2022 Somatica Advanced Training

Understanding Character Strategy has been the single most helpful tool we have learned for successful coaching outcomes and client retention

Somatica Advanced Training

In the Somatica Training, you took a huge step into knowing yourself and others better. You learned how you deal with attachment fears, what turns you on, and your relationship to your own and other’s needs and boundaries. In the Advanced Training in Somatica, you will take an even deeper dive into understanding yourself and others, by learning about Character Strategy. Character Strategy is the study of the wounds people carry and the protective mechanisms that come from these wounds. The wounds and strategies impact all of our relationships and shape our sexual desire so the more you know about them, the more profoundly you will know yourself and be able to quickly see what’s going on in the lives of your partner, family, friends, and clients.

Knowing Character Strategy Helps You Understand Turn-Ons

For work around sexuality, it is also essential to know the relationship between people’s wounds and their Core Desires and Hottest Sexual Movies. Our sexual desires are shaped when we are young and they come out of human’s ability to cope with emotional challenges and transmute them into pleasure. The more you, your partners, and your clients understand about their turn-ons – where they come from and why – the more acceptance and fulfillment they will be able to attain.

Jaime, Advanced Training, 2017

It has been profound for me to discover the character strategies that I have been using

I was really surprised by the way in which these strategies play out in my life. Working through unearthing the way in which my life has been impacted by these strategies and then experiencing the compassion of a practitioner in connection to me in regards to the character strategies I have been using, gave me a deeper understanding of how to extend that same compassion to myself and my clients. To have a palpable experience with active compassion in that way, caused me to recognize how easily I can be generously compassionate with other people, but until I let myself receive it from another I wasn’t able to know how to give it to myself.

Beyond that, relationships that had roadblocks to connection, like the one with my ex-husband, shifted substantially through having a deeper understanding of the strategies we both use that are built out of response to early childhood wounds. My compassion towards him has increased. It’s like concentric circles towards deeper connection and intimacy.

Stay Out of Your Client’s Web of “Trickiness.”

In order to be an advanced Somatica Practitioner, you need to know how to stay in a vulnerable connection and lead the session effectively. In order to do this, you really need to have a road-map for all of the different ways people are what we call “tricky”, and a road-map so you can support them in spite of their trickiness. If you don’t know what to look for, then you will likely get entangled in the web of how they see the world, and not be able to bring them to a place of more joy, ease, love, and fulfillment.

Character StrategyLife Can Get a Whole Lot Better

In this training, we gather gently around our most vulnerable places to learn to hold our own and each others with a whole other level of understanding and empathy. This combination of tenderness, self-forgiveness, and awareness creates empowerment around our deepest and most sticky patterns. When we move beyond blame and shame, to care and skills-building, it’s a real game-changer. To put it simply – life gets a whole lot better. And, the better you understand Character, the more you will be empowered and be able to empower your clients on their journey to self-awareness and arousal.

Cory, Advanced Training, 2017

I am feeling energized and satisfied with the investment I made

I wanted to take a moment between clients to express my gratitude for what you taught last week and to reflect back the immediate and jaw-dropping impact it’s had on my ability to coach my corporate clients on leadership, communications, and performance.

I 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.

I am feeling energized and satisfied with the investment I made in the course and just wanted to thank you again for everything you do, and everything you are.

For Whom

The Somatica Advanced Training is for students who have graduated from the Somatica Training. It is for practitioners who want to master their Somatica skills more deeply and better magnetize and support their client’s growth by deepening their understanding of client Character and the practitioner/client relationship.

2022 Dates – TBD


Prerequisites: Complete the Somatica Training.


Tuition is $2200. Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be requested to hold your space in the training. Early bird fee paid in full before December 10th, 2021 is $2000. We offer payment plans and are happy to set up a plan with you. Repeat students are welcome to retake the training for $1500, with early bird fee being $1250.


The 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.

Somatica Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. Somatica Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Refund Policy

If you choose to withdraw from the training 30 days or more prior to the first day of the program, you will be refunded all tuition paid less your non-refundable $500 Tuition Deposit. If you choose to withdraw from the training for any reason whatsoever less than 30 days before the first day of the program, or should you miss any individual class sessions, you will be held responsible for payment of the full tuition. If you are on a payment plan and have not yet paid in full, you will remain legally responsible for the entire outstanding balance of your unpaid tuition. No exceptions will be made.