Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Surrogate Partner Therapy.Interview with David Brown by Tara Long

One of most interesting teachers in Rasayana Tantra Academy. Even being surogate partner is not my call i love his teachings. So much You could learn from him. - Michal Marek Griks

David Brown is a transpersonal therapist of over thirty years experience. He first specialised in treating sexual dysfunctions at the British Diagnostic Clinic in Florida in the 1990's. He graduated through the International Professional Surrogates Association training programme in Surrogate Partner Therapy in the early 2000's in California.

David has studied extensively the psychological system of G.J. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, is an Interfaith Minister, ordained by the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation and a Kriyaban Member of the Self Realisation Fellowship, London.

He has been in continuous professional therapeutic practice in the UK for the past twenty years and is Founder and Principal of the Centre for ICASA, the only sexual therapy centre in the UK specialising in Surrogate Partner Therapy.

David was married for thirty four years before his wife died in 2006 and has raised three children, all of whom are married with children.

He is author of books including 'Sexual Surrogate Partner Therapy', 'Sexual Energy', 'Sexual Confidence', 'The Healing Power of Intimacy', 'Quantum Sex' and 'Silent Voices from Forever'.

Surrogate Partner Therapy

Over the past twenty years, the ICASA Ten-Step Recovery Programme has enabled hundreds of men and women to gain control of their sexual responses, establish healthy relationships and lead full and satisfying sex lives.  This is made possible through a skilled and highly sensitive professional team at the Centre for ICASA that includes the Principal, ICASA therapists, ICASA mentors and ICASA Surrogate Partners.


ICASA Surrogate Partners are distinguished by their genuine desire to help people together with a deep connection with their own sexuality.  They are extraordinary people; able to give of themselves emotionally and physically in order to help others to heal and fulfil their full sexual potential.  

The relationship with a Surrogate Partner is a time-limited relationship with identified boundaries.  It is, however, an authentic relationship for the purposes of resolving the client's presenting complaint. The full range of emotional feeling and connection at an intimate level is experienced. This is the essential aspect of the healing process.  Both client and Surrogate Partner are aware of the eventual closure to the therapeutic relationship and are prepared well in advance for the closure session, which remains a precious and very positive experience.

A Surrogate Partner may, or may not, be a client's ideal in terms of age, physical appearance, background or personality.  In order to fully benefit from therapy it is not necessary for the client to feel attracted to the Surrogate Partner as would be expected in a 'dating' relationship and a Surrogate Partner is not intended to be a substitute for a committed relationship.  A genuine connection easily and quickly develops through the environment of acceptance and genuine intimacy. ICASA Surrogate Partners are highly trained to help clients through this sensitive and vulnerable stage of their lives. They are an invaluable part of the ICASA therapy team, which is totally committed to the client's sexual healing and happiness.

Great care goes into the selection of Surrogate Partners. Training and supervision is continuous. Although there are no specific academic qualifications required of a Surrogate Partner, there are some very specific qualities and life experiences which are essential.  A positive relationship with one's own body, sexuality, warmth, compassion, empathy, trust and non-judgmental attitudes towards others are vital characteristics.

The Centre for ICASA is a member of the International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA).

'A Surrogate Partner is a member of a three-way therapeutic team (supervising therapist, client and surrogate partner) who acts as a partner to a sexually dysfunctional client in the therapy programme and participates in experiential practices involving sensual and sexual touching as well as social and sexual skills training'.

Vena Blanchard, President of IPSA

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