When we learn that who we are is not acceptable, ego states can go off line leaving us alienated from our wholeness. This is particularly relevant for minority groups.
LI is an excellent way to go back in time and gather and affirm these ego states and welcome them back into the self. Lea will explore this in relation to being sexually and/or gender diverse, give case examples, video session clips and create a safe and non judgmental space for therapists to explore this area .
Lea will unpack the difference between who we identify as, who we are sexually attracted to, our biological sex and how we express ourselves. These areas are often lumped together. For people who have all of these areas aligned in a socially acceptable way, it can be hard to understand that there are other ways to exist in the world, especially a world in which these differences are judged and shamed. For therapists taking on LGBTQI clients, it is important to understand difference so that our clients, including any split off ego states, can be met with authentic non judgmental attunement. This learning lab will help us integrate this understanding into our LI work.