Shayna on the rock climbing wall
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Shayna and Dan's second homework assignment was to take a field trip with Dr. Berman. "When I walked in and saw the rock wall and realized I was going to be climbing it, I thought I was going to faint," Shayna says.

Already afraid of heights, Shayna couldn't even look at the wall at first. Eventually, she got in the harness and gave it a go, putting her trust in her husband. 

Watch Shayna and Dan's rock climbing experiment

Eventually, Shayna surprised herself and conquered the wall. "It's just not as hard as I thought it would feel," she says. "It makes me really trust him, and I feel like I let go and he was there and he didn't let me fall. It was very freeing."

Dr. Berman says relinquishing control was the most important thing for Shayna. "She had to put her trust in Dan, and he didn't let her fall and she actually let go. That is huge," she says.
FROM: In the Bedroom: Sex Therapy with Dr. Laura Berman
Published on April 08, 2010

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