In this somatic training, you will experience the full depth and breadth of learning in the realms of sex and relationships. In addition to the in-person experience in the Somatica® Core Training, you will also get supporting materials and a loving community to help you grow and thrive.
A Bonus Online Course to Get You Started
If you want to get started as soon as you are accepted, this year’s somatic training includes a bonus Online Course. This optional course is self-guided and prepares you for the first module of your Core Training. You will receive an email before the first module with a list of reading materials, videos, a book lineup for each module, and assignments or worksheets to get you on your path and prepare you for all that Somatica has to offer.
A Training Manual, and Copies of Cockfidence and Making Love Real
Upon arrival at your first module, you will receive a comprehensive Training Manual with many of the Somatica practices detailed. You will also receive the books Cockfidence and Making Love Real, co-authored by Celeste & Danielle, the creators of the Somatica Method. For other required and recommended reading, please see the reading list. These additional books will give you a well-rounded survey of the field of sex therapy and relationship coaching.
Supervised Practice Groups Between Modules
In between modules and after the last module, we suggest you have at least 12 practice sessions with fellow students or friends. If you are already a professional, your clients will be suitable as well (3 per module). To help you complete this goal, we will organize practice groups in San Francisco, the East Bay, and South Bay. Celeste and Danielle and other group leaders or assistants also attend some of these groups. These practice groups are another opportunity to ask questions, have supervised sessions, and receive valuable feedback to deepen your skills in the Somatica method. It’s also a great way to get coaching sessions on your current personal growth goals. If you decide to get certified in the method, the 12 practice sessions are one of your certification requirements.
Community Experiences and Field Trips
Group leaders and other Somatica grads are invested in continuing to build community and generously host community events in their homes and spaces. After a long day of working through your curriculum, imagine sinking into some relaxing event with music, a tasty potluck, great conversations and the warmth and hugs you need. As a student, you are also welcome to organize events and field trips for your fellow students!
I have felt extraordinarily supported by the Somatica team, both personally and professionally
Throughout my experience as a student and now as a professional in the Somatica Method, I have felt extraordinarily supported by Celeste and Danielle and the other faculty and group leaders. Not only do I feel like they understand me on a personal level and care about my growth and feelings, but they have helped give me the confidence and support to really start to get my business up and running. To me, this is an invaluable part of the training
Tori, Somatica Core Training, 2015 Castro Valley, CA
Private Facebook Groups
A couple of months before the somatic training begins, you will be added to a private Facebook group where you can begin networking with your fellow students. People use the group to organize shared housing and transportation and to begin to get to know one another. Once the class begins, this group will be a great place for announcements and support. You will also be added to a smaller, private Facebook for your homegroup. This is in case there are more vulnerable feelings you only want to share with people you have gotten to know personally and have built more safety with.
Small Group Support
As a student, you take part in large group work as well as smaller, more intimate group work. Your small group is a place where you can really get to know some of your fellow students more deeply and do emotional processing. Each of the small groups will have a leader and an assistant who are there to help support you through your progress in the somatic training. Your group leader will be keeping track of your progress and is always there for you. Reach out if you have questions or feelings come up during the training you need support with.
Are you considering taking the Somatica Core Training for personal growth reasons?