Certificate in Somatic Sex Education (CSSE), United Kingdom 10 June 2019 - 25 January 2020
Purpose: To provide a Level 2 (second year) training for CSBs. This experiential training offers CSBs the opportunity to expand their coaching and teaching skills by coaching students in the UK Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ Training. CSSEs will receive supervision and coaching, as well as supervise and coach others. The program provides CSBs with opportunities to revisit, and go more deeply, into the materials and topic areas of the Sexological Bodywork™ training, and to hone their teaching skills through practice and feedback.
Prerequisite: Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ (CSB). Priority is given to graduates from the Sea School of Embodiment & the Institute of Somatic Sexology as they are familiar with our unique teaching methods & syllabus.
Program Components: Participants in the Certificate in Somatic Sex Education coaching pathway act as peer support people for modules one and two of the CSB program, and transition to coaches for module three.
You will assist up to four CSB students to deepen their experience of embodiment using breath, movement, touch, sound, intention, and conscious sexual arousal from the beginning of the online group study until they have completed the supervised practice sessions.
Coaches will encourage mindful awareness and self-directed practice in their students using email, online forums, and regular phone sessions. The coach-student connection will support the creation of a learning community within this training and beyond.
In addition to working with students, CSSE participants themselves are required to engage in five of the somatic enquiries from module 1 and to post reports online with other student reports. You must start the course with your own Orgasmic Yoga practice (Somatic Enquiries One and Two) and must engage your students in Orgasmic Yoga phone coaching. You then choose two of the other Somatic Enquiries to complete. There are additionally CSSE-specific Somatic Enquiries and Assignments to be posted in the dedicated CSSE online forum.
Participants will keep a learning journal during their Somatic Sex Education training. Parts of this journal will be shared online with others in the same training.
See also the requirements for certification below.
Dates for 2019 UK CSSE training (Level 2): 10 June 2019 - 25 January 2020
Module One: Online Group Study June 10 – Sept. 01, 2019
Module Two: Embodiment Intensive Sept. 09 – Sept. 23, 2019
Module Three: Supervised sessions Sept. 30 – January 25, 2020
Dates for the 2019 UK CSB training (Level 1) for comparison Differences in bold:
Module One: Online Group Study June 17– Sept. 01, 2019
Module Two: Embodiment Intensive Sept. 10 – Sept. 23, 2019
Module Three: Supervised sessions Sept. 30 – January 25, 2020
June 10 - September 01, 2019 – Module 1: the Sexological Bodywork Training Begins
The Certificate in Somatic Sex Education program begins with training for the coaches, a week before the CSB starts. This training, in the form of a teleconference, will include somatic coaching strategies as well as a collaborative review of the course materials in the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™ Training.
Coaches will keep a learning journal during their Somatic Sex Education training during Module 1. Parts of this journal will be shared online with others in the same training.
There will be 3-4 CSSE phone conferences in Module 1.
Coaches will practice developing somatic sex education material.
September 09 – September 23, 2019 – Module 2: The Embodiment Intensive
Coaches form part of the faculty for the intensive. The faculty meets the day before the Intensive begins for the CSB students, for orientation and planning.
Each coach will offer somatic teaching at the Intensive. Teaching will be based on the home study assignments and informed by somatic learning theories. You will develop this teaching in consultation with Kian and Katie.
Coaches will participate in regular staff planning sessions at the Intensive. These sessions will evaluate and guide the learning.
Coaches will sometimes function as teaching assistants or witnesses during the Intensive, offering guidance and feedback to students as appropriate.
Coaches will offer coaching, supervision, and support to their assigned trainees during the intensive.
Coaches will sometimes participate in group learning experiences along with students.
Coaches will assist as needed with the logistics of the Intensive.
September 30, 2019 – January 25, 2020 – Module 3: Towards Certification
Coaches will supervise and collaborate with their students after the Intensive. This will involve 5 supervision sessions with your trainees, for reflection on the learning in order to improve practice, and help with the planning and evaluation of student practice sessions.
Students will be in dialogue with their coaches about the assistance they are receiving during their training. In many cases, students will request specific assistance from their coaches.
There will be monthly CSSE phone conferences between the Embodiment Intensive and the conclusion of the CSSE program on January 25. These calls will provide coaches with professional support and supervision, to deepen their coaching and somatic sex education experience.
A Certificate in Somatic Sex Education will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the training requirements:
Coaching up to four students through their Sexological Bodywork™ training.
Completion of five experiential home study assignments.
Completion of required CSSE assignments.
Participation in the teleconference calls throughout the CSSE program. You have to attend all but one of the meetings before the intensive and all but one of the meetings after the intensive.
At the Intensive, participation in regular planning sessions and assisting student learning whenever possible.
Chronicling the training in a somatic learning journal.
Supervision of and collaboration with assigned students after the Intensive.
The cost of the Certificate in Somatic Sex Education is:
Early Bird £1,150 If paid in full before January 25, 2019
Full Price £1,300
Prices include lunch (not breakfast or dinner) and does not include accommodation for the Embodiment Intensive.
In addition you need, at you own cost:
to maintain your subscription with the New School of Erotic Touch ($99)
to pay for transport to and from the Embodiment Intensive
to pay for connection to the teleconference calls where necessary
to have copies of Jack Morin's The Erotic Mind, Sherri Winston's Women's Anatomy of Arousal, Out in the Open and The Art of Somatic Coaching as on the CSB reading list.
Enrolment: If you would like to be part of this learning experience, please contact Kian at firstname.lastname@example.org