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Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched Radio/TV Program

Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

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[Contains mature themes] A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

Step into the office of renowned relationship therapist and TED Talk sensation Esther Perel, and listen in as she counsels couples in crisis due to infidelity, sexlessness, loss, and disconnection. The result? Astonishing insights on how they can make love work – and takeaways for you on ways to repair and restore your own relationships.

About Esther:

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated psychotherapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has over three decades of experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire.

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    It was beautiful. Thank you to the couple that shared their story with us. I wanted to cry at the end, in a good way.

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    Smiley on Amazon California 11-20-17
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    "Not what I expected"

    Not for me. I felt uncomfortable, like an eavesdropper listening to strangers laying their lives bare. A real session is too intimate. It carries the same weirdness of reality TV. I can't even imagine rating the performance and the story, because these are not performers, and this is not a story. This is real people living their reality.

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    OSC 11-15-17
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    "Esther Perel is truly a master at what she does..."

    She has a ability to hear what is unsaid and see into the depth of a person without judgement.

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    Sammy 11-14-17
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    brought up feelings I have been pushing down for a long time. trying to hide, stay in the shadows. maybe nobody will see me.

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    Alejandro415 SF 11-02-17
    Alejandro415 SF 11-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "touching, incisive, insightful."

    Esther has the ability to penetrate into the depths of things. She finds the heart of the matter and exposes it in a gentle, sensitive and thoughtful way. Hearing her help these two men opened my mind up to a lot of things going on with me and in my relationship with my girlfriend.
    I am so grateful that Esther is out there helping people in this way, and sharing the insights and breakthroughs that she and the couple she works with are discovering.

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    "Slow start but great revelations towards the end"

    I think I had higher expectations for what I works president be able to get from this session so I felt a little disappointed when the story started slow. Of course esther came through and provided lots of good insights in the end.

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    "enjoyed it so much... looking forwards to more"

    very informative...can be used for gay and straight couples. very informative. hurt comes in many ways and affects you for lifetime

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    Jennifer J. Curfman SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 08-19-17
    Jennifer J. Curfman SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 08-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm here and your safe"

    Whether you are in a heterosexual, homosexual, or a transgender relationship, it doesn't matter. Listening to this episode does. I heard myself and my issues for the first time and what an eye opener this episode is. I recommend this for anyone in a relationship where one partner is all touch and feel, while the other is verbal and doesn't require the affection. This episode teaches you how to navigate relationships like this with the end result of all parties feeling fulfilled with a greater understanding of why the other person is the way they are. Excellent, Excellent, listen to this one more than once.

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    BerkshireFam Stockbridge, MA USA 08-13-17
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    "Hard to differentiate the speakers"

    I had trouble differentiating which person of the couple was speaking, and it got confusing. Otherwise, the material was valuable.

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    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 08-08-17
    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    I didn't think I could relate to this one at all because the issues this couple faces by and large don't apply to my life. Until she hit on points about projecting self-doubt onto your spouse. That is, taking the negative internal monologue or dialog that you think about yourself and assuming that's what your partner thinks also. My spouse and I are both so very guilty of this. I hope this podcast helps us recognize it better.

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    "so, so moving."

    this wonderful podcast opened a place inside me. it showed me how I long to be loved, to be seen and to feel safe. "to need more is ok" -- that was an eye opener for I've been comfortable with the "crumbs". I highly recommend this and allow yourself to really feel your own feelings.

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