Certified Surrogate Partner, Certified Mind-Body Therapist
Los Angeles, California | PH: 310-363-0057
My name is Shai Rotem, and I was born and raised in Israel where I became a certified Surrogate-Partner in 1997. I've since then become a member, trainer and supervisor in The International Professional Surrogate Association (IPSA).
I am excited to share my passion for this healing work with those who can truly benefit from it. I believe that the body and relationships are the great teachers, and my goal is to help you to establish a delightful, satisfying and rewarding connection with both. In a safe, warm environment, we co-create space for you to achieve a new level of comfort with yourself - and with men - so that you can be healthy, whole and confident in the outside world. I find it extremely gratifying to allow you to truly trust me, so that I may guide you through this process.
I believe that:
"Every person deserves to be loved, and every person deserves to be in a loving relationship."
About my Surrogacy Practice:
As a surrogate partner I help women with concerns or issues around intimacy, relationships, sexuality, communication, dating and/or body image. I specialize in - but am certainly not limited to – helping women overcome Vaginismus, and guiding them to improve their abilities in creating healthy relationships with men. Part of the client-surrogate process is that in our work together, we create a mini relationship with a beginning, middle and end that exists in its own world. This is always a transformative process for both the client and myself.
My practice is based in Los Angeles, and I also do this work internationally.
Additionally, I lecture and teach about Surrogate Partner Therapy and related topics in graduate schools and clinics nationwide. For more info see: www.SurrogateTherapy.net
In my surrogacy practice I work with clients in conjunction with a sex therapist. The client sees their therapist for verbal therapy and me for experiential sessions. By seeing both the surrogate partner and therapist the client has a high level of opportunity and support to overcome major issues and heal past traumas.
The surrogacy sessions help in building the client’s self-confidence, communication skills, understanding of sensuality, and physical and emotional intimacy. This is accomplished through exercises in communication, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, sensual and sexual touch (as needed and agreed upon by the patient, sex therapist and surrogate partner), and social skills development.
- Feel comfortable being around man
- Feel comfortable with intimacy
- Get a better and deeper connection with your body
- Have a better relationship with your body
- Reduce anxiety
- Increase your sensitivity and body awareness
- Have better sexual experiences
- Release old beliefs and anxieties around sex
- Feel more confidence as a lover
- Gain self-love and self-acceptance
- Overcome sexual problems
- Unlock your unexplored sexual potential
- Develop social skills to make you a better date
- Address adult virginity
This is not just a career for me, but a life's journey.
It is my honor and privilege to be a part of your healing experience. Whenever I've received a post card or wedding announcement from a past client to let me know of her accomplishments in love and life, it fills me with great joy. To your mind, body, spirit and overall health!
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