Transforward Model of "Dysphoria Trauma"
Trauma makes it difficult to answer three of life's biggest questions:
1) WHO AM I?
2) WHAT DO I BELIEVE IN?
3) WHAT DO I STAND FOR?
Transforward reframes 'dysphoria' as relational trauma to the body. There are many erroneous understandings of trans people as associated with distress. For someone at the intersection of attachment wounding, socio-cultural trauma, and the trans experience, it makes it very difficult to access a life of embodiment and well-being.
of "dysphoria trauma" over the course of a lifespan.
MIND // PROCESS
RELATIONAL // ATTACHMENT WOUNDING // TRANSPHOBIA
BODY // HEART // MECHANISM
Long lasting results of trauma result ot simply from the experience of fear and helplessness but form how our bodies interpret those experiences.
Mind, body, relational
Body: Medical, psycho-emotional transition
Feeling seen and heard, social identity, social perception
access to healthcare, trans affirming