What is Sexual Grounding Therapy®?
Sexual Grounding® is a therapeutic method that treats sexuality like you've never experienced it before: directly and in a completely natural way. Through Sexual Grounding Therapy® you will learn how to rediscover your original innocence, curiosity and excitement, and how to live in stable intimate relationships.
Sexual Grounding Therapy® is an effective form of psychological self-development rooted in experiential body-psychotherapy in a group format. It was developed in the early 1990s by Willem Poppeliers, a Dutch developmental psychologist and body-psychotherapist. Sexual Grounding Therapy® is based on Poppeliers' pragmatic theory, and is an innovative approach to systemic, body-oriented depth psychology and sexual therapy. It offers a missing piece to many psychotherapeutic methods, since it deals in a clear, direct and pure way with all the delicate issues around sexuality and relationships.
What is different about Sexual Grounding Therapy®?
Sexual Grounding Therapy® follows Freud in considering the primal life force to be sexual, but goes beyond his original pioneering work by charting precisely how sexual energy unfolds during a person's lifetime. In particular, it provides a framework for realising how being born into the world of one's parents’ relationship (known in Sexual Grounding Therapy® as 'The Triangle') and cultural context can impede the proper flow of this energy. Sexual Grounding Therapy® offers a way to regain healthy sexual functioning, based on a model of psychosexual development and maturation, spanning the whole of an individual's life, from birth to death.
The profound experiences gained during the SGT® Program can inspire many other areas of personal and professional life: collaboration between men and woman in organisations and families, education and pedagogy, support and education in parenting, further adult education programs etc.