Sexual Trauma - Healingthe Sacred Wound

A unique seminar with Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., and Diana Richardson


Date: 3 – 4 September 2021
Time: 10:00–17:30
Teacher: Dr. Peter A. Levine (USA)
Diana Richardson (ZA)
Language: English translated into German
Costs: CHF 550
Course location: Zürich


Sexual experiences during life can often be disappointing, and a source of unhappiness and trauma, including during our formative years. In this 2-day workshop Dr. Peter A. Levine will be joining hands with Diana Richardson, and together they will give an overview on how the past can be healed and transformed in the present, so that sexuality is not marked for the rest of our lives by the overwhelming or unhappy events of the past.

Sexual trauma leaves individuals freezing in situations where a non-traumatized individual might even feel some excitement and pleasure. Rather than being a last-ditch reaction to inescapable threat, freezing along with chronic shame, becomes a “default” response to a wide variety of situations in which one’s feelings are highly aroused. For example, the arousal of sex may turn unexpectedly from excitement to frigidity, revulsion, or avoidance. When people become “stuck” in these powerful emotional and physical reactions, they become lost, and their intimate relationships are greatly compromised.

In this class we will explore gentle ways to help individuals “renegotiate” these maladaptive reactions and create new, here-and-now, experiences in their bodies so that a healthy sexuality can be restored. Together, these two innovators will share their approaches to the sexual healing of individuals and couples with one clear goal: “How can the past be transformed in the present?”

On day 1 Dr. Peter A. Levine will show how as adults we can deal with trauma and challenging experiences in a way that is beneficial, and how trauma can be a portal to connecting with the vitality, which heals and integrates on fundamental energy levels.

On day 2, Diana Richardson will contribute her vast knowledge on how being more present, aware, and relaxed during the sexual exchange transforms it into a healing experience that establishes authenticity, strengthens the trust in our bodies and increases our capacity to love.

Dr. Peter A. Levine

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. (USA) is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the President of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. He holds doctorate degrees in both Medical Biophysics and Psychology. During his forty plus year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific, medical, and popular publications. His best selling book, Waking the …

Diana Richardson

Diana Richardson is recognised internationally as one of today’s leading pioneers and authorities in human sexuality. Since 1993, together with her partner Michael, she has been sharing her revolutionary insights into sex in their very popular Making Love Retreats for Couples.
Diana Richardson is the author of 8 books, including best-sellers like “Zeit für Liebe”; “The Heart of …


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