Sostenere le persone con attrazione omosessuale e confusioni di genere indesiderate

Molte persone che vivono delle difficoltà in queste aree desiderano un aiuto nel superare questi sentimenti. Il motivo può essere la preoccupazione per la propria salute, le convinzioni religiose o semplicemente una preferenza. Attualmente queste persone vengono deluse e si preclude loro l’accesso ai servizi se non per affermare questi sentimenti indesiderati. Molti governi vogliono mettere al bando qualsiasi terapia e counselling al riguardo. Con l’aggressiva cultura secolare che si è sviluppata nei confronti di chiunque non desideri abbracciare l’omosessualità o l’ideologia transessuale, le persone spesso non hanno nessuno a cui rivolgersi.

La IFTCC è stata fondata per aiutare le persone a trovare il sostegno che stanno cercando, permettendo di rivolgersi a “professionisti accreditati”. Si tratta di professionisti che rispettano le linee guida operative e le prese di posizione etiche della IFTCC, e che sono solidali con gli obiettivi e le visioni del mondo di coloro che chiedono aiuto. Essi rispettano l’autonomia del cliente.

Lavoriamo con professionisti esperti in ogni parte del mondo per assicurarci che le persone abbiano accesso al supporto di cui hanno bisogno. Nostro obiettivo è inoltre favorire la collegialità e la creazione di reti di supervisione di supporto che incoraggino servizi trasparenti, affidabili e professionali.

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Read our response to the UK Government's intended ban on therapeutic choice (v2)

Cosa dicono le persone

"The reason for my transgenderism was the fact that I didn’t feel like a man... doesn’t a person have the right to actually go and seek help to change their orientation if it’s causing them distress? Today it’s good … I feel secure in my masculinity. …. at this point in my life I’m happy being a man for the first time in a long time."

John/Jannine

"There are indeed people who are critical of my journey. They don't agree, and they don't believe in change. I, however, respond that my life is more honest now."

Anon

"My gay affairs once worked for me like drugs work for an addict. I wanted to compensate my bad feelings …. Today I rather face my bad feelings."

Emily

"I wasn’t born with these desires but they grew as a result of bullying and exclusion as a teenager."

David (45)

"I found that people who have decided to live as a homosexual got all the support they needed but the people that decided [to] change their lifestyle had no real help."

Anon

"It is ironic that a society that prides itself on individual liberty wants to enforce its values on others."

Mohammed (24 years)

"They provide me tremendous assistance with unwanted same sex attraction and my mental, emotional and psychological health had improved remarkably."

Tzvii (32 years)

"This therapy does not attempt to change an individual from being gay to being straight but rather it helps an individual heal from past hurts and fears."

Callum (41 years)

"I have the right to pursue truth and happiness as I understand it; and that is what this therapy has allowed me to do."

Anon

"I find it unacceptable that bigoted, intolerant people are seeking to disallow others their truth and their happiness, by seeking to ban this type of therapy."

Male, 40

"Gay activists have created a caricature of what they think conversion therapy is and then they talk these politicians into passing a law against this caricature."

Dr Joseph Nicolosi

"'It is not the case that sexual orientation is immutable or might not vary to some extent in a person’s life.' Position Statement PS02/2014 April 2014"

Royal College of Psychiatrists

"My abuse had occurred at an age of ego formation …. negating my normal sexual evolution as a heterosexual male, to be replaced with a sense of non-being, genderless, neither male nor female. [I] sought in vain to find happiness in gay-affirming society and active gay life over the course of 20 years."

Phil, 60

"I do not identify with gay culture, and I don’t want to engage in gay life any more."

Male, 40

"There is a quelling of the ability of people to have information, to make informed decisions about topics like sexual orientation change and sexuality in general."

Dr Christopher Rosik

"It’s so unfortunate that it took me so long to get this ... therapy. It’s just exactly what I would have loved to have had in my late teens. It would have been the answer to all my questions."

Denis (38 years)

Bullismo e intimidazioni

Sei stato oggetto di bullismo o intimidazioni in relazione al tuo desiderio di abbandonare comportamenti indesiderati?

Le persone hanno riscontrato in misura considerevole intolleranza e aggressioni quando hanno scelto di muoversi in nuove direzioni o di lasciare alcune comunità LGBT. Facci conoscere la tua esperienza (in assoluta riservateza).