Somatica Institute Reviews

Over the years, Somatica Institute has been privileged to train many wonderful students on how to be a sex and relationship coach.

In turn, we are honored to have received below Somatica Method reviews from our student body.

Watching them grow in their personal lives, or blossom into highly skilled and successful professionals, has been the highlight and ultimate reward of our careers.

Dori, Somatica Training, 2017

Life changing!

I do have to say that in addition to the training, I have worked extensively with 2 Somatica coaches and attended all of the practice groups I was able to. That combination has taught me so much about myself. I have had a tremendous growth arc from beginning to end. I almost don’t recognize the person I am now. From this growth, I know myself better. I know my desire. I know my strength. I know my vulnerability. I know how I am in relationship. My intimate partners see the difference in me and celebrate it. I am living the life of my dreams largely due to what Somatica offered to me and my own ability to integrate it. I will be forever grateful.

I can now ask for what I want as a partner, sexually as well as relationally. I can show vulnerability and express when I am triggered. I can offer repair. I can be supportive and non-judgemental when I’m told difficult things about myself. I can fuck up and be OK. I know I don’t have to be perfect. My relationships are cleaner and clearer, more loving, more open, more sexy, more fun, more full.

Tori, Somatica Training, 2015

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

Kai, Somatica Training, 2013

Somatica has been invaluable in helping me build a thriving practice

Somatica has had a profound effect on my life, both personally and professionally. I have learned and integrated deeper levels of love, connection, and compassion with myself and others through this work. As a result, all of my relationships have benefited and transformed for the better. The training has also given me the tools to be the best and most impactful practitioner and teacher I can be and have been invaluable in helping me build a thriving practice.

Joui, 2013 Somatica Training

I walk around the world with so much more confidence. I really feel like it should be required learning for everyone.

Anytime anyone asks me about the Somatica Training, I tell them, whether or not you are going to be a sex and relationship coach, you should take the training. I didn’t realize how much shame and confusion I had about my sexuality. Now, after taking Somatica, I feel so empowered in my sex life and relationships.  The world would be such a better place if we were all having great sex and relationships.

Amanda, Somatica Training, 2016

Somatica has landed in my body, not just my intellect. It feels part of my flesh; something that is mine now and will always be available to me

Thank you for this incredible body of work that you have created. On the day when I was set up to offer my first full session to a total stranger, I was nervous. I felt unprepared. But when I got into the session I realized that I had been exceptionally prepared: I had everything I needed. I had a whole toolbox of things to teach and share and witness. And I found that I also had access to an embodied wisdom inside of me that knew just how and why to use them. In that moment I realized how exquisitely this training had been crafted, how much care and thought and mastery has been distilled down into this set of techniques I now have in my back pocket.

I noticed that a certain attitude had been passed down to me: an open, enthusiastic curiosity about the person in front of me, and an unguarded, playful, forgiving presence in myself. Holding such an attitude about anything is an amazing feat. But to hold it about the things so culturally clamped down upon like sex, desire, shame, emotions, old wounds, etc. is revolutionary!!! I say passed down, because, the teachings have landed in my body, not just my intellect. They feel part of my flesh; something that is mine now and will always be available to me. Teaching through embodiment really works! Not only the way you teach by leading us to physically and emotionally practice but the way you manage to make yourselves, your own living structures of experience so open to us, so visible, so palpable, so available. This is how you manage to convey the philosophy of Somatica, which is this vital substrate, the context, that allows us the wisdom to know how to choose and wield these wonderful tools that are in the toolbox. Lots of trainings give out tools. Very few give this level of embodied wisdom.

Loving you for all the hours, tears, sweat, and heart that have gone into this work. I can feel it.

Ian, Somatica Training, 2015

I absolutely love Somatica and all the people I’ve met along the way

Last year, I did the training as a means of personal growth with no ambitions to become a practitioner. I could say the same thing about this year, but that isn’t entirely accurate. As I grow and transition as a person, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the world of sex therapy, intimacy coaching, sex education, etc. is where I belong. My goal for the year is to gain a clearer idea of how I might fit into this world. I don’t know what my future will look like, but I know Somatica will have a strong presence in it. So, I’m back and ready to rock!

Pamela Joy, Somatica Training, 2015

OMG, how is it possible that Somatica just keeps getting so much better the more I learn and practice it ?!? Just WOW!

Making the decision to attend the training two years in a row was one of the best personal and professional decisions I have ever made. I found that in year 1, I was able to really explore my own personal relationship to various aspects of my sexuality, which transformed my marriage and my life. This exploration was crucial to having a personal understanding of what it’s like to do this work. In year 2, I was just starting to see clients, and found re-taking the training gave me the ability to know what they needed to work on next and helped me feel authentically connected to them in the process. This made my work so much more efficient and effective. I was thrilled to be able to apply new insights immediately into my client sessions.

For those who are super serious about a full-time career as a coach, I highly recommend taking the Advanced and Couples training. The Advanced training not only radically improved my own personal relationships, but the Advanced + Couples trainings allowed me to deepen even more fully into understanding various aspects of my clients experiences and greatly improved my clinical expertise in working with both individuals and couples.

H.R, Somatica Training, 2012

he healing is profound and touches all parts of one’s life

Celeste & Danielle have created a revolutionary approach to transformation. Because it dives deeply into the vulnerable and guarded realms of sexuality, the healing is profound and touches all parts of one’s life. The process of being in a relationship with a practitioner while finding one’s own individual humanity allows more self-love and acceptance. Leading an individual into embracing and loving the human they are, living in a world where desires can be embraced, mistakes become learning and life is a continual journey of curious exploration.

Keeley, Somatica Training, 2013

When I am “working”, I am not only serving the client, I am also serving my soul

Working in the Somatica method is more about a commitment to your soul. You do not leave yourself outside the room only to return to yourself at a later time. When I am “working”, I am not only serving the client, I am also serving my soul. Because of the way Celeste and Danielle view the erotic expression of self, one could not connect with a client without first deeply respecting and loving oneself. To say their method is revolutionary is minimizing the gravity under which both client and practitioner can learn to relate in the world.

Elena, Somatica Training, 2014

Somatica changed my life personally and professionally

I came to the training after realizing that traditional therapy alone was not getting at what was deeply stuck in me. As the training progressed I knew I had made the right choice as the parts of me that felt calcified started to soften. I found my way back to myself and to a profound sense of aliveness, joy, freedom, and connection. The Somatica training was not only a personally transformative experience, it also prepared me for the most fulfilling work I have ever done. I have since started my own practice as a Somatica trained Sex and Relationship Coach. Celeste and Danielle have developed a one of a kind method and are absolutely brilliant practitioners, teachers, and mentors!

Tomas, Somatica Training, 2015

Be forewarned, Somatica is not for those who want to coach from the sidelines

There’s a new wave happening in the world of counseling and sex therapy and Celeste and Danielle are on the cutting edge of that wave. Working and studying with them has been an exhilarating experience of surfing that wave.

The Somatica® Method is nothing less than a revolutionary new approach that’s turning the field of sex and relationship coaching upside down and right side up. I feel lucky to have studied with Celeste and Danielle, the master artisans of this new approach.

Be forewarned, Somatica® is not for those who want to coach from the sidelines. It’s for those who are ready to jump into the deep end of the pool and call forward the most vulnerable parts of both themselves and their clients to be transformed, healed and reborn — in partnership.

If you want a simple, clean, 6-step approach to sex coaching where you can sit safely on the sidelines and offer words of advice to your clients, I advise you to stay away from Somatica®. But if you’re ready to jump into the deep end and learn to facilitate a potent process that promises not just the transformation of your clients but also of you, then Somatica® might be the approach you’ve been waiting for.

I’ve taken four coaching programs during the past few years and Somatica is by far the most potent and valuable. It’s changed the way I think about sex and relationships and transformed my approach to coaching.

Tori, Somatica Training, 2015

The Somatica Institute’s program is one of the most amazing and powerful courses I have ever attended, so much so that I have repeated it a second time

The training and supervision have given me tools for supporting clients to explore their sexuality in a non-judgmental and compassionate way. In my personal life, Somatica has helped me gain tools for understanding and approving of myself around my own sexuality. This has, in turn, helped me become less judgmental of others’ way of living and expressing their sexuality and has expanded my relationships with friends and partners.

Charlie, PhD - Somatica Training Alumni, 2015

The Somatica Training gave me the tools and skills to work with my clients as well as deep insight and a pathway into my own and my client’s hearts

Celeste and Danielle are wonderful teachers and they’ve developed an amazing training that takes experiences that people struggle with and turns them into opportunities for healing, growth, and intimacy. And along the way, you’ll get support and care for your own healing and development.

Sabrina, Trained Somatica Practitioner, 2015

I am creating satisfying changes in my personal relationships

The Somatica Method Training was transformational both personally and professionally. The lessons learned are easy to apply to real life, thus expanding my understanding and competence while also creating satisfying change in my personal relationships.

River, Somatica Training, 2015

Years of higher education and personal growth pale in comparison to the multi-dimensional learning offered by Celeste & Danielle

My experience of Somatica has been profoundly transformative and integrative of my approach to sexuality and human relationships. I recommend it for everyone who wants to live a more fulfilled life.

Venus, Somatica Training, 2015

I learned so much especially with the permission not to do it perfectly

This training was so deep and I love the way you each bring such a unique flavor to the work. I felt really supported and appreciated and learned so much from the practice.

Brian, Trained Somatica Practitioner, 2014

The opportunity to practice what I was learning, and get feedback from the teachers and other students, was incredibly valuable

Somatica is a great modality for helping people with all sorts of sex and intimacy issues, and Celeste and Danielle are amazing practitioners and teachers. The opportunity to practice what I was learning, and get feedback from the teachers and other students, was incredibly valuable. I also got a lot of benefit from being a practice client for other students. All in all, the training was an awesome experience personally and professionally!

Pamela Joy, Somatica Training, 2015

Cannot recommend this training highly enough to anyone looking to start or augment their career in helping others live lives of wholehearted erotic intimacy.

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