Embodied & Sensual

Embodied & Sensual

With Ariel Giarretto  •  Sunday, June 14, 2020 10–11:30 PDT

Healing Sexual Wounds. A Free community conversation facilitated by Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo

Recording is in the Modules tab.

In this ldialogue with Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo, Ariel Giarretto explores:


  • How the wounding and suppression of our erotic energy early in life can lead to disconnect from ourselves and from life.
  • H​ow sexual trauma has rippled into our social structures and resulted in forms of oppression.
  • T​he basics of the Somatic Experiencing model and how it can be used to repair old traumas and wounds and to restore resilience, healthy sexuality and intimacy.

Ariel Giarretto, MS, LMFT, is devoted to helping couples and individuals become more at ease in their bodies, as well as discovering what is their most authentic relationship to their gender, their sensuality and their sexuality. She is a long-term body-oriented psychotherapist, trauma specialist, and certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Educator. Read her full bio here.


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Embodied & Sensual: Healing Sexual Wounds

Jun 14, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Ariel Giarretto

Ariel Giarretto, LMFT, SEP, CSB is an internationally known body-oriented psychotherapist, trauma specialist, and somatic sex educator. Her passion is to support people of all cultures and ages in how to find ease and pleasure in their bodies, increased intimacy, and freedom from the grip of trauma. She is the co-developer of “The Full Embodiment Model” which offers gentle, transformative workshops for people wanting to heal from the effects of sexuality/gender trauma, sexual abuse and disembodiment.

Trained in a wide variety of somatic therapies, she is primarily informed by Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE), the beautiful, heart-centered work that treats the physiological effects of the trauma, as well as connects people to their deepest, core self. For 16 years she has been on the full-time SE teaching faculty, training and mentoring practitioners all over the globe. Throughout the 90’s she was on staff at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, as an active member of the community, a workshop and group leader, a private therapist and part of the bodywork and massage crew. She has extensive training in prenatal and birth therapy with Ray Castellino, as well as attachment and early developmental trauma, and has been a home birth “doula”, a dancer, a drummer, an athlete, a cook, a world traveler and adventurer, a juggler and performer at the Renaissance Faires and is particularly fond of dogs..and her green cheek conures, Tulip and Blu, and of course her partner Jeffrey. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more info: www.fullembodiment.org