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CC12 Keynote 04 - The Triple Flame: Negotiating Attachment, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Couples - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT

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Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Keynotes |  Intimacy
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
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Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
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Based on Perel’s Mating in Captivity, this bold take on intimacy and sex grapples with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. We will tackle eroticism as a quality of aliveness and vitality in relationships extending far beyond mere sexuality and consider how the need for secure attachment and closeness can co-exist with the quest for individuality and freedom.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Learn innovative strategies to reconcile the need for safety and stability with the need for separateness and passion.
  2. Discover how our emotional history translates itself into our erotic blueprint.
  3. Learn how love and desire relate, but also conflict.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, translated into 25 languages. Fluent in nine of them, the Belgian native is a practicing psychotherapist, celebrated speaker and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies. The New York Times, in a cover story, named her the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth. Her critically acclaimed viral TED Talks have collectively reached over 10 million viewers.