Facilitator Commitments:


I commit to facilitate our sessions co-creatively with you, offering guidance from my decades of training and experience and respectfully honoring the abundant wisdom in the room.

I commit to maintaining confidentiality regarding the experiences of all individuals in the groups.

I commit to hold a large, compassionate, tender space of curiosity and wonder with each of you.

As a practitioner and human, I commit to upholding principles of anti-racism, anti-ableism, feminism, and affirming of people of LGBTQ+, and varied bodies, gender identities, sizes, ages, and multi (or non) faiths.  in our groups, I commit particularly to supporting the voices of those of more marginalized identities.

I hold my role as an educator who also practices somatic therapy work with great care.  I acknowledge that I am not a licensed psychotherapist and that these groups, though certainly therapeutic, are not psychotherapy groups.  As such, I welcome all the feelings that may arise in each body in the room, and encourage cultivating awareness, curiosity, and resource through the sensations and images beneath them.  However, I also commit to do my best to balance the educational experience of all members in the room.

 

 


Group Member Policies -- by choosing to attend groups facilitated by Stefanie you indicate your agreement with the following guidelines:

I commit to maintaining confidentiality regarding the experiences of all individuals in the groups.

I commit to payment and regular attendance for the full period of a minimum of six months.

I understand that "regular attendance" is a suggested minimum of twice per month in order to support the intimate container of the group.

With the understanding that "life happens" and unexpected events arise, I agree to inform Stefanie by text or email if I will be late or unable to attend a session, ideally, with at least 24 hours notice

Among our group members, within and outside of our sessions, I commit to upholding principles of anti-racism, anti-ableism, feminism, and affirming of people of LGBTQ+, and varied bodies, gender identities, sizes, ages, and multi (or non) faiths.

I agree to make prompt contributions according to my current means on the sliding scale on a consistent date before or between the 1st and 5th of each month*.  I understand that it is not up to Stefanie to remind me or to request these payments.  I understand that electronic payments via Venmo, Cash App, or recurring monthly bank transfer are the preferred methods of payment.

I acknowledge that as a facilitator, Stefanie is not a licensed psychotherapist and that these groups, though certainly therapeutic, are not psychotherapy groups. I honor all the feelings that may arise in my body (and others') in the room.  I practice cultivating awareness, curiosity, and resource in the sensations and images beneath them.


At the point at which I would like to end or take a break in attending the group I will give at least one month's advance notice, fulfill any remaining financial commitment, and attend two final sessions in order to:

1) let the group know my plans and 2) to wrap up together.  

I know that I am free to reach out to join again at another time.

*I understand that one late payment (posted after the 5th of the month) will be accepted as a courtesy.  I understand that a second late payment is then subject to a $20 late penalty.

 

Group Guidelines and Agreements