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SUNDAYS STARTING SEPT 11, 2016 1-3PM
until OCT 30, 2016
After resounding success, new Somatic practitioner at Six Degrees Health, Nazbah Tom, will begin a REGISTERED 8 WEEK GROUP SESSION. Individuals registered for these sessions will commit to the full 8 weeks at a sliding scale of $240-320 for the full 8 weeks ($30-40 sliding scale either in instalments or in full at time of registration).
**Please note that there was a long waiting list for Nazbah’s past events, so please register with firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP as space is extremely limited to 8 people.
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.
Additionally, 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.
Please contact Nazbah Tom at email@example.com to assess if group work is right for you now. We are taking registration until September 2nd.
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.