Transgender and gender non-conforming community
2021 - Bringing in a new year!
Grant-funded, 10-week (8-session) online course
Monday evenings 6:30-8:30
January 4, 11, 18
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, and 8
INSTRUCTOR: Yarrow Pospisil, MA, CCC-SLP and CNVC Certified Trainer
My work with the transgender community began about 15 years ago as a voice and communication therapist (SLP), supporting clients to develop voice and communication patterns that align more fully with their gender identity (see more).
I also provide coaching to transgender/gender non-conforming individuals and groups in the areas of mindfulness-based communication practices, self-compassion, and empowered self-expression. Trained in trauma-sensitive practices and with a strong vision for equity, diversity, and belonging, I hold a deep care and respect for the transgender community and the often complex journey of living true to oneself.
This learning community will pilot a 8-week training program aimed at transforming inner and outer dialogues into compassionate, empowered exchanges, leading to improved relationships and quality of life.
Curriculum is heavily influenced by the work of Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg (i.e., Compassionate Communication), outcome measures for this course will focus on.....
Recognizing and transforming inner narratives that fuel self-doubt, judgment, or shame
Developing inner clarity and compassion surrounding one's own feelings and needs
Improving quality of life through daily values-based action
Embodying confidence, inner power, and compassion during tough conversations
Healing, reconciliation and reunification in ruptured relationships
Self-advocacy: effectiveness and satisfaction
Participation will include...
Completing pre-training questionnaire
Eight, 2-hour group learning sessions.
Support from one empathy partner and a private Facebook group
One individual1-hour coaching session with Yarrow
Book: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life- 2nd Edition, by Dr Marshall B. Rosenberg
Maximum 15 participants
This unique experience is entirely grant-funded and AT NO COST to participants.
Please complete the REGISTRATION form below if you would like to participate. After receiving your form, I will be in touch with you with additional information about the course. Thank you!