What is Sex Coaching and How Does it Differ From Therapy? The method of sex coaching I offer is holistic because it is oriented on working in the present moment and it is experiential. The sessions are experiential because I am co-creating a relationship laboratory with clients and we practice embodied communication tools. We create space for two-way feedback and we are slowing the intimacy process way down to pay attention to the nuanced sensations, feelings, and thoughts. Coaching differs from therapy because of that intentional two-way feedback circuit allowing for genuine vulnerability to emerge. We are wired for human connection and this deeper connection allows for deeper healing possibilities. Efficiency is compounded when the internal work is done relationally.
The Boundaries within the Somatica® Method are Vague, What Should I Expect In These Coaching Sessions? It is true, the structure of how a session works is not explained and it can be confusing to know what to expect. One of the reasons the method works so efficiently is because it is as close to mimicking how relationships operate in the ‘real’ world as possible. The method is clothes-on and is also celebratory of being turned-on. Emotional and physical boundaries are discussed further in the moment between clients and I. Physical touch is an option within sessions and is not necessary or required for sessions to be effective.
How Many Sessions Do You Recommend? There is no recommendation for the amount of sessions due to the unique nature of each individual and their specific goals. I do recommend that new clients book weekly or bi-weekly to support the relationship establishment and to gain momentum towards their goals (once a foundation has been laid, frequency for sessions can be re-considered). There is no obligation to continue sessions with me once you have begun.
What is Your Cancellation Policy? I request that you inform me at least 24 hours in advance for any cancellations. I do not charge for sessions that don’t happen.
What is the Difference Between being a Trauma Informed Coach and a Trauma Healing Practitioner? Many healing modalities, such as the Somatica® core training, include training around trauma so that the practitioners are trauma informed. This means that they can discern whether or not the client’s growth is blocked by trauma or if the trauma is navigable. If the client’s growth is burdened by trauma (chronic or acute), they ought to be referred to a trauma specialist or a practitioner with specific trauma healing training. Examples of trauma healing modalities include, but are not limited to, Somatic Experiencing and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am currently enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing Institute 3 year Practitioner training.