Embodied erotic: what's your pleasure?SOMATIC SEX THERAPY
Therapeutic and educative pleasure explorations
One to one guidance with Rose C Jiggens. Book a single session for an individual theme, or a regular sessions for your ultimate growth!
Private session room in Leyton, East London. Circa 30 mins by tube from Kings Cross, Waterloo and Euston. Enquire for parking options
Sessions from the comfort of your home! Zoom or Skype with option of webcam. Distance can heighten psychic attunement making this a powerful way to work.
Somatic sex therapy sessions average 1.5 hours. Longer sessions, day intensives and home visits by negotiation.
Sliding scale of fees: lower rates by application, choose higher rate for added benefits and to support inclusivity.
Occasional groups and workshops offered throughout the year. Sign up to mailing list to hear all about them!
What is somatic sex therapy?
Problems with our sexuality may originate with events in our past. Our sexual problems may in fact function to make us aware of something that requires our deeper and more loving attention.
Breathwork and Family Constellations sessions are great tools for unravelling the mysteries of the past. However we can also learn about – and heal – the pleasure in our body, in a more present focused, hands on and direct way.
Between 2009 and 2018 Rose C Jiggens worked under the name Tantra4Tigers. She has now gathered this work under the title somatic sex therapy: here is a summary of its key components:
Pleasure education (sensate): pleasure lives in your body. But we might need to relearn how to focus on our senses to experience the pleasure that lives there. This is the intention of educative and skilful touch that includes your whole body.
Pleasure education (erotic): pleasure also lives in our erotic imagination. Sessions are a safe space to enquire into and speak about your erotic life. Practical guidance includes building the skills and confidence necessary, to reclaim your erotic life.
Consent education: before we we can safely engage in our pleasure with others, we need embodied consent skills. Embodied consent teachings (the wheel of consent) frame all my work to keep you safe. They also radically improve your relationship with pleasure and asking for what you want.
Therapeutic touch (learning): Learn to notice what is pleasurable in your body through receiving touch. Once you notice what is pleasurable, it can be a step before you really trust and value that. Once you really own your pleasure, it gets easier to ask for the touch that you want.
Therapeutic touch (healing): Sometimes we just don’t have a road map for what might feel good in our body. Additionally, our pleasure may be bound up with alot of physical tension. Regarding the therapeutic value of touch, I work in the following 4 ways:
- Water: flowing touch that connects with your emotions and sensuality
- Earth: deeper touch for your physical body to release core holding
- Fire: rocking, pulsing, impact, rhythmic – touch that helps you release
- Air: subtle touch both on and off your body; touch that moves energy
Spiritual enquiry: many of us have received sex negative messages, which can distance us from the inherently sacred nature of sex.
The use of ritual and breath can awaken transcendent feeling. Our sexual energy can expand beyond a limited genital experience.
These experiences expand our notion of what sex is, they can also profoundly alter our life path as we become more open, spontaneous, sensitive and alive.
What happens in a session?
We establish your overall intent, which usually falls into one or more of the following categories:
- Educative – to learn something new
- Therapeutic – to overcome an issue
- Guidance – to enquire and find answers
- Pleasure – to request and maybe receive
- Spiritual – to find a mentor and learn
Your category of enquiry will shape the session content, but here is an overview of how sessions usually go:
- We spend about third of the session in preliminary conversation and learning
- We spend about two thirds of the session in a central practice that explores your presenting enquiry
- The most common central practice is you receiving touch: including your whole body and sexual arousal
- There are other practices we can use to enquire into your pleasure or overcome an issue
- The space is clothing optional for you
- My sexual arousal is not in the mix and I remain clothed
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True self: coming home
Bring your questions about relationships, sexuality, creativity, work, money or soul purpose!
I support in depth existential and therapeutic enquiry, calling you home to your true self.
I teach very practical skills too, for birthing your true self into the world.
I am Rose: your true self guide!
I call my work true self because at it’s heart lies one fundamental enquiry: who are you?
True Self Systems is an umbrella for the therapies I offer supporting your true self enquiry.
This website was born in 2019 gathering together two decades of professional practice.
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