Talk Therapy is not enough, Sexual Medicine as it is practiced is not enough, Social Work around sexual issues is not enough. Even the currently available psychosexual trainings are missing the mark. Why?
Psychosexuality looks at the relationship between the psychology of a person and their sexual function and sexual experience and how the two influence one another. However, although this understanding supports practitioners to bridge the gap between our beliefs/emotions and sexual experience and to gain a better understanding for what will facilitate a greater healing for the client, there's still one profound piece missing from the current way in which psychosexuality is being utilized: the somatic experience of sexuality along with the impact of tissue memory on function, pleasure and orgasm.
My Embodied PsychoSexual Method has the unique addition of weaving somatic awareness into the process, taking into consideration the impact of the practitioners embodiment (aka limbic resonance) as well as encouraging client active participation in implementing interoceptive awareness, somatic practices, and self-regulating techniques. The addition of embodied component to the psychosexual methodology makes it far more impactful and transformative.
Currently this method has been demonstrated to have measurable physiological impact on the sexual function of the vulva.
Replay of the LIVE Q&A
How did the Embodied PsychoSexual Method get created?
2.5 decades ago I was told by my surgeon that I had two weeks to live after a traumatic rape experience. Faced with choosing to live or die, I obviously chose life. This choice led me on a deep healing journey of recovering my body, mind, and spirit in the realms of sensuality, sexuality, pleasure and orgasm. A few years later, women started to ask to train with me. After teaching in 16 different countries around the work to tens of thousands of women from all walks of life, ages, cultures and orientations, a tried and true method emerged and led to me getting a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in the psychosexual wellbeing of women and in the sexual sovereignty of individuals.
Over time, I started to recognize the foundational necessity of this understanding as the missing link in nearly any profession that was handling human sexuality in one form or another. This led to the 5 year co-created study with Dr. Wickman, a luminary Ob-Gyn, where we were able to measure the impact of embodied psychosexuality on the vulva. It's from this practical and researched approach that this particular course was created.
Who is it for?
This course is for anyone who has an interest in supporting individuals to better understand their sensuality and sexuality. Professionals who are faced with the sexual side of their clients' life will be more effective in their methodology by implementing the Embodied PsychoSexual approach, while coaches, writers, speakers, and authors will be able to inspire transformation when addressing the important topic of Sexual Sovereignty. For individuals who wish to deepen their own understanding and embodiment of their sexuality, this course will provide the encouragement and knowledge for their continued transformation.
This is a 6-Month Immersive Training (LIVE online classes) requiring an investment of $5000USD
* It is a pre-requisite for full certification as a Désilets Method Ambassador
Application fee $500USD
Financial Contract $4500USD (after deposit),
6 payments of $750USD or save $1000USD, if $3500USD is given in one payment.
Agreement of conduct: Respect for and valuing of others, and their differences. A commitment to anti-discriminatory practice. A capacity of personal emotional resilience. A capacity to cope with the professional and academic demands of the course. A capacity to be reflexive and use experience and feedback constructively.
10 Learning Modules Will Be Covered
using one-on-one coaching, group learning and support,
self-directed study and an experiential component
Module 1: The Psychosexual Approach
What is psychosexuality? How does the DM approach differ from others? Why is the somatic portion crucial? Current professionals in need of psychosexuality (medicine, therapy, first responders, social workers, advocates, shelters, etc). The failure of talk therapy and body practices without psychosexuality. We cannot take sides - what are we serving? Clear mission statement.
Module 3: The Désilets Method Protocol
Definition creates reality, limbic resonance, transference, mirror neurons, cellular repatterning, assisting new habits, establishing & deepening trust with self and body, handling conflict with integrity, practitioner is embodied—what does this mean?
Module 5: Women & PsychoSexuality
Historical impact on women re: sexuality, current media influence, current dilemmas (freedom/responsibility), trauma, numbness, dissociation, coming back into the body, loving the vulva, female sexual anatomy and function, impact of hormones, cancer, birth, & menopause.
Module 7: Intersex/Trans & PsychoSexuality
New views on non-cis-gendered sexuality, current media influence, current dilemmas (freedom/responsibility), trauma, numbness, addiction, coming back into the body, loving the genitals, sexual anatomy and function (post-op), impact of hormones, cancer, & hormonal-shfits.
Module 9: Pleasure As The New Frontier
Sex as functional model, sex through the meaning model, impact of idenity on pleasure, pleasure as the central force in education and expression, the function of the erotic mind and fantasy.
Module 2: Body/Mind Integration
Modern view on body/mind, neurosculpting, plasticity of the nervous system and body, sexual anatomy, conditions—physical, social, relational & psychological—that impact sexual function, and STIs.
Module 4: Sexual Sovereignty
What is sexual sovereignty? What does it mean for individuals? How does it affect current cultures and governing bodies? How can we speak of it in everyday lingo? How can we embody this? Orientatiton doesn't matter, we're not here to tell others HOW to have sex or with WHOM—we're here to support individuals to be aligned with themselves, their body and their desires.
Module 6: Men & PsychoSexuality
Historical impact on men re: sexuality, current media influence, current dilemmas (freedom/responsibility), trauma, numbness, addiction, coming back into the body, loving the cock, male sexual anatomy and function, impact of hormones, cancer, & andropause.
Module 8: Culture, Religion, & Sex
How domestication impacts psychosexuality, cultural memes, religious ideals, familial inheritance, social conditioning, finding sexual sovereignty during an era of victimhood and woundology.
Module 10: Spirituality/Intimacy/Love/Desire
Shifting from victim to sexually sovereign relating, self-ownership & cultivation of desire, what does intimacy mean and does it matter? how does love fit in this? What is desire? How do we explore it safely?
GRADUATION - Presentation Of Embodiment
You will have 6 months to create, complete and present your embodiment of psychosexuality.
Program also includes
For me the EPSM has been something that’s touched and changed every aspect of my life. I experience more and more my wildness and the inherent magic of my natural sensuality. This community of women is one of the most beautiful things I’ve experienced and this knowing that I can, in a deep and very real way, be of service to others.
– Wave Marie Baldwin, EPSM Graduate, AMB Candidate
Dr. Saida's EPSM certification gave me better knowledge and professional tools to facilitate bigger transformation for my clients. It has been heart-opening to witness the shifts my clients have now. I am more embodied and confident to share my work. The support I had from Saida and from the group was amazing. Saida is both professional and deeply embodied in her work. I highly recommend this course!
– Tuula Tarkkonen, EPSM Graduate, AMB Candidate
I highly recommend Dr. Saida’s EPSM program. It was transformative on a personal level and has brought me closer to understanding what sexual sovereignty is and how it directly impacts my relationships. It has already brought about so many life changing results as I unravel social conditioning and become more and more curious about the beauty of erotic innocence.
– Lesley Joiner, EPSM Graduate, AMB Candidate
Dr. Saida’s EPSM program helped me find my voice and gave me the professional tools and confidence to speak on issues involving women’s sexuality from a place of embodiment. I am now creating workshops and courses to better serve my clients!
– Arnyell Keitt, EPSM Graduate, AMB Candidate
Dr Saida’s EPSM program was transformative for my work, my relationship and my life as a whole! The world needs more Embodied teachers and practitioners. Dr. Saida’s EPSM program helped me step into being an embodied facilitator to better serve my clients and the planet. I’d recommend it to anyone who is wanting to be an embodied practitioner!
– Crystal Franco EPSM Graduate, AMB Candidate
The good news is that my own struggle and journey with these explorations informs my teaching, the notion of how important erotic innocence and curiosity is, and relaxed arousal and embodiment. I'm really enjoying the deepening of my facilitating and teaching.
– Velvet Spirit DM Ambassador
"The Ambassador program gave me the professional tools and confidence I needed to truly dive into this work as my calling. Saida's wisdom and practical transformtive embodiment practices keep supporting me and my students even years after completing the training. Being embodied in these practices means that I get to attract the exact right clients for me, just by BEING myself. They get magnetised to who I AM, not just to some "content" I read in a book or saw online. I'm so proud to belong to such a powerful global group of leaders in this field. The online "Passion Academy" that I founded while studying the program now has over 2000 turned-on students!"
– Efrat Wolfson, DM Ambassador
The psychosexual portion of the Desilets method not only changed the ways I viewed my own sexuality and myself as a sexual woman, but Profoundly shifted the ways that I looked at the world, relationships and human behaviour as a whole. In teaching the Desilets method, the psycho sexual aspect was always deeply transformative for my students, and gave them the opportunity for lasting transformation that we all crave. Out of all of the trainings that I’ve done, this psychosexual training has been the most personally and professionally impactful, and I’m grateful every day that I took the leap and studied with Saida.
– Naomi Harris, DM Ambassador
Delving into reconnecting our brain and body through the embodied psycho sexual method that Saida teaches, has allowed me to awaken to areas of myself that I was unaware that had been disconnected or forgotten through physical and emotional experiences in my life. Now I lead my life and choices by pleasure instead of pain. Sharing this work through teaching other women tools to reconnect with their own unique embodied aliveness has enriched my purpose and life experience. I now navigate my life from a home base where I am able to recalibrate to what is in alignment or true for me, being in connection with the sensual sexual being that I am... that we all are.
– Nicole Wainright, DM Ambassador