Certificate in Sexological Bodywork Professional Training, Los Angeles 2019
“Sex Bod is like the Great Western Railway. Everybody gets on at their own stop, and it safely deposits you where you’re meant to go. Although the journey may be unpredictable, it’s immensely enjoyable and you learn a lot about yourself in the process.”
Description of Training
Sexological Bodyworkers are somatic sex educators. Practitioners use a client-centered approach to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and groups to become more knowledgeable, attuned to and aware of their bodies, sex and sexuality, or work through sexual issues or concerns.
This program is a six month process that trains and certifies somatic sex educators. Although touch may be used as one of the educational modalities, Sexological Bodyworkers are certified sexologists focusing on education. The training emphasizes session structure, embodied skills, professional practice, ethics and boundaries, and group facilitation. The erotic education in this course is communal: we learn from each other and with each other. We strive to create a radically safe and inclusive space, and welcome diversity in race, sexual preference, gender, age, culture and professional background. The curriculum includes and expands upon the original California-approved course of studies. Read the Code of Ethics for Sexological Bodyworkers here.
Students participate in 8 weeks of online group study. They then attend a 12-day non-residential embodiment intensive, which is followed by further home study and integration. Finally, students complete twenty-five professional credits, through session work with individuals, couples or people in other forms of relationship, and from facilitating or teaching groups.
Module One Part 1: Online Group Study October 25 to December 20, 2019 Module One Part 2: Online Group Study January 6 to January 12, 2020 Module Two: Embodiment Intensive January 14 to January 26, 2020 (13 days) Module Three: Supervised Practice January 30 to April 30, 2020
Prerequisites for Enrollment
Although the training was designed to build on the experience of practitioners who are already working in related fields such as bodyworkers, sex educators, yoga instructors, psychotherapists, sex workers or health care providers, the basic prerequisite for this training is a heartfelt commitment to learn.
The enrollment process includes an interview with the facilitators via Zoom (a Skype alternative).
Students must have a high-speed internet connection in order to access the group discussions, the video demonstrations, and other course materials.
“The training intensive was fantastic. Loved the flow of the content and was a great mix of embodiment and learning."
Super Early Bird Price: $5,700 for full payment before May 30, 2019 Early Bird Price: $5,900 for full payment before August 15, 2019 Full price: $6,400 for full payment by October 23, 2019
500 deposit holds your space AFTER you've been accepted into the course. Prices are in United States dollars
The course fee includes: Tuition, lunch and online access to the home study materials, video demonstrations, and student forums – plus a one-year membership to The New School of Erotic Touch and The Orgasmic Yoga Institute, the major online resources for Sexological Bodyworkers.
The course fee does not include: Breakfast, dinner or accommodation at the intensive, transport to the intensive, or text books. All fees must be paid in full .
To register your interest in the 2019 LA training Please email email@example.com for a copy of the enrollment form, or to make an appointment for an enrollment interview with the facilitators.
“Personally, the value (healing, embodiment, freedom) I experienced receiving sessions, and the experience facilitating sessions and groups was priceless. Feeling satisfied and grateful.”
The embodiment intensive will be held in the South Bay Cities of Los Angeles, where Manhattan Beach, North Redondo Beach and Lawndale all connect, just off of the 405 highway within easy access of Los Angeles International Airport, plentiful food and accommodation options.
The Institute of Somatic Sexology welcomes diversity in race, gender, sexuality, and life experience.