Linda Weiner and Lisa McGarva

A conversation with Linda Weiner

Lisa McGarvaAnxiety, Counselling, Covid, Massage, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neurodiversity, Psychotherapy, Sex and Relationship Therapy, Sex Therapist, Sexology, stress, Trauma, Yoga Therapy

Linda Weiner and Lisa McGarva

Join me in conversation with Linda Weiner.

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Join me in a conversation with Linda Weiner as we discuss the importance of touch being a primal human need that is vital for our health and survival.

Linda shares practical examples of how ‘Sensate Focus Touch’ can help individuals in Covid isolation, in solo touch to feel safe, calm and secure in their own body, and if chosen… with another partner.

Linda shares her thoughts on how mindfulness practices when focusing on the experience of temperature, texture, and pressure reduce anxiety and increase feelings of relaxation responses and pleasure.

She also discusses her views on the future of Sex and Relationship Psychotherapy in the bio psycho social model.

  • Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual by Linda Weiner (Author) and co-author Constance Avery-Clark (Author) A much needed revised extension of the work by Masters and Johnson.  Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual is a go to text, highly regarded by Sex Therapists globally.
  • Trained and employed for five years by the world-renowned Masters & Johnson Institute.
  • Linda is well published as an author many books and papers.
  • Has more than 35 years’ experience working with individuals’ and couples’ intimacy and relationship concerns and run a successful private practice.
  • Adjunct Professor, at Washington University (2002-2017).
  • Presently running professional workshops and conferences nationally and internationally.
  • Provide bi-annual sexuality education to medical staff at BJC Hospitals, St. Louis.

“Sensate Focus is one of the longest-standing tools in the toolbox of skilled sex therapists. Weiner and Avery-Clark refresh and revitalize this formidable tool, and apply the lens of mindfulness to understanding the power of this practice. This book will ensure that therapists—both new and seasoned—implement Sensate Focus effectively and accurately.”  — Lori A. Brotto, PhD,

Sensate Focus has shown to be highly effective in helping people with:

  • Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Premature (Early or Rapid) Ejaculation
  • Delayed Ejaculation
  • Genital Pelvic Pain Disorder (Dyspareunia) and Penetration Disorder (Vaginismus)


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