Hello, my name is JoJo and my life’s work is to teach individuals and couples how to "get out of their heads and into their bodies!" My main intention is to be of service to people anticipating change in the areas of sex, sexuality, intimacy and body image. The foundations of my work come from a place of agency, to assist with consent and setting boundaries. My work is an amalgamation of different modalities; however it is fundamentally about the pursuit of our relationship to pleasure.
My journey started as a young boy when I used to gather the other neighborhood boys in my basement and play silly games which always included me teaching something to them. My passion to teach others continued throughout my whole life. About 15 years ago I attended the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Los Angeles and mastered the art of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and what intrigued me about hypnosis was the whole concept of the subconscious mind: the whole idea that we can create either negative or positive associations with something. Studying further I started to notice that we can create associations to pleasure around our body in regards to sex or how we see ourselves sexually. The concept that patterns and associations affect our physical bodies fascinates me. The mind/body connection and, particularly, how trauma, shame and even disassociation can impact our lives set me on the road towards somatic work.
I began to offer workshops in Los Angeles, San Diego and Northern California, using hypnosis (specifically regarding the subconscious mind) at men's retreats and volunteered at a LGBTQ substance abuse rehab offering weekly workshops that included hypnosis and sexual well being.
Fast forward years later my journey brought me to the San Francisco Bay Area and I began to participate in Tantra events, and embodiment workshops that included breath work, movement and sound. My path became personal and I began to work on my own issues around sex and as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in my life. I enrolled in the Sexological Bodywork program at the Institute for Advanced Study Human Sexuality. I became certified as a Somatic Sex Educator who uses Sexological Bodywork. I have had the opportunity to be trained by and work alongside of significant people in the Somatic Sex Education community such as Joseph Kramer, Caffyn Jesse and Captain Snowden. One specific training that I completed that deepened my practice was learning the "Wheel of Consent," which was created by sex educator Betty Martin. This has become one of the foundations of my work; the concept has helped me teach my clients how to connect to pleasure while having somatic awareness as well as how they can take, receive, allow and give with clarity and complete agency. I refer to myself as a Somatic Sex Coach, rather than Educator, because “one lesson does not fit all”! Each individual has different needs and requires different types of support; however, underneath it all, coaching clients is about the discovering, uncovering and integrating multiple sides of our sexual selves. I am not a healer; however, I will hold space for your own journey with respect, involvement and appreciation.
My clients have mostly been gay, bisexual, trans and heterosexual men over the age of 40, but I have room for everyone who is seeking change in their sexual life. I offer workshops frequently in San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. I have presented at several major sexual conferences throughout the United States and have contributed content to Davey Wavey. I also facilitate a bi-monthly men's massage circle in Berkeley, CA and present at several men's retreats. I have also been part of the faculty of "Bear Your Soul," a men's retreat at Easton Mountain in Albany, NY for the past 2 years. Last summer I had the opportunity to present several workshops for Men's Tantra Festival in Glastonbury, UK.
I am currently training to become a Wheel of Consent Facilitator. Want to know more about the Wheel? Ask me!
JoJo currently goes back and forth from San Francisco Bay Area to New York City.
Sex & Intimacy Education
To support individuals, couples and groups to learn to direct their own erotic development, learn about their bodies, sex and sexuality or work through sexual issues or concerns.
Using Hypnosis to achieve change with the issues that block you and create well being in the subconscious mind. Combining touch and Hypnosis to create new pathways for liberation.
Somatic Sex Coaching
Sex Coaching for Men
Dealing with Shame
Working with boundaries