Holistic Healing from Top Surgery: Navigating Pathways to Health for Trans Men and AFAB people
with Lauren Pragg
What: Holistic Healing from Top Surgery
part of the FTM and AFAB Surgical Support Groups (see below for more info about the top surgery support group)*
For Who: Trans Men and AFAB* people who have had, or who are considering top surgery
When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Room 2008 at Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne St, Toronto.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235364750312920/
This workshop will seek to demonstrate the ways holistic nutritional healing can help trans men and AFAB people prepare for & recover from top surgery. Many of the issues addressed will encompass physical, emotional, and mental health. The workshop will focus on providing whole food recommendations but will also incorporate supplement and herbal recommendations, along with lifestyle guidelines (both pre and post operatively). Ideally these recommendations could be used in conjunction with western medicine to offer a variety of options for healing, and the greatest opportunity for long-term health.
Lauren Pragg is the child of Trinidadian immigrants. They grew up in Scarborough and still live in East Toronto. Lauren has spent over ten years in graduate school studying identity, gender and sexuality. They have most recently begun training as a Holistic Nutritionist at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. They believe that food is energy and medicine we integrate into our bodies every day, and that understanding how it can heal and harm us is a foundational aspect of health. They hope to collaborate with health care practitioners across all spectrums to offer truly holistic care and research.
this workshop is a part of the AFAB & FTM surgical support groups run through the Sherbourne
Top Surgical Discussion (“pre-op”) & Post-Operative Group
When: Last Tuesday of the month
This group is open to trans men and AFAB people who are considering top surgery, and to those who have undergone top surgery. Through peer-to-peer support, the meetings aim to provide information about surgery options, surgical processes, navigating Ontario health care systems, trans resources, mental health, and sexuality. The discussion aims to help participants create a lasting support network of trans people from a range of social locations and experiences. The group will also host guest speakers on a variety of issues, dependent upon the participants’ interests and needs. Pre-registration is not required.
Contact Tobias for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
*AFAB stands for “assigned female at birth,” and is an umbrella term that encompasses those who identify as gender variant, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, male, trans man/masculine, transgender, transsexual, and non-binary etc, who have been assigned female at birth. Not all those listed under this umbrella may identify with AFAB terminology.