Intimacy & Consent Coach, Somatic Sex Educator
Alison Pilling is an Intimacy Coach, writer, teacher and so much more!
Love and Relationship have been an abiding mystery to her and the search for understanding has taken her along many paths. Ultimately it’s an embodied soul's journey to Love.
With successful past careers in teaching and legal sales, Alison's dissatisfactions in life and relationships led to explorations of yoga, art, mindfulness and qualifying as a life coach. Yet the greatest leaps of faith and love came from joining a women’s Tantra group at age 50 and that's when life opened up anew. The transformative and occasionally bumpy journey since then has been both challenging and wonder-filled, and ultimately life enhancing.
For a previously repressed Catholic, identifying and overturning old beliefs that had limited her sense of what was possible, was liberating. Connecting with her heart, spirit and body and learning to feel more and think less, opened up new ways of connecting with herself and others and a huge sense of personal freedom.
In 2013, Alison was invited to join the first UK Sexological Bodywork training by the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, which offers a professional qualification and further in-depth study in a pioneering field. As a Somatic Sex Educator and coach, she has continually worked with leading teachers in the field of sexuality, tantra and conscious kink, alongside exploring and expanding her own lived experience.
Handling and understanding sexuality is deep work. The effects have gradually rippled throughout her life, giving more ease and confidence in expressing herself, recognising her renaissance soul and sense of agency and aliveness. The strength to take this journey has lead to greater satisfaction in life, including belonging to an astonishing, conscious network of practitioners and being in a loving, supportive relationship.