Dear Ms. Marwood
How can one train to be a spanking therapist? Just train as a regular therapist then institute spanking?
Lots of people out there call themselves “spanking therapists”. Personally, I don ‘t think anyone should call themselves ANY kind of a therapist unless they have therapeutic credentials. I call myself a spanking life coach. I have had many years of therapeutic training into human behavioral patterns, Other Than Conscious Therapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming and the Enneagram. But I wouldn’t hold myself out as a therapist because I don’t have a license. My clients who are also in therapy, or have been through it, have found our work an extremely useful adjunct to their therapeutic process. In addition to problem-solving tactics and providing a structure in which they can overcome entrenched bad habits week-to-week or month-to-month, I can identify their mental and, sometimes unconscious behavioral patterns which get in the way of their releasing these old habits and exchanging them for newer, more productive ones. I have learned these skills over years of courses and a lot of trial and error and road testing the methods. I also have over 15 years in the trenches with spankos, so I can talk to them with great authority about the psychology of spanking and its related permutations, expressions and also their personal concerns. In that respect, I suppose I do provide a kind of therapy, but I don’t hold myself out as a therapist because I do not have a degree in therapy. So if you enjoy spanking and you want to first train as a therapist you might enjoy success as a provider of a niche that probably does not have many competitors. Could be a great entrepreneurial idea!