028: Women, Assertiveness and Sexuality

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julie h d aPodcast Description:

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Julie Hanks De Azevedo, author of the The Assertiveness Guide for Women and The Burnout Cure, about how the ability to develop good assertiveness skills can help with sexual satisfaction. They discuss cultural gender messages, both within Mormonism and without, that get in the way of such things as differentiation, communication skills, self-care and self-awareness. They cover the 5 skills Julie delves into in her book that can help shift these patterns around. They dialogue about managing libido differences, increasing female arousal and pleasure, sexual education for our teens, how to get past “chastity” language and more.
Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, founder and director of Wasatch Family Therapy, author, blogger, local and national media contributor, online influencer, consultant, and award-winning performing songwriter.  A native Californian, Hanks currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband and their 4 children. She enjoys spending time with family, taking naps, reading, writing, eating a lot of chocolate, and playing roller derby.

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Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.

IMG_9551Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

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