“Communication is to relationships what breath is to life” – Virginia Satir

Dr Elmari Mulder Craig is a clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, couple’s therapist, public speaker and published author. She is one of Africa’s most recognized authorities on sexuality and relationships and has delivered her expert advice on TV, radio, corporate, public and therapeutic platforms.  She is an expert in the field of sexual behaviour and well-being, with a particular interest in helping couples reinvent their sexual intimacy and empowering women to embrace their sexuality. She has been private practice for more than 23 years and focuses on the holistic healing of the mind, body and soul. Elmari has studied extensively, both locally and abroad.

She is an European Federation of Sexology (EFS) and European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM): European Certified Psycho-Sexologist (ECPS) and she also studied under the renowned Prof Domeena Renshaw at the Stricht School of Medicine: Sexual Dysfunction Clinic in Chicago, USA. She received a PhD in Sexology (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude). Elmari is also a Reiki Master.

She is a Director and Past President of The Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA) and member of The African Society for Sexual Medicine: ​ Scientific Advisory Board. She is head of Psycho-sexual and Relationship Services at My Sexual Health, a multidisciplinary Sexual Health Clinic in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. She was Section Editor (Sexual Health) of the African Journal for Primary Health Care & Family Medicine.  She is also the owner of Between the Sheets Intimate and Sexual Boutique.

Elmari is registered as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist with The Wellness Institute in Washington, USA and is also registered as a TIR Facilitator with The Traumatic Incident Reduction Association in Michigan, (USA). She is also registered as an Emotionally Focussed Therapist level (E) with The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) in the USA and SA. She regularly presents scientific papers at international conferences and is a sought after speaker who travels nationally and internationally to address professionals in the field, women groups, churches, private functions and corporate organisations.

She is the author of two books and two DVD’s and contributed to 26 other books over the years and is a regular expert contributor to print and broadcast media.  She publishes extensively in popular magazines and the daily press on matters relating to sexual health and relationship wellness.  She is a regular expert contributor to the magazine INTIEM and had a column in the daily paper Beeld. Elmari regularly appears on various radio and television shows as an expert contributor.

Elmari is associated and registered with various national and international organisations:

  • Director and Past President of The Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA)
  • Member of The African Society for Sexual Medicine (ASSM): Scientific Advisory Board
  • The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
  • The European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
  • The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)
  • The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
  • The Pretoria Pelvic and Perineal Pain Forum (PPPPF)
  • The Pfizer Sexology Forum
  • The Wellness Institute, USA
  • The Trauma Incident Reduction Association (TIRA)
  • The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • The South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
  • The South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP)

Dr Elmari Mulder Craig is Direkteur en voormalige President van The Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA) en dien op die wetenskaplike advies komitee van The African Society for Sexual Medicine (ASSM).

Elmari is ‘n internasionaal bekende seksuoloog, psigoterapeut en verhoudingskenner wat al meer as twintig jaar in privaatpraktyk is. Sy is een van slegs ‘n handjievol spesialiste in Suid Afrika wat die European Federation of Sexology (EFS) en die European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) se internasionale kwalifikasie in Seksuologie verwerf het. Sy het ook onder die wêreld bekende Prof Renshaw by The Stricht School of Medicine, in die VSA studeer. Sy is in die VSA geregistreer as ‘n Kliniese Hipnoterapeut, Trauma Incident Reduction (TIRA) fassiliteerder en ʼn Emotionally Focused Therapist. Sy is ook die eienaar van Tussen die Lakens Intieme en Sensuele Boetiek.

 

Elmari is ‘n gesogte spreker en het reeds bydraes vir 26 boeke gelewer en is die skrywer van Sekssprokie: Die Misterie Ontrafel en Die A-Z van Seks. Sy word gereeld in tydskrifte aangehaal en skryf ʼn gereelde rubriek in die dagblad Beeld, sy word ook dikwels op radio en televisie gehoor as spesialis in haar veld.

Elmari woon gereeld internasionale konferensies by waar sy lesings aanbied en sorg dat sy op hoogte bly van die nuutste navorsing in die veld van seksuologie en is ‘n lid van al die voorste seksuologie organisasies in die wêreld.

Elmari is geregistreer by verskeie nasionale en internasionale professionele organisasies:

  • Voormalige President en Direkteur van The Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA)
  • The International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
  • The European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
  • The African Society for Sexual Medicine (ASSM)
  • The World Association of Sexology (WAS)
  • The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
  • The Pretoria Pelvic and Perineal Pain Forum (PPPPF)
  • The Phizer Sexology Forum
  • The South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
  • The South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP)
  • The Trauma Incident Reduction Association (TIRA)
  • The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Elmari specialises in the following:
  • Sexology
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship/Marital Enrichment
  • Pre-marital Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution and Effective Communication Skills
  • Divorce Counselling
  • Trauma Counselling

 
The diagnoses and treatment of male and female sexual dysfunction, eg
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Libido differences
  • Sexual Pain Disorders:
    Vaginismus,
    Dyspareunia,
    Vulvadinia ext
  • Inability to reach orgasm
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation control and timing
  • Sexual behaviour disorders
  • General Sexual Problems
  • Sexual Enrichment
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