Healing Psychosexual Shame in Intimate Relationships
May 5, 2017
Hosted by Colette Malan
In this show Colette will interview Dr. Mark Malan, about how he helps couples heal the hurt and disconnection that results from psychosexual shame. Shame is the most damaging emotion couples can experience. It can trigger anger, fear, resentment, depression and anxiety. It is the root cause of many mental health disorders, addictions and sexual dysfunction. Unhealed shame often leads to affairs and divorce. Dr. Malan defines and describes what shame is and distinguishes it from guilt. He explains how couples inadvertently contaminate their relationships by using shame to manipulate and control their partner in order to feel safe. He then describes what to do to avoid shame in communication and heal the damage it causes. We will discuss alternative healthy ways that couples can ask for what they want in their relationship without damaging their partner’s self-worth.
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This show is for anyone who wants to have a loving intimate relationship and a great sex life. It addresses the many challenges that people face as they try to keep their love, and their lovemaking, vibrant and alive.
Colette Malan gives practical down-to-earth advice to everyday people who have sex and relationship problems sabotaging the intimate connection they want to have. She explores how lovemaking really does make more love in a relationship, and how essential love is to good sex.
Join Colette as she gives advice on how to become a better lover and how to love sex more.
I'm a psychotherapist specializing in marriage therapy, and an AASECT certified sex therapist. My husband, Dr. Mark Malan PhD, and I are a husband- wife clinical team at Malan Relationship Health Clinic. We’ve helped thousands of couples in the last 22 years resolve their sex and relationship problems and develop rewarding intimacy.
If you want to have a great love life, but are struggling with relationship and sexual challenges, we can help you. My husband and I know first-hand what it feels like to have sex and relationship problems. Our sexual incompatibilities almost tore us apart, but we didn’t give up. We found answers and tools, and prioritized really loving each other. Now, after 38 years, we not only deeply love each other, but we are in-love with each other. We can guide you from where you are to where you want to be.
In addition to providing individual and couple therapy, we also provide communication and Tantra workshops and retreats. We are popular speakers, featured article authors, and have been guests on many radio and television shows. Check us out at sextherapyutah.com.