What Does It Mean to be Trauma-Informed?

POSTED AT 17:57H IN | 0 Comments

As the concept of being “trauma-informed” gains more traction in the field of sexology, it’s important to understand what it means for a practitioner or modality to legitimately be trauma-informed AND, what the difference is between being a trauma-informed practitioner and being a trauma therapist.

In this episode of Sex Is Medicine, Devi Ward Erickson speaks with Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioners, Certified Sexologists, and licensed therapists, Kenny Beaupre and Mark Barone to clarify what it means to be “trauma-informed” in the field of sexology, and what to reasonably expect from practitioners who claim that orientation.

IATE Co-Founder, Marci Weinstein also joins the discussion to shed light on how the Authentic Tantra modality showcases a trauma-informed approach to the practice of Tibetan 5 Element Tantra.

Tune in to heal your heart and mind as you learn how to use Sex As Medicine with Devi Ward Erickson and Friends.



Kenny Beaupre

Kenny Beaupre, LMHC, RYT combines yoga, Authentic Tantra, and his 15-year experience as licensed mental health counselor to help couples find the connection they crave. He has worked as a healthcare executive leader for nearly 20 years, and currently owes/operates a small group practice of 10 psychotherapists in Massachusetts. He earned a Master’s Degree in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University where he studied bodymind holistic treatment alternatives to managing and optimizing mental health and wellness.

As a certified Sexologist, Kenny will optimize your sexual health potential. He works with individuals and couples. You will grow beyond your “stuck place” and find your renewed pleasure, joy, and connection.

Connect with Kenny on his website HERE


Mark Barone

Mark F. Barone holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sexologist, & Certified Authentic Tantra ® Practitioner offering various services via his private practice Sol Catalyst Therapies. His passion is the weaving of Humanistic, Depth, Somatic, & Evidence-based psychotherapeutic methods with mystic language, theory, and practices of Alchemy, Astrology, Tarot, and Tantra to help catalyze and support the liberation, healing, empowerment, and enlightenment of all sentient beings.

Mark perceived his intuitive, empathic, and humanitarian skills at an early age while also experiencing epiphanies with regard to the potency of sound, image, ritual, spirituality, and interpersonal exchanges. These traits led to him working as a recording and touring musician, studying, producing, and collecting artwork, and consciously initiating his own healing with personal spiritual exploration and practices involving; Astrology, Tarot, multiple forms of Yoga, Chakra System and Shadow Work, and Tibetan Tantra, as well as becoming a therapist, consultant, and instructor.

Connect with Mark on his website HERE


Marci Weinstein

Marci Weinstein is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner and has been teaching and facilitating group workshops on Tantra, Deepening Pleasure and Intimacy and Communication & Connection since 2012. As a Personal Transformation Catalyst, she helps guide others to release what no longer serves them, discover their authentic selves, and expand what’s possible in their lives.

After 20+ years of study and commitment to personal development and self-improvement, Marci is now passionate about sharing the path of self-love, self-acceptance, pleasure, intimacy, and spiritual growth. She has additional background in sexual energetics, authentic relating, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), hypnosis, hands-on healing, and personal coaching.

Connect with Marci HERE
Share This:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Learn to use Tantra as Medicine!

Sign up to receive our weekly Sex Is Medicine Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox every Saturday!

Ready to get started on your journey?

Send us your application now!

*The Tantra Mastery Training Program does not require approval by the registrar of the private Training Institute Branch (PTIB). As such, the registrar did not review this program.