Sexual Surrogate Partner Therapy
by David Brown, Founder of ICASA
In this groundbreaking book David Brown demystifies conjecture and controversy and explains the power of Surrogate Partner Therapy as an effective way to resolve psychogenic sexual problems and dysfunctions. This includes even the otherwise ‘untreatable’ conditions created by fear of intimacy, performance anxiety, sexual insecurities, phobias and sexual addictions.
By the author’s own admission Surrogate Partner Therapy is a subject that is much misunderstood by the general public, and as a result, there has been great misconception and sensationalism, sometimes deliberate on the part of the tabloid press, towards it. David, as one of the world’s leading experts and practitioners in the field, deconstructs those misconceptions and explains the benefits and sexual and spiritual wellbeing that knowledge can bring.
The strength of the book is its simplicity. A subject like Surrogate Partner Therapy is a daunting one for any uninitiated reader, but far from being an academic tome that is technical and lecturing, the chapters and prose are easy to understand and engage the reader in an almost conversational style – where the reader is provided with some answers but is also left challenged to ask more questions of the author and perhaps more importantly, themselves too.
In discussing and detailing the concept and implication of Surrogate Partner Therapy, David strips the process into stages that do not overburden the reader with terminology. Noticeably the book does not contain many references to sex in its crudest and stereotypical form, a fact that will be an undoubted disappointment to any reader seeking some sort of titillation.
A chapter containing case studies of clients who have benefited from Surrogate Partner Therapy is respectfully written and necessary for the reader to appreciate the practical problems that can exist and the solutions that lie within. Another chapter chronicles frequently asked questions – and some perhaps rarely discussed – which gives the reader the opportunity to debate within its pages issues that David has explained throughout the book.
The first and final chapters are a personal journey for David; and an emotional one both for the author and the reader. David looks at the formative years of his work, the conflicts he faced with the passing of Jane Brown through breast cancer, and the strength gained from a new vision of the Happy Dream Project, which will offer hope to those struggling to come to terms with cancer and their own sexuality.
Sexual Surrogate Partner Therapy is an honest and genuine work that is clearly aimed not just to inform but also to inspire – and it succeeds through the sensitivity of the words written and the subject discussed, which embraces rather than confuses those reading it. In short, the book un-patronisingly treats the reader as an adult, in what is after all an adult subject to discuss.