why it is important The healing power of bringing sexuality from the unconscious to the conscious The difference between ‘down and in’ practices to ‘up and out’ practices His views on ejaculating/non ejaculating How to start consciously working with your sexual energy How sexual energy can amplify emotions The themes that he sees in his work with menHow he defines masculinity What the still face experiment isGraeme Waterfield helps men become all they are capable of being, through understanding and mastering their own sexual energy. He does this primarily through Taoist and yogic meditation and guided energy practices.With his partner, Intimacy and Sex Coach, Sarah Rose Bright, he also assists couples in exploring practices for deeper intimacy, connection, and pleasure through group programmes and retreats.With 20 years of experience as a teacher and coach and having been on his own 30 year journey, Graeme offers grounded practical guidance, and has come to see what helps men evolve and heal physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.Being a qualified Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gung & Meditation teacher with a background in counselling, Graeme offers unique packages of somatic, psychological and energetic tools to help men transform themselves and their lives to become everything they want to be.We all have a unique set of skills, our own unique soul expression or purpose. Once we can awaken and identify this, we can turn our life into a masterpiece. People often don’t maximise their potential...
How to heal conflict and reignite passion with Amara Charles
Oct 16 2023
How to heal conflict and reignite passion with Amara Charles
I’m delighted to share this episode with relationship coach, Amara Charles, on how to heal conflict and reignite passion.  Amara shares how couples can heal conflict and restore confidence in the relationship and how to reignite passion and keep that passion alive.Amara shares:3 pitfalls of conflict and how couples can heal conflict The one biggest thing that restores confidence in relationshipsWhat the Trinity of Power isThe importance of curiosity and asking powerful questionsThe 4 Eros TypesReigniting passion in long term relationships2 tips for keeping passion alive in long term relationshipsHer definition of spiritual sexuality The power of love and forgivenessAmara Charles is a trusted, highly acclaimed relationship coach to thousands and the best-selling author of The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka. With experience presenting spiritual intimacy retreats for over 30 years, Amara is a powerful, compassionate guide for those seeking to re-ignite their relationship with passion, sexual intimacy and Deeply Bonded Love.RESOURCES FROM AMARAWebsite: www.amaracharles.comLovers Type Quiz  https://www.amaracharles.com/loverstypeBook a 45 minute complimentary Intimacy Breakthrough session with Amara at: Www.amaracharleslove.com/apply  Free Masterclass Training: 5 Shifts to Ignite Passion https://www.amaracharleslove.com/r/aThe Sexual Practices of Quodoushka on Amazon by Amara Charles Facebook: Amara Charles Nourishing Arts,  https://www.facebook.com/AmaraCharlesNourishingArtsFB group Creating Empowering Relationships https://www.facebook.com/groups/370147867235489Facebook group: A Woman's Way to Lead  https://www.facebook.com/groups/awomenswaytoleadRESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online Website www.sarahrosebright.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosebright/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sarahrosebrightsexcoachSpotify for playlists
Is people pleasing holding you back in dating & intimate relationships? With Natalie Lue
Oct 2 2023
Is people pleasing holding you back in dating & intimate relationships? With Natalie Lue
This was a great conversation with Natalie Lue, a boundaries and relationship coach who‘s the creator of one of the longest running self-help blogs in the world, Baggage Reclaim, and The Baggage Reclaim Sessions podcast.  Her 5th book, The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want came out this year.Many people I work with would define themselves as ‘people pleasers’ or ‘recovering people pleasers’ and it deeply affects how you show up in dating and intimate relationships so it was important to have this conversation with Natalie.Natalie shares the 5 types of people pleasers, why you might people please and how it can show up in your life, practical ways to begin to step out of people pleasing, people pleasing in dating and relationships and how to stop accepting ‘crumbs’. Natalie also shared the landmarks of healthy relationships and the 4 qualities of a loving partner.Natalie shares:Nat’s definition of people pleasingWhy you might people please and how it can show up in your lifeThe 5 types of people pleasersThe feelings and thoughts that can be associated with people pleasingPractical ways to begin to step out of people pleasing People pleasing in dating and relationshipsHow to stop accepting ‘crumbs’ when you are dating The landmarks of healthy relationships The 4 qualities of a loving partnerWhat is changing in her life from peri-menopause Natalie Lue is a boundaries and relationship coach who‘s the creator of one of the longest running self-help blogs in the world, Baggage Reclaim, and The Baggage Reclaim Sessions podcast. The England-born, Ireland-raised author helps people understand how their emotional baggage is interfering with their ability to live their lives happily and authentically. Natalie’s authored five books, including Mr Unavailable and the Fallback Girl and The Joy of Saying No (Jan 2023, HarperCollins). Her advice has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, NPR, USA Today, and the BBC, among many others. RESOURCES FROM NATALIE Natalie’s latest book - The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want by Natalie Lee You can find Natalie’s blogs herehttps://www.baggagereclaim.co.uk/list-of-posts/natalielue.substack.comAnd you can also find Natalie on natalielue.com baggagereclaim.com instagram.com/natlueMentioned by Natalie Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne RESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online Website
Tantric sex & the alchemy of life with Tobin Zivon
Sep 18 2023
Tantric sex & the alchemy of life with Tobin Zivon
So happy to share this episode with Tobin Zivon. Tobin is the first guest to return to the podcast for a rich conversation exploring tantric sex and living a tantric life. Tobin shares his definition of tantra, what tantric sex is and some ways to explore tantra, tantra as a way of living and how to be with the difficult stuff in life, his views on polarity, how to invite a partner on a tantric journey with you and more.Tobin shares:His definition of tantraTantra as a way of living What tantric sex is and some ways to explore tantra The importance of presenceTantra as a way of living How to be with the difficult stuff in lifeHis views on polarity How to invite a partner on a tantric journey with youTobin Zivon has been wholeheartedly dedicated to spiritual awakening and to serving others in the flowering of their highest potential for over 30 years.  Author of books “The Art of Mindful Living” and the forthcoming “Allies in Awakening: Living the Truth of Unconditional Love in Intimate Relationships,” he has been described as “The Ultimate Guide… A rare, exquisite blend of Therapist, Coach, Spiritual Teacher and Tantra Master all wrapped into one.”He has worked with thousands of individuals and couples to help them break through stuck patterns and painful dynamics, helping them to find their way into a more fulfilling and connected life of authentic liberation, love and relationship satisfaction.RESOURCES FROM TOBINOn Tobin’s website you can download a free e-book, Emotional Alchemy and find details about his private work and online courses:https://tobinzivon.comFind Tobin on Facebook and message him to join his group, The Art of Awakened Relationship https://www.facebook.com/tobin.giblinRESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online Website www.sarahrosebright.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosebright/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sarahrosebrightsexcoachSpotify for playlists https://open.spotify.com/user/dog9xui4wwpjatvbnpb2t7l3y?si=jnc_V6wxSCqaqr3UhNgD6QABOUT YOUR HOSTYour podcast host is Sarah Rose Bright. Sarah is an Intimacy and Sex Coach who helps women & couples to truly enjoy sex and pleasure and create/deepen intimate relationships that are passionate, happy and healthy so that they can feel good about who they are.
Beyond the goal: Presence & Pleasure with Graeme Waterfield
Sep 7 2023
Beyond the goal: Presence & Pleasure with Graeme Waterfield
Excited to share this episode with my partner and co-teacher, Graeme Waterfield.  We love chatting about intimacy, sex and pleasure and have conversations like this all the time. We share some of the common themes that we experience in our work and also explore what is possible when you shift your attention from goal based sex to presence and pleasure. We explore:What is possible beyond the goal based pleasure that most people learn.  How most people learn to ‘do’ sex and the limitations of thatWhy mainstream sex advice is misguidedWhat is possible when we drop inside and meet each other from that placeThe role of the nervous system in connection and arousal We are now bringing our decades of experience and our 5 years exploring and growing together to our couples programme, INTIMACY which starts September 2023. At the end of the conversation we share about INTIMACY with a special offer for those listening to this episode!You can read all about INTIMACY here.  https://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/intimacy/After reading the info, if you have any additional questions or you would like to book a 30 minute call with Graeme and I to see if INTIMACY is right for you both, please message me.  About GraemeWith 20 years of experience as a teacher and coach and having been on his own 30 year journey, Graeme Waterfield has come to see what helps people evolve and heal physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.Being a qualified Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gung & Meditation teacher with a background in counselling, Graeme offers completely unique packages of somatic, psychological and energetic tools to help you transform yourself and your life to become everything you want to be.He has come to see that we all have a unique set of skills, our own unique soul expression or purpose. Once we can awaken and identify this, we can turn our life into a masterpiece. Graeme noticed that people often don’t maximise their potential as human beings because they haven’t yet learnt to harness their mental, emotional and spiritual power.This is how he can help support you in your own growth. Showing you how to access your highest, most profound levels of thought and being. To help you break free of self-imposed limitation and create your own unique experience of heaven on earth in your relationships, work and life.‘Actualise yourself,’ was Steve Jobs’ final instruction to all who attended his Stamford memorial service. ‘Self-actualisation’ is the name western psychology gives to personal enlightenment. It states that if we don’t become everything we are capable of being, we will feel like a failure and live an unfulfilled life.As your trainer, Graeme will guide you into this self-actualisation and show you how to meet your greatest potential as a human being. Using ancient technologies and modern psychological approaches to awaken your inner potential, supporting you in finding the power to overcome adversity and maximise all areas of your life.RESOURCES FROM GRAEME https://www.facebook.com/graeme.waterfieldhttps://www.graemewaterfield.co.uk/RESOURCES FROM SARAH Sign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practice
Core & pelvic floor healing & health with Lauren Ohayon
Sep 4 2023
Core & pelvic floor healing & health with Lauren Ohayon
In this episode, I am joined by Lauren Ohayon. Lauren is the founder of “Restore Your Core” (RYC®) and creator of the RYC® method for resolving core and pelvic floor issues. I invited Lauren on the podcast as pelvic floor issues are so common and they can have a huge effect on how a woman experiences sex, pleasure and intimacy.  So many women experience issues like prolapse and incontinence and can feel fear and shame. To me, the saddest thing is that these issues are not talked about enough and so many of them are preventable. I know if I had had more knowledge I would not have experienced a prolapse so it is important to create space for these conversations. I personally came across Lauren’s work on my journey of healing my prolapse and found RYC to be such a well put together programme and I could feel the difference in my body from building the strength in my core. Whether you have pelvic floor concerns or you want to know how to look after your pelvic floor, there is something here for you. I am delighted to share Lauren’s work and her wisdom. Lauren shares:The common issues that Lauren supportsHow common pelvic floor issues are Why there is nothing to ‘fix’ when you have a pelvic floor issuesThe difference between a ‘weak’ and a hypertonic pelvic floor How the healing journey can take timeWhat to do if you find you are not getting the support you would like from your doctorWhy so many women can take years to reach out for support Restore Your Core’s unique ‘whole body’ approach to pelvic floor issues How Restore Your Core trainers support women to access their own ‘felt sense’When a pelvic exam is appropriate How shame can impact pelvic floor issuesHow to look after your pelvic floor Why the health of your core is so importantAdvice on sex with a prolapse Lauren Ohayon is the founder of “Restore Your Core” (RYC®) and creator of the RYC® method. With more than two decades’ experience as an internationally renowned yoga and pilates instructor, Lauren focuses on resolving core and pelvic floor issues minus the “burn and shred” mentality. The Restore Your Core® program is a comprehensive and sustainable fitness program that empowers women who aim to be strong, long, mobile and functional. Restore Your Core® also boasts highly trained movement teachers around the world; from India to Alaska and Australia to North America and Europe. Lauren and the Restore Your Core® teachers are helping women across the globe to gain core strength, achieve ideal pelvic floor function, and learn to move efficiently and exercise optimally—in a safe and nurturing community-driven environment.RESOURCES FROM LAURENWebsite restoreyourcore.comInstagram @thelaurenohayon FB group Facebook.com/groups/restoreyourcore Email me@laurenohayon.comRESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practicehttps://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/guided-pleasure-mapping/Book a complimentary consultation with Sarah  https://calendly.com/sarahrosebrightFind Sarah online Website
Sex that changes the world with Kimberly Ann Johnson
Aug 21 2023
Sex that changes the world with Kimberly Ann Johnson
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, yoga teacher, postpartum advocate, and single mom. She is also the author of the Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good, as well as the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, and is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.I invited Kimberly to talk about sex that changes the world as she did an interview with this title which I loved so much as I really do believe sex has the power to change the world for good.In this compelling and thought provoking conversation, Kimberly shares her thoughts and wisdom on how to reimagine sex with its potential to change the world, the feminine, motherhood, power, sex and relationships in current times and more. Kimberly shares not just her experience as a practitioner, she brings in her personal perspective as a woman and a mum of a teenager daughter.  I’d love to hear what stirs inside you from this conversation. Kimberly shares:Why it is important to start where you areThe ingredients of sex that changes the world The importance of connection to your pleasure hormonesHow less sex and less commitment can be survival features The impact of the last few years on sex and relationships and how she sees the state of sex and relationships in current timesHow crying during sex can be therapeuticThe different between the sex you see on the movies and sex which activates the oxytocin circuitry The difference between the male and female arousal trajectoriesWhy the clitoris is not just for pleasure Understanding the feminine and masculine through the lens of Chinese medicineWhat it means to ‘centre’ the feminine Her definition of sexual energyMotherhood as a threshold for changing how you want to experience sex and how she connected with her sexuality after becoming a mumHow the language of consent is taking us further away from sex that changes the worldHow sexual desires are not always politically correctThe landscape of sex and relationships for young people today and how to support the young people in your life The impact of the current overculture on menHer definition of power Thoughts on datingKimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, yoga teacher, postpartum advocate, and single mom. Working hands-on in integrative women’s health and trauma recovery for more than a decade, she helps women heal from birth injuries, gynecological surgeries, and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is the author of the Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good, as well as the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, and is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.RESOURCES FROM KIMBERLY Website: https://kimberlyannjohnson.comhttps://kimberlyannjohnson.com/mothercircle-facilitator-training/ https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/events/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberly.ann.johnson/RESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the...
Self care, pleasure & revolutionising work with Tamu Thomas
Aug 7 2023
Self care, pleasure & revolutionising work with Tamu Thomas
Today I’m delighted to share this conversation with Tamu Thomas.  Tamu helps ‘over-functioning, overworking, high achievers to prioritise their own well-being and life satisfaction alongside success and achievement’.  She is on a mission to help women ‘enhance how they live, love and work by recovering from their addiction to toxic productivity’.You might be wondering what this has to do with love, sex and intimacy.  A lot!! Your work can have a huge impact on how you experience sex and intimacy.  I see this all the time with the women I work with who are often overworking, stressed and exhausted.As Tamu helps women to have a different relationship with work she also supports them to have a better quality of life through areas like self care, pleasure, rest which we dive into. In this rich conversation, Tamu shares about what she calls ‘grounded self care’ and how that is good for society, the problems with ‘spiritual capitalism’ and ‘spiritual bypassing’, how pleasure can be challenging for women, how dominant powers in society can affect your ability to experience pleasure, her vision for revolutionising how we work, the impact of work on sex and intimacy, her quest to be a well rested woman and much more. Tamu shares:Her journey from burnout, panic attacks and depression to todayHer definition of grounded self careHow self care leads to social and environmental careHow discipline can be a protective pattern The problems with ‘spiritual capitalism’ and ‘spiritual bypassing’ The difference between the ‘wounded inner child’ to the ‘healthy adult self’Why people can find joy, bliss and pleasure unfamiliar emotions How women can constrict their pleasure The pleasure / power axis and how dominant powers in society can affect your ability to experience pleasure Her quest to be a well rested woman A practice to connect with how it feels like to be you The importance of feeling safe in your body How being in a survival state affects pleasureHer vision for revolutionising how we workHow the systems we grow up in shape our identity around work and who you are Why many people do not feel safe in their workplace The value of getting clear on the type of life you want and crafting your work around that so you live to work rather than work to live The impact of work on sex and intimacyTamu Thomas helps over-functioning, overworking, high achievers fall in love with themselves so they can make powerful choices about how they live, love and work.Tamu’s integrated approach is practical and relatable. She's person-centred, evidence-based and trauma-informed. Tamu’s holistic approach to supporting the bodies, minds and experience of her clients makes her work nurturing, deep and unique – just like her.Tamu’s work is informed by her background of sixteen years in social work, somatic coach training, her love of behavioural neuroscience and polyvagal theory, positive psychology, spirituality and joy. Tamu combines these modalities to create a multifaceted body of work.Tamu supports her clients and workshop attendees understand themselves as valuable and worthy of caring for themselves. This enables them to prioritise their own well-being and life satisfaction alongside success and achievement.Her mission is to help women enhance how they live, love and work by recovering from their addiction to toxic productivity.RESOURCES FROM TAMUhttps://www.livethreesixty.com/
Relating & Dating - Attachment, Polarity & The Gene Keys with Damien Bohler
Jul 17 2023
Relating & Dating - Attachment, Polarity & The Gene Keys with Damien Bohler
I’m delighted to share this fascinating conversation with Damien Bohler, founder of Evolutionary Relating. Damien is an explorer who dives deep into the possibilities for intimate relationships finding the ways to support people to truly thrive in life and love. We explored relationships from the difficult stuff to the juice and the joy including the potential of intimate relationships, common relationship challenges and dynamics, polarity, attachment styles, what the Gene Keys are and how to work with the shadows and gifts in dating and relationships, the difference between parasympathetic arousal and arousal through intensity and more. We spoke about the Gene Keys and the Venus Sequence in our conversation and there are links to both in the show notes. Enjoy!! Damien shares:His framework called ‘Evolutionary Relating’Common relationship challenges and dynamics The potential of intimate relationshipsHis definition of polarity and what ‘polarity sets’ are and how they play out in relationshipsThe need for similarity and difference in intimate relationshipsAttachment styles and how they impact dating and  relationshipsThe difference between parasympathetic arousal and arousal through intensityWhat the Gene Keys are and how you can work with them in relationships and when you are datingWorking with shadow patterns in relationships using the Gene KeysWhy having standards are essential when you are dating Damien is a pragmatic visionary, synthesist and deep diver. He is focused on the future trajectory of humanity through relationship, and the practical, actionable tools, concepts and practices to get there. His gift is the interweaving of complex subjects into forms that can be easily integrated and embodied. His range of interest and expertise ranges throughout the realms of human relationship: authentic relating, attachment theory, polarity, sexuality, nervous system regulation, boundaries, Human Design, Gene Keys, transpersonal shadow work, and much more. His joy and delight is to find the ways in which it all fits together in a functioning dynamic tapestry to support us in truly thriving in life and love. He is the founder, director and head facilitator at Evolutionary Relating.RESOURCES FROM DAMIENhttps://evolutionaryrelating.org/contact/ FB :  https://www.facebook.com/Damien.Bohler1/IG: @evorelatingGENE KEYS Gene Keys - get your profile here https://genekeys.com/free-profile/Purchasing Gene Keys courses There are 2 of the main Gene Key sequences which you can buy at a great price of $150 each. They are brilliantly done and highly recommended.The Venus Sequence for love and relationships. This has the attractor sphere in that Damien mentioned in the show)https://genekeys.com/venus-sequence/ref/1912/?campaign=VenusSequenceThe Activation (or Genius) sequence https://genekeys.com/activation-sequence/ref/1912/?campaign=ActivationSequenceRESOURCES FROM SARAHSign up to Sarah’s newsletter so you can find out about the latest podcast episode and get pleasure mapping, a guided audio practice
Taoist sexual practices with Minke De Vos
Jul 3 2023
Taoist sexual practices with Minke De Vos
I love Taoist practice and Qigong so it’s wonderful to share this episode with one of my Qigong teachers, Minke De Vos. Minke is a Senior Universal Healing Tao Instructor and Medical Qigong Master Therapist who runs Qigong teacher trainings and she is author of 'Tao Tantric Arts for Women’.Minke shares her wisdom and years of experience of sexual practice and alchemy. We explored what sexual energy is and the value of becoming sensitive to sexual energy, practices for individuals and practices for partners, the benefits of breast massage, the healing power of love making, what sexual reflexology is and understanding female sexual anatomy and orgasm from the Taoist perspective. At the end, Minke guides you through a beautiful inner smile practice to connect you to your heart and sexual organs so please do not listen to this section when you are driving! Enjoy!Minke shares:How to consciously breathe with your whole body Kidney breathing The importance of replenishing your yin energy at menopause What sexual energy is How Minke discovered sexual energy in her life The value of becoming sensitive to sexual energy Tips on how to connect to your subtle energy flow What solo cultivation isFoundational solo practices for men and women including testicle breathing and ovarian breathing How sexual energy cultivation opens your spiritual pathWhy breast massage is good for youWhat sexual reflexology isThe three gates of the yoni and the three orgasm types What dual cultivation is A dual cultivation breathing practice for lovers / partners The healing power of love makingHow the Healing Sounds practice can help you clear emotions She guides us through a beautiful inner smile practice to connect you to your heart and sexual organsMinke de Vos, Senior Universal Healing Tao Instructor and Medical Qigong Master Therapist has devoted over 35 years to practicing and teaching meditative, healing and movement arts. She and her partner offer retreats and Qigong Teacher Trainings in beautiful natural locations. She is co-founder of Sacred Femininity teacher trainings and author of 'Tao Tantric Arts for Women'. She is internationally known as one of the top teachers of Qigong and Sacred Sexuality. Her soulful, creative-based work inspires people to live with passion and love.RESOURCES FROM MINKE Website: http://www.silentground.com/ https://www.instagram.com/minketaoalchemyarts/ https://www.facebook.com/minke.devos.5  https://www.facebook.com/taotantricarts/ https://www.facebook.com/femininetreasures/ https://www.facebook.com/Tao-Alchemy-Arts-110952053814950/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/minke-devos-37bb9925/Bells of Love Meditation This meditation guides you to relax inside and smile inwardly to your heart and body.  Tune into the energy of unconditional love and make friends with yourself. Beautiful nature footage and music to soothe your
Psilocybin therapy for intimate relationships & sexual wellness with Sarah Tilley
Jun 28 2023
Psilocybin therapy for intimate relationships & sexual wellness with Sarah Tilley
I am delighted to share the second episode of the Love, Sex and Intimacy podcast, a conversation with Sarah Tilley, founder and CEO of Beautiful Space Wellness, a legal and safe psilocybin-assisted therapy program for couples and individuals with a focus on modern relationships and sexual wellness.Sarah is a long term student of Esther Perel and has been working with plant consciousness and altered states for 20 years with individuals and groups. Sarah talks about why there is a huge growth of working with psychedelics for healing and well being, how she works with psychedelics and the depth of preparation and integration that her programme offers and why people might work with her.She also shares the phenomenal successes that her clients experience, the difference between conventional couples therapy and psychedelic couples therapy, core skills for erotic and relational wellness and so much more. This conversation was recorded back in November 2022 so when Sarah is referring to the ‘next years’ Mind Body and Spirit festival she is referencing the one in May 2023. Sarah Tilley shares:What ‘psychedelics mindfulness’ is The power of creative visualisation Why there is a huge growth of working with psychedelics for healing and well beingThe current legal landscape in the UKHow she works with psychedelics and the depth of preparation and integration that her programme offersWhy people might work with Sarah and the incredible successes that Sarah’s clients experience The vast difference between conventional couples therapy and psychedelic therapyThe importance of bringing the sacredness into sex and intimacyThe power of female empowerment and male vulnerabilityEstablishing safety and ritual in consensual non monogamyCore skills for erotic and relational wellness The value of the Wheel of Consent and Sexological BodyworkHow sex and intimacy changes overtime in relationship and what relationship 2.0 is All about her programme for females The value of micro dosing for women in reclaiming themselves Practices she shares with womenRumination as a sign of depression How healthcare will change over next decade The benefits of couples taking psychedelics therapeuticallyThe benefits of psychedelics couples therapy versus cost of divorceHow she teaches couples to be psychonauts together What ‘freedom within relationship’ isSarah is a psychedelic guide, integration specialist and couple therapist specialising in psychedelic therapy, modern relationships and sexual wellness.Sarah is a long term student of Esther Perel and has been working with plant consciousness and altered states for 20 years with individuals and groups. An expert in facilitating shifts in awareness to the root cause of a problem using a complex methods of regression, hypnosis techniques, breath-work, guided visualisation and psychedelics for full spectrum holistic wellness. Sarah has guided hundreds of  altered-state journeys with music, working with powerful intention and ongoing integration.Currently wellness director and lead facilitator for Beautiful Space. As an activist she has spoken at the NHS and the UN on topics of sustainable healthcare, complementary medicine and women’s equality, involved with the Women’s Equality Party and as a popular figure in the UK press for sex equality, consensual non monogamy and female empowerment.Sarah has worked in education for over 30 years and currently writes and facilitates her own programs of relationship wellness for individuals, women, couples and mixed groups on and offline. She has transferred her many years as a professional classical violinist to...
Libido, desire & sex with meaning & purpose with Elena Rossi
Jun 26 2023
Libido, desire & sex with meaning & purpose with Elena Rossi
I loved this interview with Elena Rossi which I recorded late last year. Elena is a female libido specialist, author of two books, pelvic trauma-release therapist and a sex toy designer. Her personal coaching brand is The Yoni Empire. We covered a lot of fertile topics in this conversation as Elena shared how much misunderstanding and confusion there is about sex, why its important to consider the meaning and purpose of your sex life, the difference between libido and desire, how to create a sex life that is worthy of wanting, how sex can be peaceful,  what emotional safety is and how it is foundational to intimacy and a healthy libido, how sex has been diminished to physical sensations and entertainment and what’s possible when you bring in the heart. We discussed how casual sex can be disempowering, the pressures on women dating and how some women are afraid to say they want a relationship and / or children. We also talked about how sex will evolve over the next decade and how to find the farmers market in your bedroom! It was a rich and powerful conversation and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Elena sharesHow women are secretly suffering in their sex lives Her experiencing of sexuality growing up in RussianHer experience healing of chronic yeast infections and pain How much misunderstanding and confusion there is about sexWhy its important to consider the meaning and purpose of your sex lifeWhat a female libido specialist isHer definition of libido and how libido differs from desire and eroticism How to create a sex life that is worthy of wantingWhat emotional safety is and how it is foundational to intimacy and a healthy libidoThe erotic trio of your mind heart and body What peaceful sex isHow sex is diminished to physical sensations and how the presence of the heart is lackingWhy awareness is the first step in changing your sexual experiences and what you can get curious aboutWhat ‘invitation to penetration’ is The influences of Diana Richardson and Barry Long How sex is viewed as entertainment How casual sex can be disempowering The pressures on women datingHow women are afraid to say they want a relationship and / or childrenHer definition of sexual empowerment Her view on how sex will evolve over the next decade How to find the farmers market in your bedroom!Elena Rossi is a female libido specialist, author of two books, pelvic trauma-release therapist and a sex toy designer. She holds degrees in Business, Psychology, Entrepreneurship and Leadership and has created a number of successful wellness concepts, including slow-pleasure brand Onna Lifestyle, holistic clinic and cafe AlchemyBali and her personal coaching brand The Yoni Empire.  Elena’s content reflects her no-bullshit approach to sexual wellbeing and is followed by thousands of women all over the world. A sensual connoisseur at heart, Elena Rossi inspires and supports women to explore the nourishing power of sexuality infused with purpose and meaning. You can find Elena writing her book series at her studio in Amsterdam, riding her bicycle around town, trail running in the woods and spending time with her loved ones. RESOURCES FROM ELENAWebsite : www.theyoniempire.com  Instagram : @the_yoni_empire You can buy Elena’s ebook '500 Revealing Questions for Lovers’ with a special E5 discount by using the code SARAH ROSE