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Therapist Guide: At the Therapist’s Office

Therapist Guide: At the Therapist’s Office

Many people wonder what it's like to visit a therapist's office for the first time. What can you expect when you first meet with a therapist? This video describes what a typical first visit with a therapist might look like, although every therapist is different and...

Therapist Guide: Alternatives to Therapy

Therapist Guide: Alternatives to Therapy

Therapy is one of many options people might use to heal from trauma. Often, survivors chose using other strategies in addition to therapy. This video includes many strategies people might choose to support healing. To learn more, visit forge.tips/therapist-guide

Dismantling the Trigger

Dismantling the Trigger

CW: Suicide Editor’s note:  This blog post will likely be painful to read, since it discusses trans suicide and its aftermath. We encourage people to read it, however, because we want to introduce people to a really powerful tool for dealing with traumatic memories....

When the phone weighs a million pounds

When the phone weighs a million pounds

Answering when friends call/text can be hard, even when you want to. Sometimes bodyminds swear it'll take too many spoons, or you aren't worth it, or you're too symptomatic and boring. Here are some of my hacks: Letting go of the lie that it's been too long to...

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Transgender and nonbinary folks – last chance to learn more about the roundtables about how Trans & LGBQ+ victims/survivors and community members want the response to sexual violence to look in their communities. These roundtables are hosted by The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (of Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault) and #FORGE. We need your help! $40 compensation. Complete the pre-screening survey today! forge.tips/3PQkgC3 ... See MoreSee Less

Transgender and nonbinary folks – last chance to learn more about the roundtables about how Trans & LGBQ+ victims/survivors and community members want the response to sexual violence to look in their communities. These roundtables are hosted by The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (of Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault) and #FORGE. We need your help! $40 compensation. Complete the pre-screening survey today! https://forge.tips/3PQkgC3Image attachmentImage attachment