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Certificate in Sexological Bodywork Professional Training 2018/19
Announcing the fifth UK & Ireland Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ Professional Training in Somatic Sex Education with Kian de la Cour, Katie Sarra & Joseph Kramer presented by the Sea School of Embodiment in collaboration with the Institute of Somatic Sexology 6 month professional training 2018/19 09 September 2018 - March 23, 2019. APPLY HERE: Sexological Bodyworkers are certified sexologists and somatic sex educators, supporting individuals, couples and groups to learn to direct their own erotic development, learn about their bodies, sex and sexuality, or work through sexual issues or concerns. The course involves a variety of instructive modalities, including breath work, touch, Taoist Bodywork, pelvic release bodywork, scar tissue remediation, and Orgasmic Yoga coaching. The Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ is a training in embodiment. Whilst this involves learning and developing skills in a range of bodywork modalities, the main focus of the training is on learning how to facilitate client agency with their decision-making about how they are touched. As such, sessions are co-created with an educational focus. Sexological Bodywork™ supports new neural pathways firing in the service of exploring new ways of being and wiring them with practice. Embodiment practices are routes to support coming back 'online' with the receptive parts of the nervous system which supports agency and choice in decision-making with our bodies. Learning how to feel more of ourselves supports more of us to come online with creating safety and kindness with ourselves and others. For many people, the only context for intimate touch and discussion has been within a relationship or partner engagement. This is understandable - and there are other contexts; one of which is education and curiosity. In Sexological Bodywork sessions, practitioners intend to work outside of attraction or dis-attraction i.e. partner engagement is set to one side in the service of learning. One of the somatic realms that Sexological Bodyworkers introduce to our students is a state of arousal that is free of fantasy, unfinished emotional business, religious dogma, cultural caveats and habitual sexual behaviours. In this meditative state, an individual becomes aware of the body as a source of wisdom and freedom. One of the ways to access this fecund state is by actively receiving Taoist Bodywork. Helping others access and make use of a variety of erotic states is foundational to the education we offer. Sexological Bodyworkers believe that sexual health and erotic education are basic human rights. The Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ professional training is for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, characteristics, or expressions. HOW DOES SEXOLOGICAL BODYWORK DIFFER FROM TANTRA? Tantra also offers potential routes into being more receptive and present with our bodies with practices being ritualised to increase sensory receptivity. The main difference is that in Tantra or neo-tantra as popularly taught in the West, boundaries and roles between practitioner and client have a wide scope of variability as there are so many schools and interpretations of this vast Eastern philosophy. Tantra trainings and individual sessions often involve immersive role play or sensual experiences rather than co-created educational agreements to explore feeling more of ourselves. Certified Sexological Bodyworkers, in contrast, operate with a client-led & client-centred approach and with a clear Code of Ethics. Sexological Bodywork has an educational focus, meaning that practitioners work with learning objectives that the clients bring. This means it is not a set of techniques, rather, the techniques are secondary to the educational contract. WORKING WITH TRAUMA Trauma is prevalent in our society and we will discuss possible nervous system responses to it & how to be with them. Whilst the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ is a training in embodiment with understandings of how the nervous system responds to trauma and routes that support the nervous system to relax out of disconnection, specialist training is recommended to work effectively with people who are living with the effects of Trauma. Sexological Bodyworkers often work closely with trauma specialists and psychotherapists supporting the integration between body and mind. UK & IRELAND CSB TRAINING This 6 month program trains and certifies somatic sex educators. Although touch may be used as one of the educational modalities, Sexological Bodyworkers are certified sexologists who focus on education, rather than massage therapists. This UK training will use the the Australian curriculum, which both includes and expands upon the original California-approved course of studies. Read the Code of Ethics for Sexological Bodyworkers here: CERTIFICATION & INSURANCE This course is recognised in the UK by The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists ( as offering a training of sufficient depth for practitioners to be eligible for insurance for their work. See ( for more details. Upon completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork (CSB) or, in the second year, the Certificate of Somatic Sexual Education (CSSE) by the Sea School of Embodiment. Graduates from this professional training can become members of The Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers (ACSB) and Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia (SSEAA) and apply for membership of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) This course is recognised in the UK by The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists as offering a training of sufficient depth for practitioners to be eligible for insurance for their work. See for more details. COURSE STRUCTURE The course is structured over 6 months 09 September 2018 - March 23, 2019 and includes: • An online home-study course directs practice sessions, course readings and video viewing for 20 hours or more each week for the 10 weeks of home study. Completing the home study course is a requirement for attending the fourteen-day Embodiment Intensive. • The Embodiment Intensive at our seaside teaching centre in Devon. • Conducting an ethical practice: ethics, consent and boundaries. • Somatic Sex Coaching: help others to overcome shame and erotic sensory-motor amnesia, allowing both personal and communal erotic embodiment. • Conscious Breathwork: A foundational tool of Sexological Bodywork. • Mindful Masturbation Coaching: Based on Authentic Movement, the motto of masturbation coaching is: “Change the way you masturbate, change your life”. • Somatic Sex Education to promote neuroplasticity • Muscular, skeletal, and genital anatomy • Polyvagal theory and the triune Autonomic Nervous System • Scar tissue remediation • Leading successful groups with Deej Juventin's Engage, Study, Activate teaching model • Successful business planning and practice • Supervised practicum Download the course description and enrol at ENROLMENT This is designed to answer any questions you might have and for you to explore this being the right training for you at the right time. 1). Complete the enrolment form here 2). Have an individual interview with the facilitators 3). Sign the agreement form To register interest please enrol at

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The Sea School of Embodiment sponsors international teachers in the fields of somatic sexology, sacred sexuality, sexological body work, Tantra and the expressive arts, making available top trainings and workshops for explorers to learn and heal all that's in the way of shame free naturalness and professionals enhancing their professional practices. Somatic can be defined as "of the body" and embodiment as "the body experienced from within".

The School is a collaboration between Kian de la Cour and Katie Sarra. Our Meetups are aimed at various levels of experience. We run workshops in tantra, sexological bodywork, creativity, anatomy and trainings in touch, as well as one to one and couples sex and relationship therapy and somatic coaching for bringing you closer into your relationship with your body and living the life you want.

We also present continuous professional development (CPD) events for professionals who are working in the field of sexuality.

Community: Our Meetups are intended to support the expansion of informed dialogue about conscious relating, especially in the Devon area and to support professionals engaged with somatic sex education nationally.

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