Dr. Tina's book! Written for anyone affected by sexual shame, as well as for clinicians who treat people who have been impacted. We know from research that sexual shame has a profound impact on our ability to give and receive love. It causes people to feel disgust toward their bodies and sexual identity, doubting their worth. It impacts communication, trust, emotional and physical intimacy. America was situated inside a conservative religious history, which denied comprehensive sex education to its public due to the belief that sexuality is dirty. This book tells the story of that history, the positive sexual story we were meant to know, shares a model for how to heal sexual shame, and provides touch and non-touch exercises to try.
Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers
Sex, God & The Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy
Dr Tina joins Paula Stone Williams, Megan DeFranza, and Isaac Archuletta on stage in a panel discussion on how the Christian progressive church is in the midst of a 500 year shift that is opening up opportunities for both transformation and conflict and how this is affecting both sexual minority populations and progressive Christian populations.
Dr. Tina joins Jessa Zimmerman to discuss the profound impact of sexual shame. Here she reveals the first operational definition of sexual shame and how this is reinforced by our socio-political climate. She discusses an evidence based four-part model for reversing sexual shame and how clinicians can support their clients. She also discusses sex positive sacred mystic stories that can bolster the spiritual life of those clients that feel discouraged by the sex negative impact of sexual shame that came from traditional patriarchal Christian teachings.