Fall 2019: Self, Spirit, Community: A Body Based Healing Group
This fall we will offer a body based healing group for social justice community.
We will learn practices to heal from the impacts of trauma and oppression in a multiracial space that centers QTDBIPoC folks. Our focus will be on building the necessary skills to reconnect with ourselves, our spiritual practices, and each other.
Self: We will start by deepening our ability to feel, including our bodily sensations and emotions, and we will learn how to set boundaries and strengthen the connective tissue between our values and our actions.
Spirit: We will strengthen our relationships with our ancestors and the land through ritual and practice.
Community: We will increase our ability to show up with accountability inside of conflict and in solidarity with one another.
We will meet every Tuesday night for eleven weeks from 6:30-8:30pm (with one Monday night session) in an accessible location in Seattle from October 1st through December 10th. October 7th will be the only Monday night session in the series.
We will meet on: October 1st, October 7th, October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, November 26th, December 3rd, and December 10th.
All participants are committing to attending all sessions.
The cost is $900. Payment plans and three scholarship spots are available. Please indicate in your application if you are applying for a scholarship spot.
Participation is limited and application is required for this group.
Please email us if you have questions: Wendy (wsomerson(at)gmail.com) and Stacy (awake.alive.aligned(at)gmail.com).
Applications are required for all participants.
To apply, please fill out this online application by September 6th. We will get back to you by September 16th at the latest.
About the facilitators:
- Stacy Torres is a queer Xican@ femme who is a founding member of The Well on Beacon. Her practice Everyday Medicine has been offering relevant community care since 2014.
- Wendy Elisheva Somerson is a queer Jewish somatic healer who beliveves that art, activism, and ritual can help us envistion and create the world to come. They have had a social justice healing practice since 2014.