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Thursday, July 14 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Born in the Right Body: Body as Ally in Embodied Transitions LIMITED

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The idea that trans people were “born in the wrong body” is outdated. New narratives are needed that can more accurately capture the complexity of the trans experience, while also providing a way forward for those who transition both medically and socially. This workshop provides an introduction to the “Body-As-Ally” model, which I have developed through my work as a gender doula and through my own healing journey. This workshop will cover what trans dissociation is and how it functions in the trans body and experience, how the body can be reconceptualized as an ally in transition, trauma-informed approaches to encouraging embodiment, using gender euphoria as a North Star in Gender transition, and an exercise to help folks access their embodied “yes” and “no.”

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Elias Lawliet

Gender doula, The Gender Doula
Elias A. Lawliet is a The Gender Doula and a PhD candidate at Berkeley. In his doula role, he brings a unique mix of academic research and training, personal experience, spiritual care, and empathetic understanding to help those who are exploring, questioning, or transitioning their... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT