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Jaspreet Randhawa pharmacist, registered somatic therapist and founder of Whole Body Pharmacists

Women's Circle for deep talks;
Join your 12-week sanctuary for somatic  therapy & true healing 

Navigating family dynamics can be intricate, often involving numerous interpersonal relationships. Jaspreet offers specialized support in this women's circle to help you manage family relationships. relationships to your SELF, and the emotional impacts of living in a community known well to her. 

Deciding to go for Therapy takes great courage, understanding the taboos and social pressures within the South Asian Community, Jaspreet provides a culturally-informed, Trauma Informed Somatic Group Therapy for women of Indian, Pakistani, Bengali, South Asian origin. Providing a deep soulful, healing therapy delving in to the root cause of patterns and pains we encounter now, both physical & emotional in nature.

"Uncover the Healing Power of Culturally Informed Group Therapy for South Asian Women"

Understanding both Eastern and Western approaches to trauma ensures Jaspreet's trauma informed approach respects your cultural backgrounds, recognizing the unique ways different cultures handle trauma. This cultural awareness is essential for effective, healing Somatic Therapy.


Group Therapy for South Asian Women 
 

WHAT I DO

Soulful Somatic South Asian Therapy

Discover your authentic self as a member of the South Asian diaspora in a safe and nurturing environment. 

  • Heal from depression and anxiety stemming from challenges tied to identity, cultural expectations, racism, discrimination, or family and intergenerational conflicts unique to the diaspora experience.

  • Develop strategies to navigate stress, resolve relationship issues, and achieve your goals while honouring your cultural background.

  • Connect with others like minded women from the South Asian communities who understand your experiences.

  • Deepen your understanding of relationships and enhance them within the framework of your cultural values.

  • Receive support and accountability from empathetic, committed women who share your cultural context.

  • Cultivate the confidence to live and relate authentically and unapologetically as a woman of the South Asian community.

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Healing Path Discovery: 12-Week Holistic Program

With a deep commitment to cultural sensitivity, Jaspreet navigates with you the nuances of gender, sexuality, and societal expectations prevalent in South Asian cultures. Founded on the principles of safety, choice, and empowerment, providing you with the opportunity to heal from personal and collective traumas in a way that respects your cultural heritage​.

As your South Asian Therapist, Jaspreet not only aids the individual healing journey but also  contributes to breaking cycles of:

  • Generational Trauma

  • Accepting misogyny whilst favouring men & boys in the family

  • People Pleasing and Good Girl Syndrome

  • Burnout; from taking on both the masculine and feminine roles

  • Abusive relationships & silencing of our voices and identity

 

Jaspreet Randhawa pharmacist, registered somatic therapist and founder of Whole Body Pharmacists

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House Rules

  • Allow yourself and your vulnerabilities to meet with the women of this group. 

  • Commit to a 60 minute weekly group therapy session for 12 weeks (of course there is deep understanding for genuine reasons you may have to miss the odd session).

  • Be prepared to engage! This can mean all of the following: talking, listening & being non judgemental.

  • You will be shown somatic practices, try your best to create time for these in your own personal time also.

  • Deep emotions may come to the surface for you & that's welcome here.

  • You can pay in monthly instalments or in a lump sum.

  • Do not provide unsolicited advice. Jaspreet is the space holder & will provide guidance and advice when necessary.

  • Ensure you are in complete privacy, where you can not be heard by others, for your own safelty and wellbeing

When 

Group therapy will take place on Monday & Wednesday evenings, and you will then join your allocated group each Monday / Wednesday for 12 weeks. So if you have missed out this month, don't worry you can join the next group. Contact us to find out when the next group therapy sessions start. 

Where 

​Zoom - you will receive a link for the reoccurring virtual zoom room. It is important that you feel safe and have absolute privacy when in the group therapy sessions 

How

​There are a minimum of 4 spaces, and maximum of 10 spaces available in each group. We keep the groups small, to ensure everyone can speak if they wish, and the intimacy of a small group allows real connection. We do not allow anyone to join mid-way through a 12 week programme as it can change the dynamics of the pre existing group. Each application is screened, to ensure the group resonates with one another, and the safe is held safely.

 

It is not recommended to have friends or family in your group session. Allow this group to be your own space with new people, who do not already have a bias or pre-existing view of you. Take a step in to a space of like minded women you have never experienced before, and see how your story and traumas unfold safely.  If your friends / family wish to join the 12 week programme, they can apply for the next cohort, and gain great therapeutic benefit without impeding on your process. 

"Feeling alone when surrounded by so many family & friends?"

An empowering Women's Circle of Somatic Therapy & real talk

This therapy group caters to women who identify as South Asian (Indian, Punjabi, Pakistani, Bangladeshi). It's inclusive of individuals of all sexual orientations and welcomes cisgender, transgender, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary individuals.

If you find yourself concealing aspects of your identity from your family or community, this group is for you. Whether you're feeling misunderstood, judged, or rejected, or if you're grappling with significant questions but lack a safe space to discuss them openly, you'll find support here.

"Western Therapy often does not work for Eastern Minds"

Duration: 12 Weeks with Weekly
60-Minute Sessions
Cost: £660 (£55 / week) 
 

  • What is Somatic Therapy?
    The Soma represents more than our physical structure; it's our inner body, also known as the subtle or energy body. Somatic, in essence, relates to the body in its entirety—both its physical form and its energetic presence. Somatic therapy is the practice of tuning into and feeling our body's current state, allowing us to identify and work through blocked energy that leads to physical symptoms like panic attacks, anxiety, digestive issues, and brain fog. This process involves using specific somatic exercises to help release these blockages, aiming for a state of health and balance.
  • What is Polyvagal Theory?
    The mind and body are connected through the Vagus nerve, which extends from the brain stem to the colon. This nerve is integral to our parasympathetic nervous system, known as the "Rest and Digest" state. In this state, everything feels calm, life is good, your body is relaxed, and all bodily functions operate as they should. Ideally, we would be in this rest and digest state most of the time, only shifting to the sympathetic nervous system state, or "fight or flight," when in danger. The issue in modern society is that we often remain in "fight or flight" mode, constantly releasing stress hormones, which can lead to numerous illnesses. By identifying where your body is on the Polyvagal scale and understanding which traumas (big or small) have contributed to this state, we can start to address them. Through talking, feeling, and processing these experiences with various techniques, we work to improve Vagal tone. This helps you respond to life's challenges with an appropriate level of stress or relaxation.
  • Can you provide C-PTSD or PTSD treatment?
    Yes. Our somatic therapy treatments integrate a range of modalities, drawing from both scientific research and traditional healing practices. Together, we'll address and process the underlying trauma symptoms contributing to your PTSD or C-PTSD, aiming for lasting relief and healing.
  • What problems can Somatic exercises help with?
    In somatic therapy, we embrace the mind-body connection, recognising that your environment and experiences over the years can lead to a wide array of symptoms that might escape conventional medical approaches. Instead of asking "What is wrong with you?" we prefer to understand "What has happened to you?" It's not uncommon to visit a GP with issues that defy easy explanation, often because traditional medicine tends to separate the mind from the body. However, the reality is that they influence each other deeply. So, if you're grappling with chronic illness, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, numbness, dizzy spells, burnout, or any other condition where a root cause remains elusive — or if you're experiencing a mix of seemingly random symptoms — somatic healing can offer a pathway to understanding what your body is attempting to communicate to your mind.
  • What is brain fog?
    Brain fog is a type of dissociation that occurs during dorsal vagal collapse, a state of top-level dissociation when everything feels overwhelming. In this state, both body and mind may enter a shutdown mode, yet you might still manage to function to some degree. It's often when experiencing brain fog symptoms—like feeling mentally clouded and unable to focus—that many seek support. Somatic Therapy aims to uncover and address the root causes of brain fog, processing the underlying emotions that contribute to this and other related symptoms, guiding you towards a clearer, more peaceful way of living.
  • Do I need a therapist?
    This question isn't easy to answer, as truly, only YOU can determine when you're ready to be heard and supported by a trained therapist. If you find yourself asking this, it might be your mind and body's way of nudging you towards seeking a guide, mentor, or therapist. Whichever title resonates with you, the person who will navigate with you through your current experiences and past traumas, it's important to recognize that seeking support is a natural and brave step. Embracing your mental health and allowing yourself to be vulnerable in seeking help is a profound act of courage. Different therapists provide a variety of modalities to suit you. The Whole Body Therapist incorporates several modalities to allow for the best possible outcome, without narrowing the vision of healing to just one modality. One size does not fit all.
  • Do you work with International Clients?
    Yes, The Whole Body Therapist welcomes clients from any country. Our somatic therapy services are available globally, with the only requirement being that all sessions are conducted in English. This ensures that you can fully benefit from the quality of care provided. If the booking calendar times don't match your schedule, don't hesitate to get in touch via WhatsApp or email. We will strive to accommodate a time that works best for you.
  • How does the nervous system affect my mental and physical health?
    Our body is made up of several systems all cleverly interlinked. The nervous system of our body is integral in all aspects of our physical and mental health. Modern science and healthcare would have you believe that the mind and body are not connected. However, ancient traditions and research in the field of science of the mind-body connection, inform us that a dysregulated nervous system means we stay in survival mode for prolonged periods of time. This in turn causes the release of stress hormones, causing chronic illnesses of the body and mind. When we focus on the nervous system via the polyvagal lens, we are able to regulate it and come back to a balanced, healthy life.
  • What is mind body therapy?
    Somatic therapy is mind-body therapy. By reconnecting the mind and body, to feel each sensation, and have the ability to interpret the subtle energies of the body, you will no longer supress the emotions trying to be felt. Trauma leads to a disconnection of the mind from the body, along with disconnection from friends, family, community and the environment. Reconnecting the mind and body is one way to start the healing journey for reconnection in all aspects of life. Allowing for you to feel alive again.
  • What is Somatic Therapy?
    The Soma represents more than our physical structure; it's our inner body, also known as the subtle or energy body. Somatic, in essence, relates to the body in its entirety—both its physical form and its energetic presence. Somatic therapy is the practice of tuning into and feeling our body's current state, allowing us to identify and work through blocked energy that leads to physical symptoms like panic attacks, anxiety, digestive issues, and brain fog. This process involves using specific somatic exercises to help release these blockages, aiming for a state of health and balance.
  • What is Polyvagal Theory?
    The mind and body are connected through the Vagus nerve, which extends from the brain stem to the colon. This nerve is integral to our parasympathetic nervous system, known as the "Rest and Digest" state. In this state, everything feels calm, life is good, your body is relaxed, and all bodily functions operate as they should. Ideally, we would be in this rest and digest state most of the time, only shifting to the sympathetic nervous system state, or "fight or flight," when in danger. The issue in modern society is that we often remain in "fight or flight" mode, constantly releasing stress hormones, which can lead to numerous illnesses. By identifying where your body is on the Polyvagal scale and understanding which traumas (big or small) have contributed to this state, we can start to address them. Through talking, feeling, and processing these experiences with various techniques, we work to improve Vagal tone. This helps you respond to life's challenges with an appropriate level of stress or relaxation.
  • Do you work with International Clients?
    Yes, The Whole Body Therapist welcomes clients from any country. Our soma therapy services are available globally, with the only requirement being that all sessions are conducted in English. This ensures that you can fully benefit from the quality of care provided. If the booking calendar times don't match your schedule, don't hesitate to get in touch via WhatsApp or email. We will strive to accommodate a time that works best for you.
  • How does Whole Body Therapist incorporate cultural sensitivity into somatic therapy for South Asian clients?
    Whole Body Therapist, founded by Jaspreet Randhawa, emphasizes a trauma-informed care model that recognizes the cultural and individual uniqueness of each client, including those from South Asian backgrounds, ensuring a safe and understanding therapeutic environment.
  • Are there specific somatic therapy services tailored for South Asian clients at Whole Body Therapist?
    While the website does not list services exclusively for South Asian clients, the holistic and personalized approach to care implies that therapies are tailored to meet the individual needs of all clients, including those from South Asian communities.
  • Can you provide C-PTSD or PTSD treatment?
    Yes. Our somatic therapy treatments integrate a range of modalities, drawing from both scientific research and traditional healing practices. Together, we'll address and process the underlying trauma symptoms contributing to your PTSD or C-PTSD, aiming for lasting relief and healing.
  • Do I need a therapist?
    This question isn't easy to answer, as truly, only YOU can determine when you're ready to be heard and supported by a trained therapist. If you find yourself asking this, it might be your mind and body's way of nudging you towards seeking a guide, mentor, or therapist. Whichever title resonates with you, the person who will navigate with you through your current experiences and past traumas, it's important to recognize that seeking support is a natural and brave step. Embracing your mental health and allowing yourself to be vulnerable in seeking help is a profound act of courage. Different therapists provide a variety of modalities to suit you. The Whole Body Therapist incorporates several modalities to allow for the best possible outcome, without narrowing the vision of healing to just one modality. One size does not fit all.
  • What problems can Somatic exercises help with?
    In somatic therapy, we embrace the mind-body connection, recognising that your environment and experiences over the years can lead to a wide array of symptoms that might escape conventional medical approaches. Instead of asking "What is wrong with you?" we prefer to understand "What has happened to you?" It's not uncommon to visit a GP with issues that defy easy explanation, often because traditional medicine tends to separate the mind from the body. However, the reality is that they influence each other deeply. So, if you're grappling with chronic illness, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, numbness, dizzy spells, burnout, or any other condition where a root cause remains elusive — or if you're experiencing a mix of seemingly random symptoms — somatic healing can offer a pathway to understanding what your body is attempting to communicate to your mind.
  • How is Jaspreet Randhawa's background relevant to her somatic therapy practice for South Asian clients?
    Jaspreet Randhawa is culturally informed and of Punjabi descent, which allows her to bring a deep understanding of South Asian cultures and sensitivities into her practice. This background enhances her ability to provide culturally sensitive and relevant therapy.
  • How can Somatic Therapy benefit South Asian people?
    Somatic therapy focuses on the connection between mind and body to heal trauma and stress. It's beneficial for all communities including South Asian people as it offers a holistic approach that respects cultural sensitivities and addresses the emotional and physical manifestations of trauma.
  • What languages can you speak?
    Jaspreet's fluent in Punjabi and Urdu, with some speaking skills in Hindi. However all consultations are spoken in English, therefore please ensure you feel fluent and confident to speak the whole session in English.
  • What kind of issues can somatic therapy address for South Asian individuals?
    Somatic therapy can help address a range of issues, including chronic stress, anxiety, trauma, and illness by focusing on the mind-body connection and aiming for holistic well-being & nervous system regulation. In somatic therapy, the aim is not to supress emotions or feelings, but rather to meet them, shine a light on their origin and process them so that they do not stay stuck in your nervous system and body, causing longer term unwanted patterns or illness.
  • How does the nervous system affect my mental and physical health?
    Our body is made up of several systems all cleverly interlinked. The nervous system of our body is integral in all aspects of our physical and mental health. Modern science and healthcare would have you believe that the mind and body are not connected. However, ancient traditions and research in the field of science of the mind-body connection, inform us that a dysregulated nervous system means we stay in survival mode for prolonged periods of time. This in turn causes the release of stress hormones, causing chronic illnesses of the body and mind. When we focus on the nervous system via the polyvagal lens, we are able to regulate it and come back to a balanced, healthy life.
  • Can you share which South Asian communities you especially resonate with in your somatic therapy practice due to your own background?
    As a somatic therapist of Punjabi heritage, I deeply resonate with and understand the cultural nuances of various South Asian communities. My personal background allows me to connect with and provide culturally attuned care to individuals from Indian, Punjabi, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Arabic backgrounds, as well as those who identify with Hindu and other religious and cultural practices. My own experiences as someone of Punjabi descent enrich my approach, enabling me to offer a space of empathy, understanding, and tailored support. It's my belief that this personal connection fosters a therapeutic environment where clients feel seen, understood, and respected in their unique healing journeys.

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