The Institute of Somatic Sexology
providing training for Australia, New Zealand, the UK and South East Asia
Somatic sexology combines the modern disciplines of somatics and sexology, as well as ancient approaches such as Tantra, Taoism, shamanism, yoga and meditation. The focus is on bringing regular study and practice into our lives, so we experience greater embodiment. Embodiment is living with awareness in the moment through the body. This allows us to have more choice, and to access more of what we are capable of, including pleasure.
The word “somatic” comes from the Greek word “somatikos”, meaning living, aware, of the body. Somatics recognizes that the body and mind are not separate entities. They are part of a living process. Somatics aims to support integration of the body-mind, and to promote freedom from body-mind restrictions, so that we can fully function and thrive, and have more choice in how we live.
Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behavior, and function. Sexology may use tools from a variety of academic fields, including biology, psychology, education, sociology, anthropology, and neurology.
The ISS trains somatic sex educators, and provides training to the general public, as well as professional development for health care practitioners. ISS programs develop knowledge, awareness and skills pertaining to sex, sexuality, and embodiment. In addition to the programs regularly on offer, ISS develops trainings to meet your specific needs, or those of your organization.
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