Alexzandria Baker, M.S., Ph.D(c).: Relationship & Intimacy Coach
As a Certified Professional Sex Coach and Relationship & Intimacy Counselor, Alexzandria Baker specializes in holistic sexual wellness and sexuality education.
Integrating Sexuality Education into Oncology
It is Alexzandria’s mission is to support relationships built on compassion, authenticity, and sexual wholeness. She integrates mind-body skills and spirituality into her work with individuals, couples, and groups addressing a wide array of relational and sexual concerns.
Alexzandria has spoken nationally to groups and written guest blogs on topics surrounding sexual health for cancer survivors, having passionate relationships after cancer and re-discovering intimacy.
Alexzandria is presently a PhD candidate specializing in Humanistic, Existential, and Transpersonal Psychology at Saybrook University. She also received her Master of Science degree in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook, during which she developed the SWEET model, a group program that offers basic education in mind-body skills and human sexuality for improving sexual wellness through adequate and informed self-care.
The Sexual Wellness Enhancement and Enrichment Training program (SWEET)
Several types of cancer and cancer treatments can negatively impact intimacy and sexual wellness. Across sites, estimates of sexual dysfunction after various cancer treatments have ranged from 40% to 100%.
There may be changes in body image, desire levels, and/or physical ability. It sometimes becomes difficult to communicate these changes to one’s partner or explore new avenues toward intimacy. Unfortunately, many health care providers do not address the issues of sex and intimacy with their patients.
The Sexual Wellness Enhancement and Enrichment Training program (SWEET) builds upon the Mind-Body Skills Group model developed by Dr. James Gordon and The Center of Mind-Body Medicine, a program that has already shown great promise as an adjunctive therapy for cancer survivors through combining research-based healing modalities, including conscious breathing, mindfulness meditation, mindful eating, movement exercises, autogenics and biofeedback.
The ACEF SWEETs further tailors this program to incorporate targeted sexuality education for cancer survivors and their partners into the didactic portions of the group sessions and themes of intimacy into integrative, experiential mind-body-spirit exercises.
The supportive group environment helps to deliver the powerful message that no one is alone in her need for emotional and physical intimacy, nor in her challenge to balance this with treatment and survivorship.
Please inquire with Alexzandria Baker and the ACEF regarding the next 8-week SWEET program. Together, let us explore the world of relationships, intimacy, and holistic sexual wellness and what that might look like for you and your partner.
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This page last updated on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:24.