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Cults to Consciousness

English, Cultural, 2 seasons, 147 episodes, 10 hours, 28 minutes
Stories of claiming independence after leaving high-control groups.   Hi!  I’m Shelise Ann Sola— former devout Mormon.  On C2C we dive deep into the nuance of culty organizations.  From Mormonism, FLDS, Scientology, and Jehovah's Witnesses, to cults featured in popular docu-series, I interview cult experts, survivors, advocates, therapists, way-showers, authors, and more, to uncover how they find independence and healing through awareness and true individual sovereignty.  New videos weekly!  If you'd like to support the channel, consider becoming a patron! Co-Producer Jonathan C. Rosales (@methodbox)
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Mormon Sex Therapist's Reaction to Daily P*rn Use Ft. Natasha Helfer

Sex. If the word makes you uncomfortable, then you'll definitely want to watch this episode. It's time we get comfy talking about a healthy sex life and expose the common misconceptions based on scientific research, around sex media. When did sex media originate? What caused the "p*rn panic"? Can we use sexual media for education and what is normal when it comes to viewing it? Natasha, a Mormon certified sex therapist answers all my (and your) questions in this spicy episode!Click here to watch the episode on YouTube Be sure to watch the first half of our conversation linked below to hear more about how Natasha was ex-communicated for her clinically correct stance on masturbation. Click here to watch part 1 on YouTubeStay tuned for the release of the second half of this conversation coming this week!Find Natasha!Website: NatashaHelfer.comSex Education Website: @natashahelfer Youtube:  @NatashaHelferMFTAbout Natasha:I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, speaker, writer, podcaster, and supervisor with 20 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and family systems.My clients report feeling an "approachable and safe space often injected with humor" to discuss sensitive and personal subjects. I developed a special interest in helping clients work through issues regarding their interpersonal relationships, sexual development, and faith or spiritual journeys. I particularly enjoy helping those wanting to navigate their religious cultures in healthy ways—whether they desire to stay within their faith communities or leave altogether. I honor all religious paradigms and choices.I regularly present at a variety of national, professional, and public conferences, I speak at various universities, I hold ongoing retreats, training, and workshops, I have worked with thousands of clients in private practice and agency settings and I’m available for speaking engagements. I’m an advocate for sexual health in marginalized populations (LGBTQ+, religious minorities, women) and champion de-stigmatizing sexual lifestyle choices due to cultural/personal/religious bias.I offer in-office and online therapy and coaching/consultation services to both national and international clientele. I am available to ecclesiastical leaders and other mental health professionals who are seeking training or consultation on specific cases.I am also a supervisor for AASECT for professionals seeking to become AASECT certified.Support ShelisePatreon: @sheliseannAny donations are welcome and appreciated to support the making of this podcastFind Shelise on Social media!Instagram @cultstoconsciousnessHost Instagram @sheliseannTikTok @cultstoconTheme Song Produced and Composed by Christian Guevara**Disclaimer: Thanks for joining us at Cults to Consciousness. This storytelling podcast is meant to be for entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for medical advice. We may discuss triggering topics and we ask that you make your personal mental health a priority. Lastly, the opinions of our guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the host.**
12/22/202250 minutes, 14 seconds