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Sunday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Working with Grief to Create Space for the Joy of Change

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“Grief is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman. Grief occurs when an individual responds to any kind of loss, whether it be unmet expectations, a missed job opportunity or a change in relationship status. Change, however big or small, often elicits grief - we mourn the loss and welcome the new. Families supporting gender-expansive youth often experience an incredible amount of change in a variety of unique forms. This change can look like anything from different name and gender markers, to shifting family dynamics, to a shift in how a parent views a child’s future. This workshop is designed specifically to create space for family members to explore the grief that may arise as they work to support their gender-expansive child. Participants will leave the workshop with a wealth of resources and tools to support them in processing their personal experience of grief.


Ben Geilhufe, MA, PCCI

Ben Geilhufe, MA, PCCI has been an educator and advocate for the transgender community since beginning his own transition in 2006. He has contributed to policy reform for higher education institutions, non-profit organizations and larger corporations around gender identity, awareness, and inclusivity. He pursued his MA in counseling psychology to better serve gender-expansive individuals in their journey of identity exploration. He works as a... Read More →

Micah Hammond, MA, PCCi

Micah Hammond, MA, PCCi is an Ally, therapist and advocate. She has done presentations on gender identity for both private organizations and a public conference to increase awareness and inclusivity in the wilderness therapy field. Micah is passionate about working with the whole family system to foster understanding, address internalized oppression, and open lines of communication. She currently works as an advocate and therapist in Santa... Read More →

Sunday July 27, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Dante 220 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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