Season 4  Episode 10: Navigating Intimacy & Sexual Empowerment After Trauma

In this powerful episode of You Are Not Your Trauma™ we explore the complex and sensitive topics of intimacy and sexual empowerment after experiencing sexual trauma. This open, honest and much needed episode with Laura Jurgens, a somatic sex and relationship coach, dives into how survivors can reclaim control, confidence, and consent in their sexual lives. It offers insights into the distinctions between sex and intimacy and provides practical advice for rebuilding and empowering one’s sexual identity post-trauma.

Laura is deeply committed to helping individuals heal and thrive after sexual trauma. She combines professional expertise with personal experiences to educate and empower survivors. As an advocate for sexual health, Laura provides tools and perspectives essential for those on the path to recovery.


If you’re one of the many women who feel sexually repressed and wish you were more free, Dr. Laura Jurgens is here to help. She hosts the Sex Help for Smart People Podcast. Laura specializes in helping people connect better to themselves and their partners, and play their way to better intimacy. She uses experiential practices to enable individuals and couples to build joyful confidence, whatever their sexual history. Her approach is trauma-informed, practical, research-based, inclusive, and de-shaming. She is dual-certified in cognitive and somatic coaching, and is a former research scientist and biology professor. Find her at

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