Erotic Embodiment

Transforming Trauma into Turn-On

If you’ve ever wondered…

How can you feel real turn-on in all areas of life…

While you develop safety, self-trust and security
in your relationship with self and other?

 

This is likely the medicine you’ve been looking for.

 

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Come home to your sexuality in a field of exquisite permission like you’ve never experienced before.

Erotic Embodiment: Transforming Trauma into Turn-On

IS this new way forward.

I birthed Erotic Embodiment from a deep need within myself for a healing and sensual reclamation space that I couldn’t find in one place.

An approach to sexual healing that isn’t offered anywhere else.

 

Typically you either get one of these two different approaches;

a. the somatic trauma resolution work, which is typically disconnected from sex, pleasure and sexual energy.

OR

b. the neo-tantra and new age sexuality work, that often isn’t trauma-informed and neglects things like nervous system capacity, and energetic merging or patterns of codependency playing out in our sexual and relational fields.

Erotic Embodiment combines both the somatic trauma work and the sexuality work to take a deep dive into your somatic and sexual landscape.

This space offers all the physiological and energetic understandings and experiences you need to begin to create self-intimacy in a way that is the right pace and right medicine for YOUR body (which may lead to triple orgasms, if that’s what you want, but there’s zero push or expectation for that!).

**Disclaimer

**This space isn’t teaching you how to have wild and passion filled sexual experiences (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It’s rather integrating the slow, parasympathetic way of relating to your body (and therefore, to other’s bodies, too).

**This isn’t the “one size fits all” model for sexual healing. This is the “how to attune to the most vulnerable and powerful parts of you” model so you can find safety, self-love, and security within your system.

Erotic Embodiment is

 

☾ A safe, consensual, and integrated sexuality course with somatic trauma resolution and energetics at its core, moving at a slow and human pace, while being celebratory of turn-on.

☾ A space for everyone, whether you’ve had “trauma” or not. Sometimes we experience blocks, pain, numbness, confusion or apprehension around our sexuality even if we haven’t experienced an overtly traumatic event. If this feels like you, you’re welcome here.

☾ Creating space for undigested life experiences in our body and energy field to emerge, and be held, met and processed.

☾ Healing by listening to our capacity, our pace and our unique needs so that we can have a vibrant and integrated life.

Encouraging doability over catharsis, and witness consciousness + connection over dramatic release 

☾ A 4-month journey together working with 6 powerful healing modalities.

 

you are not a project.

Period.

 

Therefore, this is not a goal-oriented program.

Rather, it’s a space to discover:

your specific right pace and timing,

your unique expression of sexuality,

your ever evolving and expanding capacity,

and a Wider base of stability and support so you can access more of your eros and turn-on in a natural way that actually works for you!

The healing modalities utilized to offer a way to
metabolize undigested threat responses inside the body

  • Somatic Trauma Resolution Teachings and Exercises so you can receive resourcing and thawing tools for the deep freeze layers that happen to people’s sexualities by living in our society, experiencing abuse, living within dogmatic religious systems that shame sexuality, experiencing micro-aggressions towards one’s sexual expression on a daily basis, and sadly so much more.
  • VITA™ Sex, Love and Relationship Coaching so you can begin accessing your alive, sensual, primal and original sexual blueprint, while understanding the inhibiting patterns playing out in your system around sexual energy.
    (*Please note, this course does NOT include self-pleasure practices as part of the group field. Rather, the work we’ll be doing together is much more energetic in nature, and gives you the skills and understandings to create your own right conditions for practices that work for you.)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work so you can feel centered, grounded and strong in your sense of Self, and how to carefully guide yourself back to that place when life, love, relationships and the world interferes.
  • Craniosacral healing and energy work so you can clear energetic patterns in your body and anchor into your knowing, showing up in more alignment with your body, sexuality, relationships, and your spiritual journey.
  • Ancestral Healing & Animism so you can grow deep roots from your Self while connecting to the earth, your ancestry, and understanding how your patterns connect to your lineage and the collective.
  • Co-dependency and Attachment Pattern Healing so you can find healing from past partnerships or relationships, integrate pain or shame or fear from abusive dynamics, better understand merging your field with others, and how to remain more sovereign and in alignment with your truth and reality in your relationships and sexuality.

Erotic Embodiment + Turn-On

Eros :: Sensuality :: Soul Integration :: Sovereignty :: Softness :: Slowness :: Safety :: Self-Trust :: Energy :: Wildness :: Pussy Presence :: Alchemical Transformation :: Birth & Death :: Natural Cycles :: Pleasure :: Magic :: Grounding :: Ancestral Wisdom :: Magnetism :: Energetic Awareness

About Erotic Embodiment & Turn-On

What is Erotic Embodiment?

 

Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992, American writer, womanist, radical feminist, professor, and civil rights activist) is my go-to for how to define “erotic.” Her view is that the erotic is more of a profound feeling of empowered knowing than it is anything explicitly sexual. Or, in my own words, one’s relationship to Self: coming home to one’s own being, one’s own turn-on, one’s own place of Home in the body.

Lorde also defines the erotic as something that has the potential to dismantle the white patriarchal power structure we’re living in, and even take down political hierarchy.

Additionally, the erotic is “the lifeforce of women; of that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which [women] are now reclaiming in our language, our history, our dancing, our loving, our work, our lives…[and exemplify] how acutely and fully we can feel in doing.”

How I see it is that tapping into our erotic nature allows us to stand in our power — to be a creator, as opposed to one who has been victimized by others. It is not explicitly sexual, though of course it includes our sexuality. Rather, it is “the personification of love in all its aspects.” Which includes the both/and.

Embodiment is the process of coming Home to one’s own sense of being. Embodiment encompasses many layers and aspects. There’s the visceral level of bones and matter, blood and cells, organs and brains. Then there’s the more energetic level of tuning into one’s electromagnetic field, or the natural tidal waves that move through the body and get stuck in places with dense matter. There’s also a spiritual level of embodiment — what it is to have transcendent experiences and meet with ancestors and spirits, or devas and fairies. In this course we’re experiencing the embodiment of eroticism on ALL these levels: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, energetic and relational.

What is Turn-On?

 

Turn-on is all about a direct relationship with Self where we understand what makes us light up. What creates the “juice” inside of our being? It’s a personal and sovereign relationship, yet it’s also an aspect of how you interact with *everything* in the world around you.

What turns you on? Does watching the setting sun from a mountain top turn you on? Does a warm bath turn you on? How about a delicious cacao nut milk latte concoction? Does laughing hysterically with friends turn you on? Maybe a bowl full of delicious, tropical fruit? Or how about clean sheets? Perhaps soft fabrics turn you on? Or living alone? Maybe community and ecstatic dance is what turns you on?

Turn on isn’t just about sex and orgasm. It’s about EVERYTHING. It’s about your life. It’s about how you live in your life. It’s about how you relish life. It’s about what excites you. It’s about what gets your going!!!

But, turn-on is ALSO about death, and acknowledges the places within that have died. Death — which can include deep, unintegrated freeze in the body — is the other side of turn-on. And it’s equally important. In order to be with our turn-on and find capacity and awareness of it in ways that don’t blow us out, we have to explore the depths of death as well.

What is like to be in winter in our own body? What is it like to have an extended winter for months or years or decades? What is like to be turned off? What is like to feel an impossibility within your sexuality? What is it like to have disdain towards intimacy?

All of this is welcome. All of this is received. All of this is a part of what is it to be in this container. We’re not just about the love and light and pleasure and delight. We are about honoring the depths of darkness, the deep freeze, the places where we feel we are drowning, or perhaps where we are numb and unable to feel anything.

the medicine of erotic embodiment & the journey of transforming trauma into turn-on is to stay connected to your experience as you engage sexually.

 

what would it be for self-intimacy to take the front seat? to be the priority?

The details of Erotic Embodiment…

☾ 12 Live Classroom Calls on Zoom. This is not a pre-recorded course — that is not my style! You’ll receive 12 transformative somatic trauma resolution workshop sessions on erotic embodiment, which will be recorded and uploaded to the Podia group platform after each call. Calls will be on Tuesday at 11 AM MST. 

☾ 3 Live Group Coaching or Q&A Calls. There are 3 group coaching and Q&A sessions for you to attend that will either be led by Rachel or the support coaches.

☾ Support Coaches. There are two deep practitioners and badass support coaches who are helping energetically and emotionally support the field of this container, so you can have the deepest support and care during our live calls. You can also tap them for deeper somatic trauma resolution sessions outside of our calls (at an additional cost, paid directly to them).

☾ Community. I LOVE leading groups. I love the magic that happens when energies resonate, or when someone says exactly what you were thinking out loud, or even the transformation that comes from interpersonal dynamics and tension. And I love that here you can experience others doing this work with you, knowing you are not alone.

☾ Program platform. All the content will be uploaded on Podia, our class platform. You’ll also have access to a Facebook group (or something similar) for connection, care and community within the group. You’ll have access to the Podia site after the course closes.

☾ OPTIONAL add-on for 1-on-1 coaching with Rachel. Limited 5 spots available for those who want a deeper dive and wish to add 4 individual coaching sessions + Telegram support with Rachel. You’ll see the option for this at check-out after you first pay for the course. This is the only way to do 1-on-1 sessions with Rae during this container (you won’t be able to add on a session as my schedule will be full). 

☾ OPTIONAL 1-on-1 coaching with the support coaches. The two support coaches, Mina and Dara, are offering support at an additional cost outside of our classroom sessions. This is an excellent way to help metabolize anything that comes up for you during our sessions together.

What is the path for transforming trauma into turn-on?…

MONTH 1

TURN-ON & EROS DEFINED BY YOU:

creating a safe, no-push container to engage in intimacy with self 

The shadow side of a lot of sexuality work online is that it creates shame in those who aren’t able to “do the work,” but what it misses is that many are approaching this work from a place of fawning, and a place of needing to “fix” one’s self because there’s something wrong. 

Therefore, the goal of this program is NOT to give you step-by-step ways to get to turn-on. Rather, it’s to give you the tools and teachings for YOU to discover for yourself what turn-on and pleasure practices might work for you.

There is no timeline in this space. Instead, there is room for a pause. There is a deeply trauma-informed offering of how to engage in a practice of self-connection that does not push you past your limits or edges.

MONTH 2

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TRAUMA RESOLUTION:

understanding your range of regulation for capacity
and sexual exploration

This course will teach you the physiology of WHAT is happening in your body so you can have a deeper compassionate understanding of why you might be in a hypo-aroused place with your sexuality (meaning, frozen, shut down, collapsed, uninterested, etc.), or a hyper-aroused place in your sexuality (craving sexual intimacy and sex all the time, sharing your sexuality in unsafe ways or with unsafe people, only being able to have pleasure or orgasms with high intensity sensations (ie a vibrator).

Once there’s an understanding of your unique nervous system’s range of regulation, we then get to meet the unresolved trauma stored in the body, offering it the right conditions for it to alchemize and transform within.

 

MONTH 3

EROTIC EMBODIMENT FOR THE SELF:

safely exploring the relationship to pussy, mind
and heart 

Most sexuality work does not focus on the nervous system mechanisms of freeze + fawning, and how often that plays a role in our relationship with self and other. When your sexuality developed in association to other people’s expectations, desires and/or interests taking priority or the front seat (a people-pleasing/appeasing dynamic), it can be difficult to tune into your personal relationship to your sexuality, and your needs and desires when engaging sexually.

It is natural to feel turned-off, shut down, or cloudy/confused/numb when this energetic dynamic is set-up from the get-go and continues to play out with others. Therefore, a big piece of this month is to (re)discover what YOUR body’s needs, desires and wants are that can exist within your capacity of where you are right here and right now.

MONTH 4

EROTIC EMBODIMENT WITH OTHER:

exploring relational energetics, codependency or healing from abuse

Then, from a place of better understanding what our personal sexual relationship to our body, spirit and soul might be, we can begin exploring what it’s like to be in relationship to other.

Something often missing from sexuality work is the discussion of codependency and fawning energetics, which play out for many humans cultured as women. Whether it’s you trying to get your partner to have sex, or it’s your partner seemingly stepping past your boundaries, there are energetic dynamics at play to be understood on deeper planes than just practical.

Additionally, if you’ve experienced trauma or abuse, that is most likely impacting your idea of being a sexual self, so a big piece of this month is helping reclaim sovereignty from these dynamics existing in the relational fields.

 

How much is Erotic Embodiment?

The Lunar option

Erotic Embodiment, Transforming Trauma into Turn-On. A 4-Month Journey that includes:

12 Live workshop and teaching modules (3 a month)

A Facebook community 

A course platform with all the recordings 

3 group coaching calls

Bonus workshops with support coaches

Total price $1500*

*Payment Plans Available for the Lunar Option:

6 monthly payments of $255
4 monthly payments of $375

The Solar option

Everything on the Lunar Option

PLUS

a $1500 value 1-on-1 coaching package with Rachel

that includes:

☼ 4 coaching sessions

☼ Monday through Friday Telegram support during the container

Total Price $3000*

*Payment Plans Available for the Solar Option:

6 monthly payments of $500
4 monthly payments of $750

Who is Erotic Embodiment for? ☼

You’ve tried SO MANY other sexuality courses and still feel stuck, or they didn’t get you where you wanted to go.

Or you haven’t tried any other sexuality courses because they seem too intense, intimidating, loud or scary.

You don’t feel like you have sexual trauma, and yet you do feel like there’s something holding you back from FULLY embracing and owning your erotic nature and turn-on.

You want to stop making yourself wrong for what you’re feeling, sensing, emoting or experiencing in your body and sexuality.

You want to understand the inner workings of your system: the “WHY” behind your patterns and the “WHAT” underneath the thing that’s coming up over and over again. 

You’ve done the sexuality work, but not the somatic trauma resolution nervous system work, and you see that you desire to integrate the two.

You’re a trauma nerd like me and want a waaaaaay deeper dive into the psychological and physiological components of trauma healing than you will get in a Neo-tantra course on sexual healing.

You still have undigested life experiences around love, sex or relationships that you can feel somatically in your body, and you want to learn how to be with it on deeper levels.

You’re curious about a more energetic approach to sexuality work, as opposed to an overt touch-oriented or self-pleasure approach.

You want to look at your sexuality from a MUCH wider lens than just your sexual organs.

You want to be held in a very inviting, gentle, loving and open container that is trauma-informed (to the max) and has a massive field of permission and no “push” energy.

You know you need a much SLOWER approach to sexuality (or that you might benefit from such an approach), but you also feel like you CAN’T go slow, or that slowing down just doesn’t work for you.

You’ve gone through the maiden to mother journey and are looking for a more “mother” vibe when it comes to sexual healing and intimacy. 

You’ve experienced sexual, energetic or relational trauma, or have been in abusive relationships and struggle with boundary ruptures. 

You lack self-trust and have crossed your own boundaries, and you want to create a more intimate relationship with yourself.

You have NO desire in self-pleasure, and don’t feel a need to change that.

You have NO desire in self-pleasure, and have a massive desire to change that.

You don’t want to have sex, maybe ever again. You’re done. And you want that to be validated and acknowledged and welcomed into the space.

You DO want to have sex, but you struggle with it and don’t see how it could be possible.

Or you LOVE sex but also feel your trauma comes up a lot in intimacy and you want to understand the in’s and out’s of that. 

Or you LOVE self-pleasure, but also seem to only get off with high-intensity (such a vibrations or direct clitoral stimulation). 

You like adding a little mix of spirit and nature into your sexuality (this isn’t just a boring trauma course either, as I myself am not just a boring trauma nerd). 

☼ Who is Erotic Embodiment NOT for?  

☽ This program is not for you if you have extensive sexual trauma and have done no previous healing work either in therapy or coaching, self-growth or healing containers, or through other sexual healing modalities. If you fall into this category I recommend you explore 1-on-1 work before diving into a group container, as a group space can be triggering if you’ve yet to work with your trauma in a personal way. 

☽ This program is not for you if you find hearing about other people’s experiences to be too much for your system. Of course you’re always welcome to mute a call, or to leave if you need to. But as this is a group container, there will be individual experiences shared and processed. Please self-select out if you recognize this could be a big challenge.

☽ This program is not for you if you do not have a support system to tap into outside of this space. This container is a beautiful and welcoming community where you can share the in’s and out’s of your sexual healing process. And/but also, sometimes we need more 1-on-1 support with a friend, therapist, coach, sponsor or a family member. This is deep work, and ideally you’ll have some form of a support structure outside of this container, too. (You do have the option to purchase 1-on-1 coaching with Rae, or sessions with the support coaches as a way to receive additional support.)

☽ This program is not for you if you cannot take self-responsibility for your experiences inside this space. There is TOTAL room for humanness here. And there’s a desire for mutual respect and honoring of each other’s processes as we move through this material. What you choose to engage with or not engage with is within your purview. There is NEVER going to be a push for you to do something outside of what you choose to do.

☽ If you have any questions about whether or not this is the right space for you, please reach out via email, facebook or Instagram and we can discuss!

Who is guiding this transformative journey?

Hi I’m Rachel (she/her), though many call me Rae. And I’m the creator of this container.

I am a writer, thought-leader, coach and guide in the trauma, somatic and embodiment fields. I love working with coaches, healers and leaders who’ve done all “the work” and yet still sense there are unseen life-degenerating patterns dictating their reality.

I am a seasoned practitioner with a decade of experience, with some of the most advanced trainings around trauma resolution, sexual liberation, and collective healing under my belt. I have a unique, mystical and energetic approach to trauma healing + pleasure, and a deep rooted sense of the dark feminine path (a path of being and accepting, as opposed to a mental knowing and rejection).

My work goes far beyond the typical somatic experiencing principles and enters into the nature and energetic or mystical realms of the unseen.

Outside of my Master’s degree where I extensively researched sexual and spiritual healing through neuroscience, trauma recovery and embodied interspirituality, focusing on the spiritual trauma incurred by those marginalized in the Christian Church through sexual suppression, abuse and LGBTQ+ identification, I also am…

☼ Certified as a VITA coach, a 600+ hr Sex, Love and Relationship coaching program with Layla Martin

☼ Certified in Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution and Embodiment of the Spirit with Brigit Viksnins (completed levels 1 – 9, enrolled in levels 10-14)

☼ Studied with Rachael Maddox as a Support Coach for her Sex After Trauma program, and through the ReBloom Somatic Trauma Resolution Coaching methodology

☼ Steeped myself in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapythrough my graduate degree

☼ Completed Levels 1-3 of David Elliott’s Pranayama breathwork training

☼ Certified in Energetic Justice, an anti-racism, anti-colonialism and spiritual awareness modality

☼ Have the intro levels of Somatic Experiencing under my belt

☼ Completed Level 1 of Craniosacral therapy through Upledger

☼ Spent most of my 20’s in a transformational community rooted in permaculture, deep threads of spiritual traditions and practices, and healing

I am half-Engish, half-”American,” of English and Swiss-German descent, raised white and middle-class on a farm in the land of the Mesquakie, Sioux, and Ioway people (currently known as Iowa). I grew up Christian in the Mennonite Church, and currently consider myself a witch with deep Mennonite roots that still inform the way I operate in this world. I experienced sexual abuse at the age of 3, which I then (re)remembered at the age of 22. That awakening sent me on a deep healing journey that has led me to exactly where I am now.

What do you prefer The Lunar Option or the ☼ Solar Option?

The Lunar option

Erotic Embodiment, Transforming Trauma into Turn-On. A 4-Month Journey that includes:

12 Live workshop and teaching modules (3 a month)

A Facebook community 

A course platform with all the recordings 

3 group coaching calls

Bonus workshops with support coaches

Total price $1500*

*Payment Plans Available for the Lunar Option:

6 monthly payments of $255
4 monthly payments of $375

The Solar option

☼ Everything on the Lunar Option

PLUS

a $1500 value 1-on-1 coaching package with Rachel

that includes:

☼ 4 coaching sessions

☼ Monday through Friday Telegram support during the container

Total Price $3000*

*Payment Plans Available for the Solar Option:

6 monthly payments of $500
4 monthly payments of $750

We have two incredible support coaches in this space, too!…

Mina Aidoo (she/her)

I am a former professionally trained dancer and choreographer who now helps you heal your trauma. I grew up in the 1980’s in a repressive Ghanian household with no models or guidance on what it meant to have healthy sexuality. There was a threat of violence from the men in my home, which taught me to fear men in general and no support with learning how to tend to my adolescent body. Plus layers and layers of unhealthy survivalist mindset and no space for healthy emotion. I held everything in and was super quiet and shy.

A portion of my healing journey involved turning down a West End World Tour to find myself, drinking plant medicine, shaving my head & releasing a book of poetry. My book ‘Inky Black Woman’ went to Number one on the Amazon African Literature Chart. I now teach folk how to access the hidden power of their bodies so they can heal trauma, learn to feel good in their bodies, overcome depressive states, release generational and ancestral patterning, and Iive super juicy, powerful, sensual, pleasure-filled lives.

I have much personal experience working with sacred sexuality, and these experiences have given me a frame from which to approach deep inner work of bringing you to aliveness, joy and satisfaction with your experience here on earth. This frame, coupled with studying real world nervous system education through the Alchemical Alignment Somatic Trauma Resolution program, has proved immensely effective in helping to bring you back into wholeness.

What I know now is that we cannot separate our sexuality from who we are at our core. If we wish to heal our sexuality, we need to heal ourselves as a WHOLE.

You can find out more about my work at minaaidoo.co.uk/about, or follow me on instagram @wildbodywisdom.

Dara Hawkins Hodgson (she/they)

 

I’m a Somatic Intimacy Coach who facilitates people’s deep reconnection to their bodies, their eroticism, and their energetic essence. I’m a certified VITA Sex, Love and Relationship Coach, and have studied trauma-informed healing processes with Shelby Leigh, The Resilience Toolkit program (by Nkem Luongo), and the Alchemical Alignment Somatic Trauma Resolution program. 

I am a neurodivergent, queer, pansexual human who affirms kink, ethical non-monogamy, and sex work. I approach sexuality from a pleasure-positive angle, and with a reverence for all the ways this world encourages us to live shut down, disassociated lives. It takes immense bravery for us to step fully into our sexual selves. And it takes time and skill to develop resilience to trauma – but I’ve seen over and over that it is so very possible. 

I have a history that includes developmental and religious trauma, and I lived at war with my body, disassociated for much of my first 23 years. Working with skilled practitioners and immersing myself in sex education communities for over 10 years has helped massively shift my mental health, sense of self, and my overall life! I now OWN the fact that I’m erotically gifted, and consider it a great honor to be with others in their process of sexual exploration and healing. 

Are you ready to sign up?

The Lunar option

Erotic Embodiment, Transforming Trauma into Turn-On. A 4-Month Journey that includes:

12 Live workshop and teaching modules (3 a month)

A Facebook community 

A course platform with all the recordings 

3 group coaching calls

Bonus workshops with support coaches

Total price $1500*

*Payment Plans Available for the Lunar Option:

6 monthly payments of $255
4 monthly payments of $375

The Solar option

Everything on the Lunar Option

PLUS

a $1500 value 1-on-1 coaching package with Rachel

that includes:

☼ 4 coaching sessions

☼ Monday through Friday Telegram support during the container

Total Price $3000*

*Payment Plans Available for the Solar Option:

6 monthly payments of $500
4 monthly payments of $750

What others are saying about working with Rae…

Working with Rachel has been an interesting and transformational experience, and I mean that in the best of ways! I came into this work hoping to deepen my relationship with myself, my sexuality and sexual expression. Cognitively I felt ready to do this but my body was incredibly resistant. Rachel sensed that from the beginning and made sure I knew that if safety within my body was the “only” thing achieved during our work together that it would be successful! Admittedly, I did not love that answer, but decided to trust it! 

Rachel did a great job of tailoring my treatment to me and intuitively picked up on where I needed to focus my attention each session. I had to put the idea of connecting to my sexuality/sexual expression by the wayside which I was bummed about, but I agreed with Rachel that focusing on safety had to happen. And slowly but surely, it did! It’s crazy to think that just 5-6 months ago the idea of feeling safe in my body felt like a foreign concept because it feels so embodied now! And though I still have a way to go, without even realizing it, the creation of safety allowed for my body to connect to sexual expression and desire without any direct attention paid to it—kinda like a side benefit of safety! I feel grateful for the work that Rachel and I have done together. I am hopeful to continue working with her in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone! 

- Laura A., Nashville, TN, 1-on-1 client of Rachel

Before working with Rae I struggled with shame, shyness, and being seen in my sexuality with others, often I didn’t feel fully comfortable to express or receive pleasure, especially after an unhealthy relationship and traumatic breakup. This manifested physically in discomfort, pain, and numbness. Since working with Rae, I have felt an opening that allows me to connect so much deeper with others sexually and with my own pleasure. I feel a renewed sense of excitement, ease, and aliveness. 

In our sessions, Rae held a strong container that was so clearly informed by years of training, self practice, and commitment to healing work. I’d recommend this work to people who have experienced trauma that may be holding them back from fully experiencing pleasure and embodiment. She taught me practices and techniques that I still use regularly to center back into worthiness and self love. I’m so grateful to Rae for our time together!

- I. Free, Portland, OR, 1-on-1 client of Rachel

I have so many amazing things to say about this woman. I am so grateful for her. As someone that has been doing the work and in this world for over a decade, Rae took my healing to an even deeper level.

I used to try and work harder to achieve healing, and Rae showed me that it gets to be gentle and that I can build my capacity and self trust in the process. She holds the most incredible space and has such a gift of reflecting your process back to you, and explaining it in a way that makes sense. I have learned so much, including how important it is to validate my feelings, how trauma responses play out in my body and in my life, and tools to continue using as I navigate intensity in the world and life experiences.

Rae is one of the best practitioners in the trauma industry and this type of support is unlike anything I have received in other therapy + coaching containers. If you are considering working with her– DO IT! What you learn will benefit all areas of your life, for the rest of your life.

- Taryn Weil, Life + Business Coach for Creatives and Entrepreneurs. 1-on-1 client of Rachel

Mind blown. Before working with Rachel, I didn’t believe that I would ever be able to move beyond some of the stuck, painful moments that I have been carrying in my body for decades. I can now confidently say that I fully believe healing is possible for me, and that I have been given the skills and resources to personally take these steps. 

Being a therapist myself, I initially came into sessions with Rae quite skeptical, but it only took a couple of interactions to realize that this practitioner is a VERY rare gem. Rae’s medicine is a true gift to the earth, and more specifically, to today’s struggling society. Her capacity to hold space and intuitively facilitate is inspiring and I am so glad that I found her because she has taken my personal work to the next level. 

If you are considering working with Rae – whether individually or in one of her programs – I urge you to do it. Not only does Rae have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom (thanks to her extensive training and commitment to personal work), but she practices from a place of groundedness and intuition that far exceeds that of most other practitioners.

Other practitioners have taught me how to be rescued through my relationship with them. Rachel is teaching me how to be rescued through my relationship with myself. And that, that is worth more than anything. 

- Natasha Files, therapist, Vancouver, Canada. 1-on-1 client of Rachel

Start Date

Erotic Embodiment starts on January 31, 2023 and goes until April 30, 2023

Limited spots available – email, facebook message or instagram DM  if curious and have questions

More questions? Email me at assana@assanarae.com