In-person option: 7 days in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. $1710 USD
First day: 11am to 6pm, subsequent days 10 am to 6 pm (with an afternoon of repose mid-week)
Online option: 7 days study and practice online $1510 USD
9 am to 5 pm (with an afternoon of repose mid-week)
This is the first of two intensives in a professional training for somatic sex educators. Whether you are attending online or in-person, you will be working with a cohort of students, two main faculty, plus guest teachers. Prepare for an intensive learning experience.
Our own erotic well-being is foundational for developing a professional practice as a somatic sex educator. During this week together we have a chance to unfold and share the personal and cultural journey to sexual wholeness. The intensive takes us through an arc of exercises and experiences in a way that mirrors the journey of a client working with a somatic sex educator, while resourcing us for professional practice.
We will begin with creating a “safe enough” container. This involves setting community agreements and honing and sharing our intentions. Study and embodied exercises help with understanding barriers to pleasure. We will learn and use actual practices, tools and competencies for empowering our own and others’ choice and voice.
Students will expand their embodied understanding of social locationality and sexual rights and freedoms. They will learn about how we somatize oppression and privilege, and practice technologies for unwinding some of these bonds.
We will work to create intentional, professional, erotic learning space. We practice using procedures that demonstrate professionalism, including intake and assessment. We discuss and offer diverse frameworks for ethical somatic sex education.
We cultivate capacity to feel and communicate body sensations as we increase our somatic literacy, developing a repertoire of embodiment practices we can use and share with clients.
The course includes a deeper dive into the science of somatic sex education and interpersonal neurobiology. The science of sexual happiness helps give language to the learning process, so we understand challenges and opportunities for expanded wellness. Knowing and sharing the science can help take shame away as we work with clients, and support each person in working and playing in their personal learning zone.
The intensive includes teaching in the somatic sex education core tool of Masturbation Coaching. We have an opportunity to explore the possibility of communal Mindful Erotic Practice, always within our personal learning zones.
We will have a chance to further explore genital anatomy and practice Genital Mapping. We will introduce the core tools of Affirmative Ritual Touch and Erotic Massage, while demonstrating how these tools can be integrated into somatic sex education sessions, whether offered in-person or online. All activities are done through the lens of empowering choice and voice.
This 7-day intensive will focus on building core competencies of somatic sex education.