Over 6 weeks, get to the heart of what stops you from caring for - and ultimately loving - yourself and your body.
So that self-care becomes a default way of being, not something to chase.
So that your experience of your inner world is one of coming home, not going into battle.
What to expect:
6 weeks of mind-body tools to support you in exploring, uncovering (and moving beyond) the real reasons that self-care feels hard (and why sometimes it is so difficult to be your own best friend)
Enquiry and discussion around the beliefs, values and conditioning that contributes to your capacity to care for your needs and meet your body with kindness
Practical somatic (body-based) practices to help regulate your nervous system and learn to truly listen to your body.
At the end of the course you will:
Feel more confident in looking after yourself and your body - going from having a whole lot of 'shoulds' around self-care to actually living self-care
Feel more connected with your body - understanding more clearly how to listen to it and respond with kindness and curiosity over judgement and force
Understand what supports you to be your own ally, rather than feeling like you're in a me vs 'it' relationship with your body and mind
Have a bunch of tools that you can use every day to deepen your relationship with yourself and your body.
Some questions you might have ...
What do I need to participate?
Access to Zoom and a computer (or phone). No special equipment required. Some materials will be printable, but if you don't have access to a printer (or a desire to print stuff) I will give you clear instructions for using a pencil and paper (or tablet and pen) instead.
How much time do I need to commit each week?
Two hours per week is my best guess. I anticipate live calls will last about 1 hour (though I will stay on for as long as we need). On top of that, expect about another hour to work through the content.
Hm, group stuff - how does this compare to 1-1 counselling?
1-1 counselling is ace. But it can add up - weekly counselling at $120 per session is $480 per month. Which is fine ... unless it isn't. Group work isn't better or worse than 1-1 work. It's simply different. I anticipate that a lot of the insight and growth you experience will be BECAUSE of the group, not in spite of it. We are a social species. Shared humanity matters. The tools we're working with are the same tools I use with my 1-1 counselling clients.
What if I don't want to share with the group?
Then you don't have to! Your desires will be honoured. I'm here to hold space for what you need and want - not to push you to do things you don't want to do.
How much movement is involved? What if I have an injury or certain limitations?
Movement will be primarily somatic exercise and other somatic enquiry-based exercises. This modality is super gentle and slow. Modifications are always possible - if you want to talk about your specific situation before signing up, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this suitable for everyone?
Nothing truly is, is it? So, no.
This isn't for you if:
you're looking for 1-1 support or to explore your specific history in a counselling relationship
you're unable to commit to weekly participation (that said, it's ok if you can't make every live call - life, right?!)
you're currently in a state of crisis and need tailored, high levels of support (please reach out at email@example.com if this is you and we will find you the right support)
This could be for you if:
You're open, curious and ready to commit to a loving relationship with yourself and your body - you just don't know where to start.
You're comfortable with a group format and understand this is not 1-1 counselling support.
This course is not 1-1 counselling support. Calls will be recorded for access by group members unable to attend live. By participating, you agree to keep confidential anything shared in confidence by other group members.
If you're interested in finding out when registrations open for the next round of SOMA:HOME in February 2024, join the waitlist below. This doesn't commit you to joining - it simply puts you on the VIP list to be the first to receive details about registration when they are available.