Hey! Jenny here with Somatic Therapy Partners. Today I’m here to talk to you about one of my specialties and something that is really, really important to me and something that I really value: the intersection between faith and sexuality. So let me explain a little bit about what I mean when I say the intersection between faith and sexuality.
A lot of folks that I work with who are embracing or looking at or healing from beliefs that they had when they were younger, beliefs that their family has, belief that society has or holds about sexuality. There’s so much trauma that exists not only within someone’s story but especially within their body as they’re trying to figure out how do I be me, fully embracing myself, who I am including my sexuality. And how do I or do I want to include my faith, my religion, my family. I really see all of those things interconnected. When it comes to healing from these things I think it’s really important that there is a space, a safe space, a judgmental free space where you get to come and really allow yourself the space (for lack of a better word) to be seen, be heard, be validated, and be cared about simply by just showing up.
I’m not here to tell you what to believe. I’m not here to decide what faith or religion or family or culture that you are going to be a part of. I’m here to help support you in figuring out what feels right to you. I want you to be fully yourself whatever that looks like for your sexuality, however you identify, whatever your orientation is, whatever kind of relationships you want with other people. I’m not here to tell you that one is right or wrong. I’m here to say yay for knowing what you like and what you need and who you are. And you might need space and time to heal from past beliefs and learn what it is that you really believe.
Some folks find that they need to reconcile a faith that they had as a child, the beliefs that they held there within that religious context and who they are and how they know themselves today. And so I’m here to support you with that. Some people want to just heal and move on from their faith and religion because it’s too harmful and it just doesn’t fit and I’m here to support you with that. I’m also here to help you explore, should you want to, what faith or religion might fit better for you with who you are and how you identify today. There’s no expectation that I hold for you. I simply just want you to have a caring, non-judgmental space where you get to explore these really hard, painful things that you probably haven’t had a lot of room to explore in the past. And really feel seen hurt and loved. That’s my hope. That’s why I think the intersection between faith and sexuality is so important and why you watching this deserve a space to just be, with no expectations.
If you find yourself relating or resonating to anything that I mentioned or even just simply curious about your own sexuality or your own faith and beliefs about how you identify, I invite you to come on in. We can have a consult call, we can have a session and just get to know each other and to be held in this space where you don’t have to be anything but yourself. And I will be here right with you.
I appreciate you checking out this video today and look forward to seeing you in future videos.