2024 Somatica Online Character Strategies Training

Understanding character strategies is the single most helpful tool for successful coaching outcomes and client retention.

In the Somatica Training, you took a huge step into knowing yourself and others better. You learned how you deal with attachment, fears, and what turns you on. You uncovered your relationship to your own and others’ needs and boundaries.

Now, take an even deeper dive into understanding yourself and others during our Somatica Online Character Strategies Training.

Designed for Somatica students who want to further develop their Somatica Method skills and better support their clients’ growth, this training will help you gain a deeper familiarity with character strategies (and, by extension, yourself). It will also allow you to better see what’s going on in the lives of your partner, family, friends, and clients.

Why Is Learning About Character Strategies So Important?

  • Jaime

    It has been profound to discover the character strategies I have been using.

    Working through unearthing how these strategies have impacted my life, gave me a deeper understanding of how to extend compassion to myself and my clients. Beyond that – relationships that had roadblocks to connection shifted substantially. By having a deeper understanding of the strategies we build in response to early childhood wounds, my compassion has increased.

Who is it for?

  • Somatica graduates who want to develop their Somatica Method skills and better support their clients’ growth.
  • Somatica coaches interested in exploring and utilizing character strategies.
  • Somatica graduates interested in understanding core wounds and helping clients who face complex challenges rooted in shame, trauma, and feelings of unworthiness.

Character Strategies are the wounds people carry and the protective mechanisms they develop around them — all of which impact our relationships and shape our deepest longings, personalities, and sexual desires. As a coach, you want to:

Understand The Origin of Turn-Ons

Our desires are complex. They are shaped during our childhood, and arise as we cope with emotional challenges, transmuting them into pleasure. The more you understand turn-ons — where they come from and why — and how they relate to Character Strategies, the more acceptance and fulfillment you and your clients will attain.

Support Your Complex Clients

Some clients face complex challenges rooted in shame, trauma, and feelings of unworthiness. To be a successful sex and relationship coach, you need to be prepared with a roadmap of how to support clients who might be quite different from you. Without proper training, you may view them through your own perspective, making it more challenging for you to assist them in comprehending themselves and their decisions.

Empower Yourself, Empower Your Clients

In the Somatica Character Strategies Training, you learn to own the parts of yourself you’ve kept hidden — while supporting others’ personal discoveries — with a new level of understanding, empathy, tenderness, self-forgiveness, vulnerability, and awareness.

Not only will you walk away feeling more confident than ever before – but you’ll also be able to better empower your clients on their journeys.

Class Details


The Somatica Online Character Strategies Training is only offered to students who have completed the Core Curriculum of the Somatica Training.

2024 Dates and Location

  • Module 1: November 8-10, 2024
  • Module 2: December 6-8, 2024

This online Zoom training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. PT (with a 45-minute lunch break).


Tuition for the Somatica Online Character Strategies Training is $2,400. A $200 early bird discount applies if you register and pay in full before September 1st, 2024.

If you have taken the Character Strategies training before, tuition is $1,500 – or $1,350 if you register and pay in full before September 1, 2024.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at registration to hold your spot in the training. We also offer payment plans and are happy to set you up with one.

Continuing Education (CEs)

The Somatica Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. This course meets the qualifications for 30 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

We maintain responsibility for this program and its contents.

Refund Policy

If you choose to withdraw from the training 30 days or more before the first day of the program, you will be refunded all tuition paid, with the exception of the non-refundable $500 deposit. If you choose to withdraw from the training less than 30 days before the first day of the program, you will be responsible for the full tuition.

Empathy in a support group
  • Cory

    I am feeling energized and satisfied with the investment I made.

    I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for what you taught last week – and to reflect back on the immediate and jaw-dropping impact it’s had on my ability to coach my corporate clients on leadership, communications, and performance. I now understand the underlying forces happening in their experience and our relationship dynamic at a level beyond what I was able to before. It is helping them feel seen, held, and have access to breakthroughs.

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