While I love and enjoy all of my guests, this conversation, in particular, holds significant personal meaning. Join me and Shelley Dunford-Hardy as we take the subject of power into the bedroom and what it means for a woman to be in her power in arguably the most intimate spaces of her Self: physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Shelley’s Favorite Tools
- Kristin Neff and her significant work around self-compassion. Please find Dr. Neff’s website here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and a link for that method can be found here.
- Ocean Breathing: Breathe in the nose for four counts and out the mouth for three counts, repeat.
- Exploration exercise: Checking in with what you want/enjoy and do not want/enjoy. Each person takes a turn being a giver and a receiver. The basic words used are, Yes/Please (I like and want to keep doing this) / Maybe (I don’t like this now, but I may be open to it in the future) / No, Thank You (I do not like this and do not want to do it).
Shelley Dunford-Hardy Bio
A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for over twelve years, Shelley has a bachelor’s degree in Education, and masters’ degrees in both Clinical Psychology and Spiritual Psychology. She has a passion for helping individuals and couples learn, heal, grow and thrive through challenging experiences in their lives. Shelley’s specialty trainings include Emotion Focus Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has worked several years with individuals, and their spouses healing from pornography and sex addiction. Shelley loves traveling, painting, hiking and spending time with her family. She has been married for thirty-two years and has four children. You can find her at her website.