I’d like to share my interview with Bonnie Gabriel.
Would you like to share your name? Bonnie Gabriel
What prompted you to become involved in a love, relationship or sex related field?
A friend was giving a weekend conference on sexuality. She asked me to critique her program. I saw she was offering workshops that dealt with all the senses except one – auditory. So I suggested she add that dimension. She then asked me, well why don’t you come up with a workshop on that topic. So I created The Art of Erotic Talk. Although 5 other presentations were occurring in my time slot, I drew the biggest crowd – 64 people. (The average was 25 per presentation.) So that inspired me to write a book on the subject.
What is your title? Founder/Director
In a few sentences, how do you describe what you do? I teach people how to communicate with a lover in ways that allow them to feel understood, honored, and cared about – so that they can begin to unleash the hidden desires in their hearts and bodies that make for delicious loving.
What sort of education, background, experience etc do you have for this work?
I hold an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. I’m also trained in Non-violent Communication/Compassionate Communication, Focusing, Neurolinguistic Programming, Psychodrama & Role Playing and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.
How long have you worked in this industry?
Over 25 years.
If you have a main focus or niche – what is it?
The verbal aspects of creating intimacy and sustaining passion in a relationship
What lead you to that specialty?
I’m extremely auditory. I love beautiful, expressive voices; vocal musical, etc.
What has been the hardest thing about your work?
Finding time in my demanding schedule to write new blog posts as often as I wish.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your work?
The enthusiastic mail I receive from people who say their relationships have been helped, or even transformed by my books, blog posts, etc.
Tell us about your business. Words for Lovers offers guidance, resources and support to help lovers give voice to their passions and to open their imagination to the magic of making love with words
How long have you been in business? Since 1995
Did you expand an existing business? I have been an author and lecturer for several years before creating my Words for Lovers website and blog.
Do you have a website and/or blog? www.lovetalk.org and www.lovetalk.org/blog
How could someone get in touch with you? Wordsforlovers@gmail.com
Who are your favorite types of client? People who are motivated to find ways to deepen and enrich their relationships – in all its dimensions – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually
How do you promote your business? Blog, emails
Have you written any books or developed any products for your clients? Books: The Fine Art of Erotic Talk Random House (print and electronic versions), E-manuals: Your Daily Verbal Aphrodisiac: Sensual Sayings & Romantic Enticements, Verbal Charisma: How to Attract a Lover and Pave the Way to a Passionate Connection
If so, definitely share some details and links for more information. (below)
I’ve searched for products and services that will help my readers enrich their love lives. I’ve created web pages listing them at:
Boutique for Lovers: http://lovetalk.org/boutique-for-lovers/
Board Games and Other Playful Adventures for Lovers: http://lovetalk.org/boutique-for-lovers/
Bonnie’s Bookstore: http://lovetalk.org/astore/