What is Somatic Sex Education?
Somatic sex educators help you build capacity for somatic (body) awareness and expanded pleasure, through body-based exercises and experiences. They strive to guide and aid you in developing presence within your body, opening interior awareness, and learning how the body can feel more and more alive. SSE is an effective way to address a range of sexual problems, from premature ejaculation to not being able to orgasm readily.
Is SSE right for me?
There are several factors that can affect a person’s ability to work effectively with a Somatic Sex Educator. Here are some possible considerations, which you can read more about in the PDF. (adapted from the SSEA web site page on ethics):
Do you have a support system?
Are you ready emotionally?
Are you ready physically?
Are you ready mentally?
Do you have enough time?
Can you afford a series of sessions?
Have you found a Somatic Sex Educator you feel good about?
Are you able to speak up if things feel wrong?
Are you building a community?
How many sessions do clients typically receive?
Since each client’s intention and journey is unique, so too are the number of sessions addressing each intention. The conversation around the intake form, and the work we do in the first session, sheds light on how many sessions, and what kind of sessions, may best serve your intention. The majority of clients find that 3 to 9 sessions helps them meet their intentions and experience positive, pleasurable transformation in their lives.
How can I best prepare myself for a session?
Having a clear intention and slowing down to listen for your body's longings and innate wisdom best sets the stage for a transformative series of sessions. That said, going into sessions with curiosity, rather than attachment to a specific goal, can open the doors to deep transformation. Frequently, clients share that their expansion in embodied pleasure, wholeness and transformative healing exceeded what they first envisioned. As so often in life, what is possible is often beyond our imagination.
Self-care after a session is as important as what happens before or during sessions.
Why are you offering free Healing Touch with sessions?
Most clients don't have energy work in mind when they reach out to me. However, we all have an energy field that surrounds and penetrates our body. Healing Touch has many beneficial effects -- relaxation, healing of trauma and damage to the energy field, and calming and balancing the mind and body. I want to provide you maximum benefit and healing, and passionately believe that integrating Healing Touch at the beginning or ending of a session helps the body integrate the changes and provides an additional layer of healing. It's my gift to you!
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