Sex ACT

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Norlightspress.Com, 2012 - 220 pages
Sexual worries fuel multi-billion dollar industries dedicated to making us look a certain way (cosmetics, fitness, hygiene and clothing) and live up to an almost unattainable standard (performance-enhancing drugs, herbs, and stimulants). When we fail to reach these goals, we turn to counseling, sex therapy, psychoanalysis - and self-help books. Doctor Rich Blonna says, "Average, healthy men and women don't need to spend money on sexual products or the industries that spawn them. Everything they need to enjoy sex and have a satisfying and stimulating sexual life exists within them. They only need to learn how to unleash the power of their sexual minds." Acceptance Commitment Therapy - a values-based form of therapy - can do just that. ACT is designed to help people examine their thoughts, emotions, personal scripts and mental images to see if these concepts are helpful or unhelpful in living the sexual life they desire, based on their values and goals. Although developed as a form of psychotherapy, ACT principles and practices are now used for many issues ranging from stress to eating disorders - and they're a perfect fit for sexual concerns. For people who already have satisfying and meaningful sex lives, ACT can help fine-tune their sexual thinking and increase satisfaction to even higher levels.Along with having fun, Sex ACT involves introspection, learning new information and skills, having faith, coexisting with troubling sexual thoughts and emotions, and making a commitment to live a values-based sexual life. The quest outlined within the pages of Sex ACT becomes a spiritual journey, going beyond the self to help readers connect with their partners in a deeper, more honest, and intimate way.

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Dr. Richard Blonna is a full professor in the Department of Public Health at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is a nationally-certified Coach (CPC), Counselor (NCC) and health Education Specialist (CHES). He has over 30 years’ experience as an educator, coach, trainer, author, and consultant in a variety of sexuality-related areas. Dr. Blonna is an accomplished educator having won two Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers awards in the past decade. He has presented countless invited and refereed papers related to sexuality and ACT at local, state, and national professional meetings. He has given hundreds of training programs to thousands of students and clinicians over the past three decades. Richard Blonna has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from William Paterson, a Master's Degree from Seton Hall University in Education (specialization in Counseling) and an Ed.D from Temple University in Health Education (specialization in Health Counseling). Dr. Blonna worked for 15 years for the New Jersey State Department of Health before coming to William Paterson University in September of 1986. While employed by the NJSDH, Dr. Blonna worked in the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, AIDS Program, and Family Planning Programs as a field worker, supervisor, counselor, health educator, and health education consultant. Dr. Blonna's areas of interest are stress management, counseling, epidemiology, and the use of technology in teaching community health.

Richard Blonna Ed.D CHES has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from William Paterson (1973), a Master's Degree from Seton Hall University in Education (1976; specialization in Counseling) and an Ed.D from Temple University in Health Education (1986; specialization in Health Counseling). Dr. Blonna worked for 15 years for the New Jersey State Department of Health before coming to William Paterson University in September of 1986. While employed by the NJSDH, Dr. Blonna worked in the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, AIDS Program, and Family Planning Programs as a field worker, supervisor, counselor, health educator, and health education consultant. Dr. Blonna's areas of interest are stress management, counseling, epidemiology, and the use of technology in teaching community health. He has written three textbooks; COPING WITH STRESS IN A CHANGING WORLD (Mosby Publishing), READINGS AND WEBLINKS IN HUMAN SEXUALITY (Morton Publishing), and HEALTHY SEXUALITY, SECOND EDITION (Wadsworth Publishing).

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