Disclosure & Non-Monogamy: Agreements & boundaries to maximize well-being for all
with Evita Sawyers & Angie Gunn
APRIL 10 from 10 am—Noon PST
One of the main tenets of Ethical Non-monogamy being transparency- how do you decide what is or isn't important information to share and to receive about yours and your partner's relationships? How do you honor your own needs, while also understanding and adapting to boundaries of others in your relationship world? Join us as we negotiate all of these questions & more!
Therapy with Non-Monogamous Couples
with Evita Sawyers & Angie Gunn
APRIL 10 from 1 pm-3 pm PST
2 CE CREDITS AVAILABLE
Couples who practice non-monogamy bring entirely new sets of challenges to the therapy room. And yet, our standard couples therapy models don’t include the unique needs of those who practice this relationship style, nor do they provide guidance for adapting techniques to best suit more complex identities. In this workshop we will explore the identities, needs, and possible interventions for these individuals, with an emphasis on LGBTQIPA2S+ couples. Join us for a collaborative conversation, brainstorm and sample client scenarios to enrich your practice.
Meet the Co-Facilitator
Evita “Lavitaloca” Sawyers is a non-monogamy coach, speaker, and educator. Creator of “Today’s Polyamory Reminder”, she is also the subject of the groundbreaking polyamorous documentary “Poly-Love”. Her approach is both frank yet empathetic and she is appreciated for her vulnerable openness about her own challenges in non-monogamy and helping others to grow.
Fighting Shame in Sex Therapy
APRIL 20 from 5-7 pm PST
2 AASECT CE CREDITS AVAILABLE
In this discussion based workshop we will go through activities to encourage unpacking personal internalized bias, shame; moving towards new opportunities for pleasure and connection, as well as being able to better express the feelings you're having in your body, as well as helping clients to do the same.
Enmeshed or Isolated:
Repairing Relationships from the effects of COVID
MAY 8 from 10 am-1pm PST
We’ve been living in a that none of us were prepared for. In particular, most of our relationships were not structured for, or ready to adapt to the impact of the pandemic. For many, the impact became enmeshment- spending every second together in close quarters with little external outlets or connections. For others, it meant more isolation from partners in different cities or countries. As we move into this next phase of transformation during the pandemic, how do we understand the patterns we’ve fallen into, the trauma to our relationships over the last year, and how to build a new way forward? What do you, both individually and collectively, want to shift in your relationship dynamics and what would thriving as autonomous beings, while maintaining deep connection, look like? And beyond this last year, what do you know about yourself and your needs in relationships. Autonomy, personal expression, safety— when do we compromise & when do we fight? Join us for an exploratory conversation inclusive of all gender/ sex and relationship structures, expressions and values.
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WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
This class will be focused on perspectives of survivors, inclusive of the experience of BIPOC, LGBTQIPA+, and sex worker specific survivors. We will be digging into the impact of trauma on various areas of life, ways the trauma manifests long term (ie: physical/ social/ relational/ psychological effects) and creating empowerment and healing through ritual, self care, community, and clinical tools. You are more than your sexual trauma, you deserve access to pleasure on your terms.
We live in a world where sexual shame inhibits and controls sexual expression and prevents connection and pleasure. Porn and diverse arousal patterns are often targets for hate and oppression related to sexual expression. In this discussion based workshop we go through activities to encourage unpacking of personal internalized bias and shame and moving towards new opportunities for pleasure and connection in your body.