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Sept. 5, 2022

Coming Together - Healing Through Sex & Intimacy w/ Celeste Hirschman

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Does sexuality hold the key to healing our deepest wounds? Join us as we dive into the roots of our sexual identity to understand how our core desires originate from early traumas, and explore ways to heal through sex and relationships.

This week we sit down with, Celeste Hirschman, a sex therapist and co-creator of the Somatica Method. Celeste draws on her training in attachment psychology, sociology, gender studies, and body-based modalities to help individuals deepen into their experiences of pleasure, and realize their full potential.

Sex & Energy

  • Aaron discusses his introduction to sexual healing and his background in sexological bodywork
  • The Daoist perspective on sex & energy, and how men can learn to separate orgasm from ejaculation

Celeste's Journey into Sexuality

  • How Celeste’s upbringing in a “hippie cult” gave her freedom to explore her sexuality and the power within it
  • Celeste’s journey through higher education, and how it led her to human sexuality studies
  • How taking responsibility for one’s own emotions in relationships contributes to long term intimacy
  • How our core sexual desires originate from our deepest wounds
  • Celeste discusses her research on oral sex among teenage girls
  • Sexological bodywork and how it can be used for trance and emotional integration
  • Celeste’s transition from sexual bodywork to a modality that included intimacy and relationships

Practical Advice for Sexual Empowerment

  • Celeste talks about how to get in touch with core desires around sex and how to navigate that with a partner
  • Rachel shares about her experience drawing connections between childhood wounds and corrective experiences and how that has played out in her relationships
  • Aaron shares his experience and conflicts around spiritual sexuality, Tantra and energy
  • Kink/BDSM and what dominant and submissive types get out of playing those roles
  • How to explore safely when one has experience sexual abuse or trauma

Books by Celeste Hirschman


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Celeste Hirschman

Sex and Relationship Coach / Founder of Somatica

Celeste Hirschman, M.A. is the co-creator of the Somatica Method – a relational and experiential body-based approach to Sex Therapy and Relationship Coaching. She uses her training in attachment psychology, sociology, gender and women’s studies, and body-based modalities to engage with her clients in real-time experiences where they learn to transform old patterns and incorporate new possibilities into every aspect of their lives, including their loving and intimate relationships.