Webinars 2022

2022 Professional Development
Webinar Series

This 5-part webinar series is specifically designed to support professionals in the fields of sex education, somatics, health and wellness. Each event includes a 75-minute presentation, clear learning objectives, Q & A, and further resources. Webinars will be recorded, and all registrants will receive permanent viewing links to each webinar they purchase. 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 & ISSSE Students: $27 each or buy all 5 for $119
Non-Members: $37 each or buy all 5 for $149

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:

Webinar 1: New Date

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
11:00am-12:15 pm PST / 2:00 – 3:15 pm EST

Sales Coaching for Somatic Sex Educators and other Holistic Practitioners

with Michelle Rockwood
hosted by tracy montgomery

With the disconnect in our lives and communities, connecting to our bodies isn’t optional anymore; it’s essential to our health and well-being. But how do you share this unique and powerful work with your prospective clients? 

How do you make clear how life-changing it is? And how do you invite clients to work with you in a way that feels light and easy?!

Michelle will talk us through ALL of this and introduce us to a new way of selling – where packages cost more, not less (don’t worry, she’ll explain). The small shifts she will share with us during this training will help us all work smarter, not harder, as we head into the second half of 2022. Michelle is truly an expert in sales and has worked with hundreds of “non-sales-y” heart-centered practitioners.

See you there, and be sure to attend live so you can ask questions.

Michelle Rockwood

Michelle Rockwood has helped build a thriving a million dollars sales team for a world-class coaching training company called BodyMind Coaching. She’s personally hosted over 400 sales calls and goes in-house to coach training programs supporting coaches at all levels.

Michelle teaches proper, aligned sales techniques that allow you to operate in complete integrity – always. Her front-row seat coach to coaches in training has enabled her to see just where heart-centered folks get stuck, miss out on sales, or enroll unaligned clients.

 

Michelle is an author, speaker, and host of How I sold it (life coaching), a podcast highlighting how coaches at all levels find, sell and deliver their coaching programs.

Visit Michelle’s Website:

tracy montgomery

tracy is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, a Somatic Sex Educator and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. A lifelong teacher and learner who knows that life is supposed to feel good, tracy believes that when we feel at home in our bodies, we can come to know our divine, whole selves.

 

Based in Ottawa, ON, tracy works with individuals and partnered folks and leads playful, experiential workshops inviting students into a more joyful life experience. She is the Past President of the Somatic Sex Educators Association and creative admin | adjunct faculty for the ISSSE. Her passions are dance, song, sex, coffee, books, hugs, community, quality pens and chocolate, not necessarily in that order.

visit tracy’s website:

Webinar 2:

Friday, February 11th, 2022
11:00 – 12:15 pm PST / 2:00 – 3:15 pm EST

Hands on How-To: Prostate Massage

with JoJo Bear
hosted by Liam ‘captain’ Snowdon

The P Spot (Prostate Gland 101)

 

The prostate is about the size of a walnut and sits under the bladder, surrounding the top part of the urethra. It produces much of the seminal fluid that allows people born with penises to ejaculate.

 

There is so much mystery around the prostate even for people who have one- many have no idea how much pleasure can be had when putting direct or indirect pressure on it during sex or self-pleasure. This pleasure is deep in the body and can be attained in many ways by using toys, fingers and massage techniques.

 

Come join sexological bodyworker JoJo Bear who will lead a teaching and offer techinques for exploring this specific erotic bodypart.

JoJo Bear

JoJo Bear is a Somatic Sex & Intimacy Coach and Educator in the San Francisco Bay area. JoJo uses somatic coaching, sexological bodywork, and hypnotherapy as tools to help people get out of their “heads” and into their bodies!

 

His commitment is to create an environment where people, single or coupled, can feel safe enough to explore their wants, needs and desires around their body, sex and sexuality! JoJo is a facilitator for the Wheel of Consent™, Belly2Belly and hypnotherapy.

 

Visit JoJo’s website for more information on his work at:

www.metamorphicembodiment.com

DR. LIAM “CAPTAIN” SNOWDON

dr. liam ‘captain’ snowdon lives uninvited on the territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples on Vancouver Island, in so called “canada”. Their background is in street outreach, harm reduction, social justice, sexualized and gender-based violence, counselling, somatic sex education and poetry with youth and adults. They have a doctorate in Human Sexuality.

 

They have been teaching Sexological Bodywork & Somatic Sex Education since 2010 first in the US and then in so called “canada”, and now as a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education. They are currently studying death and end of life care with deep wonder about our queerness and eros and making home for them in our end-of-life care.

 

Their own journeys with learning disabilities, gender, queerness, causing harm and experiencing and privilege and oppression continue to deeply inform their ever-changing practice. Captain is passionate about social justice, embodiment, joyful accountability, community care, elemental magic, co-facilitating groups and The Sea.

 

For more information visit www.captainsnowdon.ca

Webinar 3:

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
12:00 – 1:15 pm PST / 3:00 – 4:15 pm EST

The Pelvis as the Keystone of the Body

with Ailsa Keppie
hosted by tracy montgomery

The pelvis is often described as the keystone of the body, and this metaphorical understanding gives us insight into this area. In the pelvis we have the meeting and crossing over of the upper and lower halves as well as the right and left sides of the body. In the pelvis everything mixes together, and the energies and tissues are transmuted and transferred to other parts of our Selves. I use the term Self here because so much of who we are resides in this intimate relationship with our pelvis and everything that is housed in this part of us. An understanding of anatomy and function from many modalities is helpful to our ability to work effectively in this area.

 

Our centre of gravity, our grounding space, our holy grail, our creative centre; many of these terms have been used to help us get in touch with our pelvis and its secrets. In this webinar Ailsa guides us to observe the pelvis as the key to a larger structure, to see how the pelvis both responds to and guides our body experience.

 

Specifically using a penis-bearing, male identified model, we will look at the pelvis as it is held in the posture of the body, both before and after hands on bodywork. Ailsa uses Myofascial techniques along with structural integration, stretching and strengthening, and specific compressions and massage techniques to facilitate change and choice in the pelvis.

 

The webinar will include video footage of Ailsa working and time for discussion and questions.

Ailsa Keppie

Ailsa has been working in the field of hands-on bodywork for over a decade, bringing her background in dance, movement therapies, circus arts and teaching and practicing bodywork of many styles to her work in Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

She has an honours degree in Physiology from St. Andrew University in Scotland, is a Registered Massage therapist, an advanced Myofascial Release therapist, a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and graduate of the Canadian training in Somatic Sex Education, and an instructor of various continuing Education courses for Health professionals.

 

She is also honoured to be contributing to the Field of Somatic Sex Education this year by serving as Co-President of the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers (ACSB) alongside Christiane Pelmas.

 

Visit her website at www.pleasureforhealth.com

tracy montgomery

tracy is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, a Somatic Sex Educator and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. A lifelong teacher and learner who knows that life is supposed to feel good, tracy believes that when we feel at home in our bodies, we can come to know our divine, whole selves.

 

Based in Ottawa, ON, tracy works with individuals and partnered folks and leads playful, experiential workshops inviting students into a more joyful life experience. She is the President of the Somatic Sex Educators Association and creative admin | adjunct faculty for the ISSSE. Her passions are dance, song, sex, coffee, books, hugs, community, quality pens and chocolate, not necessarily in that order.

 

See her website at www.tracymontgomery.ca

Webinar 4:

Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST

Practicing SSE Online

with Melissa D.
hosted by Karey Iven

Is it possible to create a powerful session virtually? YES!

 

But how?

 

In this webinar, Melissa will share exactly how she moved her practice from all in-person to more online. She will discuss her methods for keeping clients engaged, excited and ripe for transformation and will share the tools that she weaves into sessions and the ways that virtual sessions can be just as potent as in-person sessions.

 

There will be a skill share discussion as well as a Q & A.

Melissa D.

Melissa is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator. She studied at SFSI and holds dual certifications in clinical Hypnotherapy. She is also a practitioner at The Apollo Project, an erotic retreat for straight men based in Canada and soon to be offered in the US this summer! As an Intimacy guide, she inspires clients into talk, touch and play that feels both safe and exciting. You can read more about her offerings and online courses on her Austin based BodyJoy Intimacy School website: www.BodyJoy.org

Karey Iven

Karey is an Erospirit Certified Intimacy Coach & Educator, a certified sexological bodyworker, and secretary of the Somatic Sex Educators Association.  You can find her at www.pleasureworks.net

Webinar 5:

Welcome Home – A Ritual with Caffyn Jesse

Tuesday May 17
2:30pm-3:45pm PST / 5:30pm-6:45pm EST

Welcome Home – A Ritual

with Caffyn Jesse
and with colleagues West and Noah Klöze

Caffyn describes “Welcome Home” as a principle and a practice underlying all their work and play. In a Welcome Home ritual, we invite a problematic part of ourselves to come home. We co-create an embodied welcome and dialogue with the unwanted part. An experience of having “hard to hold” parts welcomed can help us integrate these parts, deepening capacity for intimacy, and self-intimacy. We don’t have to leave parts of ourselves out of relationship, because they need to be hidden, or fixed.

 

In this webinar, Caffyn Jesse will describe and demonstrate a “Welcome Home” ritual with colleagues West and Noah Klöze.

Caffyn Jesse

Caffyn Jesse is a leading somatic sex educator who lives and works on Salt Spring Island in Canada and a co-founder of the ISSSE. They are the author of Science for Sexual HappinessIntimacy Educator: Teaching Through TouchOrientation: Mapping Queer MeaningsPelvic Pain Clinic with Shauna Farabaugh and Elements of Intimacy (available free online). Caffyn retired from teaching in 2021. See their website at www.erospirit.ca

West

West (they/them) is a SSE student in CC5. They are also a sex worker, and a community cook. West can often be found making a brilliant mess in the kitchen, laying on the floor with their dog or telling stories on the phone. Right now they are particularly excited about how SSE can be in service to the communities they are a part of with a lens of harm reduction, disability justice and creativity as way towards joyful survival.

Noah Klöze

Noah Klöze is a Somatic Sex Educator living and working in ‘Victoria BC’. He supports clients online and in-person exploring landscapes of the erotic and trauma recovery. In his work he honours and centres explorations of power, creativity, counter normativity, ancestry, spirit, and, of course, joyful pleasure! Learn more about him at www.noahkloze.com and be sure to check out the t-shirts he’s designed in his shop! He’s feeling very proud of them!

  • Webinar 1

  • $37Once Off
    • Sales Coaching for Somatic Sex Educators and other Holistic Practitioners with Michelle Rockwood
    • hosted by tracy montgomery
    • Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    • 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 2

  • $37Once Off
    • Hands on How-To: Prostate Massage with JoJo Bear
    • hosted by Liam ‘captain’ Snowdon
    • Friday, February 11th, 2022
    • 11:00 – 12:15 pm PST / 2:00 – 3:15 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 3

  • $37Once Off
    • The Pelvis as the Keystone of the Body with Ailsa Keppie
    • hosted by tracy montgomery
    • Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
    • 12:00 – 1:15 pm PST / 3:00 – 4:15 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 4

  • $37Once Off
    • Somatics Online with Melissa Davidson
    • hosted by Karey Iven
    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • 12:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 5

  • $37Once Off
    • Welcome Home – A Ritual with Caffyn Jesse
    • and with colleagues West and Noah Klöze
    • Tuesday, 17 May 2022
    • 2:30-3:45pm PST | 5:30pm-6:45pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

Best price
  • Webinar Bundle (All 5)

  • $149Once Off
      • Member/Student For $30 off: BUNDLE22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

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