Session 8 – Using the Self-State Model to Regulate Sexuality [S8-23-24]

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Andrew Rodriguez will provide an overview of Nicolosi’s “self-state model” and introduce polyvagal theory as neurological support to Nicolosi’s model for understanding compulsivity and homosexuality, and how to regulate emotional needs.

Proposed Learning Objectives

  • Know the definitions and sequence of the self-states from Nicolosi
  • Know how to return to assertion from shame
  • Know the nervous system states from polyvagal theory
  • Know how polyvagal theory parallels Nicolosi's self-state model
  • Know how to self-regulate based on the need posed by each threat reaction

Course Content


  • Video Lesson