Somatic Bodywork – 8 week group session (Round 3)


SOMATICS GROUP SESSIONS are back for the winter after being sold out for the first and second round! SUNDAYS STARTING FEB 5, 2017 1-3PM

Somatic practitioner at Six Degrees Health, Nazbah Tom, will begin a third round of a REGISTERED 8 WEEK GROUP SESSION. Individuals registered for these sessions will commit to the full 8 weeks for the following dates:

Sundays 1-3pm

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

This group can be a great option for those who find it challenging to afford individual sessions with Nazbah and/or group work dynamics is part of your healing strategy.

6 spots are available at $320 to allow for a maximum of 2 spots to be offered at $240 for those with less financial privilege ($30-40 sliding scale either in installments or in full at time of registration).

**Please note that there are already people signed up for this next round, and we often have waiting lists so please register with ASAP as space is extremely limited to 8 people. Please contact Nazbah Tom to assess if group work is right for you now. We are taking registration until Jan 31 2016.

These group sessions will allow for all eight members to practice Somatics together as well as observe and support each other’s learning, healing, and growth. We will do practices which will allow for the development of body awareness, interactive practices in pairs or groups to further facilitate awareness of inter relational dynamics, and to gain skills regarding how we move toward what we envision our lives to be that includes our mind, body, and spirit. At each session there will be focus on an individual with optional bodywork for that session.


Here is a helpful video produced by Six Degrees, featuring Nazbah Tom:

Somatics is used in individual and group work using conversation, touch, breath, gesture, and practice to move the mind/body/spirit from a historically conditioned “shape” to one that is aligned with the person’s visions and goals.

One’s current “shape” is the sum of a person’s or group’s lived experience up until now. This includes the body they were born into, the memories, the wounds, hopes and dreams that the body holds. Family. Society. Institutions. Systems. Landscapes. History of one’s community. These elements have literally physically shaped, molded the person’s identity, relationship to others and how they negotiate the world that they live in.

To give you an example (these are not actual case examples):

Greg is a First Nations man who has lived most of his life in urban Vancouver.
Although he has a well paying job as a social worker, he is riddled with fear that he is living paycheque to paycheque and is too scared to use his funds for pleasurable things like travel or take time off work for self care. Greg comes to Somatics with complaints of the inability to sustain a relationship, feeling too tired to workout, and not sleeping well.

Mary is a white woman who lives a financially comfortable life thanks to an inheritance given to her after the death of her father. While she enjoys the privilege of owning a home, she is consistently unhappy knowing the source of her comfortable lifestyle. Mary comes to Somatics with symptoms of anxiety, inability to sleep, explosive anger, which she directs at her partner. During the course of her work with Somatics, it is revealed that her inheritance is from a sexually abusive parent.

People generally know what is working and not working about their historical shape, and it’s the ways in which it is not working in their relationship to self, others, and the world that they want to change and shift.

Accessibility Info: One step to get into the building and eleven steps into the clinic. The space is scent-free and LGBTQ2S affirming.