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Sex, Intimacy, and Connection Through the Lens of the Sefirot: 10 Emanations from Jewish Mysticism (3 CEs, 2023)

Presenter: Shely Esses, LMFT

Sunday, May 21, 2023  9am-12pm EDT

3 CE Hours

Live Via Webinar OR Via Video Recording following the live class

AASECT Category:

Human Sexuality Education, Section C

$120.00

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Sex, Intimacy, and Connection Through the Lens of the Sefirot: 10 Emanations from Jewish Mysticism (3 CEs, 2023)

Presenter: Shely Esses, LMFT

Sunday, May 21, 2023  9am-12pm EDT

3 CE Hours

Live Via Webinar OR Via Video Recording following the live class

AASECT Category:

Human Sexuality Education, Section C

$120.00

Description

Course Description

This class is a beginner’s guide to a deeper understanding of your sexual relationship with yourself and another. We will dive into Jewish Mysticism while staying grounded and practical. This class will utilize different psychology voices to highlight certain points. This class will include reflection questions, exercises, and meditation.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact of bottom-up healing 
  • Discuss the impact of sexual self esteem 
  • Explain the expectations and pressure that get in the way of sexual healing & maturity
  • List 2 different ways of making space for another within a relationship

Activity Schedule

25 minutes – Intro to Jewish Mysticism and the Sefirotic tree

1 hour, 10 mins – Exploring the Sefira Yesod (Foundation of self) which will explore how your sexual self is intertwined with your ability to relate to your inner child. 

40 minutes- Exploring the Sefira of Tiferet (Beauty) which will explore empowered intimacy & higher vibrational sexual relationship

35 minutes – Exploring the Sefirot of Chochmah (wisdom) & Bina (Understanding) which will explore transcendent sex from a spiritual (soul) perspective.

10 minutes – questions

Presenter Bio

Shely Esses is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and practicing as a Sex Therapist. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and Jewish Studies, with a focus on Jewish healing. She is experienced and practical when weaving together Psychology & Jewish mysticism in her classes and therapeutic style. Shely brings a humanistic and experiential-holistic approach to everything she does. She is on a mission to help others heal and feel comfortable in their own skin.