So you want to learn more about the needs of trans and gender diverse folks? You've come to the right place.
These courses were designed by a trans person (me!) to introduce and deepen LMT’s understanding of the needs in my beloved transgender and gender diverse communities. These courses are for current LMT’s, students who are learning advanced techniques, and educators of future massage therapists. I designed them for cis, trans, and gender diverse students in mind. Through didactic presentation and discussion these courses will enhance one’s ability to work with this population and to guide instructors on the needs of trans and gender diverse students. These courses are taught remotely as well as in person, separately or together. I would love to come teach these critical courses your educator base, students, spa employees, etc. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. NCBTMB approved provider profile here.
‘Ethical Practice for Trans and Gender Diverse Communities’ 3 hours of NCBTMB accredited ethics CE’s
This class is designed for folks who want to know more about trans and gender diverse (TGD) communities. This course is intended to encourage you to dig deep about yourself and others. This one is for you if you are new to concepts and ideas related to trans and gender diverse identities, pronouns, and terminology. If you are of the TDG community and are interested in this class, know that there will be cis folks of varying levels of knowledge attending.
-Learn what pronouns are and how to use them correctly -Learn and review terminology related to TGD folks -List barriers to access for TGD people -Learn and practice ways to be welcoming to TGD clients and students -Learn intake form adaptations -Learn and practice how to use gender neutral language as a practitioner and educator -Understand what microaggressions are and how you can recognize them -Understand how to decrease potential harm and increase trust capacity for your TGD clients and students
‘Modifications for Trans and Gender Diverse Communities’ 3 hours of NCBTMB accredited CE’s
This class is designed for folks who have either a lived experience of being trans and/or gender diverse and allies/accomplices who have taken ‘Ethics for Trans and Gender Diverse Communities’ OR an equivalent course of study. It is a lecture based class, discussing medications, surgeries, anatomy of binding, and more.
-Learn about masculinizing modifications including surgeries, medications, presentation, and binding and understand how these modifications impact the body -Learn about feminizing modifications including surgeries, medications, and presentation and understand how these modifications impact the body -List indications, cautions, and contraindications for massage for masculinizing and feminizing modifications -List techniques to assist trans and gender diverse clients in the treatment room, on the intake form, and in personal behavior
Upcoming class dates:
August 5th at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland Oregon Sign up here!
August 28th at the Community College of Philadelphia This class is closed to instructors only.
October 15th at Albuquerque School of Healing Arts Sign up here!
November 6th at the Center for the Healing Arts in Voorhees, NJ Sign up here!
December 10th and 11th REMOTE (finally!), 12-3 pm EST each day, via Zoom Sign up here!
Institutions I've had the pleasure of teaching at:
East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland OR Mütter Museum in Philadelphia PA Community College of Philadelphia PA Philly School of Massage and Bodywork in Philadelphia PA Center for the Healing Arts in Voorhees NJ