Would you like to initiate others into a journey of empowerment, pleasure and consent?
This certification training equips you with the embodied knowledge, skills and support to become a practitioner offering one-on-one empowerment sessions, a facilitator of the Foundations of Somatic Consent workshop and a facilitator of the ConsentLab workshop.
You will learn how to enable people to activate their somatic inflow, explore touch through distinguishing between who is doing the action and who it is for, communicate their desires and limits, and make agreements based on verbal consent.
This is an opportunity to join a growing community of listed Somatic Consent Practitioners and Facilitators.
Whether you feel called to work with individuals or groups, you will learn how to skillfully guide people to choose, communicate, connect, receive and give, with ease.
You will learn how to create safe spaces in all of your encounters, sessions and workshops that lead to the most satisfying results for your clients and participants, as well as your intimate connections outside of work.
This training is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of interpersonal consent work and apply it within their own life and work.
It is suitable for professional hands-on practitioners (bodyworkers, daka/dakinis, somatic educators, sex workers, and other touch professionals). It is also valuable for workshop facilitators, wellness consultants, life coaches, therapists, sex educators, and teachers of the somatic arts.
It is literally for all facilitators and practitioners interested in empowering their clients and participants, as well as serving as a solid foundation for anyone wanting to move into any of these professions.
Together we will explore ways to find more ease, joy, and integrity in our work and our connections with others.
You are also very welcome in this training for your own personal and spiritual transformation. There will be a strong emphasis on deepening and developing your emotional and erotic fluency. This journey is first and foremost about your connection with your own skin.
The journey starts with you.
Facilitate a group in a playful exploration of their desires and limits. Teach the basics of Somatic Consent – how to make requests and agreements based on consent.
As an Empowerment Practitioner, you offer one-on-one empowerment sessions for individuals to increase their somatic sensitivity and ask for exactly what they want to receive.
The art of guiding a group – using a blend of theory, demos and partner exercises – enabling participants to have an embodied experience of their somatic inflow and discover new depths of self-awareness when touching and engaging with others.
Teach people life-changing relating skills, with a focus on emotional fluency alongside personal and spiritual development. They will learn how to clearly communicate desires, set boundaries and limits, and make agreements.
You will be part of a strong container and journey together for one year facilitated by Matthias and an amazing team for diverse coaching and support throughout.
The training will include:
In-person modules: 3 x 6 days
Homework and practice in-between modules: 2-3h per week
11-16 October 2021
Lucia Yoga Retreat Center Valencia, Spain
11-16 January 2022
Spitzmühle Berlin, Germany
19-24 April 2022
The training fee includes all teachings and materials.
All investments you have made so far towards other Somatic Consent certifications, you can deduct from the Year Training fee.
Costs of food and accommodation per module are paid separately.
( Additional 450-550 € per Module)
Fill out the application form
Pay a 200€ deposit and book a call to see if we are a match.
– If we are not a fit, you will get your full deposit back
– Application accepted
Pay the rest of the deposit
Start with the Foundation Course (included in the training)
Join the Online Community and Training Group.
The training is set out to start slowly, while going deep. We wish everyone to be able to explore at their own pace. If this is very new to you then yes, you might feel overwhelmed at times, and we are there to hold the space and provide support if necessary.
To get you started, please do the Online Course ‘Foundations of Somatic Consent‘ as part of the training.
You are welcome to do the online course independently and then deduct the course fee from the training.
(valid for all course sign-ups from 2021)
(If in doubt please contact Cosima firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your concerns.)
Yes, it is possible to attend with a partner, though it is not necessary.
If you choose to come as a couple, you are invited to work with different people for exercises.
If you are coming as a couple, please let the organiser know when booking.
All boundaries are honoured and there will be communication support throughout.
To gain certification you must attend all modules and calls of the Year Training and complete the homework assignments. To certify as an Empowerment Practitioner, you must give at least 10 empowerment sessions. To certify as a Foundations of Somatic Consent Facilitator, you must teach at least 5 workshops (live or online) and you must assist Matt in teaching one workshop. Completion of this online training does not automatically lead to certification; experience and demonstrated competencies are also required. Once you feel ready, you initiate a certification call (included) with Matt. Once certified, you must have two supervision sessions (paid) with Matt per year to keep the certification active.
The exercises vary from energy (no physical touch) to more intimate, sexual journeys. Exploring your erotic self is a part of the training but sexual activity is never obligatory for any participant in any particular exercise. Consent and boundaries are an inherent part of every exercise. We create a safer container for emotions and triggers that come up during the training.
Yes, you can still join the training if you are unable attend one of the modules. We are aiming to repeat the training each year, so it might be possible to join the module in the following year. Depending on your skill and experience level, we can explore possibilities for you to cover the material you miss and still be able to certify. This is not guaranteed though.
The Year Training is the most comprehensive training offered in Somatic Consent. While it integrates content from the practitioner training, it goes much deeper. The year long period deliberately includes phases of integration, practice and homework. While for example, while a 4-day intensive workshop can be powerful on its own, for a long-term integration of the teachings in your professional work and everyday life, learning and practising over an extended time is required. A closed group journeying together over a year period provides the necessary container for this learning.
We know it can sometimes be difficult to express your limits, if you don’t want to work with someone.
You are encouraged to honour and express your limits at all time.
We do not assign partners according to gender in the exercises.
The group of participants and the facilitation team will be max. 28 people. We sincerely hope that by the start of the training in October 2021, a group of this size will be allowed to gather. We will discuss an appropriate safety protocol closer to the time. We are aware that the pandemic also affects travel and we are working on a refund policy that takes this into account.
Once the Year Training has started, there is no refund. If you wish to stop the Year Training for now and continue at another time, you can transfer your spot to the next year. There is no guarantee that the training will happen again. If you are in a very difficult financial situation, we are open to discuss refunds individually.