• Group Healing Curriculum

    *Please note our group program is currently on pause as of March 2022.  We are developing a self guided course and will announce when it will launch.

     

  • Tier 1: (Not Currently Open): Self-Paced Self Study, Access to Members Only Experiential Class Audio Recordings + Live Q&A's with Nina

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

    Some Tier 3 Recordings are included so that Beginning Students can know a bit about what this Tier is 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.

    +30 min Orientation for new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

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

  • 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.

  • Stop Your Mind: How to Rest in the Peace of Your Being - The Sense of "I Am" -for Self Realization and Ego Dissolution

  • 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 Group Program form (it tells you which ones) and it will only take you about 5 minutes.

  • 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?

    When you sign up, you are committing to one month in regards to payment.  However, you can leave at anytime if you do not wish to participate and do not need to continue the following month.  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: Not Currently Available: 2+ hours Live Q&A's + Recordings for Self Guided Study

    Tier 2: $150/month: 6+ hours Live Instructional Classes & Q&A's + Prior Recordings =$25 per live class

    Tier 3: $225/month: 12+ hours Live Instructional Classes & Q&A's, Immersion Classes & Spiritual Book Study + Prior Recordings =$18.75 per live class

  • 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:  *Not Currently Open

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

    Some Tier 3 Recordings are included so that Beginning Students can know a bit about what this Tier is 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:

    $150 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

    30 min Orientation for all new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    = 6+ live instructional hours + Videos + Community

  • Tier 3 Witnessing Patron: 

    $225 per month

    *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 

    30 min Orientation for 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:

    * 1st Saturday of each month at 9:30am is a Meet & Greet for new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions.

    Self Guided Tier 1 Schedule: 

  • *Not Currently Available.  This is a sample schedule: 

    *Saturday, March 5: 9:30am - 10am - Orientation for new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

    *Saturday, March 12: 11am - 12pm - Q&A with other Tiers      *Saturday, March 26: 11am - 12pm - Q&A with other Tiers

  • Peaceful Patron: Tier 2

    Saturday,  March 5: 9:30am - 10am

    - Orientation for new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

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

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

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

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

  • Witnessing Patron: Tier 3

    Saturday, March 5: 9:30am - 10am - Orientation for new members so I can get to know you and answer your questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sunday, March: 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 how to navigate the program's Patreon page:

    It includes how to find the Schedule, Zoom Link, Welcome Instructions, Posts and the basic organizational structure.

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