Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

by Alexandra Katehakis, Tom Bliss


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ISBN-13: 9780692700297
Publisher: Alexandra Katehakis, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 473,770
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, is Founder and Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, and Senior Fellow at The Meadows. A Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor, she specializes in sexual-marital therapy and the treatment of sexual addiction. Ms. Katehakis has incorporated interpersonal neurobiology into her Psychobiological Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment (PASAT), and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health honored her with its 2012 Carnes Award for significant contributions to the field. In addition to co-authoring "Mirror of Intimacy," she is a contributing author to the Clark Vincent award-winning "Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts" (2012) and author of "Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction" (2010). Ms. Katehakis's upcoming book, "Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Holistic Healing Model" (2015), will be published by W.W. Norton & Company. Ms. Katehakis contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and PsychologyToday.com, and has served as a clinical educator at numerous mental health and addiction treatment centers in the US and Europe.

Tom Bliss graduated from Pitzer College with a self-designed major in "Multimedia Performance: Life as an Art Form." While penning his senior project--a symbolic play about a playwright being forced to show up in his own symbolic play--he was privileged to experience Samadhi, the supreme state of enlightenment through meditation. Upon graduating, he joined the San Francisco-based Chero Company founded by Frank Moore, the wheelchair-bound performance artist/shaman, whose marathon all-nude "Eroplay" happenings encouraged people to connect freed of social and cultural programming. During the next 15 years Mr. Bliss worked on both coasts as a multimedia performance artist and writer. In 2007, he entered a sex and love addiction recovery program at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and attends weekly support groups through various organizations. In 2009 he completed the Parent Educator Certification Program in Non-Violent Communication (NVC) at Echo Parenting & Education. He has appeared as guest educator on the PBS series, "A Place of our Own," discussing topics ranging from emotional literacy to self-care.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, Introduction by Alexandra Katehakis and Tom Bliss, 1-Invitation; 2-Emotional Intimacy; 3-Eroticism; 4-Integrity; 5-Sexuality; 6-Love; 7-Security; 8-Awkwardness; 9-Depth; 10-Sexual Abandon; 11-Consent; 12-Impotence; 13-Withholding; 14-Difficulty; 15-Bodily Pleasure; 16-Trauma; 17-Autonomy; 18-Distance; 19-Happiness; 20-Validation; 21-Communion; 22-Exaltation; 23-Narrative; 24-Loneliness; 25-Grooming; 26-Courtship; 27-Tolerance; 28-Circumstance; 29-Meaning; 30-Lusciousness; 31-Interdependence; 32-Awaken; 33-Humility; 34-Projection; 35-Core Beliefs; 36-Faith; 37-Attraction; 38-Sexual Safety; 39-Virility; 40-Discovery; 41-Fate; 42-Choice; 43-Rejection; 44-True Love; 45-Reciprocity; 46-Neglect; 47-Revenge; 48-Self-Love; 49-Constancy; 50-Intensity; 51-Spiritual Love; 52-Compassion; 53-Presence; 54-Signs; 55-Endowment; 56-Attitude; 57-Sexual Confusion; 58-Communication; 59-Flow; 60-Purpose; 61-Intention; 62-Magic; 63-Fertility; 64-Vision; 65-Intuition; 66-Agape; 67-Boundaries; 68-Unrequited Love; 69-Awareness; 70-Polarity; 71-Karma; 72-Sighs; 73-Puberty; 74-Practice; 75-Shadow; 76-Fear; 77-Meditation; 78-Mood; 79-Health; 80-Renewal; 81-Responsibility; 82-Perfection; 83-Divine Expression; 84-Society; 85-Availability; 86-Codependence; 87-Serenity; 88-Isolation; 89-Values; 90-Promises; 91-Reality; 92-Self-Awareness; 93-Mirror; 94-Freedom; 95-Needs; 96-Truth; 97-Sexual Orientation; 98-Actions; 99-Arousal; 100-Touch; Etc.

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