The Burned-Out Sexuality Professional

Amy Jo Goddard #cconburnout CatalystCon East, Saturday March 16, 2013


  1. Sexuality professionals, like other helping professionals, are famous for giving till they bleed and then wonder why they are sick, broke, burned-out and  feel like they are ready to turn in their sexy uniforms for a desk job! In a field where we give so much of ourselves and part of our work is teaching people how to receive, we are rendered totally ineffective when we are depleted. You can’t give what you don’t have to give.

    Too many of us pretend everything is great when we are tired, harried and frustrated. If you are burned out, or slowly burning your candle down to the nub, you’ve got to get a handle on your self-care practices AND practice what you preach. The more you give to you, the more you receive. The more you receive, the more you give to your clients and students. The more you give, the more that comes back to you and fills your pockets.

    This workshop will help you identify your own cycle of burnout that keeps you broke and tired and create a self-care plan that will not just support you personally, but will propel your work into a place of abundance and expansion. As a sexuality professional, if you do not engage in self-care practices that support you with ease, you can’t support your students and clients effectively. Let’s share strategies for keeping our own cups full and support one another to thrive so that none of us are the burned-out sexuality professional.