Episode 28: Women, Assertiveness and Sexuality

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Julie Hanks De Azevedo, author of the The Assertiveness Guide for Women and The Burnout Cure, about how the ability to develop good assertiveness skills can help with sexual satisfaction. They discuss cultural gender messages, both within Mormonism and without, that get in the way of such things as differentiation, communication skills, self-care and self-awareness. They cover the 5 skills Julie delves into in her book that can help shift these patterns around. They dialogue about managing libido differences, increasing female arousal and pleasure, sexual education for our teens, how to get past "chastity" language and more. 

Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, founder and director of Wasatch Family Therapy, author, blogger, local and national media contributor, online influencer, consultant, and award-winning performing songwriter.  A native Californian, Hanks currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband and their 4 children. She enjoys spending time with family, taking naps, reading, writing, eating a lot of chocolate, and playing roller derby. 

Mentioned during the podcast:

A Parent's Guide

David Schnarch, author of A Passionate Marriage


Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music. 


Natasha Helfer Parker runs a private practice in Wichita, KS and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith.  She also hosts the popular podcast, Mormon Mental Health.  


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