Book Publication Date: August 13, 2019 - Cleis Press

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From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women sets out to help women empower themselves, and future generations of young women, to transition out of a state of "sexual madness" and into a state of sexual mindfulness.

Dr. Jenn compassionately guides women through the process of assessing levels of “mis-education” and negative messaging in regard to relationships, communication, sex, passion, desire, and body image and then integrating mindfulness practices to overcome each woman's own version of this “madness.”

Replete with personal stories and a wide array of client accounts, along with guided questions, action items, and tips to create a personal Reinventing Sex plan, Dr. Jenn guides each woman to become a thriving sexual being . . . on her own terms.

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Book Reviews

Publisher’s Weekly: “Gunsaullus’s mindfulness practices and analysis will appeal to any woman interested in practical approaches for maintaining emotional and sexual health, as well as to readers confronting and dealing with shame.”

The Nerdy Girl Express: “The book is filled with examinations of society and what women experience as they go through life. The impact that all of this has had on women can be worked through and undone if you take the time to take in everything Gunsaullus has to say.”

Manhattan Book Review: “If a woman wishes to learn more about themselves and how they should be able to live their lives without the fear of judgment or opinions, then this is the read for you. After studying the negative aspects of sexuality and our culture, you will be able to reap the benefits of greater self-worth, learning more about your body in a healthy way, and being able to make positive changes in your life – ones that you can take pride in.”

New Sexual Mindfulness Book for Women — From Madness to Mindfulness: Reinventing Sex for Women, by Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD.

Advance Praise

“This book is a game-changer! I truly believe that From Madness to Mindfulness will help many women to make peace with their relationship with their sexual selves.” —Neil Cannon, Ph.D., LMFT, sex therapist, couples counselor, professor of Marriage & Family Therapy, Denver Family Institute

"Using mindfulness, meditation, and other carefully illustrated exercises, she shows us the way for a woman to dump internalized negative beliefs, reclaim her power, and enjoy her sexuality without shame." —Isadora Alman, MFT, CST, columnist at Psychology Today, author of What People Keep Asking Me About Sex & Relationships

"This book is a must-read for those who are flailing to find ballast in these confusing times about sex, dating and relationships. Dr. Jenn provides a practical road map for women to navigate ways for thriving in this new sexual world.” --Patti Britton, PhD, AASECT past-president, clinical sexologist, co-founder of SexCoachU.com

“Educational and empowering. Gunsaulles’ new book challenges readers to think differently about women and sex, and provides a roadmap to their authentic sexual selves." --Dr. Justin Lehmiller, research fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of Tell Me What You Want

"This book reminds readers that, yes, self-care, personal growth, and good sex matter — and that everyone deserves good sex! Dr. Jenn's Reinventing Sex Plan is sure to help anyone looking to reinvent more than just their sexual world." —Dr. Tammy Nelson, certified sex therapist and author of Getting the Sex You Want and The New Monogamy

"Being able to tune into yourself and your partner is a key element of great relationships and amazing sex. With lots of the simple and practical ideas and an honest perspective on sex and gender, this book is a must read." —Charlie Glickman PhD, sex & relationship coach

"With deep compassion, Dr. Gunsaulles challenges societal messages that commonly stand in the way of women’s sexual fulfillment and provides practical solutions. From Madness to Mindfulness is a loving how-to for anyone seeking greater self-awareness, pleasure, and self-sexual discovery." --August McLaughlin, author of Girl Boner and host of Girl Boner Radio

“I don’t know a woman who wouldn’t identify with Jenn's story or benefit from her process. I know this book will not only help me, but help others begin their journey on a more sexually mindful path.” --Dr. Emily Morse, founder and host of the Sex with Emily podcast and SiriusXM Radio Show

"I am very impressed with Dr. Jenn's ability to put into such clear words what so many people experience. Her book is thought provoking and a perfect read for anyone just beginning their personal journey of sexual self empowerment. I will be recommending this book to clients and look forward to more work by her." --Dr. Laurie Bennett-Cook, clinical sexologist and director of Sex Positive Los Angeles

“Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus gives us so many gems and brilliant one-liners — on nearly every page I found myself slapping my hand on the table while reading, saying “YES! THIS!” or pausing to take notes. From Madness to Mindfulness is both a well-articulated philosophy on sexual wellness and an actionable step-by-step guide for women who want to transition to a state of sexual happiness, fulfillment, and authenticity in their lives. Dr. Jenn is a master at disarming difficult topics like toxic masculinity, rape culture, religion, vulnerability, body image, and sexuality, and at utilizing compassion to help you along your sexual journey. I cannot wait to recommend From Madness to Mindfulness to my clients!” —Dr. Jill McDevitt, sexuality educator and sexual wellness coach