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Sunday, July 10 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Get in Touch: Increasing Resiliency of Gender Diverse Youth

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Growing up outside of cultural gender norms can be hard. The stresses of fear, teasing, harassment, and loneliness can pile up. Watching your child(ren) live through this is also hard, and as much as you work to make their lives easier, to switch or improve their schools, find them peer groups, and get them appropriate medical care, you worry it's not enough, because you can still see them hurting. The good news is there are ways to help their bodies process the stresses you can't remove from their lives, to help them become calmer, more centered, and to sleep better at night. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how massage helps increase resiliency and calm anxieties, and you'll leave able to offer your child(ren) the benefits of massage yourself, as well as be prepared to find a gender-positive massage professional in your community.


Arwyn Daemyir, LMT, CPMT

Arwyn Daemyir, LMT, CPMT is a massage therapist with a private practice serving the whole family in Portland, OR. She specializes in massage as a tool of resiliency for people facing stresses because of their gender, sexuality, size, and/or age. Her writing on gender and parenting has appeared in works such as Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth. She is excited to bring her two greatest passions... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Dante 215

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