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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 27, 2018

Natasha Helfer Parker leads a monthly podcast “bookclub style” with colleagues who also happen to be AASECT Certified Sex Therapists in regards to current articles, news stories, research, etc. that have to do with the Mormon community from a sex-positive perspective. This project is a co-prodcution between Mormon Mental Health Podcast and Mormon Sex Info.

Be aware that some language around the Michigan State case is graphic. 

This month join Natasha and Aimee Heffernan as they discuss the following news stories & articles:

1. Josh & Lolly Weed and what they currently have to say about their mixed-orientation marriage coming to an end,

2. how Rachael Denhollander talks about the enablers within church systems as part of how abusers get protected,

3. modesty expectations for YW attending church proms in comparison to YM,

4. the Breastfeeding Protection Act going on in Utah, and

5. the types of messages given to our young members about sexuality. 

Aimee Heffernan, LMFT

AASECT Certification Process

Tina Sellers: Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy

TURNING A UNICORN INTO A BAT: THE POST IN WHICH WE ANNOUNCE THE END OF OUR MARRIAGE

Protectldschildren.org

First Woman To Accuse Nassar Says Church Can Be One Of ‘Worst Places’ To Go For Help

Dress Codes Trying to Desexualize Girls are Actually Sexualizing Them More

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Over Cries Of Immodesty, Breastfeeding Bill Advances

A Powerful Letter to Young Mormons About Sex and What They Need to Understand

Me Too Movement

Family Acceptance Project 

Birds Bees & Kids

 

Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

Feb 20, 2018

Natasha Helfer Parker leads a panel discussion with Jennifer Finlayson-Fife and Lisa Butterworth in regards to the recent news of Rob Porter's ex-wives speaking up about the physical and emotional abuse they experienced in their marriages. The intersection of domestic violence and Mormonism is not often spoken about. Mormon leaders speak strongly against abusive relationships... and yet the lived experience of many Mormon women is that they are not readily believed, are dismissed or are encouraged to stay with abusive partners; with "eternal marriage" being prioritized over current safety and quality of life. 

 

Feb 12, 2018

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews James Ott, LCSW about the current opioid epidemic we keep hearing about in the news. James is the executive director of Red Willow Counseling & Recovery where services for substance dependence are offered. They discuss common myths and issues that come up for family systems where substance dependence is an issue. They also tease out some ways that these issues turn up in Mormon communities, and some of the cultural factors that may be at play. There is a discussion on how ecclesiastical leaders and family members can access resources and educations that can help in these types of situations.  

Trauma Informed Care 

Mormon Mental Health Association

 

Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

Feb 6, 2018

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Sue Bergin of Symmetry Solutions, a clinical chaplain, in regards to her history having worked in a hospice setting for many years. What types of things did she hear from those she served... both from the perspective of the dying and also their loved ones?

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