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trauma healing
group sessions

This queer-inclusive group session container is for exploring pre-natal, birth, and early childhood trauma. If you want to go deeper in your trauma work, this is the most direct way to resolve developmental trauma and bring wholeness to a fragmented psyche.

WHAT IS IT?

This is a space for people to explore, process, and integrate pre-natal, birth, and early childhood trauma utilizing constellations sessions.

 

Developmental trauma = attachment wounds, limiting beliefs, nervous system dysregulation, and mental confusion.

 

These traumas are always relational in nature, and leave imprints and patterns that we feel into adulthood. 

This is a type of parts work where you can interact directly with the parts of your psyche that were traumatized, repressed, or unacknowledged, so they can finally feel heard and start to feel safe.

If you've worked with me one-on-one, you may have already connected to parts somatically, through your mind's eye, or using objects to resonate.

 

While this can be a powerful experience in itself, having other people resonate is an extremely unique way to connect and heal with others.

 

Trauma happens often in isolation, so I encourage people to shift that pattern through these supported group healing practices.

WHO IS IT FOR?

THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU:
  • often have conflicted feelings or thoughts

  • have deep “negative” feelings that don't match your ideal vision of yourself

  • don't have a sense of what you want or need in life

  • often feel triggered by things out of proportion to the situation

  • have relational or attachment wounds

  • have done other parts work like IFS (Internal Family Systems) and want to go deeper

This work is intense, and recommended only if you are ready to process old wounds. Sessions can bring us face to face with survival strategies, identifications, projections, and trauma.

 

It can bring up old feelings that we suppressed in order to survive. There is a possibility that you might feel worse before you feel better, as you integrate these old feelings.

The good news is that these feelings will integrate! This work allows us to resolve old traumas in a different way, through acknowledging and connecting to the parts of our fragmented psyche.

 

We are creating new neural pathways that allow you to change and to give space for yourself​ that weren't allowed or safe in the past due to trauma.​

IT MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD FIT IF YOU:
  • feel uncomfortable with trying something different, constellations is a very unique process

  • are feeling very busy without much time or space to integrate feelings that might come up between sessions

  • are unable to be accountable for own process & feelings

  • find it hard to accept difference in others - we are in an inclusive space, so do our best to honor pronouns and cultural backgrounds

WHAT DOES QUEER-INCLUSIVE MEAN?

You don't have to be queer to join, just be respectful of someone’s pronouns, gender identity, and cultural background.

Many trauma groups do no honor marginalized people. I want to offer folks a place where normative culture is not dominant.

It's ok if you are new to using different pronouns, I will help! 

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MODALITIES?

This work allows us to access parts of our subconscious, which is where most of our implicit behaviors, thoughts, and tension patterns live.

 

Many therapies rely on our ability to consciously connect to stored memories whether somatically or verbally. While this can be very helpful in many cases, it has limitations to many developmental traumas, because our psyche often splits in order to survive unsafe situations. 

Children often blame themselves for environment situations. 

 

If the environment was unsafe, and/or our caregivers themselves were not available physically or emotionally, we learn to split off the parts of us that are in pain, and rely on survival strategies to try to manage difficult situations. 

When we are younger, our number one imperative to survival is to attach to our caregivers

As we mature, we gain more autonomy and agency, but the survival strategies we develop stay with us, even when they are no longer useful. We feel triggered by things that are not actually dangerous for us any more, but the feelings are so intense, because these young subconscious parts of ourselves are unable to distinguish the past from the present.


This work allows us to process those triggers, and because we have other people to resonate different parts of our psyche, it allows us to fully be present with those subconscious expressions.

 

People often state how surprising it is to meet the parts of themselves, as they are not always what we expect.

Another big difference found in this practice, is that the session is led by the client aka the intention holder.

 

The facilitator is there to guide and support, but isn't there to lead the session in any direction. This style prioritizes agency and autonomy and fosters a connection to the healthy self within the client.

THE DETAILS

LENGTH: 8 weeks
GROUP SIZE: 6 ppl. 
COST: $400

PAYMENT PLANS: 

FORMAT:

Each session we will:​

  • have a group check in

  • discuss any questions/shares about the previous session

  • have a 75-90m session where one person will receive a trauma constellation (aka ID constellation) - scroll down for more info

  • a short debrief

  • folks will take turns receiving, resonating, and witnessing.

DATES/TIMES: 

Monday Evenings Cohort at 5-7:45pm PDT online via Zoom

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th

Thursday Mornings Cohort at 10am-12:45pm PDT online via Zoom

April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 9th, 16th, 30th, June 6th

this cohort will skip May 2nd, and May 23rd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

WHAT IS AN ID CONSTELLATION?

Each person in the group will have the opportunity to receive an ID constellation. ID stands for Identity Development, because the focus of the sessions is to help people answer the question, "Who am I?"

So what is it exactly?

It starts with an intention.

The person receiving the session shares a sentence of intention.

Something they want to know more about. It can be anything - a statement or a question. There are no rules except one: the sentence just has to have "I" in it.

Some examples I've personally explored: 

  • i want to be seen and heard

  • why do i have such a hard time with conflict?


The intention holder then picks 3 elements of the intention.

When I say elements, I mean you could use a word or a punctuation. The question mark be one of the elements.

Three people are picked from the group to resonate "I" and two other elements of the sentence.

 

The whole purpose of the session is to connect to the parts by checking in with each of them.

A slice of a trauma-biography will emerge throughout the session, and by connecting to each part, the parts that were split due to trauma can start to integrate.

As facilitator, I am in the background and available to come in and support as needed. However, the session is led by the intention holder, so I will always be there to support their autonomy.

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