Enhancing Sexual Compatibility and Emotional Connection in Your Couples Coaching or Therapy Practice
Somatica’s Unique Approach
This training will provide you with the knowledge and the tools to support couples in having connected, hot, and passionate sex as well as close, loving relationships.
As sex coaches, people tell us things they don’t tell anyone else. One of the things they tell us is about how shamed they often feel in couples therapy. They feel shamed about sexual desires, affairs, differences around intimacy needs, and freedom. We believe that you cannot shame someone into having real intimacy. In fact, it is the allowance of each person’s real needs, feelings, and fears into the relationship that creates ongoing intimacy and relationship satisfaction. The Somatica method is radically de-shamifying, which is hard to even imagine unless you’ve actually experienced it. When a person sees and accepts their partner for who they are, the relationship will either flourish or need to shift. That is what we help couples see and do.
Sex can be a big part of the glue that holds relationships together. Unfortunately, what makes sex hot is largely misunderstood. Helping clients have a good emotional connection and strong communication is often not enough to create a hot sexual connection. Sexual challenges appear in many relationships even when the couple reports that the rest of their relationship is going well. In this training, you will understand the dynamics between a couple’s sexual connection and their attachment and intimacy. You will also learn to explore and define an individual’s hottest sexual movie. This method help couples share their unique sexual psyches and teach them how to practice each other’s movies. By sharing their deepest and most vulnerable longings, couples can have a sex life that is truly arousing and fulfilling. We will also cover common sexual issues that couples face such as affairs, sexless marriages, low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and more.
Balancing Attachment and Individuation
In addition to working with presenting sexual issues, we will cover the delicate balance between attachment and individuation and teach practitioners how to support a couple in handling disappointment in their relationships. Find out more about our philosophy and theoretical background.
My husband and I had an amazing experience at the couples workshop – it way exceeded our expectations!
Who knew there was so much that one could learn – and enjoy learning – about how to relate and create intimacy with your partner. There seem to be so few places in life to ask questions about this topic – we don’t do that well in our society – to find out more information, to find out what other people have already learned. But the workshop was the perfect environment. The content was engaging and helpful, we practiced together and with the teachers and coaches, and we were able to bring home some great ways of relating that have opened up an already great relationship into something even better. Danielle and Celeste were masterful in how they taught and coached and in sharing the wisdom they’ve learned over their years of helping others. I couldn’t recommend the workshop any more heartily to others!
Participant, Couples Training, 2019
San Francisco, CA
A special bonus of this training is that couples will be invited to take this training for personal growth which means, as someone taking the class for professional development, you may be given the opportunity to practice these techniques with attending couples. Additionally, we will be able to demonstrate Somatica couples work with real couples.
What You Will Learn
- Learn Somatica’s 10-Step Roadmap for Balanced and Fulfilling Relationships
- Understand, map, and intervene in couple’s dynamics/vortex
- Explore a couple’s needs for both individuation and attachment and learn how to support a couple in balancing these needs
- Learn what makes sex hot for couples and how to approach this in your coaching or therapy practice
- Maximize each couple’s sexual satisfaction and compatibility
- Identify and process disappointments in couple’s relationships to promote growth and deepen connection
- Special sexual topics include dealing with affairs, sexless marriages, sexual dysfunction, low sexual desire, making sex hot again (or for the first time), non-monogamy/open relationships/polyamory
In my practice, it is now not at all uncommon for couples to enter my office in conflict and leave holding hands
Whether you are a therapist or a coach, I highly recommend the Somatica Couples Training. It has given me a powerful paradigm to work with couples who are having challenges around intimacy, relationships, and sex. Through this unique, holistic, embodied approach, couples learn how to care for and love each other, resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise, deal with disappointment without blame or shame, and deepen their relationships and intimacy. In my practice, it is now not at all uncommon for couples to enter my office in conflict and leave holding hands.
Xanet, Couples Training, 2016
Marin County, CA
Our Teaching Style
We teach in an experiential style where we offer lectures and demonstrations. You will participate in small group, experiential exercises, and supervised practices. You will practice with intimacy, vulnerability, erotic energy, honest emotional sharing, loving and intimate touch, empathetic listening, receptivity, self-awareness, taking personal responsibility and non-judgment. Please be prepared to participate fully in the experiential aspects of the course.
The training is for professionals who are interested in deepening their knowledge of couples’ emotional and sexual dynamics and who want to have solid tools to work with couples on intimacy and sexuality. It is for Somatica graduates, psychotherapists, MFTs and CSWs, sex coaches, relationship coaches, somatic sex therapists and coaches, certified Sexological Bodyworkers, and life coaches. If you are not on this list of professionals, please feel free to contact us to see if the training is right for you.
I completed the training with a new confidence about my ability to de-escalate conflict and facilitate vulnerable communication
As a Somatica practitioner, I often work with couples in turmoil around sex and intimacy. The tools and the system that Celeste & Danielle offer in this professional couples training have become an essential part of my practice. I completed the training with a new confidence about my ability to de-escalate conflict and facilitate vulnerable communication.
Shelby, Couples Training, 2016
San Franacisco, CA
Friday, Sunday, Monday: 9:30am-5:30
The Couples Training is a 5-day training. Tuition is $2200. Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your space in the training. Balance is due no later than February 20, 2020. The early bird fee paid in full by February 15th, 2020 is $2000. Repeat students are welcome to retake the training for $1500, with an early-bird fee of $1250. Couples who take it together get an additional $200 off each tuition for a total of $1800 each early bird.
The course meets the qualifications for 29 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. Apply Now
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.