A 5-day professional development training for helping practitioners in how to work somatically without touching clients, while supporting them towards more vibrant and full sex lives.

When: April 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2019.

Where: The training will be hosted by the Sea School of Embodiment, in Dawlish in the UK.

Price £800, Discount for Certified Sexological Bodyworkers £50.

This is for:

  • Practitioners who work in non-somatic modalities

  • Somatic practitioners who want to bring in the sexual aspect

  • Hands-on somatic practitioners who want to learn how to translate their work into a hands-off, yet somatic, approach.

Practitioners who would find this training useful include psychotherapists, psychologists, medical practitioners, sex therapists, yoga teachers, movement and posture practitioners, certified sexological bodyworkers and other sex educators, life coaches, Tantra teachers, meditation teachers and anyone who wants to upskill in the area of bodies and sex.

If you think this training might be for you but you are unsure please contact us to arrange a time to speak with one of the facilitators by emailing info@issaustralia.com

As the somatic renaissance impacts our personal and professional lives, and breakthroughs in neuroscience and the ground-breaking field of interpersonal neurobiology, are highlighting the importance, usefulness, and effectiveness of somatic work, it is becoming increasingly important for helping practitioners to have safe and effective tools that they can use to support clients somatically, within their current codes of practice and choices around boundaries and protocols.

This course is designed to teach you how to support your clients in learning to bring awareness into the body, and learning to regulate the body, in order that the erotic aspect of their lives not only improves, but thrives. The skills you will learn are foundational and essential to the health and well-being of your clients, and for you as a practitioner.

Key competencies include learning to teach clients how to develop:

• Awareness (embodiment coaching; anatomy)

• Regulation (state regulation, choice, variety)

• Communication (body-mind-language feedback loops; consent; compassionate communication for getting your needs met, talking about sex, and lovingly coaching partners)

• Agency (client-lead, consent, boundaries, awareness, co-creation)

• Co-creation (interpersonal neurobiology, where do we meet, where can we grow, shared responsibility)

• Integration (somatic practice, neuroplasticity, resilient edge of resistance)

You will learn to teach clients:

• the foundations of embodied practice

• how to improve solo sex

• how to improve partnered sex

• how to work through sexual issues, through the examples of vaginismus, early ejaculation, erectile difficulty and differences in desire.


Please contact the Sea School of Embodiment to register kian@seaschoolofembodiment.com

Your Facilitators:

The training is taught by Uma Ayelet Furman and Deej Juventin, the directors of the Institute of Somatic Sexology.

Uma Ayelet Furman, CSSE is one of Australasia’s leading somatic sex educators, with many years of experience working with individuals, people in relationships and groups. Uma has innovated somatic sex education through her grounded breaking work in client-centred practice. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Uma specializes in supporting people to work somatically through sexual issues and concerns. She teaches practitioner trainings in somatic practice internationally. She is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator and a founding member of The Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia (SSEAA).

Deej Juventin, M.A., CSB brings his extensive experience in somatic sex education and to his teaching. He trained as a Sacred Intimate at Wildwood in California, and as a Certified Sexological Bodyworker at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, before interning with Joseph Kramer and Ellen Heed on the first Australian CSB training. He has helped pioneer somatic education in Australia and internationally, with a focus on practitioner training. He is the founding president of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia. Deej has over 20 years of experience in adult education, teacher training, embodied counselling and various forms of bodywork. He has a Masters in Somatic and Spiritual Psychology, and was awarded Somatic Sex Educator of the Year at the 2016 Sexual Freedom Awards.