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Aug 23, 2022

Every one of us struggles with something that impacts our relationships. We were raised to believe that whatever we struggle with—be it self-worth, emotions, or body image—is a flaw.

Despite the fact that we are heavily influenced by our society, we are taught that we are all unique individuals who have the power to make our own decisions.

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Gunsaullus discusses how to recognize our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions as well as how to practice being mindful of them. She urges everyone to venture a little further outside of their comfort zones and develop their mental and emotional fortitude so they can begin to make decisions they never had before.

Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, is a sociologist, international intimacy speaker, and relationship and communication coach, and the author of From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women. Dr. Jenn has presented two TEDx Talks, co-hosts the podcast Sex Talk with Clint & the Doc, and she has collaborated on projects with Planned Parenthood, the Global YPO Spouse/Partner Network, Erica Lust films, and Dr. Ruth’s Sex for Dummies book.

Check out the transcript of this episode on Dr. Jessica Higgin's website.

In this episode

5:50 How Dr. Jen became interested in sexuality and mindfulness.

7:49 Why is mindful intimacy so crucial? 

20:43 Obstacles to profound intimacy and how mindfulness overcomes them.

47:48 A practical step you can take to begin engaging in mindful intimacy.


From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women (*Amazon Affiliate link) (book)

Sex Talk with Clint & the Doc Podcast

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT)

Sex, Consent, & Gender - A Personal Story about Consent Violation - Sex & the Price of Masculinity

Female sexual shame hurts us all | Jennifer Gunsaullus | TEDx Phoenixville

Relationship Map To Happy, Lasting Love

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