Long Island Business Owner Interviews
Nov 06, 2014
The relationship between parents and their children is integral for positive development to ensue. To have healthy and happy children, we need to have healthy and happy families. We nurture this in a variety of ways.
Tell us about Sexuality Education and Counseling Services and how the company came to be.
Sexuality Education and Counseling Services (SECS) offers the essentials for every age and stage of life. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, honest and sex-positive health education and support that addresses the unique needs of the whole person, family and community. Ultimately, these services instill a sense of empowerment that is needed to make healthy life decisions and embrace sexuality as something that is valued, respected and celebrated. Our age-appropriate educational workshops, professional trainings, yoga programs from prenatal yoga through adulthood, and individual, couples and family counseling, provide a truly integrative and holistic approach that builds on individuality and personal strengths.
What services do you offer for families?
The relationship between parents and their children is integral for positive development to ensue. To have healthy and happy children, we need to have healthy and happy families. We nurture this in a variety of ways:
Family and Children’s Yoga
Prenatal Yoga and Partner Prenatal Yoga Classes
School based yoga and mindful education workshops
Parent/Child Communication workshops
At home TALK Parties
What age groups to you work with/have services for?
We work with all ages from the womb through the wisdom years.
Why is sexual health education so vitally important?
It is our human right for us to know, embrace and love our bodies. Much around sexual development is often a mystery growing up and beyond. If we continue to keep quiet about our sexual and reproductive health and development, then we will continue to make sexuality something to be ashamed of. Being connected to and respectful of our bodies is essential to having a happy and healthy life. The practice of yoga helps us to foster mindfulness and self-care which in turn sets the foundation for a healthy sexuality and relationships. This is why it is so important for our children to learn yoga and about being mindful at such a young age, so we can help to mold our children into well-adjusted, balanced, and strong adults.