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Long Covi d Care Bear Time!

Long Covi d Care Bear Time!

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Long Covi d Care Bear Time!

Description:

This 2-hour care bear time is for folks who currently have or are experiencing the symptoms of Long Covi d (self-diagnosed or diagnosed by a health professional). As a community herbalist during the pandemic, I have supported many folks with covid or long covi d care, and felt called to hold a communal space.

I have noticed a lack of support for the long covi d community from the allopathic/”western” medicine world, and I believe that gathering together can be a helpful tool to navigate this. I will bring my training and skills in group facilitation, mental health counseling, holistic care and community herbalism to this group. I am guided by and lead groups with the tools of: Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, Restorative Justice, Somatic psychotherapy, and more. I love creating group containers that foster connection, creativity, and a mutual sharing of resources. 

My intention is to follow the lead of the group and let that guide us. For example, we may choose to dive deeper into a specific herbal care protocol or body system based on the needs of the group and the symptoms/challenges/experiences that are specific to the people present.

Participants will leave with:

  1. Care plans for themselves to tend to their long covi d experience
  2. Herbal remedy suggestions and practices for Long covi d care
  3. Potential for continued support through another group session with fellow participants (dependent on group’s needs + desires), a group “buddy” and/or 1:1 herbal care with Maz (me)

I enjoy offering “accessible herbalism” meaning - practical ways to make herbal remedies and practices part of your daily or weekly routine, that work for your capacity and budget, so I will be attuned to that as well as we co-create care plans.

At the end of the group, there’s an option to stay in touch with group members and become “long covid buddies” to support each other. Your buddy would be someone who you can check in with and can be in communication with for accountability, processing, or other forms of connection and support related to l0ng c0vid care. 

When:

Sunday, April 7 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST for 2 hours.

Cost and lower fee spots:

This session is offered on a sliding scale $20 - $60. 

Please select the sliding scale tier that aligns with your current budget, socio-economic status, and access or non-access to wealth/financial support. For more information and support in selecting your tier follow this guide here by Worts and Cunning Apothecary.

At this time and in line with my budget, I am able to offer two $0 - $19 slots in each group. I will be prioritizing poor, working class QTBIPOC folks for this. Please email me directly at info@bsamimapothecary.com to reserve a low-fee or no fee spot.

Additional Information: 

Sessions will not be recorded to practice confidentiality. Sessions will be held virtually on Zoom. If you need to miss the session for any reason, there will be notes, an option to schedule 1:1 time with me instead, and/or to check in with someone in the group to hear what you missed. To foster intimacy and connection, this group will be limited to 10 participants total. 

Next Steps/Moves:

Please fill out this brief form at least 1 week before the start of this group. This form asks you for your basic contact information, access needs, sharing of identities as is comfortable for you, if you would like to have a buddy, and a question about what you hope for in joining this group. More will be addressed during group session times.

If you have any questions, additional comments/needs that are not addressed here or in the form above, please email me at: info@bsamimapothecary.com


**"Bodymind: A term used to challenge the idea the body and mind are experienced separately (Descartes). Written in various ways, Bodymind or Body-mind, this usage foregrounds the understanding that experiences of the bodymind are integrated"