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From Self-Harm to Self-Discovery: A Workshop

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Event:
From Self-Harm to Self-Discovery: A Workshop
Start:
October 7, 2018 3:00 PM
End:
October 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
646-358-1730
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
October 1, 2018
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
646-358-1730
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Self Harm

 
In this workshop, lesbian twins Marissa LaRocca (bestselling author of Starving in Search of Me: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance) and Kristy LaRocca, LGBTQ+ therapist and founder of Live Your Truth Counseling, share about their own personal experiences with self-harm, and how they transformed those experiences into self-awareness and healing others.
 
The twins will discuss some of the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, as well as some tips for managing anxiety, overcoming denial, and living authentically.
 
We ask that participants bring a pen and a journal to the event, as we will be doing a few optional writing exercises in addition to a group share.
 
 

Please arrive by 2:45 PM at latest, so that we can close the door and begin the workshop promptly at 3 PM. Thank you!

 

The Bureau will be closed during the workshop: 3 to 4 PM.

 
 

Marissa LaRocca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa LaRocca is the bestselling author of Starving in Search of Me: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance (Mango, 2018). She is an award-winning writer, speaker, LGBTQ activist, and YouTube personality. Additionally, Marissa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, having received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and she’s a contributing educator for The Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s upcoming Emotional Eating Course. Marissa’s work has been featured in Go Magazine, on Glam.com, and on Topic.com. To find out more, visit marissalarocca.com.

 

 

 

 Kristy LaRocca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristy LaRocca, MA, LMHC is an integrative therapist and founder of Live Your Truth Counseling located in New York City. She completed her internship at the Institute for Human Identity, one of NYC’s leading training programs for LGBTQ-affirmative psychotherapy, and has served the queer community as a Staff Therapist and Coordinator of the Intern Training Program there for several years. Kristy received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and has taught psychology courses as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College.

 

 

 

 

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