Bodywork Training


Somatic Sex Education Professional Certification
Qualify as a Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker
  • Establish a professional practice as a sex educator who integrates whole-body touch in a trauma-informed modality
  • Help clients find sexual healing and explore expanded sexual pleasure through body-based exercises and experiences
What will you be able to do with this certification?
As a Sexological Bodyworker…
As a Somatic Sex Educator…
You will learn how to guide clients in the embodied reclaiming of sexual pleasure, working in ways that go beyond the level of talk therapy, to the places in our bodies and our lives where real change happens. Combining interpersonal neurobiology with massage skills, anatomical knowledge, and practices to empower choice and voice, you will be able to guide clients in using the most effective tools for liberating themselves from the ongoing effects of sexual trauma, neglect, limiting beliefs and sexual dysfunctions. You will see them expand into the full range of their sexual wellness, guiding them to self-love, community connection and vibrant erotic relationships.
You will become part of a global community of practice that works to transform the dominant culture of sex, creating celebratory space for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations to live freely and fully.
 Download the syllabus and calendarThe Program at a Glance
  • Two online courses allow you to learn virtually from anywhere in the world
  • Two in-person weeklong embodiment intensives on Salt Spring Island at Caffyn Jesse’s studio
  • Practicum supervised by a qualified mentor of your choice who will help you develop the skills you need in the specific area you want to practice in
  • Live weekly online teachings and Q+A with the SSEA Faculty
  • Electives you choose to help you develop your special offering in this daring and much-needed field
No prerequisites: People come into this field from many different paths. You are welcome to register for the first Core Course if you have a passion for this exploration, and are willing to live and learn outside the box!
  • Design your own schedule and do the training in a way that suits your needs – learn over one year or three
  • Minimal initial investment – decide as you do the program whether or not you want to continue
  • Feel supported by an awesome network of like-minded somatic sex educators and fellow students
  • Be your own boss and earn a good income
  • Develop the business and marketing skills you will need to launch a successful practice as a somatic sex educator
This in-depth professional training incorporates individual meetings with teachers, in-person embodiment retreats, self-directed online learning, group online learning, recorded video, powerful books and other readings, and live group calls. We support you in developing your new career and taking your special place in a global community of practice.
Your Personal Journey With This Training
Being an excellent somatic sex educator begins with our own embodiment journey. This is a professional training that supports your personal development. You will learn to address deeply wired dysfunctions, limiting beliefs, and the legacy of trauma, neglect and habitual patterns.
Talking can only take us so far.
Heal your own sexual shame, fear and wounding. Expand and celebrate your unique sexual nature, pleasure and desire. Connect with a global community of that supports and celebrates your personal erotic wellness, and your work in somatic sex education, while bringing much-needed change to the dominant culture of sex. Somatic sex education is based on science. Research in contemporary neuroscience explains that because of the subcortical nature of trauma imprints, we can heal and change  only when we physically experience and practice efficacy, power and pleasure in the erotic realm. Talk therapy and traditional sex coaching are likely to always fall short when it comes to healing trauma and reclaiming sexual pleasure. Embodied practices including expanded breath, orgasmic yoga and erotic massage are vital.
 Being an innovator and a rebel can be deeply satisfying and financially rewarding.
As a somatic sex educator you will make a real difference in people’s lives. You can have this tremendously satisfying experience every day, and also be able to earn a good living as a sought-after practitioner. There is so much sexual wounding in our world, and there are not nearly enough trained and talented individuals available to address this. Our graduates establish lucrative practices. People are seeking sex educators who are willing to work with embodied practices that address trauma, support healing, and expand what is possible for them sexually. But they need to know that they can trust you! Our extensive training, professional associations, and clear guidelines for ethical practice make trust possible. Say yes to a new direction for your life, and a new vision of healing and wholeness for our world.
Download the Syllabus
Core Course 1 is only $595 and begins February 1, 2018.
ssea-graduation-certificate Teaching team led by Dr. Liam “Captain” Snowdon,  Caffyn Jesse, and Corinne Diachuk.
I am interested in the Somatic Sex Education Training that begins in February 2018. Let me know when registration opens! Your email will never be shared or used for any other purpose.
“I was first introduced to Sexological Bodywork by Caffyn in 2012. After taking her Intimacy Education program, It became clear that not only was this the healing I needed to do for myself, but potentially the gift I could bring to the world. The trainings I have participated in for Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education here in Canada have created a solid foundation for me to bring myself forward as a professional to support the erotic unfolding for self knowing, pleasure and healing in others. Caffyn and Captain are the perfect team to lead us as we carve out a path for this new profession. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as grace, humour, humility, and inspiration to the trainings. I am immensely grateful for everything I have learned with them, and honoured to have them as my teachers.” MORE TESTIMONIALS
Caffyn Jesse comments, “Certainly talk therapy can be enormously helpful for people working on sexual issues, but body-based coaching is what allows people to really integrate new knowledge about intimacy and erotic energy into their lives and relationships. When people experience new capacities for pleasure, they are empowered to transform their erotic lives.” While the course is designed for those who intend to be professional practitioners, it also has great value for any sex educator, bodyworker, therapist, educator, or medical practitioner concerned with pelvic health and wholistic sexual vitality and integration. All participants will find growth and expansion in their personal sexual enlightenment.