Qualifications, Trainings & CPD

Kian de la Cour


+   Chair & Founder Member of The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS).

+   Member of the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers (ACSB).

+   Member of the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC).

+   Member of the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance (SHADA).

+   BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies, University of Bradford 1991

+   BSc (Hons) Health Sciences: Nutritional Therapy, University of Westminster 2005

+   I am currently completing certification in Embodied Counselling accredited by the Institute of Somatic Sexology (ISS) and as a Professional Sex Coach, accredited by the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC)

+ Sex Works! The Intersection of Mental Health and Sexuality Professionals, Pink Therapy's 6th Annual Conference, London 2018 (Conference consultant & speaker)

+ Certified Wheel of Consent Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator, Betty Martin 2018

+ Trauma Training for Bodywork Professionals with Caffyn Jesse & Katie Sarra, Devon 2017 (event organiser & participant)

+ Breath of Life workshops with Bessel van der Kolk (2 days), Stephen Porges (2 days), Gabor Mate (2 days) & Rollin McCraty (1 day), London 2017

+ Congress Trauma and Attachment: The Resilience of Mind and Body, Psychotherapy Excellence & Instituto di Scienze Cognitive (ISC), London 2017

+ 3 More Days :: An advanced intensive for Like a Pro graduates, with Dr. Betty Martin, Devon 2016 (event organiser & participant)

+   Women's Pelvic Health: Scar Tissue Remediation, Education and Management (STREAM) training with Ellen Heed & Kimberley Ann Johnson, Devon 2016 (event organiser & participant)

+   Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator, with Dr. Betty Martin & Len Daley, Devon 2016 (event organiser & participant)

+   Certified Somatic Sex Educator™, with Joseph Kramer, Deej Juventin and Uma Furman, Devon 2015 awarded by the Institute of Somatic Sexology (ISS) (event organiser & participant)

+   Foundations of Facilitation Training with Dr. Betty Martin, Devon 2015 (event organiser & participant)

+   Like a Pro (Wheel of Consent) training for touch professionals, with Dr. Betty Martin CSB, Devon 2015, (event organiser & participant)

+   Certificate in Sexological Bodywork™, with Joseph Kramer, Deej Juventin and Uma Furman, Devon 2014 awarded by the Institute of Somatic Sexology (ISS) (event organiser & participant)

+   Pelvic Heart Integration (created by Jack Painter) with Deborah Anapol, as participant Ireland 2012 & as staff, London 2012

+   Sexological Bodywork and Erotic Trance Training with Joseph Kramer, London 2011 (Space holder & participant)

+   Urban Tantra Professional Training Program, with Barbara Carrellas, Sweden 2010

+   Shamanic De-armoring and Quodoushka levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 with the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society, Europe & USA 2008-2012

+   Radical Ecstasy Intensive with Dossie Easton, London 2008

+   Certificate in the Theory of Tantric Surrogacy™ with Padma Deva / Tantric Initiations 2007

+   Rebalancing deep tissue massage / myofascial bodywork (768 hours), Poona, India 1996

+   Reiki with Barbara McGregor 1995

+   Sacred Intimate Training with the Body Electric School, Wildwood, California 1994

+   Ongoing spiritual growth work within the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path


In addition, I have learned with the following teachers and schools:

Alan Lowen/The Art of Being; Shakti Tantra; Sarita/School of Awakening; John Hawken; The Human Awareness Institute (HAI); Gay Love Spirit; Institute for Self Actualisation; Komaja; JING Institute of Advanced Massage Training; Ellen & David Ramsdale; TantraLink; Transcendence; Leora Lightwoman; Institute for Sexual Self Realization; various men’s retreats including with Michael Meade & Malidoma Somé, The Edward Carpenter Community & The ManKind Project.