Webinars 2021

2020/21 Webinar Series

This 4 part webinar series sponsored by The Somatic Sex Educators Association is specifically designed to support professionals in the fields of somatics, sex education, health and wellness. Each event includes a 75-minute presentation, clear learning objectives, Q & A, and further resources. Webinars are recorded, and by purchasing this series you will receive permanent links to all the recordings. All proceeds raised from the sale of these webinars will go towards scholarships for BIPOC students to attend the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education.

 

SSEA Members & ISSE Students: $50 for the series of 4
Non-Members: $75 for the series of 4
Already purchased one or more of the webinars in the bundle: $50 for the series of 4

All webinars will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

Webinar 4:

Inner Pelvic Freedom and Release

SSEA Members & ISSS Students: $20

Non-Members: $30

Time: 01:00pm – 02:30pm PST 08 June 2021

This webinar will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE BIPOC SCHOLARSHIP

100 % of the proceeds earned from our webinars go to the scholarship fund to support BIPOC students in attending the professional training. Learn more about it here:

Inner Pelvic Freedom and Release

01:00pm – 02:30pm PST | Tuesday, 08 June 2021

Inner Pelvic Freedom and Release with Rahi Chun – Hosted by Dr. Liam “Captain” Snowdon

Inner Pelvic Freedom & Release can serve to expand one’s capacity for embodied sexual energy, pleasure, and wholeness by releasing any muscular or genital armoring from the pelvic bowl. Breath, sounding, intentional touch, and presence are utilized in the expansion of embodied life force energy, inviting a sense of loving wholeness within the client. Rahi Chun will discuss the layers of safety involved in preparing the mind, body, and nervous system for inner pelvic release. These include cognitive awareness, presence, inner connection, touch fluency and active consent, which are explored and practiced, either within a session or a series of sessions. Rahi will describe and demonstrate touch techniques from Taoist, Tantric and Dearmouring traditions. He will discuss his practice facilitating Somatic Sexual Wholeness with Dr. Liam “Captain” Snowdon, longtime teacher of Somatic Sex Education.

Rahi Chun

Rahi Chun

Rahi Chun is a certified Somatic Sex Educator / Sexological Bodyworker, Certified TRE Provider, NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner, and a Life Coach with an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology. He also uses his training in Family Constellations Therapy, DeArmouring Arts, Chi Nei Tsang & Karsai Nei Tsang, and STREAM (Scar Tissue Remediation and Management) in his facilitation of Somatic Sexual Wholeness.

Rahi Chun’s Website

Dr. Liam “Captain” Snowdon

Dr. Liam captain Snowdon is a senior faculty member at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education. They have been a lead teacher of Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education for a decade.

Captain Snowdon’s Website

Webinar 3:

Expanding Into Gender Liberation

SSEA Members & ISSS Students: $20

Non-Members: $30

Time: 11:00am-12:15am PST 22 March 2021

This webinar will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE BIPOC SCHOLARSHIP

100 % of the proceeds earned from our webinars go to the scholarship fund to support BIPOC students in attending the professional training. Learn more about it here:

Expanding Into Gender Liberation

11:00am – 12:15am PST | Monday, 22 March 2021

Expanding Into Gender Liberation With Alex Iantaffi – Hosted by Diane Long

How can expanding our understanding of gender support our work towards collective healing and liberation?

 

What are some ways that Somatic Sex Education can help transform the harmful effects of historical, social and culturally gendered trauma?

 

Join us for a webinar and discussion with Alex Iantaffi, author of Gender Trauma – Healing Cultural, Social and Historical Trauma.

 

Alex brings a passion for training providers, healing justice and community-based scholarship to all of their work. Using clinical vignettes and reflexive somatic exercises, they will help us make connections between the rigidity of the gender binary and ongoing settler colonial systems. We will have an opportunity to highlight how practices from SSE can help us to decolonize our individual and collective bodies.

 

Access a free zine “How to Understand Your Gender” here. resources — alex iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, LMFT is a family therapist, certified sex therapist, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, clinical supervisor, writer and independent scholar. Alex is adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Antioch University and serves as Chair of the Trans and Queer interest network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and at-large board member/chair of the social justice committee for the MN chapter.

 

They have researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, relationships, and HIV and were the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy for eleven years. They are a trans masculine, nonbinary, bi queer, disabled, Italian immigrant, living on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, colonially known as Minneapolis, MN (US).

 

Alex is the author of “Gender Trauma”, and co-author of the books “How to Understand Your Gender”, “Life Isn’t Binary”, and “Hell Yeah Self-Care” with Meg-John Barker. Alex also hosts the podcast Gender Stories.

 

Find out more about them at www.alexiantaffi.com or follow them on Twitter @xtaffi

Diane Long Headshot

Diane Long

Diane is a genderqueer somatic sex educator and trauma-informed bodyworker living on Dakota and Anishinaabe land (Minneapolis, MN). Diane has taught sex-positive self-defense for over 25 years. In their work, Diane blends a variety of modalities including Healing Touch, Somatic Experiencing, SomaYoga, BCST and ritual arts to help people heal from violence and move towards greater pleasure and connection. Find out more at: kaleidoscopehealingarts.amtamembers.com

Webinar 2:

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories

SSEA Members & ISSS Students: $20

Non-Members: $30

Time: 11:00am-12:15am PST 18 November 2020

This webinar will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories

11:00am – 12:15am PST | Wednesday, 18th Nov 2020

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories With Porsha Beed and Aaron Johnson – hosted by Katie Spataro

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories

In the realms of intimacy and sex education, how do we hold black trauma stories and the symptoms of those chronically under-touched?

In this webinar, Aaron Johnson and Porsha Beed of Holistic Resistance will invite us to examine the strategies we use to hear and hold the stories of African Heritage people. Through the skillful weaving of song, story and the asking of useful questions, we’ll lean into the wisdom of slowing down to see, hear, and reach for each other’s hearts and minds, while centering deep human connection as a part of our collective resistance.

You are invited to bring a ball of clay or dirt from the land you’re on to hold throughout the webinar.

Porsha Beed

Porsha Beed is a sex educator and co-founder of Holistic Resistance. She is a facilitator, mentor, artist activist, deep listener, and heart holder of African heritage stories. She explores the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality. She is an advocate for Black plus size women’s bodies full liberation, in particular she focuses on looking at The chronically-over touched black woman’s body. She looks at the ways that African heritage people’s bodies have historically and currently been harmed in America. She looks at how black men are often chronically under-touched, while black women are often chronically over-touched in the United States. She believes in the importance of looking at these unhealthy trends and helping be a part of the healing for the under-over-touched African heritage bodies. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ people of color that she mentors. Porsha believes that deep human connection has to be at the center of social justice work.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson is a sex educator that focuses on the Chronically UnderTouched, particularly African Heritage people. As co-founder of Holistic Resistance, Aaron takes the time to hold the stories of black people around homophobia, transphobia, internalized racism, those that are Chronically OverTouched without consent, and incest survivors. Because the purchasing, selling, and commoditization of the sexual energy of black bodies is a part of American history, the long term impact of those trauma stories should be acknowledged and held as a part of sex education curriculum. In Aaron’s experience, a sex education program that does not include a deep analysis of the lynching of black people is incomplete. Aaron has created the African Heritage Chronically UnderTouched Project, the basic strategies to bring a young black man from being Chronically UnderTouched to a state of touch balance as part of the lifelong journey of interrupting white oppressive systems that make touch balance a radical action.
More about Holistic Resistance: www.holisticresistance.com

Katie Spataro

Katie Spataro is a somatic sex educator located on the unceded lands of the Duwamish people known as Seattle. She studies and practices at the intersection of birth work and sex work, drawing upon the embodied wisdom of these two lineages to support healing of the personal and collective cultural body.

Webinar 1:

Being a Body Helping Other Bodies: ONLINE

SSEA Members & ISSS Students: $20

Non-Members: $30

Time: 10:30am-11:45am PST 14 October 2020

This webinar will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE BIPOC SCHOLARSHIP

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:

Being a Body Helping Other Bodies: ONLINE

10:30am – 11:45am PST | Wednesday, 14th Oct 2020

Being a Body Helping Other Bodies. Presented by Dr. Pavini Moray.

Being a Body Helping Other Bodies.

Recipe for What Now? Cake: Take all the delicious, important hands-on learning we do as somatic sex educators. Add a global pandemic that requires everything to be done at a distance. Bake for months, in the zoom fatigue oven. Done!

If you are longing for practical skills to help you translate your in-person somatic teaching into impactful and effective online teaching, we’ve got you. In this 75-minute webinar, you will experience both the power of embodied online learning, and deepen your understanding and practice of being an awesome online educator. Dr. Pavini Moray has been teaching somatics online since 2013. And Pavini’s fingers and eyeballs are still intact, hundreds of zoom classes later.

  • Webinar 1

  • $30Once Off
    • Being a Body Helping Other Bodies
    • Presented by Dr. Pavini Moray
    • Wednesday 14th October 2020
    • 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST

  • Webinar 2

  • $30Once Off
    • How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories
    • With Porsha Reed and Aaron Johnson – hosted by Katie Spataro
    • Wednesday 18th November 2020
    • 11:00am PST / 02:00pm EST

  • Webinar 3

  • $30Once Off
    • Expanding Into Gender Liberation
    • With Alex Iantaffi and Diane Long
    • Monday 22nd March 2021
    • 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

  • Webinar 4

  • $30Once Off
    • Inner Pelvic Freedom and Release
    • With Rahi Chun and Dr. Liam “Captain” Snowdon
    • Tuesday 08th June 2021
    • 01:00pm PST / 04:00pm EST

Best price
  • Webinar Bundle (All 4)

  • $75Once Off
      • Coupon For $25 off: BUNDLE21

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who have purchased one or more of the webinars in the bundle or if participants are currently a member of the SSEA.

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