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Approach

Approach

What is unique about somatically based work is that it’s body based and experiential. You can’t learn how to play an instrument by just reading and talking about it. The same holds true with proficiency around emotional and physical intimacy. You will learn skills through interactive practice and have successful embodied experiences which will in turn imbue you with a deeper sense of ease and confidence.

On a physiological level, you will be directly engaging with your autonomic nervous system, so that you can better regulate the biochemical and physiological responses in your body when you experience emotions and feelings like anxiety, nervousness, inhibition, pressure and shame. Body-based, experiential learning will allow you to gain sexual intelligence, confidence and a sense of ease and harmony within yourself. This all serves to nurture and awaken your authentic self, so that you can enjoy the full spectrum of all that sex and relationships can offer.

Sessions include a mix of experiential work, candid discussion/education around sex, and how cultural narratives and gender roles shape our beliefs and actions. In a safe, non-judgmental space, you can begin to sort through all the “supposed to’s” and “should’s” and get back in touch with your authenticity, and with your body’s own innate wisdom.

Much of the work is informed by the two modalities below.

The Somatica® Method

The Somatica Method is an innovative approach to sex coaching. Somatica is interactive and allows clients to experience safety and secure attachment, leading to genuine love, erotic connection and intimacy.

From the Somatica Institute website:
“The Somatica® Method is a holistic, loving and systematic approach to sex and relationship coaching that invites people to move beyond shame, clarify their needs and boundaries, live emotionally connected and erotically embodied lives, and experience the joy and satisfaction of great sex and authentic relationships. The Somatica Method is pleasure-based, interactive and experiential and based on up-to-date neuroscience research about how people learn, connect and experience personal growth.”

For more information about the Somatica® Method, take a look at their website.

Hakomi

Hakomi is a gentle and compassionate methodology that focuses on transforming core beliefs that subconsciously influence us to have narrow and limiting experiences. Identifying and transforming these beliefs will allow us to live life fully with our highest sense of self. This is done through the study of your current experience. Slowing down and turning inwards allows us to uncover core material, which can then be transformed by having new, embodied experiences.

For a more thorough description of the Hakomi method and process, visit their website.