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Caffyn Jesse teaches the Certified Sexological Bodywork - Somatic Sex Educator training in Canada.



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Trauma Training for Bodywork Professionals
I didn’t know how to feel, so I learned how to touch

with Katie Sarra and Caffyn Jesse
July 20-23, 2017, Sea School of Embodiment, England




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June 27, 2017

Unwinding Trauma with Touch

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Psychoanalysis is a healing modality founded on Freud’s understanding that sexual traumas and oppressions get stuck in the unconscious mind – and that by bringing conscious scrutiny to unconscious processes, a person can be integrated, healed and wholed. Somatic sex education has a different starting point. It is based on the observation that sexual trauma and repression get stuck in the body. Our personal and cultural wounds are expressed in the tightness of sphincters, posture, breath, digestive function, muscle tension, and patterns of sexual response. Instead of approaching healing and wholing through listening to narratives produced by the conscious mind, we create collaborative partnerships with clients to explore body-based exercises and experiences, including touch. Our work is based in research showing that touch can support nervous system reorganization and allow people access to more ease, pleasure and aliveness.


Trauma creates alienation from the physical self.  There is a shutting down and impairment of the felt sense – but the same brain areas that convey pain and distress are also responsible for joy, pleasure, purpose, and relationship.  Awareness of body sensation – of feelings that originate in the brainstem rather than the cortex – helps people to heal. The nervous system reorganizes itself as we practice new ways of breathing, moving and engaging with touch. These practices are not geared to “fixing”  someone – they are about each person learning to feel, trust and follow their inner impulse to pleasure, happiness and aliveness - and to retreat from what is wrong for them.


As somatic sex educators we can offer coaching in meticulous, mindful attention to inner sensation, including genital sensation. We can work with our clients to co-create novel experiences that contradict trauma’s overwhelming feelings of helplessness – and coach them to feel a sense of choice in their physical reactions and sensations, and how they can shape their relationships and environment. When people can practice feeling into their power to self-regulate their body states, their mood and their mind -  they can slowly become empowered to trust themselves, and to trust trustworthy people. They can begin to feel efficacy and power in response to body sensations that onSexual happiness-front coverce evoked terror and helplessness.


For more check out the Science for Sexual Happiness: A Guide to Reclaiming Erotic Pleasure by Caffyn Jesse



Trauma Training for Bodywork Professionals
I didn’t know how to feel, so I learned how to touch

with Katie Sarra and Caffyn Jesse
July 20-23, 2017, Sea School of Embodiment, England (Full days 9:30 am-6 pm Thursday Friday Saturday. Sunday 9:30am to 4 pm)
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This workshop will foster understanding of how and why somatic sex education can be effective in addressing trauma, and offer participants basic knowledge, tools and techniques required to have a trauma-informed practice. We will learn through practice with fun exercises for healing, empowerment, assessment and expanded pleasure.

Check out this exciting new publication by Christiane Pelmas, a handbook for guiding Somatic Sex Educators to have a trauma-informed practice. Christiane Pelmas will be joining Caffyn at Caffyn's studio in October for the Intimacy Educator training.
This workshop will foster understanding of how and why somatic sex education can be effective in addressing trauma, and offer participants basic knowledge, tools and techniques required to have a trauma-informed practice. We will learn through practice with fun exercises for healing, empowerment, assessment and expanded pleasure.

didn’t know how to feel, so I learned how to touch

with Katie Sarra and Caffyn Jesse

July 20-23, 2017, Sea School of Embodiment, England

(Full days 9:30 am-6 pm Thursday Friday Saturday. Sunday 9:30am to 4 pm)

This workshop will foster understanding of how and why somatic sex education can be effective in addressing trauma, and offer participants basic knowledge, tools and techniques required to have a trauma-informed practice. We will learn through practice with fun exercises for healing, empowerment, assessment and expanded pleasure.

didn’t know how to feel, so I learned how to touch

with Katie Sarra and Caffyn Jesse

July 20-23, 2017, Sea School of Embodiment, England

(Full days 9:30 am-6 pm Thursday Friday Saturday. Sunday 9:30am to 4 pm)

This workshop will foster understanding of how and why somatic sex education can be effective in addressing trauma, and offer participants basic knowledge, tools and techniques required to have a trauma-informed practice. We will learn through practice with fun exercises for healing, empowerment, assessment and expanded pleasure.

I didn’t know how to feel, so I learned how to touch

with Katie Sarra and Caffyn Jesse

July 20-23, 2017, Sea School of Embodiment, England

(Full days 9:30 am-6 pm Thursday Friday Saturday. Sunday 9:30am to 4 pm)

This workshop will foster understanding of how and why somatic sex education can be effective in addressing trauma, and offer participants basic knowledge, tools and techniques required to have a trauma-informed practice. We will learn through practice with fun exercises for healing, empowerment, assessment and expanded pleasure.

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