Embody Woman Series (trauma edition)

nurturing your resilience & sensual expansion

Next Series:

  
30 January to 24 April, 2021

Email nisha@feminineinstincts.com.au for expression of interest & booking details.

Bookings close 20 January

Do you want to be part of an intimate community of like-minded, compassionate others as you navigate the impact of trauma?

 

Are you ready to be held and witnessed within a container of deep safety as you unravel from ways that no longer serve you?

 

Would you like to embody tools for regulating your nervous system on an ongoing basis?

Are you longing to access greater levels of feeling, sensation and pleasure in your exquisite female body?

 

Would you like to benefit from a sense of belonging and the collective wisdom of other women who are on a parallel journey with trauma?

 

Are you willing to commit to a more grounded, sensual and confident version of yourself? 

 

If you responded with a Yes to some of these questions, then you may want to consider joining this inaugural series geared towards those who identify as female and have a history of trauma, no matter the origin.

 

This seven-session series of gentle female embodiment practices, trauma education, group sharing, and fostering community is especially designed for you as woman as you address the legacy of trauma in your life, your body, and your relationships.

 

Trauma has a knack of disrupting our ability to be fully present in our intricate bodies, if not completely locking us out.

 

It can often turn our bodies into war zones of sorts where we experience a distinct feeling of brokenness.

 

This can lead to anxiety, tension, numbness, pain, shame, guilt, low libido, low self-worth, adrenal depletion, isolation and other undesirable states.

 

It is no wonder then that our feelings and pleasurable sensations can become elusive, and this in turn can impact the way in which we relate to ourselves, our loved ones and our intimate partners. 

 

The series will comprise fortnightly sessions of three hours in the first half of 2021.  Each session will include time for checking in to the circle, ninety minutes of embodiment practices, nourishing snacks and time to connect, information sharing and discussion around a specific trauma-related topic, and group email and Facebook follow-up on the fortnight’s theme.   

The topics may include:

* creating a safe container *

* somatic regulation tools *  

* what it means to be embodied * 

* your personal protective survival patterns *  

* your management or coping strategies *  

* feelings, emotions & narratives *  

* how your early attachment dynamics may show up in relationships *  

* body connection, sensuality & sexuality * 

* instinctual boundaries * 

* the impact of trauma on health and wellbeing * 

* your inherent personal resources *

* building your tribe * 

  and a whole lot more.

 

In curating this series, I have drawn directly from my work at the intersection of trauma, sexual embodiment, bodywork and the perinatal continuum.

 

These practices are taught with my own embodied understanding of the untapped power of our female sexual energy in fueling our health, wellbeing and connection to a greater reality.

 They are underpinned by a combination of somatic approaches to trauma and the Polyvagal Theory relating to how we as human mammals respond to challenge and stress; attachment psychology;

Sacred Female Yoga, Taoist, Tantric and women’s mysteries practices;  the Non Linear Movement Method;  the psoas wisdom of Liz Koch; Ecstatic Birth training; and my experience of offering intimate group spaces for women over the past eight years. 

When practised in a trauma-informed way where the mantras “less is more” and “slower is faster” are truly honoured, these subtle but potent practices can create new pathways in your body to access the rich resources that have always been inherent in your female physiology.

 The female embodiment practices I teach are designed to:

  • stabilize your nervous system and build its capacity 

  • unhook you from worn out, conditioned ways of thinking and being

  • let go of barriers to deeper connection with yourself and others

  • re-connect you to your sensuality and sexuality in gentle but powerful ways
  • help you authentically feel and safely express your emotions so that they don’t accumulate as body symptoms

  • cultivate greater vitality and freedom in your body
  • balance your hormones

  • help access your true Yes and No, speak your truth with confidence, and hone your instinctual boundaries

  • highlight the resources that are freely available to you through your body and your connection to the natural world

  • offer you a regular way of loving yourself up and filling your cup so that this becomes a non-negotiable aspect of your life going forward

  • clarify your desires, your choices, and your life’s purpose

The fortnightly three-hour sessions will be a rich oasis in which to be held by the presence of other like-spirited women where you give yourself space and full permission to reconnect and replenish your energy.

 

We are wired for inter-dependence rather than independence as human mammals and were never meant to do this thing called life in isolation!  When women come together in circle with open-heartedness and the intention of self-nurturing, a deep resonance of connection and support is palpable that is beyond words and individuals.

 

This unconditional holding is then transportable to your life outside the oxytocin-drenched den for more sustained feelings of wellbeing and resilience.  And the ripples of your self-nourishment will no doubt extend to others in your realm.

 

The number attending this series will be limited to facilitate a sense of safety and personal attention. In order to qualify, you must have experienced 1:1 therapy for trauma with me. While the space is held for uncomfortable feelings and sensations to arise, the classes are not designed for unpacking your personal trauma or taking the place of individual therapy.  Please read the Terms & Conditions below carefully before you enroll.

 

Email nisha@feminineinstincts.com.au for booking details. 

 

Here’s what other women have to say about working with Nisha:

“I’ve worked with Nisha in 1:1 somatic therapy for trauma and was keen to experience more feeling and pleasure in my body. The embodiment practices she taught fast-tracked my therapy and helped me feel safe and alive in my body in ways I was not expecting. I want to say to every woman I meet:  Don’t under-estimate the power of gentle and slow!!!”

~ Rani, 39

“For many months after our baby’s birth, our sex life was almost non-existent and this was driving a wedge between us. More than the sleep deprivation, my body felt inert and would shut down when my partner approached me sexually in the way he used to pre-baby. I felt broken and despairing when I came across Nisha’s holistic work with women’s sexuality. We included movement, breath and other practices which helped me inhabit my body in ways that felt safe and luscious. The process has lifted the pressure I had put on myself to ‘fix’ my body. I can now enjoy my body sensations just for me, and sense into my Yes and No without making either of us wrong. It’s opened up a deeper exploration of sexuality with my partner, and I am so very grateful for that ” 

~ Suzie 34

Commitment to the entire series is required in order to experience the cumulative effects the classes and build upon the intimacy of the group container.   

You will be invited to join a private Facebook group for further education, support and interaction where the dialogue in relation to trauma and embodiment can be continued. 

No prior experience in yoga is necessary as the movements are gentle with a focus on moving from the “inside-out” to your own comfort level. It is desirable but not essential that you are able to sit cross-legged on padded flooring. 

Feel free to book a complimentary 20-minute ‘phone or Zoom chat to gauge if this offering is the right fit for you:  

      Your Facilitator

Nisha Gill works holistically at the intersection of trauma, counselling, women’s sensual & sexual embodiment, bodywork, and birth. She has led women in embodiment circles since 2013 and creates trauma-sensitive spaces for those with special needs.  Nisha has incorporated these embodiment practices as a key piece in supporting women through transitions such as trauma, health challenges, grief and loss, the perinatal journey, and menopause.

Dates:

Saturdays, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

30 January 

13 February

27 February

13 March

27 March

10 April

24 April 

Investment:

$799

or 3 x $279 intallments 

This series constitutes twenty-one hours of direct instruction, email support and

convening a private Facebook group for your ongoing questions and sharing.

Email nisha@feminineinstincts.com.au for booking details.

Bookings close 20 January

 

Terms and Conditions

Enrolling for the series confirms that you have read, understood and agree to the T&C outlined below:

 

          Safety & Wellbeing

  • You will be responsible for your own wellbeing during the classes and duration of the series.
  • While all care is taken to provide a safe-enough space, Nisha Gill cannot be held liable for any adverse reactions in response to your group participation.
  • You will communicate any concerns about participation to Nisha prior to the series if you have physical or psychological health challenges.
  • You will move your body your own comfort level and adhere to any specific modifications that are recommended e.g. for limited range of movements, physical injuries, pregnancy.
  • Traumatic memories can sometimes surface during or after the semi-trance states that may result from engaging in the practices. If this is should occur, you are confident about supporting yourself or seeking professional help as required.
  • If you are currently unable to care for yourself in groups and maintain clear interpersonal boundaries, or experience distressing dissociation, psychosis, or extreme mood states, then this class series is not suitable for you at present.

 

          Cancellations & Refunds

  • Booking with payment ensures that your place is reserved for the entire series.
  • Cancellations up to ten days prior to the series will be refunded the amount paid minus a $15 handling fee.
  • No refunds will be available from 20 January 2021.

 

     

    Enquiries:

    Nisha Gill ~ 0402 039 341

    nisha@feminineinstincts.com.au 

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