6 Week In Person Group Beginning March 2023
, you are( Join other queer disabled folks in learning from and supporting each other, building community, expanding our skillsets for grounding and nervous system support, and sharing hot tips on managing pain, stress, and living with chronic conditions. Regardless of what kind of disability, chronic pain, or chronic illness we live with, bringing support to our nervous systems can help ease pain and symptoms and help us manage the stress of living with chronic conditions in ableism. The general format will be 45 minutes of personal sharing around a particular topic, followed by a hands-on activity or brief informational session. We will learn about a few plants for building resilience and nourishing our bodies, bring in somatic tools, and learn about our nervous systems together. No prior knowledge of herbal medicine or somatic practice needed.
This space is for anyone who is queer and/or trans and living with chronic illness, chronic pain, or who identifies as disabled. (If you're wondering if you're disabled or chronically ill enough for the group,
Accessibility: There is a ramp to reach the space. There is a gender-neutral bathroom and a sensory break space. Please refrain from wearing scented products to the group. Please reach out about other access questions.
Covid 19: *Masks are required unless you are unable to wear one. There will be a HEPA germ guardian air filter running in the room.
Sliding Scale $25-$50/week. $150-300 total. Please see below for a graphic that can help you place yourself on the sliding scale.
Introductions, tools for grounding, and nervous system basics
Movement and fatigue. Orientation and somatic tools for grounding.
Sharing around identity and community. Polyvagal theory introduction. Navigating conversations around needs and identity.
Care and labor. Learning about and processing fresh hawthorn.
Medication, medical care, and navigating medical systems. Sensory Supports. Tips and tricks for sensory needs and navigating care.
Managing pain. Skullcap.
Food. Nettles and Nutritives. Tips and tricks for food and eating. Closing.