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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Michael Berkowitz, certified Sexological Bodyworker and a certified hypnotist, Helps With Sexual Dysfunction

Michael Berkowitz

At least 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men have a sexual dysfunction or issue, says sex educator Michael Berkowitz. At least two-thirds of these cases are thought to have a psychological or emotional cause.

“The most powerful sex organ is the mind,” Berkowitz says. “It can be the source of the most amazing, intimate, earth-moving sexual experiences, or it can be a source of pain, anxiety and stress, severely impacting our relationships.”

Traditional treatments have taken a one-size-fits all approach, he says—usually drugs with many harmful side effects, or long-term talk therapy, which may reveal the roots of the problem but not solve it.

As a certified Sexological Bodyworker and a certified hypnotist, Berkowitz can tailor a personal approach to sexual issues, working through both the body and the mind to treat problems like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia, vaginismus, intimacy problems and low desire.

His body-based techniques may include coaching in communication, consent and boundary setting; breath work; movement; mindful touch; or nervous system regulation. Hypnosis is a proven clinical intervention for many sexual problems, he says; it can facilitate rapid change on an unconscious level.

“Sexual freedom is the ability to choose to have a consenting, confident, satisfying sex life, in the absence of dysfunction, shame or guilt,” Berkowitz says. “In an atmosphere of caring, compassion, open-mindedness and non-judgment, we can work together to find a solution to whatever is keeping you from having a fulfilling erotic life, no matter your age, physical condition or relationship status.” 

For more info, contact Michael Berkowitz at 845.481.3250 or [email protected], or visit He offers free consultations and can work via Zoom.