Those who are psychically ill need but one thing – complete and repeated genital gratification

Wilhelm Reich

in Genitality in the Theory and Therapy of Neurosis

How Do I Choose A Training Are They All The Same


There are presently six schools of Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education. Each of these schools is offering its own best training. All of the trainings have at their core the curriculum approved by the state of California in 2003. Beyond that, the programs differ in huge ways. This means you will have to explore which certification will serve you and your needs the best. Some trainings are six months long; one is two to three years long. Some cost under $5000. Some cost way more. Some schools emphasize bodywork, some emphasize neuroscience. Some train you to do individual sessions; others train you to offer classes.

The best way to make a decision is to speak with graduates from the schools you are interested in. Ask the graduates how well prepared they were to offer professional classes and sessions when they graduated. Remember, there are six different approaches to somatic sex education being offered in six different schools. Be sure to choose the certificate training that will offer you the education you are seeking.

Schools in the Sexological Bodywork/Somatic Sex Education Alliance

Sexological Bodywork Institute Berlin

International Institute of Sexological Bodywork

Institute of Somatic Sexology

Instituto Latino Americano de Sexologia Somática

The Sea School of Embodiment

Institute for the Study of Somatic Sexology