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  09/29/2011      02:00 pm

The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: Healing From Sexual Trauma with Highly-Trained Medical Professional, Sex Teacher and Author Sheri Winston.

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Sheri Winston

Sheri Winston


Sheri Winston is one of the country's most respected teachers about sex and sexuality. Her specialized knowledge is derived in large measure from her two-decade career as a certified nurse-midwife and gynecological practitioner. She has been a sex teacher for a decade and is the founder and executive director of the Center for the Intimate Arts. She teaches at educational institutions, women's conferences, sexuality boutiques, and other venues.

Sheri's journey began when she became a licensed massage therapist in 1980. She soon discovered that she felt called to become a midwife and began assisting and apprenticing at home births. That was rapidly followed by becoming a childbirth educator and doula someone who provides professional labor support. In order to become a legal midwife, she attended nursing school and graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, receiving her BSN Bachelor's degree in Science of Nursing and becoming a RN registered nurse. Finally, she attended midwifery school for her graduate education, becoming a certified nurse-midwife and gynecology nurse-practitioner.

Sheri has always been a teacher. During her first two decades of clinical practice, Sheri also taught Childbirth Education & WomanCraft, classes on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and women's health issues. A decade ago, in response to a growing awareness of the need for accurate, comprehensive, accessible and empowering information about sex, she expanded into sexuality education and began development of what has become her major work, the Wholistic Sexuality Curriculum.

Winston's Wholistic Sexuality curriculum currently has over 50 classes covering subjects such as womens reproductive health, communication skills, women's anatomy of arousal, and orgasmic abundance.

Sheri is now retired from clinical practice to focus full time on teaching Workshops and Counseling through the Center for the Intimate Arts. She also lectures and makes appearances around the country to talk about sex and Wholistic Sexuality. Sheri believes her twenty years in women's health care have given her an excellent foundation for sexuality education and counseling, and formed her unique approach. She has also studied a wide variety of holistic healing modalities including integral health, herbalism, energy healing, psychological and emotional healing, women's health, and many hands-on healing techniques.

She feels that life is for learning and believes that her current calling is to help transform our culture into one that celebrates sex as our vital life force, as a source of ecstasy, and as the glue and lubricant of delicious intimate relationships.

As a teacher, Winston is hailed for her lively and engaging style, the comfort level she creates for her students, and the high quality and original content of her material. During her three-decade career as a teacher, she has received thousands of evaluations. She has never received an evaluation lower than '7' on a scale of '1' to '10.' In other words, only 'very good' and 'fabulous' ratings.

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