Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect

Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect

Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect

Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect

Synopsis

This book offers a detailed road map for overcoming sexual and relationship impasses originating from painful childhood experiences.

• Provides a manual of ten sequential, structured activities that can guide readers in their concrete work on relationships and sexuality

• Illustrates dynamics painfully familiar to readers with numerous stories of real-life case examples

• A bibliography recommends additional reading as well as references and other resources

Excerpt

What do popular rock lyrics like those of John Lennon and brain twisters from the Talmud have to do with attachment theorist John Bowlby and relationship therapist Harville Hendrix? Plenty, as author and marriage and family therapist Ruth Cohn cleverly weaves references to cultural icons with solid psychological theory in her book Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect.

A couples counselor and sex therapist certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Cohn explains that Lennon experienced trauma in his life that appears linked to healing in his album Double Fantasy. Similarly, Cohn describes the journeys of her patients who have suffered from trauma, including sessions and techniques that helped them heal.

The importance of Cohn’s topic is indisputable, with statistics indicating that up to one in four women and one in seven men have been abused in some way. Add to those shocking numbers that many men and women suffer from widespread neglect, pain, or trauma from life experiences and/or past relationships, leading to potent reasons for the large percentage of men and women who suffer resulting sexual problems. For this reason, Cohn’s book is an important one—for couples and for professionals alike—as she clearly outlines the theories of trauma and the processes for recovery. Cohn uses her knowledge of Bowlby’s attachment theory, Hendrix’s Imago therapy, defense mechanisms, behavioral patterns, and even brain circuitry, combined with adaptations of proven sexual therapy techniques and her own creative . . .

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