We are pleased to host Dr. Lori Brotto in the studio for an exclusive workshop & book signing of her book in the same name.
This session will be open to anyone with an interest in the applications of mindfulness to sexual health and it will involve a combination of information sharing as well as practical experience. Dr. Brotto will start by reviewing the evidence for mindfulness in improving health and discuss the evolution of how mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) have been adapted to meet the needs of women with sexual difficulties. She’ll share data on the outcomes of the past 15 years of research applying mindfulness-based approaches to different populations of women with low sexual desire, chronic genital pain, and in women with a history of sexual assault. Dr. Brotto will also guide attendees through some in-session practice using the same exercises she has used with patients.
Lori A. Brotto, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, sex researcher, and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto writes a monthly column called Health Advisor for the Globe and Mail and has been featured in the New York Times, the Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets.