I am a relationship, intimacy, and sexuality coach, as well as an empowerment educator, whose passion is to explore the history, present, and future of interpersonal relationships, especially as they relate to gender identity, sexual orientation, and exploration of any and all sexual desires. I offer a curriculum made up of therapeutic exercises for individuals and couples who seek to maximize their fulfillment through self-awareness, connection, intimacy, and sexuality.
Background and Education
I moved to Sacramento from Los Angeles with my family more than twenty years ago. Inspired by my mother, an accomplished clinical hypnotherapist and author, I spent nearly a decade studying the history of human thought and self-inquiry, resulting in a Master’s degree in Philosophy from California State University of Sacramento.
Longing to learn how to connect with the people around me in a deeper way led me to several local interpersonal awareness education institutes including the Awareness Institute, of Sacramento, the Human Awareness Institute (HAI Global), the Hakomi Institute of California, and the Somatica Institute, in Berkeley, where I completed the Core Training as well as Couples and Advanced Character Types workshops.
Most of my experience comes from training with the Somatica Institute, steeped in the philosophy that intimacy and sexual connection comes from the ability to be vulnerable and honest. From the Hakomi model of psychotherapy, I integrate the principles of holism, mindfulness, and non-violence in language, for a gentle framework for inner exploration. I draw on the Awareness Institute’s practice of ownership of one’s experience to guide the release of anger, blame, and shame. Through the Human Awareness Institute’s discipline of self-love, I promote the resolve to teach others how to love you by showing them how you love yourself.
My passion is to explore the history, present, and future of interpersonal relationships, especially as they relate to gender identity, sexual orientation, and exploration of any and all sexual desires. I focus my inquiries on how initial connections to Mother and Father (or another primary guardian) set the stage for future bonds to family, friends, lovers, colleagues, and children and enthusiastically advocate for maximizing fulfillment in all aspects of the emotional self, through new experiences and thinking styles.
I believe that by exploring the connection and attachment styles modeled by a person’s primary care givers in their youth, we can illuminate unfulfilled needs and skills that, with practice and guidance, can be re-nurtured such that future relationships don’t have to be impacted by what may have missed from our parents. Using somatic and cognitive exercises, we can start to rewrite what you know about connection, attunement, empathy, nurturing, and arousal.
As a mother, wife, writer, philosopher, and practicing non-monogamist, I have become the most passionate about teaching and discussing Conflict Repair, Non-Violent Communication, Non-Monogamy, LGBTQ, Fetishes & Kink.
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