In collaboration with the L.A. Gender Center, the Empathy School presents:
Compassionate Self-Care on the Journey of TRANSformation
When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012
Where: APAIT, 1730 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015 (map)
Cost: $25 by October 1, $30 by October 15, $35 at the door
No one turned away for lack of funds. Please specify on your registration if you need disability accommodations or a scholarship.
Drawing upon practices of embodied emotional processing and Nonviolent Communication, this one-day workshop offers a powerful new perspective opening a door to a kinder journey — more human, more connected, more possible.
At this mini retreat, we offer practical tools for conflict resolution and emotional resilience for trans and gender non-conforming folks,* as well as their parents, partners, and close friends/family.
Bring a sack lunch and a snack to share, and come learn ways to heal from old hurts and transform shame into self-compassion, all the while staying connected with yourself!
*When we say “trans and gender non-conforming,” we include people who may identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit, questioning, and more. People at any stage of their journey are welcome, including those who choose not to transition, those who transitioned decades ago, and those who are just beginning to start down the path of their chosen gender.
Andrei Andreev is a photographer, dancer, and parent educator. Certified through Echo Parenting & Education, Andrei has presented workshops locally and abroad. He has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative forms of communication and embodiment since 2005.
Julianne Gale is a genderqueer dancer, educator, and cultural fieldworker. Julianne has facilitated communication and social justice workshops with a variety of organizations, including Gender Justice LA; youTHink; and The Multicultural Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills. A credentialed teacher and certified nonviolent parent educator, Julianne received an M.A. in Applied Theatre Arts from USC in 2011.
Andrei and Julianne are passionate about collaborating with people to co-create the kind of world we want to live in.