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Anita Teresa Boeninger
Founder of the Sex & Medicine Summit
Message from the Founder
I grew up in an atmosphere of sexual trauma. I had cousins who used to sleep with a knife under their pillow for fear of being raped at night by their caregiver. I watched close friends and relatives go through rape & sexual abuse at a young age. And for years, I struggled with a phobia of being raped, an intense fear of men, and chronic paralyzing shyness throughout my adolescence.
I think that’s at the root of why I’m so passionate about the Sex & Medicine Summit — because we are going beyond a pathology model to include narratives of empowerment; we’re highlighting tools for therapists and clinicians that could transform the landscape of medicine and health for generations to come.
It might just change yours. — Are you ready for what’s next?
Anita Teresa Boeninger is an Integrative Health & Sexuality Educator, visual & performance artist, and founder of The Embodied Femme. She provides group and private sessions in mindbody therapies, somatic movement, and sexuality integration training for health and vitality. She was a founding member of the Department of Integrative Health Programs at NYU Langone Medical Center, helping to grow & innovate their programs over a five-year period through providing mindbody education to thousands of patients and staff.
In 2013, she practiced Qi Gong on the Dr. Oz Show, and has been interviewed on Progressive Radio Network, Dr. Radio, Your Beautiful Child and Listen-Give Talk Radio, sharing her expertise on vitalizing practices and sexual well-being. She has been a four-time presenter at the national women’s conference, “Goddess on the Go,” and an expert wellness panelist for the Queen’s County Lawyer’s Assistance Program. Most recently, she was a presenter at the annual “Heal Thy Practice” Conference for medical professionals, in Westchester, NY.
Anita leads through presence, driven by a passion for experiential knowledge and body-centric wisdom. She is an experienced & innovative facilitator, and has presented at numerous companies and organizations, including Amnesty International, JP Morgan, West LB, Cotton Inc, Rockefeller University, Bellevue Hospital, The Creative Center, the NY Insight Meditation Center, Integral Yoga Institute, and others. She offers on-going panel discussion salons, courses, and private training for women & men through her work with The Embodied Femme, www.embodiedfemme.com.
Integrative Approaches to Men’s Sexual Health
Integrative Approaches to Erectile Dysfunction
Dr. Geo Espinoza, ND
Integrative Urologist at NYU Langone Medical Center
more about Dr. Espinosa...
Tools for Male Sexual Empowerment & Success in Life
Destin Gerek, Certified Sexologist
Transformational Sex Educator
more about Destin Gerek...
Destin has been featured in television, radio, print, and internet media for his expertise and insight into the often mysterious world of sex. His passion, depth of experience, enthusiastic “sex-positive” message, and no-holds-barred rock star attitude make Destin a lively and smart media “sexpert”. Destin has made appearances on Tech TV, CurrentTV, Showtime, and his work has been featured in Details Magazine, Yoga Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and other Associates Press syndicated newspapers across the US, and more.
A Sexual Empowerment Coach, using his unique and potent male coaching program, “The Embodied Man’s Path to Sexual Consciousness,” Destin has coached hundreds of men across four continents. The greatest power of Destin’s transformational program is that he embodies it. Destin has taken all that he’s learned, studied, and explored, and integrated it fully into his being, such that he really walks his talk.
Through his one of a kind transformational self-mastery mastermind course, “The Embodied Man’s Path to Sexual Consciousness”
Destin has taught men to increase their sexual energy, better understand women, gain ejaculatory control, experience full-body orgasms, and even to achieve the coveted “male multiple orgasm.” All avenues spoken for, Destin has reached people with his message on at least six continents (we’re not sure about Antartica!), empowering individuals, couples, and groups worldwide to openly, intelligently, and intentionally explore their sexuality.
Sexual Performance Starts with the Heart
Shari James, RN, Founder of Architecture of Pleasure
Men’s Sexual Health & Performance Expert
more about Shari James...
Borrowing from Shari’s expertise as a registered nurse and practitioner of the five elements of Chinese Medicine, The Architecture of Pleasure blends the best of traditional Western medicine and Eastern healing practices. With her fluid knowledge of the Science of Tantra, she provides a grounded, accessible and multilayered approach.
Shari is also a skilled group facilitator, public speaker and the author of upcoming book “Him” A Modern Man’s Guide to Sex, Health and Women. She enjoys infusing her wit and comedy background into her work when it’s appropriate.
The Ancient Taoist Approach to Sexual Health
Richard Anton Diaz, Universal Tao Instructor
Daoist Qi Gong Teacher, Founder of SexySpirits
more about Richard Anton Diaz...
Empowering Women to Access Extraordinary Sexual Health
Empowering Clinicians & Patients to Talk Openly & Safely About Sex
Sheri Winston, RN, CNM, BSN, LMT
Author of “Women’s Anatomy of Arousal”
more about Sheri Winston...
Sheri Winston, CNM, RN, BSN, LMT
Wholistic Sexuality Teacher, Founder and Executive Director, The Center for the Intimate Arts
Sheri Winston is a celebrated sexuality teacher, an award-winning author and medical professional. She offers classes, workshops and retreats at a wide range of venues including sexuality boutiques, learning centers, privately sponsored classes, conferences and educational institutions and a variety of other meetings and gatherings. She also offers online education. Sheri teaches for the general public as well as offering professional level trainings for health care providers, counselors and educators.
For her story on how she became who and what she is, see below.
Sheri’s 2010 book, Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure, won the 2010 Book of the Year award from AASECT (the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists). The educator and author Dr. Christiane Northrup has called it “the most comprehensive, user-friendly, practical and uplifting book on women’s sexuality I’ve ever read.”
Sheri’s latest book (released Sept. 2014), Succulent SexCraft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice, is visionary yet practical, offering a detailed road map to supercharging your erotic life and becoming sexually whole and empowered. With its wealth of ideas, practices and games, readers will be able to access extraordinary pleasure, overcome challenges and learn to play masterfully with their inner ‘sexcraft’ toolkit.
“A must-read for anyone who wants to improve their erotic virtuosity.” (Jaiya, award-winning sexologist, author and creator of SexIsYou)
Sheri’s Wholistic Sexuality™ curriculum has over 50 classes covering subjects such as orgasmic abundance for men and women, integral genital anatomy, expanded arousal, sex and relationship skills, and holistic sexual and women’s reproductive health.
Hands-on & Hands-off Sexual Healing for Women
1st Exec Dir of American Fertility Association
more about Pamela Madsen...
After her years as the Founder and first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association, Pamela has become a trusted media resource. She’s recently appeared on CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, FLOURISH (Dr. Christiane Northrop’s radio show), The Jane Pratt Show and Playboy Radio to name a few. She’s been featured in Newsweek, Vogue, 60 Minutes and Oprah.
Pamela lives in Riverdale, NY with her extraordinarily patient and supportive husband of 30 years and two young adult sons, who learned well from their father.
SHAMELESS is her first book published by Rodale Books in January 2011.
The Venus Code: Tips & Tools for Women & Couples
Sex Expert, Yoga Teacher, Author, Filmmaker
more about Psalm Isadora...
Before Psalm found yoga, she was thirty pounds overweight and suffering from depression and anxiety. After ending up in an emergency room, she realized that if she didn’t change her life, she would die. She has since taught thousands of people around the world the ancient holistic techniques she learned while studying in India. Her non-profit organization, Courage to Rise, provides yoga and empowerment training to sex workers in the red light district of Calcutta. Psalm lives with her son Gabe in Venice Beach.
Alternative Approaches in Therapy, Healing & Empowerment
Tantra as Medicine: A Doorway to Deeper Sex & Orgasm
Carla Tara, Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy & Tantra Expert, Author
more about Carla Tara...
Tantra uses breath and sensual techniques to calm down the mind that has become addicted to speed and performance and guides you to create a space for deep intimacy that connects body, mind and spirit. Tantra helps us fulfill our need for merging male and female energies into ONE.
Carla’s background as a Psychotherapist, Yogini, and Relationship Counselor, contributes to the strength and creativity of her work. She coaches couples to resolve their conflicts and re-awaken their passion for each other and she coaches women who want to awaken their Inner Goddess, their sexy, confident self and create the life they really want. Every women has enormous potential within herself that is often overshadowed by shame and guilt that has been passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years.
Carla helps men understand how to relate to their woman in a way that makes her eager to connect emotionally and sexually to him more often. She teaches men how to pay attention to his woman’s emotional state, her timing and her erotic build up, instead of rushing ahead and then having to control their ejaculation, which can take them away from the flow of lovemaking. Carla teaches techniques men can use to move their sexual energy throughout their whole body and send the overflow to their woman. Carla teaches techniques to overcome sexual challenges, such as PE and ED. Men love to learn techniques that help them sustain their erection longer and have stronger orgasms with or without ejaculation.
Carla masterfully integrates a variety of tantric approaches with body-oriented psychotherapy. Carla has taught Tantra abroad and throughout the United States, and has hosted “Tantra Today” on the VoiceAmerica radio network. In NYC, she has taught at the Jain International Center, the Inner Light Center, the Sufi Center, the Learning Annex, the Health Expo, and Onetaste. She currently teaches Tantra workshops at the New York Open Center. Carla enjoys staying on the cutting edge of new approaches to Tantra, and exploring new ways to bring healing power into our lives. Carla has been interviewed hundreds of times, and was named “The Source” by “Cosmo Radio.”
Her amazing book, Lessons from a Tantric Tango Dancer, is less about Tango and more about a Journey into Intimacy and Love”. It’s available at Amazon.com.
Another must have book from Carla is:
The Secret of the Oshun Breath: An Awakening and Healing Breathing Technique both available at Amazon.com
Her most recent achievement has been her new Program for women “Awakening Your Inner Goddess”, which is having overwhelming success.
Sex Education Equals Empowerment for All
Amy Jo Goddard, MA Human Sexuality
Sexual Empowerment Coach
more about Amy Jo Goddard...
Amy Jo teaches her unique 9-month Women’s Sexually Empowered Life Program, maintains a private coaching practice, and hosts events and VIP days with private clients in Napa Valley and New York City. She creates unique opportunities for women and couples to deeply explore, heal, and grow their sexuality. She is also a corporate consultant, helping companies elevate the professional and personal lives of women. Her second book Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence is set for release by Penguin Random House in September, 2015. You can find her online, writing about practical, real-world sexuality and evolved relationships at www.amyjogoddard.com.
An Authentic Approach to Addressing Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
Rita Gendelman, M.S., OTR/L
Autism and Sexuality Expert
more about Rita Gendelman...
Miracles in Sex Therapy: Taking Your Practice a Step Beyond
Beatty Cohan, MSW, LSCW, AASECT
Sex Therapist, Author, Host of “Ask Beatty” Show on PRN
more about Beatty Cohan...
Beatty has been a speaker for the NCAA where she has given hundreds of workshops to student athletes. These workshops are called Rate Your Mate BEFORE It’s Too Late–Never make a Mistake in Love Again and are based on her ground-breaking book, For Better, For Worse Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love (1999, 3rd. ed. 2008). Her relationship/education workshops have been endorsed by football and basketball coaching greats and sports personalities including Tom Osborne, Jim Boehem, Steve Spurrier and Dick Vitale.
She is also a speaker for the Elite Speaker’s Bureau, founded by Denise Brown — Nicole Brown’s Simpson’s sister. Her Stop Domestic Violence BEFORE It Starts keynotes and workshops have educated and empowered thousands of women to help keep them safe. Her 10-step, fail-safe formula (already successfully used by thousands of men and women around the world for assessing who’s right or wrong for you BEFORE committing to any serious relationship) has been endorsed by Denise Brown who understood that her formula could change the way that people looked at their relationships forever and might have even saved her sister’s life.
Beatty is the sex/relationship columnist for Three Tomatoes, an on-line website for women over-50. She is also a regular contributing columnist for FOX Network Health
Among her many other supporters are former Governor Jeb Bush who appointed her to serve on Florida’s Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives, former Governor Charlie Crist and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Beatty has been practicing psychotherapy and sex therapy for over 35 years— treating adolescents and adults of all ages and stages in life whose problems include: depression, anxiety, early childhood sexual abuse, addictions of every kind and relationship and sexual problems. Beatty lives in New York City and has offices in Sarasota, New York City and East Hampton.
Born in Winnipeg Canada, Beatty received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She earned her Master’s of Social Work degree (MSW) from McGill University in Montreal and has post-graduate specialization in marriage and family therapy and sexual dysfunction from Montreal Jewish General Hospital’s Institute of Family Psychiatry.
Beatty is happy to continue to contribute to all media outlets, including television, radio, print and web as one of the leading psychotherapists in the country specializing in marriage and family therapy and sexual dysfunction. She is a dynamic, knowledgeable and fun woman. Producers and audiences love her energy and style.
Beatty’s website is www.Beattycohan.com
Why Are We Whispering?
Co-Founder of the Society for MindBrain Sciences, Author of “Sensual Intelligence”
more about Natalie Geld...
and her latest book,
Somatic & Vocal Approaches to Releasing Sexual Trauma
Megwyn White, Master Trainer, Embodiment Technologist
Founder of Embody Voice
more about Megwyn White...
The Healing Power of Sacred Spot Massage
Author of “Tantra Goddess: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening”
more about Caroline Muir...
AH is a full spectrum, feminine-wisdom approach to sexual healing for women and men. AH invites us to elevate out of our animal nature and into lovers who regard and revere the body as a home for the spirit.
Caroline draws on her expertise as a practitioner of the tantric arts and 25 years as a teacher of Tantra Yoga. Her books and teachings have impacted over thirty-five thousand students, both singles and couples, who appreciate her depth, her integrity and the warmth she brings to this sensitive and ancient subject.
Caroline’s work has been featured in many publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Yoga Journal, PlayGirl, Elle, Glamour, Esquire, Healthy Living, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, and many others.
“The concept and finally the practice of sexual awakening and healing captured me in the early ’80′s during a yoga retreat. I learned about energy centers and my subtle body, along with a deep understanding of how to care for my physical body outside the box of traditional medicine. I came to understand first-hand that sexual energy, when directed upward toward the brain, awakens consciousness.
All of this led me to a career as a teacher of Tantra Yoga; being filmed by the Masters and Johnson Institute; appearing in numerous articles from the Wall Street Journal to Playgirl; and developing my work based on my belief that loving and being loved transforms the human experience.”
The Science and Medicine of Sex
The Neuroscience of Orgasm
Barry Komisaruk, PhD
Rutgers Distinguished Psychology Professor
more about Dr. Komisaruk...
His research using functional MRI is the first to report the brain regions activated during orgasm in women, mapping the projections of the genital system on the sensory cortex in men, the role of the Vagus nerves in conveying genital sensation in women with severed spinal cord, and the phenomenon and mechanism of the pain-blocking action of vaginal stimulation in women. He is currently studying the neurological bases of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) in women and Post Orgasm Illness Syndrome (POIS) in men.
Key Connections between Micronutrients, Sex & Mental Health
Dr. Barbara Bartlik, MD
Integrative Mental & Sexual Health
more about Dr. Bartlik...
Dr. Barbara Bartlik is an integratively oriented psychiatrist and sex therapist in private practice in Manhattan. She treats men, women and couples experiencing sexual dysfunction, as well as problems of a more general psychiatric nature. Dr. Bartlik is committed to a holistic, individually tailored approach to sexual and psychiatric problems, incorporating micronutrient supplementation and improved lifestyle practices with conventional therapies and pharmaceuticals.
The author of numerous scientific publications, Dr. Bartlik frequently is quoted in the media as an expert on sexual and psychological issues. She also is an advisor to Bottom Line Publications, and formerly was an investigator on pharmaceutical studies for female sexual dysfunction. She is the Medical Advisor for the Prevention Health Book for Women entitled, Extraordinary Togetherness: A Woman’s Guide to Love, Sex and Intimacy.
Dr. Bartlik is an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. She also is on the voluntary faculty at Lenox Hill Hospital. She received her M.D. with honors in epidemiology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship at New York University Medical Center. She trained as a sex therapist under the pioneering Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan. A member of the American College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Bartlik is certified by the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine. Currently, she is co-editor of a book entitled “Integrative Sexual Health,” a volume in the [Dr. Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Bio-Intelligent Sexual Health
Dr. Eden Fromberg, GYN
Osteopath, & Women’s Health Expert
more about Dr. Fromberg...
New Narratives for Sex, Eros & the Unfolding of our Conscious Evolution
Dr. Marc Gafni, PhD
Philosopher, Public Intellectual and Wisdom Teacher
more about Dr. Gafni...
Endocrine Disruption & the Truth about Sexual Function & Auto-Immune Disease
Researcher, Author, Founder of GreenMedInfo
more about Sayer Ji...
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Sex and Cardiac Health
Dr. Derrick DeSilva, MD
Former President of the American Nutraceutical Society
more about Dr. DeSilva...
Health is Wealth
Financial Health Expert, CPA and CSA
more about Danielle Campisi...
Danielle Campisi is a Financial Health Expert, CPA and CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) who has worked all over the world at companies like JPMorganChase, Deloitte, Lehman Brothers, and registered investment advisors over her 20 year career. She helps her clients identify financial strategies to create wealth and inspire their financial health and longevity and especially loves working with caregivers trying to manage support of a mature adult and dependent child or busy entrepreneurs supporting loved ones who are still dreaming of how they will fund their lifestyle and make their money last a lifetime.
Sexual & Emotional Health
Film Producer, Sex Educator, Author
more about Laurie Handlers...
Laurie Handlers, is a film producer, sex educator and the International #1 Amazon BestSelling author of Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy. Through her company Butterfly Workshops, she offers sexual health and awareness courses plus leadership and expansion courses for corporations and individuals throughout the world. She hosts a weekly radio show: Sex and Happiness where she discusses all topics about sex.
Restoring Female Sexual Pleasure
Dr Harold J Henning Jr MD PhD FACOG Obstetrician and Gynecologist
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Program Committee Member
more about Adina Rivers...
Adina is the founder of mytinysecrets.com, an open-minded blog solely focused on conscious sexuality & relationships, natural intimate health & beauty. In her weekly MyTinySecretsTV episodes she explores these topics with an approach between science, ancient wisdom & inner knowledge. Adina studied Chinese medicine, Taoism & in a previous life International Management.
Program Committee Member
more about Danny O'Neil...
Danny serves on the board of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance www.woodhullalliance.org
Dr Alex Schiller
Program Committee Member
more about Dr. Schiller...
Roslyn Hart (aka Dr. Alex Schiller) is the author of the sex and dating manual Never Sleep Alone and star of the hit comedy and dating show of the same name. Since 2011, she has helped thousands of people from all over the world transform their existence and fulfill their sociosexual desires. She has been featured in several international publications including, The New York Times, Vogue Italia, The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post. She currently resides in New York City and Naples, Italy. Visit NeverSleepAlone.com to learn more about her life and work.
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