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?
Where are you located?
I live and work just south of Nyack, NY, about 30 miles outside New York City, along the Hudson River, a couple miles south of I-87 and the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Do you offer any discounts on your services?
I offer reparative pricing for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disability community members, with a sliding scale down to 50% of my standard rates. I offer reparative pricing in the spirit of making systemic amends to communities who actively experience violence, oppression, and economic disparities.
I offer payment plans to all clients who would find this helpful to budget their time and money.
I offer package pricing (lower per session rate) for 3- and 5-session packages. You can choose to pay in full, for the deepest discount, or pay-as-you-go, paying my single session rate, with the discount applied to the last session in the package.
Creating financial access to Somatic Sex Education is important to me, and I'm experimenting with different ways to do that.
Offering an annual sale, where you can pre-pay for a single session for 25% off, or session packages for 10% off.
Offering a limited number of sliding scale session for people on fixed incomes or for whom the full session rate would create financial hardship.
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 during your first session sheds light on how many sessions, and what kind of sessions, may best serve your intentions. 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 into 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. I recommend not rushing into another activity, rather having a buffer of time afterwards, to gently transition while intregration and savoring continue. Having a meal, taking a walk, or spending time in nature are all great after a session. Having a journal handy to jot down noticings, impressions and insights can also be helpful.
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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