Trauma Training for Bodywork Professionals
"I didn’t know how to feel, so I learned how to touch"
with Caffyn Jesse & Katie Sarra
Dates: July 20-23rd
Times: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am - 6 pm. Sunday 9:30am - 4 pm.
Location: The Sea Light, Dawlish, Devon
Cost: £680 or £620 early bird price when paid in full before March 31, 2017.
This workshop will foster understanding of how and why somatic sex education can be effective in addressing trauma, and offer participants basic knowledge, tools and techniques required to have a trauma-informed practice. We will learn through practice with fun exercises for healing, empowerment, assessment and expanded pleasure.
Trauma has lasting effects because it is embodied and embedded in the nervous system. Body-based exercises and experiences can help people unwind trauma from their cells. Expanding nervous system capacity for excited arousal and relaxed enjoyment, neural exercises help people build competencies in self-regulation, connection and joy. Assessment practices allow practitioners to evaluate what clients are ready for, and to work in each person’s particular learning zone. “Emotional First Aid” practices help us get clients grounded and reoriented in the face of trauma triggers. Participants will learn about how boundaries, ethics and professional practice create a container for healing, and how that container can become destabilized.
This is a professional development workshop for somatic sex educators, Certified Sexological Bodyworkers, and other body-based sexual healers. It will also be useful for clinical counsellors and trauma therapists as well as massage therapists who are interested in learning how body-based exercises and experiences are vital for helping clients who are addressing sexual trauma and neglect.
Transcontinental participants will probably fly to London in which case London Heathrow is about 30 minutes closer than London Gatwick. There are direct trains to Dawlish from London Paddington (3-3.5 hours travel time).
UK train times can be checked and booked here.
For most European travellers the closest airport is Bristol. There is a bus to Bristol Parkway station then a 90-120 minute train journey.
If you are travelling from Amsterdam, Ireland, Paris or parts of Spain the closest airport is Exeter.
Caffyn Jesse is a leading somatic sex educator in Canada, where she teaches the Canadian Certified Somatic Sex Educator/Sexological Bodywork training. She is the author of Science for Sexual Happiness and Erotic Massage for Healing and Pleasure.
Katie Sarra is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator, Art Psychotherapist and Playback Theatre practitioner who specializes in working with people overcoming the affects of trauma. She trained and worked in the mental health system for many years before becoming involved in somatic sex education. She has trained in Tantra, Quodoushka, NLP, and many other modalities. She sponsors and assists the UK Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education trainings.
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