Welcome to episode 24 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Dr. Carmen Roman, who speaks to me about she got into the line of work of celibacy, how people live without sex and the unintended consequences of not being sexual.
Dr Roman is a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience working in both Mexico and 5+ years in California. She is known for her ability to create a safe place to help you to explore your deepest feelings and tap into your inner wisdom or get resources to cope with emotional trauma. Using Gestalt Therapy and transpersonal psychology, she will support you to live with awareness and responsibility to create the transformation you are longing for.
Her clients are psychologists, counselors, religious leaders, and people in the entertainment industry. Based on Gestalt therapy she helps clients to live with awareness, responsibility and in the here-and-now. Aided by the transpersonal psychology she addresses issues of spirituality, the use of meditation and paranormal experiences.
She is a specialist in creative expression in therapy at master’s and PhD levels. All those credentials are a toolbox to her as she tailors them to your needs. She uses the science of psychology as needed in every case. Her focus is your transformation and the improvement in your relationships.
In this episode, you will hear:
- How Dr. Roman became involved in this work
- Details on her workshop on celibacy which she has ran for the last 15 years
- The relation between sexual abuse and celibacy
- Issues surrounding male values over female values
- How celibacy means only to be unmarried and not to withdraw from sex
- How religious interpretations of celibacy have changed over the centuries
- Ways in which in priests or people of faith deal with celibacy
- Her thoughts on sexual abuse that has happened within religious organisations
- The need to not put priests or other religious people outside of scrutiny when dealing with sexual abuse
- The unintended consequences of not being sexual