Trans Somatics:

Embodying Gender Expansion

A 5 Week Online Practice Group

Join a group where you can meet other trans & enby folks who are working on becoming more embodied and building their capacities to handle stress and find connection. We will meet over zoom to learn a variety of somatic practices derived from generative somatics and the resilience toolkit that can support us in caring for ourselves and strengthening our self-responsiveness. We’ll build skills in setting boundaries, navigating triggers, living inside changing trans bodies, and making hard decisions. Sessions will include time for discussion and connection with fellow participants, as well as some journaling prompts. We’ll ground our explorations inside the challenging social, racial, and political contexts we are all inhabiting. All levels of experience with somatics are welcome.

  • When: June 20th - July 25, 2024. (No meeting on July 4th.) Five 90 minute sessions on Thursdays at 9am PST/12pm EST.
  • Where: On Zoom
  • Cost: Sliding scale $200-$400 ($40-$80 per session)
  • How to register: Venmo your tuition to Jacks-McNamara-8 and fill out the form below. Payment plans are also available, email redrootshealingarts AT if you would like to set up a payment plan.
  • Sign up by June 13th to reserve your spot!

About the Facilitator

Jacks McNamara is a trans & queer trauma healing coach, facilitator, educator, writer and artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jacks has been in private practice for 11 years, with a specialty in supporting queer and trans survivors, and in mentoring new queer and trans healing practitioners. They have been peer counseling, facilitating support groups, teaching art and writing classes, and leading workshops around radical mental health since 2004. Jacks is a member of the Generative Somatics Politicized Healers Network and a graduate of the gs Somatics and Trauma practitioner training program. In 2002 Jacks co-founded The Icarus Project, now known as the Fireweed Collective, an international support network and participatory adventure in mutual aid and healing justice. Co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, their life and work are the subject of the poetic documentary Crooked Beauty. Jacks also hosts the podcast So Many Wings, a series of conversations at the intersection of social justice and transformative mental health.