Dr. Barbour was 40 years old with a high school education when she got sober. Without a plan in mind, she began taking classes part-time at a community college while holding various jobs. After earning a We’re going to be breaking new ground on this week’s SEX TALK. For the first time, the focus will be on “How to Have Better Sex.” My special guest is Sex Coach/ Sexologist, author of the clinician’s book “Sex in Sobriety”, Dr. Anadel Barbour. She will be answering questions as well as providing advice on how to have better sex, how to re-engage your partner, and how to experience pleasure despite physical barriers.
certificate as a drug and alcohol counselor she began working at a rehab until the financial struggle of an entry-level position forced her back into restaurant work. As coincidence would have it, she was feeling too old and tired for the waitress hustle when the restaurant burned down. It was the kick in the pants she needed. The next six years were spent as a full-time student, receiving a BA in liberal arts, a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate Degree from The Institute for the Advancement of Human Sexuality. Today, Dr. Barbour is a Sexologist (therapist) and Sex Coach based in Los Angeles. She specializes in trauma, addiction, and sexual concerns.
When I asked why she decided to specialize in sexuality she said that as a drug counselor, she’d noticed that sex was missing from the treatment conversation and that she was tired of hearing that “sex and drugs were outside of the scope of practice” while working in supervision groups as a clinical psychologist in Family Therapy. As a Sex Coach, she brings mindfulness techniques into the bedroom. Dr. Barbour is the creator of FLOW Therapy which focuses on individuals’ own resources for fulfillment, liberation ownership and well-being.
Learn more about Dr. Barbour: https://www.anadelbarbour.com/
For anyone not in-the-know, SEX TALK is a free monthly live video event on www.intherooms.com open to anyone in recovery where the conversation focuses on how sex (and our relationship to our sexual-selves) has impacted our recovery. It is a judgement-free space to shed shame and secrets, to find identification and solutions. It’s a place to start connecting the dots between our beliefs and behaviors and our emotional response to them. SEX TALK is an hour filled with honesty, empathy and compassion. I hope you join us.
I didn’t realize the Oscars were happening the same night as SEX TALK or I would have postponed a week because my special guest is full of “how to” instructions to bring into the bedroom and will take questions from attendees.