TRAINING COURSE IN EMBODIED SEXUALITY
This training course is an opportunity to connect with the body and advance your development as a sexual and human being. It is an invitation to experience and express your sexuality in a way that is more liberated, responsible, and creative.
“In this course you will learn practical tools to enhance your own capacity to love and experience pleasure, which can also be useful when accompanying others in their personal development.”
In a culture where thought and reason are highly valued, it is also the case that our bodies often come second. For most people, this is also the case when it comes to their experience of sexuality, the free expression of which has often been censored from a young age. Unfortunately, many of us have learned to experience and associate our sexuality with shame, guilt, and fear.
Far from enjoying the potential for sensitivity, sensuality, and healing that our bodies offer us, we instead experience blocks and become trapped in repetitive patterns, where we can only experience and enjoy a fraction of that which we are actually capable of experiencing and enjoying. Thus we develop a sense of sexuality that is principally based in the mind- that is, fantasy and external stimulus.
Importantly, we forget that our bodies are capable of giving us everything that we need.
This way of experiencing sexuality is also reflected in our education systems and in sex therapy. Through ignorance, we educate and accompany people through words and theoretical concepts, once again relegating our bodies, sense of touch, and sexual energy to the background. Because of this, many therapists experience difficulty when it comes to accompanying their clients on their journey to sexual fulfillment.
Many people experience blocks in their intimacy relating to erections, orgasms, vaginismus, an absence of sexual desire etc. Or perhaps they may simply feel that sexuality needs to be much more than genital contact.
The course has both an educational and therapeutic focus on sexuality that is based on the living body and experiences as instruments for learning and transformation. The experiences of the body are the common thread throughout the course, which allow us to holistically accompany individuals towards their essential nature.
Broaden your understanding of your own body and sexuality, and your erotic being
Develop body sensitivity and a greater emotional openness
Enhance your ability to be present and your capacity to tune into others when engaged in conscious touch
Learn to recognize and communicate your needs, desires and boundaries more effectively
Explore the potential of healing through pleasure
Experience the integration of sexual energy with sensuality and love
Facilitate creative and free expression of sexuality
Gain skills that will allow you to experience deeper intimacy in your sexual relationship with your partner
Learn ways that can lead you to embodied transpersonal experiences through your sexuality
Manifest an inclusive perspective that acknowledges the continuum that is human sexuality
Develop your understanding around a range of formative and therapeutic frameworks in the area of sexuality that can be applied when working with individuals and groups.
Discover new practical tools to assist others in experiencing a rich, and more integrated, sense of their own sexuality.
Support your clients in overcoming specific difficulties in their intimate lives and in reaching a deeper level of intimacy with their partner.
Self-explore and reflect on your own intimacy, sexuality and eroticism, so as to develop a deeper consciousness and self-confidence when working with others.
Director of The Institute of Embodiment and Sexuality and coordinator of the training.
Peter is a Gestalt therapist and embodied sexuality therapist, as well as a certified sexological bodyworker and Esalen Massage Practitioner.
Peter has been the driving force behind the development of our approach to embodied sexuality in our Institute, collaborating with different therapeutic and training centres internationally.
Coordinator and co-trainer of the training in Portugal
Dance teacher, professional dancer, choreographer and bodyworker.
Trained in somatic sexuality and various other approaches to conscious intimacy.
Her work is about connection, expression, liberation and empowerment.
Gestalt and Integrative Body Therapist
Somatic Sex therapist
Trained in Tantric Massage and Tantra (with Astiko).
Active Meditation Facilitator
Coordinator and assistant trainer for our group in Almeria.
Psychologist General Sanitario col nº AO 2290.
Gestalt therapist (member of the AETG).
Trained in Integrative Psychotherapy (SAT- Claudio Naranjo).
Trained in Body therapy and movement with the Gestalt Institute of Barcelona.
Vivian has worked as a therapist in Shiatsu & movement (Shiatsu I Moviment) and in embodied sexuality, where she continues to develop professionally.
Vivian has been a yoga and meditation instructor for 15 years and has trained in a number of Asian techniques.
Vivian is passionate about conscious parenting, and also works with women during pregnancy and childbirth.
This certification requires a minimum of 85% attendance to workshops. Once they have successfully completed the training requisites of the course, participants will be awarded the title of Specialist in Embodied Sexuality ICS.
“We understand learning to be a transformative process, so we accompany people as they experience their processes of personal growth with individual and group tutorials.”
Our training course is designed to be a process of learning and deep transformation in your sexuality and in your life in general. Through lived experience each participant will become a mirror and inspiration for your own growth. The residential workshops will be carried out in beautiful natural spaces, where you can experience your process with other participants in a supportive environment. The training course will be delivered progressively, allowing you to honor your own rhythm.
This group experience is an opportunity to explore diverse aspects of our sexuality more deeply.
Between workshops (and during the month after the last residential workshop), we will provide structured support to facilitate your personal process and group learning.
You will have access to a broad range of materials, including audiovisual materials that will provide a solid base for your personal practice. The tutorials and regular virtual gatherings will support you in maintaining close contact with your colleagues and the training team. During the training course, you will need a time investment of approximately 6-8 hours per week to carry out different activities.
Our training course is anchored in practical exercises (embodied practices and personal reflection) that you will be able to do individually, as well as in groups. All the practical exercises will be supervised by the tutor that will be assigned to you. In this way, the process that you engage in will be deep, practical, and experiential.
Many of the embodied sexuality practices that you will experience in this course are very effective tools that can be used when accompanying others in their sexual growth.
These methods include conscious self-love, body mapping techniques, both touch and genital meditations, somatic regulation techniques and the exploration of your core erotic theme.
Each participant will be assigned a tutor from the training team. This person will accompany you throughout the course during both group and individual sessions. As we understand the potential for this course to mobilise the deepest parts of ourselves, in this way, we can be close by so as to support and accompany you in your practice and your process.
This journey is a commitment to your wellbeing, pleasure and ultimately, your life. It is an invitation to engage with a deep and lasting process of transformation in your sexuality.
For this reason, we are looking for people who would like to strengthen their connection with their bodies with regular embodied practices.
Structured support is offered during the training course via regular tutorials, instructional audiovisual materials and other materials that will help you to continue developing your practice.
You will need to dedicate between 6 and 8 hours a week (approximately) to this training course.
The fundamentals of embodied sexuality
Conscious touch, presence and consent
Embodied exploration and healing practices
November 10th, 2022 to June 5th, 2023
Intensive training unit 1
November 10th to 13th, 2022
Intensive training unit 2
(retreat centre in Catalonia)
February 7th to 12th, 2023
Intensive training unit 3
(retreat centre in Catalonia)
May 5th to May 11th 2023
Check for Barcelona fees in Spanish
We work in small groups (up to approximately 20 people per group) so as to be able to accompany the group but also be able to attend to individual needs.
We want to be close by, so that we can help you in your sexual, personal, and professional growth.
We are looking for participants who are open and willing to discover and develop themselves as sexual and human beings.
When we receive your application, we will propose a day and a time to arrange to meet you first. We want to know who you are before you start. This meeting can happen in person or by videoconferencing.