Beyond Self-Care: Recognize and Metabolize Oppression in the Body

A two-and-a-half hour introductory workshop for POC

Facilitators: Aisha Tambo and Prapti Giri

Date: May 12th, 2018 

**this workshop date is restricted to people of colour

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Fee: $40 to $60 sliding scale 

***The fee is 50% refundable if canceled within a week before the class. Cancellations with less than 7 days notice are not refundable.

Place: 489 College Street, 3rd Floor

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*Registration will only be confirmed once we receive payment.

Participants who have completed the introductory workshop are eligible for a $50 discount for our extended workshops

Overview

This workshop is intended for anyone who is looking for ways to work through the impacts of oppression in the body. Oppression can be experienced in various ways: It may show up in our bodies as a lack of energy, knots in our stomach, muscle tension, hopelessness, depression or anxiety. Learn how our nervous systems respond to stress, trauma, and oppression and how to begin metabolizing these experiences. 

Testimonials

"Somatic Experiencing was new to me but I was drawn to exploring how we "metabolize oppressions" in the body and learning how we can build our capacity to deal with the effects. The small group size allowed me enough time to share, practice and learn at a comfortable pace. Aisha and Prapti demonstrated skill when facilitating by teaching the concepts easily, keeping the space safe and remaining present to the needs of the group." ZC

"Both Prapti and Aisha were very skilled and attentive facilitators.  True to their specialty, they were paying attention to both the verbal and non-verbal expressions of the participants.  They were aware a few of us were new to Body Work so they took the time to explain concepts, check-in with us, and tailor the exercises to our comfort level.  I attended the workshop having little knowledge about the field.  Having gone through one session, I actually got new insight to a difficult experience I was having. I have since added this knowledge to my self-care, and am interested to learn more."  JC