• Apply Today: Group Healing Curriculum via Patreon

    We are excited to announce group classes and an in-depth healing curriculum that will begin this January 3rd, 2022 (registration is now closed for January & February) and have rolling enrollment at the beginning of each month*  

    We are offering teleclasses and workshops online in a Group Healing Program via Patreon with varying themes of study in emotional self-regulation as well as opportunities to dive deep into specific emotional themes.  

    My vision for this group is a real community of people interested in healing trauma, growing, and supporting each other.  The energy that arises from a group of kind people with common goals can be so healing on top of any trauma relief techniques.

    All of our live classes (group experiential exercises, Q & A's, book study discussions, and speaking from the point of the witness) will occur on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am to noon EST (New York Time) to allow for maximum availability of members and in the most time zones.  Click on our Patreon link below for exact times for each tier. 

    Recordings will be posted later for experiential classes, thought disproving classes, Q&A's, the book study per the appropriate tier for those who cannot make class.

    *Make sure to apply about a week before the start of the next month to get in for that month.  For example, if you want to begin with us March 1st, make sure to apply by the last week of February (or anytime before).  If you have worked with me before, you will be able to join mid-month if you would like, but keep in mind that Patreon will charge you for the whole month.  For example, if you join February 28th, Patreon will charge you the whole amount for the entire month of February and then the full amount again on March 1st.  I am not in charge of this and Patreon has discussed introducing prorated billing this year, but it hasn't happened yet.  Make sure you sign up to the Patreon page only on the day you want to be billed an entire month.

  • There are 3 tiers to be done sequentially:

  • Tier 1: All Beginners Start Here: Self-Paced Self Study, Access to Patreon Only Experiential Class Audio Recordings + Live Q&A's with Nina

    For all people wanting to study this work via a group program with Nina and who have not yet had individual sessions with Nina, it is required to start here.  Tier 1 allows you to familiarize yourself at your own pace with all the foundational materials you will need to learn in order to progress to Tier 2.  Please take your time through here to really learn them all at your own pace.  

    You will also have access to 2 live Q&A's each month with Nina to ask questions along the way.  Tier 2 is by invitation once you've shown that you understand Tier 1.  This is because our 1st month of launching the program, we noticed how different the experience level was of the students.  Many students felt the material was too advanced for beginning, so we have created this introductory tier of self study. 

    *It is okay if you don't understand everything here.  This tier is to begin getting familiar with the material and to ask questions in the Q&A's.  Once you are familiar with it, you will be ready for Tier 2 for more in depth instruction and Q&A's, where you will then understand more.  

    *In order to best meet the needs of all students in each Tier, we need to make sure those who are in each Tier fully understand the Tier before.  This way advanced students are not waiting for beginners to catch up and they can also benefit from an advanced program.  This is from the feedback of students who began our program in January.  Many felt like the other Tiers were too difficult to start with, so this Tier has been created for all people to begin here and at their own pace.  Some people may want to stay here for quite some time.  Even if you are quite advanced, you will be new to the way we blend modalities in this program and will need at the minimum 1 month in Tier 1.  If you've already had about 10 individual sessions with Nina, you can start at Tier 2.

    Tier 1 is Basic Introduction.  You will have access to prior group classes audio recordings of the following:

    Video Recording of the Introduction to Experiential Practice to prepare for Experiential Classes

    Audio Recordings of Experiential Classes teaching Somatic Emotional Regulation Exercises, Somatic Self Acceptance, Somatic Emotional Disidentification, Somatic Emotional Dialogues & the corresponding Q&A's to these classes.  These can be listened to over and over while working on different emotional material.  These are designed for Beginners.  Additional Recordings will be added approximately 2x/month as the program progresses.

    Tier 2 Audio Recording of our Experiential Thought Disproving Classes to understand what we are doing with thoughts

    Tier 3 Video Recording of a Speaking from the Witness Class

    Tier 3 Audio Recording of our Book Study, Chapter 1 of the classical spiritual text "I Am That: Talks by Nisgardatta Maharaj."

    Tier 2 & 3 Recordings are included so that Beginning Students can know a bit about what these Tiers are about to see if they are interested and ready for more advanced material.  

    2 Live instructional Q&A's with Nina per month to ask your questions regarding practice and so she can get to know you.

    +1 hour meet and greet for all participants, especially new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    = 2+ live instructional hours per month+ Videos + Audio Recordings + Community

  • Tier 2:  This will be a Secular option with trauma based techniques being taught.  It will remain at the Psychological Level for trauma and ego healing.

    *Please start here if you are a beginner to the blended process I offer, even if you have done Somatic Experiencing before elsewhere.  It is recommended to stay in Tier 2 for 2-4 months or until comfortable with all foundational principles before moving onto Tier 3 because it is an advanced program).

    There will be group experiential classes with training in emotional release exercises as well as lessons in disproving thoughts which cause emotions arise and then get stuck.  There will also be Somatic Self Acceptance Integration exercises & specific instruction for trauma integration in these classes. 

    This tier will get an introduction to integration work to see if it resonates.  I cannot with clear conscience leave this part completely out of the program, but this can easily be seen through a psychological lens (similar to Internal Family Systems work) rather than a spiritual lens. 

    This will be a combined class with Tier 3, so there will be some spiritual mention when something applies to that group or when someone from there asks a question, but you can filter that part out and only take what feels right. 

    Over the last 10 years, I have seen that without this aspect of the program, the emotional release techniques don't seem to work in the long run because new material is created if we are trying to "fix" rather than respectfully meet our material.

    I believe working with thoughts and emotions is working at the branches of suffering (while Self Inquiry work is working at the root).  However, if you're new to this work, it's really important to do the 1st option first.  This is because we need to work through the psychological and egoic material before we can look to surrendering the ego. 

    This basis is also essential for helping you understand what we will do in Tier 3.  Once you feel comfortable after a few months or longer at the 1st option or if you feel you have hit a plateau, you can move to the 2nd. 

    We can only go so far in our healing purely at the level of psychology and ego.  If we make our traumas our identity, we remain stuck here. 

    The classes that are combined with Tier 3 will give you a good chance to dip your toes into some of the integration work (doesn't have to be spiritual) to see if you want to eventually explore more of that material.  

    There will be a community of like minded people to support you as well with live a meet and greet 1x/month.

    This tier offers 6+ live hours of guidance with Nina per month plus instructional videos not available publicly since Nina wants to be available to guide you through them safely. 

    All of this is offered per month at a cost lower than a 1 hour individual SE session.  See Patreon link below for pricing details.

  • Tier 3:  This will include all of Tier 2 plus a Non Dual Spiritual perspective to transcend the trauma identity entirely through bits of Ego Surrender. 

    *Please start at Tier 1 if you are a beginner to the blended process I offer, even if you have done Somatic Experiencing before elsewhere.  It is recommended to stay in Tier 2 for 2-4 months or until comfortable with all foundational principles before moving onto Tier 3).  *If you have had about 10 individual sessions with me, you can begin with Tier 3.

    This will focus on all information from Tier 2 as the base.  From here, we go into Somatic Self Inquiry & Integration methods to realize who we really are underneath the trauma.  When we release ego and trauma identifications (the root of suffering that gives rise to the branches of thoughts and emotions), we see our true essential identity, which is the Self.

    There will be lessons in disproving thoughts as well as in disproving ego identities, which cause emotions arise and then get stuck. 

    There will also be Somatic Self Acceptance Integration exercises & specific instruction for trauma integration.  This will be a combined class with Tier 2, so some of it will be explained via a psychological lens (as in Internal Family Systems), but we will address it through progressing to Somatic Self Inquiry & Integration.

    Over the last 10 years, I have seen that without this aspect of the program, the emotional release techniques don't seem to work in the long run because new material is created if we are trying to "fix" rather than respectfully meet our material. 

    Even with the intention of Non Dual awareness, the ego can sneak in and try to "fix," so it's with very deliberate intent that I make this an ongoing part of the program to keep this higher goal of self love, self acceptance, and allowing emotional experiences as our goal.

    If you're not sure what the 2nd option entails, I encourage you to research the videos and books by Ramana Maharshi, Nisgardatta Maharaj, Rupert Spira, Gangaji, Adyashanti, and Byron Katie to get an idea if it resonates for you.  *Also, watch the introductory video below.

    Please know you will never be pushed beyond what you are ready for or if something just doesn't feel right to you.  You are welcome to simply explore and see how it feels.  
    *If you're already had about 10 Somatic Experiencing sessions with me as an individual client, you are fully equipped to begin at Tier 2 if you would like.

    There will be a community of like minded people to support you as well with live a meet and greet 1x/month.

    This tier offers 12+ live hours of guidance with Nina per month plus instructional videos not available publicly since Nina wants to be available to guide you through them safely.  

    All of this is offered per month at a cost lower than a 1 hour individual SE session.  See Patreon link below for pricing details.

  • Why Somatic Self Inquiry & Integration?

    I have been studying the Non Dual spiritual path with Non Dual teachers 1-on-1 since 2015.  After comparing and contrasting these methods with Somatic healing modalities in my direct experience since that time, I now incorporate the technique of Self Inquiry (by Ramana Maharshi) in Somatic Experiencing sessions for more effective healing. 

    This is because I have seen that working only with thoughts and feelings seems to be working at the branches of suffering, while Self Inquiry work gets to the root of suffering.  This root of suffering is the ego and trauma identities or identifications that have been unconsciously created.  Thinking we are our traumas keeps us stuck in repeating the indefinitely. 

    My niche is in bridging trauma healing work and spirituality to unify healing principles: The Somatic Self Inquiry methods I share combine Somatic healing modalities for ego healing plus the Non Dual path for ego integration and to transcend the trauma identity altogether for healing at the root.  This also includes Somatic Self Compassion Integration methods.  Watch the videos below to learn more.  The first one Titled "Dualistic Beliefs..." is 2 minutes long, while the next one is longer and more in depth.

  • This Can Be Helpful For:

    1. Those who have worked on their trauma only through psychological means:  Working only at the ego level for trauma healing often plateaus in her experience working with herself and clients over the last 10 years.  That's because the ego is always creating new identities. 

    2. Those who have only traveled the spiritual or intellectual paths and who have bypassed their emotional experience.  Trauma and emotional work is important for ego integration.  Many have gone all the way down the spiritual path to ego dissolution with so much unintegrated trauma still remaining in their bodies that it can still come out and hurt others.

    3. Those who have worked on healing trauma at the body level, but may feel stuck identified with the physical.  Non Dual awareness pulls us out of this trap by helping us identify with the true Self.

    4. Those who have attempted both psychological, body, and spiritual healing, but need guidance on how to use these approaches together harmoniously. 

  • Dualistic Beliefs Cause Us to Fear Our Emotions: Surrender the Ego to Feel & Heal (Patreon Q&A)

  • We Are Not Our Traumas: Question & Integrate Trauma Ego Identities with Somatic Self Inquiry Methods to Identify with the True Self

  • Notes About the Program and Applying:

    *I am still a student on this path and only counseling people as far as far as I have come.  I am open about my limitations and encourage people to work with an enlightened teacher if and when they want to go further. 

    *To ensure safety for all, I am asking all people who want to participate to fill out the same form I have my individual clients fill out to screen if your conditions are within my scope of practice.  It is even more essential that I do an application process for a group program, since I am unable to individually facilitate for people during the group classes. 

    However, there will immediately be a Q&A session after class ends where you can let me know if something feels off and I can help you land safely. 

    *If you are a past or current client who has already filled out the form to be a client, you can skip most of the questions on the Patreon form (it tells you which ones) and it will only take you about 5 minutes.

  • You are welcome to check out our Patreon link to read the detailed tier descriptions, costs, and times that classes are scheduled here: TheSomaticPT Patreon Page

    *However please note you will need to apply to the program and then we will email you back within a day or two to give you the okay to sign up if I can work with you safely within my scope of practice. 

  • Patreon Group Healing Program FAQ's

    1. Who is this program for?

    *Nina went through the 3 years Somatic Experiencing Practitioner program by Peter Levine.  However, because Nina's prior background is in Physical Therapy and not Psychotherapy, there are diagnoses and traumas that are outside of her scope.  This means it is not within my scope of practice to be treating severe mental illness, complex PTSD, severe psychiatric diagnoses, autism, suicidal ideation, history of sexual abuse or trafficking, or other severe and ongoing forms of abuse. It is recommended that you see a practitioner that is trained in treating these issues. If you are suicidal, please call 911 and see a psychiatrist to get the qualified care you need.

    *​There may be some exceptions if you feel confident in your ability to only go as far as you feel safe in group exercises and if you are currently seeing a licensed therapist.


    *The ideal candidate for this program is someone whose symptoms are manageable to the point that they can safely participate in group sessions without receiving individual facilitation.  This would include anxiety, depression, dysthymia, psychosomatic illness, non-complex PTSD, and other issues or symptoms that fall in the spectrum of mild to moderate of trauma or PTSD.    

    ​*The 2nd tier of this program is an intermediate to advanced program, by invitation only from Tier 1.  We are looking for conscientious motivated students who take initiative and are willing to take responsibility for learning the material.  If this doesn't feel right for you, this program will likely feel overwhelming, per feedback from our prior participants.

    *The 3rd tier is extremely advanced, by invitation only from Tier 2, and is also for spiritual aspirants on the Non Dual path who do not necessarily have any of the above symptoms, but desire to integrate their ego and traumas to avoid spiritually bypassing.  This is an extremely advanced class and will likely feel too advanced unless you are extremely interested in this level of development.

    *This is not therapy or a substitute for therapy.  If you are someone who needs therapy, it is recommended that you see a therapist 1-on-1 while participating in this program.

    2. Is this a training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner?

    *Absolutely Not.  This group program (or even individual sessions) is not an education in Somatic Experiencing to be a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner or to practice Somatic Experiencing with clients.  Becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner is a 3 year process and is only possible through the original organization Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (traumahealing.org) in order to safely and legally facilitate clients. 

    *Also, Nina's unique approach in teaching this material is a blend of several trauma healing modalities she has studied over the last 10 years, not just Somatic Experiencing.  She is also incorporating Non Dual awareness in the spiritual tier in a blend now called Somatic Self Inquiry & Integration. 

    *This is a program of self regulation classes for one's own personal use in emotional regulation.

  • 3. Why is there so much to read through and apply to join this program?

    This is a question I am just guessing you may be asking :)  I take this work very seriously and want to maintain a safe environment for all involved.  I have participated in and witnessed many programs in my journey that I felt to be unsafe for all and even reckless in my view.  I'm very aware of how I felt in these situations and I don't want anything like that for the people who I work with.  I want people to feel they can trust me to be looking out for their well-being in regards to the policies I set up. 

    Integrity is also very important to me and I do not want to promise people who are outside of my scope that I can help them.  I want them to be able to get actual help from the people who are trained to help them.  Being upfront and transparent is important so that everyone can make the decision that is in their best interest.  I am not able to help all people and I won't overpromise.  I know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of that.  However, knowing this information, there are cases where people may still want to give things a try because it might help.  There are some exceptions we can make, as seen in the application process.  

    *I also recognize how detail oriented this work is and how subtle the pointers can be when doing this work within oneself.  It takes a certain level of focus, commitment, willingness, discipline, and conscientiousness to participate in this work.  These are the people I feel I can guide appropriately and want to work with.  I can take this group of people very far and they will be able to read through all the material as a student is who is very serious about this work and healing.  I'm not concerned about gathering numbers, but rather giving precise instruction and guidance to those who are ready for it.

    4. Do I have to Commit for a Length of Time?

    No, you can leave at anytime through Patreon.  However, I do recommend that while you are in the program, you commit to the work and process as much as you are able and feel comfortable.  Also, in order to get results, it often takes several months to begin understanding this work on a deeper level so you will go further as you go along.

  • 5. How is Rolling Enrollment Possible for a Group Program?  How does this work Exactly?

    New participants can join at the beginning of each month.  The first Tuesday of each month is a meet and greet where all new participants (current participants are welcome too) can meet each other and I can get to know you as well.  You can ask logistical questions about the program, tell us where you're currently at, and let me know if there's anything I need to be aware of.

    At the beginning of each month, I will be reminding everyone of introductory foundational information that they still need to be practicing.  This will also provide an introduction to beginning participants.  This information is presented along with what we are currently working on, which is something people can jump into as a beginner in Tier 1 because the learning we will be doing is experiential (not intellectual). 

    Tier 1 is required for at least 2-4 months or until you understand and have experienced almost everything I have shared before you can move on to Tier 2, which is by invitation only.  At Tier 2, you will have all the information, classes, and Q&A's of Tier 1 available as well, so you will not be missing anything.  This same information also applies for Tier 2 to Tier 3.

    It is impossible to continue starting from the beginning in a linear manner because what we are learning is not linear.  It is experiential.  That's why it's possible to jump in and catch up.  Foundational principles are repeated for the benefit of beginners and long term participants alike. 

    This is not an academic program, but a healing program based on your listening to your body cues as to how far you can go.  I'm available to answer questions along the way.  Your mind will not be able to grasp what we will do in advance of trying out the experiential exercises.  The only way you will "understand" is experientially. 

    Feel free to give it a try for a month and if it doesn't resonate with you, you can leave the next month and move on to something that feels like a better a fit.  This is different from simply not understanding immediately and needing direction.  I will be available to guide you along the way!

    6. Cost Breakdown of the Group Program vs. Individual Sessions:

  • Group Healing Programs:

    Tier 1: $35/month: 2+ hours Live Q&A's + Recordings for Self Guided Study

    Tier 2: $75/month: 6+ hours Live Instructional Classes & Q&A's + Recordings

    Tier 3: $108/month: 12+ hours Live Instructional Classes & Q&A's, Immersion Classes & Spiritual Book Study + Recordings

  • Individual Somatic Experiencing Sessions:

    1 hour = $125 each session

    1.5 hours = $175 each session

    (4-6 hours minimum recommended to begin implementing tools on own)

  • 7. What if my Time Zone makes it hard for me to join the live experiential classes?

    Recordings are posted after classes so you can still practice regardless of your time zone.

    8. What is the Cost of the Program in My Country's Currency?

    If you go directly to our Patreon page at Patreon.com/TheSomaticPT, the prices will show up in your local currency.  Check out the prices directly by visiting our Patreon page.

    *Please don't sign up there directly, but fill out the application first.  Once we receive it and screen it for safety for group participation, you will be given the go ahead to sign up.

  • 9. What Exactly is Offered in Each Tier?   Breakdown of the Hours:

  • Tier 1: $35/month  *All Beginners Start Here

    Video Recording of the Introduction to Experiential Practice to prepare for Experiential Classes

    Audio Recordings of Experiential Classes teaching Somatic Emotional Regulation Exercises, Somatic Self Acceptance, Somatic Emotional Disidentification, Somatic Emotional Dialogues & the corresponding Q&A's to these classes.  These can be listened to over and over while working on different emotional material.  These are designed for Beginners.  Additional Recordings will be added approximately 2x/month as the program progresses.

    Tier 2 Audio Recording of our Experiential Thought Disproving Classes to understand what we are doing with thoughts

    Tier 3 Video Recording of a Speaking from the Witness Class

    Tier 3 Audio Recording of our Book Study, Chapter 1 of the classical spiritual text "I Am That: Talks by Nisgardatta Maharaj."

    Tier 2 & 3 Recordings are included so that Beginning Students can know a bit about what these Tiers are about to see if they are interested and ready for more advanced material.  

    2 Live instructional Q&A's with Nina per month to ask your questions regarding practice and so she can get to know you.

    +1 hour meet and greet for all participants, especially new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    = 2+ live instructional hours per month+ Videos + Audio Recordings + Community

  • Tier 2 Peaceful Patron:

    $75 per month

    *Intermediate to Advanced Difficulty Level

    Private Instructional Videos not Public on YouTube that go into Emotional Release and Thought Disproving Exercises.  Advanced Techniques are Clarified.

    (If you are a beginner to the blended process I offer, please start at Tier 1 instead of here).

    2 hours Guided Group Experiential Exercises for Emotional Release and Disidentification with Emotions as well as Somatic Self Acceptance & Integration Group Exercises

    2 hours Q&A's after each Experiential Class

    2 hours Group Classes for Disproving Thoughts

    1 hour meet and greet for all participants, especially new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    = 6+ live instructional hours + Videos + Community

  • Tier 3 Witnessing Patreon: 

    $108 per month

    *Extremely Advanced Difficulty Level

    Everything that is offered in Tier 2 is available to you as well, including all videos and classes.

    Private Instructional Videos not Public on YouTube that go into Ego Identifications and Non Dual Awareness for Integrating Trauma Identities

    2 hours Guided Group Experiential Exercises for Emotional Release and Disidentification with Emotions as well as Somatic Self Acceptance & Integration Group Exercises available from Tier 2

    1 hour (2 classes at 30 minutes each) Guided Group Experiential Exercises for Ego Identity Integration & Surrender

    3 hours Q&A's after each class 

    2 hours Group Classes for Disproving Thoughts & Disproving Ego Identities

    2 hours Group Book Study of Classical Spiritual Texts beginning with "I AM THAT."

    2 hours Group Classes Speaking from the Witness 

    1 hour meet and greet for all participants, especially new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    = 12+ live instructional hours + Videos + Community time

  • 10. What is the Exact Schedule for the Upcoming Month?

  • February 2022 Schedule:

    *All times are in EST (New York Time).

    *Each Month will have a very similar schedule to this month's schedule below:

    The first Thursday evening of the month at 6pm is Meet & Greet.  The remainder of the classes are set up as below on Saturdays and Sundays for both Tiers.

  • Peaceful Patron: Tier 1

    Thursday, February 3: 6pm - 7pm - 1 hour meet and greet for all participants, especially new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    Saturday, February 5: 10am - 11am - Group Class for Disproving Thoughts & Ego Identifications

    Saturday, February 12: 10am - 12pm - Group Experiential Class for Emotional Release + Q&A

    Saturday, February 19: 10am - 11am - Group Class for Disproving Thoughts & Ego Identifications 

    Saturday, February 26: 10am - 12pm - Group Experiential Class for Emotional Release + Q&A

  • Witnessing Patron: Tier 2

    Thursday, February 3: 6pm - 7pm - 1 hour meet and greet for all participants, especially new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    Saturday, February 5: 10am - 11am - Group Class for Disproving Thoughts & Ego Identifications

    Saturday, February 5: 11am - 12pm - Group Experiential Class for Ego Identity Integration & Surrender + Q&A

    Sunday, February 6: 10am - 11am - Speaking from Witness Consciousness

    Saturday, February 12: 10am - 12pm - Group Experiential Class for Emotional Release & Disidentification (Foundational Class with Tier 1) + Q&A

    Sunday, February 13: 10am - 11am - Book Club: "I Am That"

    Saturday, February 19: 10am - 11am - Group Class for Disproving Thoughts & Ego Identifications

    Saturday, February 19: 11am - 12pm - Group Experiential Class for Ego Identity Integration & Surrender + Q&A

  • Sunday, February 20: 10am - 11am - Speaking from Witness Consciousness

    Saturday, February 26: 10am - 12pm - Group Experiential Class for Emotional Release & Disidentification (Foundational Class with Tier 1) + Q&A

    Sunday, February 27: 10am - 11am - Book Club: "I Am That"

    *Future Book Club Texts will be by Ramana Maharshi, but probably not until 2023 since "I Am That" will keep us busy for quite some time.

  • 11. How do I navigate the Patreon page once I've signed up?

    Please watch this video for a tutorial of the healing program's Patreon page:

    It includes how to find posts and the basic organizational structure.

  • *If we haven't answered your question here, please send it to us at thesomaticpt@protonmail.com