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Better Sex for Men

A mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural group for men with situational erectile dysfunction.

Struggling with getting or keeping an erection can be a disappointing experience, creating a cycle of anxiety that makes the whole experience even tougher. Break free from the cycle, gain confidence, improve your relationships, and experience better sex! Our group can help.

With support from our sex-perts you will learn how to:

  • elevate your sexual experiences, by focusing more on excitement and pleasure
  • hone into your mind-body awareness and improve erectile functioning by deepening the connection you have with your sexual self
  • manage distractions during both solo and partnered experiences by staying focused on the enjoyable moments
  • boost your confidence and foster a positive mindset
  • strengthen the connection in your relationships by discussing your concerns and receiving supportive communication strategies
  • connect with other like-minded men who can relate by creating a supportive community where experiences can be shared and understood
  • make a game plan for continued practice, so that you can take deliberate steps toward more satisfying sexual experiences
  • get the most from resources and advice, ensuring sustained and long-term improvements to your overall well-being

What to Expect:

Get ready to engage! Join us for 1 hour and 30 minutes each week, over 5 weeks, where you’ll dive into guided activities and group discussions.

Adapted from the works of Lori A. Brotto (PhD, R Psych), Rosemary Basson (MD), Jenn Bossio (MSc), Miriam Driscol (MD), and Shauna Correia (MD), our group is designed for men, 18 years of age and older, experiencing situational erectile dysfunction. Whether you are flying solo or with a partner, we’re here to support you in strengthening your mind-body awareness, reconnecting with pleasure, and improving your erections.

Situational erectile dysfunction is often linked to feelings of nervousness and performance anxiety, and does not include lifelong or persistent erectile dysfunction. Research shows that using a blend of mindfulness and cognitive behavioural techniques within a supportive space can empower men to embrace sex as a pleasurable and enjoyable process, rather than a goal-driven activity with a single outcome (i.e., penetration or orgasm). Drawing on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s wisdom, mindfulness is a non judgemental, present-centered awareness, where every thought, feeling, or sensation that arises is acknowledged and accepted as it arises; our facilitators will create an environment that fosters awareness, change, and compassion. Here you’ll have the opportunity to process your thoughts and feelings, while building new skills that support lifestyle changes and will ultimately contribute to better sexual experiences.

When it comes to our groups, you can come to expect that there will be more than just talk! After each weekly support group, you will be provided with worksheets to support your learning and self-reflection in between groups. Each week we’ll debrief about the take-home exercises and then guide you into the next session, with a comforting meditation. At the end of the 5-week group, you will be provided a package of research and book recommendations, ensuring that you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills to boost your sexual confidence and pleasure!

Content & Framework:

Week 1: Tuesday, April 23 2024, 7:30-9:00 pm

In week one, you’ll learn about the science of erections, how treatment fits in, and the role of mindfulness in the sexual response cycle.

Week 2: Tuesday, April 30 2024, 7:30-9:00 pm

In week two, you’ll get to know how cognitive behavioural therapy can help with treating situational erectile dysfunction. The facilitators will provide accurate sex-education and bust common myths about erectile dysfunction.

Week 3: Tuesday, May 7 2024, 7:30-9:00 pm

In week three, you’ll learn about common styles of thinking that are associated with situational erectile dysfunction. The facilitators will teach you about the benefits of following a non-goal directed approach to sex and will provide you with examples of what this can look like in practice.

Week 4: Tuesday, May 14 2024, 7:30-9:00 pm

In week four, you’ll be invited to explore what makes sex good. The facilitators will identify new and old beliefs about male sexuality, as individuals and partners in intimate relationships.

Week 5: Tuesday, May 21, 2023, 7:30-9:00 pm

In week five, we’ll shift focus on to applying mindfulness beyond  the group setting. The facilitators will equip you with additional resources and help you develop a game plan for ongoing practice.

Are you ready to have better sex? Fill out the form below to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn if this group is the right fit for you.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Location: 7 Willow St, Uptown Waterloo

Parking: Complimentary Parking Available

Dates & Times: Tuesday April 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21; 7:30-9:00pm.

Facilitators: Angela Holmes (Registered Psychotherapist, ASSECT Certified) and Robin Milhausen (Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying)

Size of the Group: 8 Men, 18+

Coverage: For many people, group therapy with a Registered Psychotherapist is covered by extended health benefits. If you intend to pay via insurance, please let us know when you are signing up.

Let us help you find your perfect match.

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