Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

SLO MO REWIND: Michaela Boehm on Never Losing the Spark in Your Relationship

November 25, 2023 Mo Gawdat / Michaela Boehm Episode 273
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
SLO MO REWIND: Michaela Boehm on Never Losing the Spark in Your Relationship
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Today we are revisiting another great conversation, continuing our Love and Relationships series.

Listen in as Michaela Boehm and I continue to discuss one of my absolute favorite topics: relationships. Michaela has given Slo Mo one of my favorite takes yet on the perpetually interesting and controversial topic of human sexuality and intimacy. (See my interviews with Dr. Robert Glover, Alain de Botton, and Kasia Urbaniak for some other fascinating takes).

Michaela travels and teaches internationally as an expert in intimacy, relationship and sexuality. Her unique body of work centers around the intersection of intimacy and embodiment. With over 30,000 hours of in-person counseling, clinical experience in trauma and addiction and innovative somatic approach, her work with celebrities (Will Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.) has been featured in international print publications, TV programs and online talk shows.

Most recently her approach has been featured on the Netflix Series [UN] WELL, which is how I first saw her and decided I had to reach out. Michaela is the creator of The Non-Linear Movement Method, and her book The Wild Woman’s Way  was published in 2018.

Listen as we discuss:

  • What is intimacy?
  • The meaning of embodiment, the ability to hear and feel the messages of the body
  • How intimacy with yourself is the fundamental step before intimacy with others
  • Is it normal to lose the spark in your relationship? Yes, and here's why.
  • Caution: Attend to the issues in a relationship before it's too late. They're fixable.
  • Erotic friction vs. Relationship , the clash between familiarity and newness
  • A relationship problem is when you're not agreeing, not aligned
  • An attraction problem is the result of too much familiarity, too aligned.
  • "I married my best friend, but we no longer have sex."
  • The biological, emotional, and spiritual layers of human relationships.
  • How to rekindle the spark and introduce variety into your relationship.
  • Do women really like men in uniforms? (And why?)
  • The importance of being honest about the compromises you make in a relationship.
  • Learn new sexual skills! 
  • Sex-Life Balance

Connect with Michaela Boehm on Instagram @micboehm77, on Facebook @boehm.michaela, and her website, michaelaboehm.com

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What is an intimacy coach?
"Embodiment" - what is it?
Losing the spark
Mechanics and timing of fixing issues
"Erotic Friction" vs. Relationship
The biology of human sexuality
Our emotional needs
Spiritual layer of human relationships
Rekindling the Spark
Learn new sex skills!
Sex-Life Balance