“AZRI therapists are Intimacy Experts.
They practice Emotional Focused Sex Therapy (EFST)
to help create, heal and strengthen
Although sexuality is only one dimension of a couple’s relationship, it plays a vital role in the overall quality and strength of a couple’s emotional bond.
EFT Sex Therapy address couples’ sexual relationship as being one dimension of intimacy. Partners’ sexual relationship plays a vital role in the overall health and strength of a couples’ emotional bond. AZRI therapists understand that couples’ intimacy is an integration of their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical connection. Sexuality is viewed as a vital and powerful dimension, but also a dimension which cannot be fully addressed without addressing all other dimensions and the ways in which all dimensions of couple’s intimacy is inextricably interwoven.
EFT Sex Therapy and Integrated Treatment Options
The Arizona Relationship Institute offers clients the option of integrating Emotionally Focused Sex Therapy with other medical and holistic treatment approaches as a way of assisting partners to understand the emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual parts of themselves and each other. Optional integrated treatments include acupuncture, chiropractic and massage, yoga, aerial yoga and meditation. You and your partner can work with your therapist and the other practitioners at AZRI to customize a plan according to each partner’s needs and interests.
Integrating and Rewiring Touch: Integrated Experiencing
Sometimes touch can become something a person reacts to negatively physically, emotionally or psychologically (or all of the above). Even when the person really wishes he or she could feel, react, or think differently about touch, their will to experience touch differently isn’t enough to override their initial instinct or pervasive struggles to enjoy physical touch
Dr. Gold and Dr. Dlugas have developed an integrated therapy that helps partners to rewire their emotional experience of touch and physical intimacy. Rather than perceiving or experiencing their partner’s touch as something threatening or something their partners want from them, touch can become rewired to be perceived and experienced as safe, healing, nurturing and even desirable. The body can shift from defending against something that is being demanded to relaxing into trusting that touch can be given as an act of healing without ulterior motives other than to be loved and valued.
Partners participate in Emotionally Focused Therapy with one of the AZRI therapists. Before or after the therapy session, partners meet with Dr. Dlugas and receive specific chiropractic treatments designed to help them rewire the way they experience each other’s touch.