Be a Better Man 1: The Illumination Course

An educational course on how deceptive sexuality may result in trauma to the intimate partner or spouse, the relationship, children, and family system.

Application Required Phone Consultation Required

Confidential Psychoeducation for Men Curated by Dr. Minwalla.

An educational course on how deceptive sexuality may result in trauma to the intimate partner or spouse, the relationship, children, and family system.

Be a Better Man 1: The Illumination Course, is a 28-Hour, 4-day, online live webinar that provides targeted psychoeducation for men on deceptive sexuality and the traumatic impacts that sexual acting out, patterns of infidelity, and cheating often have on the intimate partner, the relationship, and sometimes children and the family system. Dr. Minwalla uses his educational metaphor of taking participants on, “A medical school student rotation of the 22 Hospital Rooms”, each hospital room representing one of the specified 22 traumatic injuries and symptoms of deceptive sexuality trauma (DST-22). By revealing and validating the experiences of their intimate partners, participants gain an understanding of deceptive sexuality as a psychological abuse, and not just a sex problem. The primary objective here is illumination, helping men see more clearly the abuse, and shining a light on the 22 identified specific traumatic injuries and symptoms experienced by the intimate partner, relationship, children and family.

Application Required Phone Consultation Required

The Illumination Course is Dr. Minwalla shining a light on the traumatic injuries and symptoms that the intimate partner, or spouse, and the relationship(s) may experience from deceptive sexuality and integrity-abuse.

Overview of Deceptive Sexual and Trauma Treatment Model
Course Info:

7 Hours

1 days Webinar

USD 3500

April 13, 2023

Overview:
This course provides professionals with an overview of how to recognize the psychological abuse disorder, intimate partner abuse and relationship maltreatment when treating infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorder, and sex addiction. This module reviews APA guidelines for psychological practice and treating intimate partner abuse.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Educational Metaphor: The Secret Sexual Basement
  2. Define Compulsive-Entitled Sexuality (CES)
  3. Define Integrity-Abuse Disorder (IAD)
  4. Define Deceptive Sexuality Trauma (DST)
  5. Underlying Contributing Factors to Deceptive Sexuality
  6. Masculinity and Gender Pathology
Illuminating the Traumatic Injuries and Symptoms (DST-22)
Overview:
This course provides professionals with an overview of how to recognize the psychological abuse disorder, intimate partner abuse and relationship maltreatment when treating infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorder, and sex addiction. This module reviews APA guidelines for psychological practice and treating intimate partner abuse.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Educational Metaphor: 22 Hospital Rooms (DST-22)
  2. Psychological Abuse and Trauma 101
  3. Understanding the Three Phases of DST
  4. Covert Phase of Abuse and Trauma
  5. Exposure Phase of Abuse and Trauma
  6. Symptom Progression Phase of Abuse and Trauma
Work on Keeping the Lights on the Reality and Truth
Overview:
This course provides professionals with an overview of how to recognize the psychological abuse disorder, intimate partner abuse and relationship maltreatment when treating infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorder, and sex addiction. This module reviews APA guidelines for psychological practice and treating intimate partner abuse.
Learning Objectives:
  1. The Five Stages of DST Treatment
  2. Integrity-Abuse Self-Study Work
  3. Educational Metaphor: Mountain Work
  4. Reality-Ego Reconstruction Work
  5. Masculinity Maturation Work
  6. Attending Better to the Human Beings Harmed

Important Information Before Registering for any Course:

You are required to have an individual therapist to participate in any of the Be A Better Man programs

This course is not a treatment. It is highly specialized psychoeducation to supplement ongoing therapy with your individual therapist and/or psychotherapy group.

Participation in this course does not establish a therapist-patient relationship between you and Dr. Minwalla.

If you have a partner, it is recommended that a plan be established, as relevant, for how and when to interact during and after the course, ideally, that includes support from a licensed mental health professional.

Please first familiarize yourself with Dr. Minwalla’s voice and work by visiting the Resource Library, to determine your personal interest and desire to learn more about the specific course content being offered, before scheduling the required phone consultation.

Here's how to Get Started

Five Steps to Vibe In…

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Become informed about DSTT

2.

Self-Determine to Submit an Application

3.

Schedule 20-minute Phone Consultation with Dr. Minwalla 

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If accepted, then you may Register and select a date for that course

5.

Take the Live Webinar and Vibe In with your Better Men Cohort 

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For self-motivated men who struggle with problematic sexual behaviors and integrity abuse. 

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Illuminates underlying patterns and behaviors that keep relationships stuck and get in the way of healing.

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Provides knowledge and understanding to help you break through and initiate change.

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Confidential, non-shaming environment.

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Are you ready to make progress in your recovery?

Be a Better Man 2: The Application Course

Confidential Psychoeducation for Men Curated by Dr. Minwalla.

Be a Better Man 2: The Application Course, is a 25-Hour, 3-day, then a follow-up 4th day, online live webinar that provides targeted education on how to work and develop a self-study and personal plan to work on decreasing integrity-abuse behaviors and problematic relational patterns with the goal of improving integrity and the ability to be more honest. The course also provides education on developing a path of masculine ego maturation, and how to better attend to reality and specifically the abusive-injured relationship(s), specifically working on being less callous, clumsy, and insensitive. Dr. Minwalla uses his educational metaphor of “Becoming Your Own Architect, designing a blueprint for constructing your Better Man Work Plan, but not being the Captain of your own Ship!”

The primary objective here is getting to work. Now that men see more clearly the abuse, and after shining a light on the traumatic impacts on other human beings in the Better Man 1 Illumination course, the next healthy step would be to develop a targeted plan of action, a work plan, and then work it as a Better Man Practice. A Better Man Work Plan and Practice is an organized conscious plan of action that is designed to decrease the integrity-abuse behaviors, how to work on developing capacities that help men become healthier and stronger, so they can learn how to move towards attending to those people and relationships impacted and harmed by integrity-abuse and deceptive sexuality trauma, better.

This course can only be taken after completing Be A Better Man 1 : The Illumination Course.

Application Required.

No Phone Consultation Required, but is an option.

  • Integrity-Abuse Self-Study Program
  • Attending Behavioral Self-Study
  • Mountain Work and Eating Elephant
  • Reality-Ego Reconstruction
  • Masculinity Maturation Work
  • Attending Better to Abusive-Injured Relationships
  • Dealing Better with Reality and Truth
  • Architect of Your Better Man Plan
  • Behavioral Change Work
  • Ego Work
  • Attending Work
  • Feedback on Better Man Work Plan and Practice

Important Information Before Registering for any Course:

You are required to have an individual therapist to participate in any of the Be A Better Man programs

This course is not a treatment. It is highly specialized psychoeducation to supplement ongoing therapy with your individual therapist and/or psychotherapy group.

Participation in this course does not establish a therapist-patient relationship between you and Dr. Minwalla.

If you have a partner, it is recommended that a plan be established, as relevant, for how and when to interact during and after the course, ideally, that includes support from a licensed mental health professional.

Please first familiarize yourself with Dr. Minwalla’s voice and work by visiting the Resource Library, to determine your personal interest and desire to learn more about the specific course content being offered, and you are welcome to schedule a consultation with Dr. Minwalla if you would like to discuss the course further.

Level 4 Applications Open May 5, 2024?

Only professionals who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2 can apply for Level 3.??

Level 1 Application and Registration Open Now

  • Level 1 Application and Registration Ends: April 7, 2024.
  • To Avail Early Bird Discount for Level 1, Please register before: February 28, 2024.

Level 3 Applications Open Oct 6, 2024

Only professionals who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2 can apply for Level 3.

Level 1 Application and Registration Open Now

  • Level 1 Application and Registration Ends: April 7, 2024.
  • To Avail Early Bird Discount for Level 1, Please register before: February 28, 2024.

Level 2 Applications Open May 5, 2024

Only professionals who have successfully completed level 1 can apply for Level 2.

Level 1 Application and Registration Open Now

  • Level 1 Application and Registration Ends: April 7, 2024.
  • To Avail Early Bird Discount for Level 1, Please register before: February 28, 2024.

Trish Haight, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Trish Haight, LMFT is a certified Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Therapist (DSTT), a specialization in deceptive sexuality and trauma (DST), offered by The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH).Trish is a leading professional voice in Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) and is an Adjunct Professor and Faculty Member of The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH), and currently teaches Level 2 and 3 of the DSTT Professional Training along with Dr. Omar Minwalla, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist. Trish formally trained directly under Dr. Omar Minwalla and was an instrumental part of Dr. Minwalla’s original core clinical treatment team at The Institute for Sexual Health from 2009 – 2015, which is referred to as Dr. Minwalla’s, Sacred Clinical Incubator, giving birth to both DSTT and IVTT, Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment. IVTT is a treatment for systemic abuse, injustice, and complex trauma, and relevant in particular to survivor-based communities.

Dr. Omar Minwalla, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Sexologist

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist trained at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Minwalla has spent 20 years as a first responder on the front lines of treating infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior. His grounded theory of Deceptive Sexuality and Trauma Treatment (DSTT) not only establishes a new standard of care for the treatment of infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior disorders, and sex addiction, but shines a light on a unique method for the treatment of systemic abuse, injustice and complex trauma, called Intentional Vibe Trauma Treatment (IVTT). Dr. Minwalla is the founder of The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) which was one of the first and only U.S. treatment centers to challenge the “co-sex addict” model and articulate the systemic abuse associated with infidelity and compulsive sexual behavior disorder.

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