The Path to Sexual Healing and Wellness…Both counsellors specialized in sexual dysfunction and Sacred Sexuality teachers are qualified to facilitate sexual healing. In either case, a solid background in the psychology of trauma is required. At the same time, one’s intimate partner can learn some intimacy and communication exercises to help facilitate the healing process.
Inherent hazards exist in a partner acting as the sole healer, rather than a therapist. If all goes well, the healer often becomes an object of transference. Thus, the client believes their newly found awakening is inseparably attached to the healer. On the other hand, if deep wounds surface, and a partner is aiding the healing process, the sexual therapy receiver may project some deep-rooted pain and unresolved anger onto their beloved. Clearly, this could irrevocably harm or even destroy their relationship. A mixture of transference and projection can also take place.
Precautions must be taken to avoid the inherent pitfalls of sexual therapy. Yet, avoiding transference and projection cannot be guaranteed. Indeed, in Tantra, it’s not uncommon for a client to become attracted and/or to tantric educator. This attraction is deemed a natural progression in the client’s awakening process. If both parties are responsible, it can become invaluable in deepening the client and therapist.mutual trust.