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The Polyamorous Puzzle: Looking at Your Relationship Desires
Are you open? How open? How open do you want to be?
When we’re given permission to change the structure of our intimate relationship(s); it can feel like a great, wide, and slightly overwhelming vortex has just opened up in front of us.
Ryan will use his years of personal experience witnessing the infinite variety of open relationships to put together a framework for you to be able to define the relationship that is going to work just right for you!
The workshop will highlight the nuances of polyamory (no, this is not swinging), the relationship options, the myths, and the expectations (communication, transparency and trust are paramount).
We will address how to practice ethical non-monogamy and will discuss the thorny issues of jealous and insecurity.
101 definitions of “what is polyamory?”
The poly framework and hierarchy
Poly relationships and developing emotional intelligence
The Poly Puzzle -- is it something you want to put together?
Instructor: Dr. Ryan Westrum is the founder and visionary of Healing Souls. A mental health practitioner for over 15 years. Ryan leverages his background in traditional therapeutic methods and infuses his work with holistic, intuitive therapies that empower individuals to take charge of their sexual identity and behaviors. Ryan earned his Doctorate of Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University, San Francisco. He also has an M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School and received his BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales are final and tickets are non-transferable. This workshop is 18+.