When we touch, we touch people’s entire history, their deepest wounds, their secret identity, their healing powers and their most profound capacity for joy. Touch that is meant to offer pleasure can slip unwittingly into hurt and harm.
In the Intimacy Educator program Caffyn has taught for a decade, participants learned and practiced body-based techniques for healing, pleasure and empowerment, with careful attention to the weave of sex and soul. There are many benefits, and precautions necessary, in the practice of Sacred Intimacy.
Caffyn taught on the neurobiology of pleasure and the impact of trauma on the autonomic nervous system. There was a focus on empowering choice and voice, plus massage, genital anatomy, genital dearmouring, and exploring the intersection of sex and spirit.
Caffyn notes, “Practiced with loving energy and sacred intent, erotic massage invites us to come fully into our bodies, and our capacity for joy. We can heal the shame and pain that so often surrounds and suffocates sexual expression.”
“With the encouragement of a skillful practitioner, or trusted friend, we can learn to speak our truth and ask for what we want, while staying fully present to our body sensation.”
“And when we redeem our sexuality from shame and fear, we enter a matrix of body, mind, spirit and emotions. Transforming ourselves, we change the world.”
People take this course because they feel called to help others access the joy and power of erotic energy. To do so, we need a deep willingness to explore our own erotic identity. And we need to be prepared for the many complexities that can arise in erotic bodywork.
Caffyn is putting this unique program into an online format that can be accessed affordably, from around the world. This course can be taken as professional education, as a joyful journey of personal transformation and inspiration, for deepening relationship and intimacy, and for all of these reasons.
This is a program is for grounded, ethical, passionate, self-directed learners who feel a calling to this path.
The training is pre-approved for credit as an elective in the Somatic Sex Education Training. Participants come to this work from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Some will be skilled practitioners of Sacred Intimacy who want to refresh and expand, and some will be people who are brand new to the field, but who feel a strong calling to it.
Follow Caffyn on Facebook if you want updates about the course, which will be published early in 2022. Meanwhile, you can enjoy free access to Caffyn’s other online courses HERE. Check out the wonderful introduction to this field and this Community of Practice at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education. plus you can enjoy the huge library of online classes at the New School of Erotic Touch