This 3 part webinar series sponsored by The Somatic Sex Educators Association is specifically designed to support professionals in the field of sex education, health and wellness. Each event includes a 75 minute presentation, clear learning objectives, Q & A, and further resources. Webinars will be recorded and registrants will receive a link to the recording. All proceeds raised from these webinars will go towards scholarships for BIPOC students to attend the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sexology.
100 % of the proceeds earned from our webinars will go to the scholarship fund for supporting BIPOC students in attending the professional training. Learn more about it here:BIPOC SCHOLARSHIP
Pelvic Floor Fascia Unwinding: A trauma-informed approach to working with the root.
In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to observe a demonstration of pelvic floor fascia unwinding followed by a Q&A with the practitioner and client. The demonstration will model client-directed, trauma-informed touch working with the physical and energetic aspects of the “root” of the body, or the floor of the pelvis which contains the genitals along with multiple layers of muscles and connective tissue. This practice can be beneficial for working with pelvic pain and nervous system regulation. The class demo will include coordinating movement, breath and visualizations for release.
Katie Spataro is a full spectrum Doula, certifiedSexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator andHolistic Pelvic Care Practitioner. She holds the belief that sexual health, erotic education and reproductive choices are basic human rights. In her private practice, she utilizes ritual, touch, breath and movement to tap into the wisdom of our bodies to support our personal and collective healing.
Many of our clients have experienced trauma related to their sexuality, and trauma almost always involves a boundary violation.
As touch practitioners, it’s especially important that we understand the physiology of trauma and recognize when a client presents with a dis-regulated or traumatized nervous system in order to prevent further harm.
In this webinar, we will draw upon the body-based Somatic Experiencing® approach to trauma to learn how to identify trauma in our clients and how to avoid the common mistakes sexuality professionals make.
Tracy Montgomery is a certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sexuality Educator and Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner in training. She believes that our sexuality is a powerful source of creativity, healing and joy, and that cultivating erotic energy and enhancing pleasure expands possibilities in all areas of our lives. In her private practice she invites students home to their bodies using a variety of body-based exercises and experiences.
Clients attracted to their practitioner, practitioner erotic energy and client centered care are important and relevant topics for all sexuality professionals.
In this webinar, whether you are a counselor, educator, therapist, researcher, etc, you have something to both learn and teach. Join us as we hear from each other about successfully navigating difficult conversations while supporting our clients and taking care of ourselves.
Amanda Wattie is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator who helps passionate men and women create more sensuality, connection, and confidence with themselves and their partner. She works with everything from trauma to sexual “dysfunctions” to just wanting to feel more pleasure. Amanda has had a passion for mindfully living and loving for 20+ years.Her education is steeped in spirituality, touch, healing and conscious sexuality.
Amy Weissfeld is a certified Somatic Sex Educator, Sexological Bodyworker, Betty Dodson Bodysex Facilitator and Orgasm Coach focusing on sex and body positivity and the importance of sensuality and masturbation in our lives. Her life goal is to empower people “to live fully and joyfully in our bodies; to see and to truly believe in our own beauty.”
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.
I went to the training planning to learn everything I could about the art and craft of sexological bodywork. What I gained in the intensive was a lot more than that. Soon after I arrived at the retreat I realized I had the chance of a life time to dive into a deep process of personal growth. I was taken care of in every way; with food that was (almost) better than sex, in a setting that is the envy of many, with a group of people that became my loving community. I grew emotionally, spiritually, and professionally, And, yes, I did come back with good practical bodywork skills.
The 2015 Somatic Sex Education training was a game-changer for me. I’ve had the opportunity to develop layers to my existing professional practice. Clarity, peace and a new approach to my personal life has also come about from this training. So much learning and deep connection in a magical part of the world. I look forward to returning for level two.
From start to finish, my sexological bodywork training was an extremely engaging, challenging and professionally and personally enriching experience. I was amazed how all our meetings, assignments, exercises and learning environment integrated sensuality and an appreciation and awareness of breath, sensation, body and beauty. Eros was consciously invited into every aspect of this training. Captain and Caffyn are brilliant teachers and gifted practitioners – you couldn’t ask for more inspiring, knowledgeable and caring instructors. Over the years, I’ve completed several different professional certification and post-grad academic degrees, and I’ve never experience the high level of personal support and mentorship that I was offered in this sexological bodywork training. I’m deeply grateful for the sense of community and friendship I discovered in my cohort of students and teachers.