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Melody Joyce

Body Soul Journey

Presence.  Connection. 

More Pleasure.   Deeper Intimacy.

Welcome!  I'm glad you're here.   I honor and celebrate you and the courage it takes to reach for more.  

Do you long for a more pleasurable and joyful connection to your body?   I offer compassionate, safe & ethical body-based experiences to people of all genders and orientations, to help you expand your capacity for pleasure, heal from shame, judgment and trauma, and embrace your wholeness.  I offer in-person sessions in Beacon, NY, with easy access from NYC, upstate NY, CT, PA, & MA, as well as online coaching and support through Zoom.

I'm here to help.   I am a certified somatic sex educator and sexological bodyworker, with ongoing study and experiences with energy medicine/Healing Touch, hypnosis, and professional cuddling.  ​My approach - the body soul journey - offers you a way to embrace your innate wholeness and integrate all aspects of your body, mind and spirit, including your sexuality, sensuality and erotic being.  You can choose to work with eros/sexuality, or focus on other healing work.  

Sessions are grounded in safety, clear boundary setting and enthusiastic consent, and can include coaching and practice in breath, movement, body awareness, boundary-setting, communication, anatomy, sensate focus, massage, and other body-based teaching. Our work together is guided by your needs and desires, to nurture, deepen and awaken your felt sense of yourself.   

 

Together, we work with your body and its innate wisdom, moving slowly and mindfully, to soothe your nervous system and engage your body, mind and spirit in healing and expansion. This transformative work can open possibilities for desire, joy and ecstasy to be more present in your every day life.   

 

Somatic sex education is a holistic, body-based approach that supports healing, pleasure and erotic empowerment.  It is a client-centered, trauma-informed modality that teaches you to connect with your own body, tune in to desires and create personal pathways to authentic pleasure.  In contrast to a cookie-cutter list of instructions for better sex from a "sexpert," it empowers you to recognize and listen to your own inner wisdom. 

People find this healing work without knowing quite what they are looking for; they might just have a sense that other things they've tried are not quite meeting their needs. They are looking for support for any of a number of reasons, such as:

  • Connecting with body sensations and pleasure

  • Healing sexual trauma

  • Releasing shame

  • (re)discovering erotic pleasure in the wake of surgery or an accident, or with aging

  • Developing body acceptance, confidence and love

  • Pelvic pain or numbness

  • Rekindling desire and intimacy in relationship

  • Learning to give and receive, and to speak clearly about giving and receiving

  • Healing childhood trauma, abuse and neglect

  • Experiencing conscious touch and non-judgmental acceptance

  • Body and genital de-armouring

  • Learning boundaries and consent

  • Exploring sacred sexuality

  • Personal growth and exploration

  • Learning how to be present for intimacy while clean and sober

  • Receiving support for anxiety around intimacy and relationships

  • Low libido, or libido/desire differences between partners

  • Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation

 

Wondering if this is right for you?  Set up a complimentary zoom conversation by clicking on the button below.  It's a great way to see if we are a good fit and get a taste of what my work can offer you.  Many clients say their learning began right in that initial conversation. 

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