“But it is the case that every identity is steeped in some measure of trauma–if not yours, then someone else’s. Anorexia is one of mine. I’m willing to wager that the majority of eating disorders are experienced by folks with multiple marginalized identities.”-Janani Balasubramanian
To be trans, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming means to live in an inherently politicized body. Transphobia and homophobia intimately impact our experiences of ourselves. These systems live inside each of us and shape what is and isn't possible. For many of us, this means that we have less than great relationships with our bodies and with food. It is incredibly smart to use food and body checking to take care of shame and internalized oppression in a culture that doesn't see our magic.
The good news is that our bodies can also be sites of knowledge, of our own power, of connection, and resilience.
In this highly experiential weekly somatic process group, we will work through the body as a way to explore our own healing and transformation. The process piece means that we will be deep in a practice of co-creating space for healing with each other. Brooke will hold space for somatic practice that will allow participants to hold space for each other.
Our work will be weight-neutral and grounded in the health at every size framework.
Participants will be expected to be in weekly work with each other, with Brooke and/or with themselves. We will meet as a group most Thursday nights. When we do not meet, Brooke will give homework and practices to be in solo, or with partners or small groups. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an online (facebook) learning and support community. Brooke will send a weekly email with practices and reflections for the coming week. Brooke will also be available for periodic 1:1 brief coaching via video chat.
In this group you will learn to:
Who: trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming folks of all genders
What: Closed somatic process group with rolling enrollment (3 month commitment required)
When: Most Thursday nights 6:30-8:30 PM PST
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $275 billed monthly
GROUP IS FACILITATED BY BROOKE STEPP, MS, CN, LMHC. BROOKE IS MULTIRACIAL WITH BLACK AND WHITE ANCESTRY. THEY ARE QUEER, NONBINARY AND FEMME. BROOKE LIVES WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS. THEY BENEFIT FROM THIN PRIVILEGE.
*Participation in this group does not establish a therapeutic relationship with Brooke