Rick Shaddock, MA Education, PhD Candidate
Hypothesis: Regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique for about 20 minutes twice a day helps young people integrate their mind and body and get in tune with who they really are neurophysiologically.
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi has successfully helped hundreds of men with GID to
become heterosexual and even start families.
NARTH = National Association for Research & Treatment of Homosexuality
List and ranking of schools that promote freedom of thought
The Female Brain - Louann Brizendine M.D.
Dr. Amber Ruigrok (a woman) at Cambridge University discovered:
"Effective Therapies for Gender Dysphoria
Currently, there are no psychological interventions that have been shown
to reduce gender dysphoria. Therapies that aim to change a child or
adolescent’s gender identity are considered UNETHICAL. However,
transgender and gender nonconforming youth may benefit from seeing a
therapist, who can help them cope with stressful experiences that they may
"These negative experiences may lead to anxiety, depression, or suicidal
thoughts and behaviors. It is very important that parents and families of
transgender and gender nonconforming youth support and affirm their
identity—for example, by using their preferred name and pronouns—as family
acceptance is a strong protective factor against negative mental health
A therapist who is well-versed in working with trans youth is vital for creating a safe space for kids and families to address the challenges of gender dysphoria. **The goal in therapy is not to change how a person feels or expresses their gender. ** Rather, it is for children and their parents to explore tools and methods of support for the feelings that surround the distress of not being able to physically express their true self.
It is important for families to develop a dynamic that is informed, supportive, and curious about their child’s journey as they explore their gender. This dynamic can create a space where different expressions of gender can be safely explored. This exploration may help relieve distress that occurs with dysphoria."