Episode 119: BDSM as a Healing Tool with Andrea Glik

BDSM as a healing tool

On episode 119 of American Sex Podcast, we learn about using BDSM as a healing tool with Andrea Glik, LMSW. She explains the impact trauma has on our nervous system, how depression can be a survival response, the stress response cycle, and the difference between glimmers and triggers. We dive into how BDSM can be used to heal trauma and how she integrates BDSM into her therapy sessions. Discover how BDSM can be therapeutic for both submissives and dominants plus how healing can manifest through consensual nonconsent, little space, subspace, aftercare, and more.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a BDSM practitioner, this episode will help you figure out how trauma and shame affect your sexual identity. This is also a highly recommended listen for mental health providers and those struggling to get their therapists to understand the importance of kink in their lives.

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Andrea Gilk Bio

Andrea Glik, LMSW is a psychotherapist, somatic healer, and sex educator. Andrea specializes in treating trauma and PTSD for women, survivors, and queer & trans folks, utilizing body based and feminist therapy practices to help clients come home to themselves. Andrea practices on occupied Lenape territory (colonized as NYC) and can also be found on instagram @somaticwitch.

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