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More Than Two Peas in a Pod: Polyamorous & Open Relationships

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Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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This group is looking like it may fill up. If it does, and you want your name added to the wait list to be contacted if someone cancels, please contact me: irene@irenegreene.com

Are you asking yourself any of these questions about polyamory or considering opening up your relationship?

Is polyamory for me?

What do I do when/if I feel jealous?

What are the pros and cons for doing and not doing polyamory?

What is polyamory? What is not polyamory?

Are some folks just not wired to do poly?

What is ethical polyamory?

What does it mean to "make a contract?" Pros and cons.

What are healthy boundaries?

What and how much communication is necessary?

If I am starting to date someone, when should I ask them if they are poly or tell them that I am (or am not)?

What if one person in a relationship wants to "open up" the relationship and the other does not?

How do I practice self-care when being in a poly relationship?

What books and online resources are out there?

What are the biggest problems that folks in poly relationships bump up against?

  • join this workshop to learn from and share with others about the many layers to doing healthy and ethical polyamory.
  • Learn tips and observations from a therapist who has worked with dozens of folks who are in poly and open relationships, diads, triads, quads, and other creative relationship configurations.
  • Review worksheets that will help you identify your reasons for doing poly and not doing poly and your concerns and needs around healthy polyamory and open relationships.

Open to: Adults who are single or currently in a monogomous relationship and are considering the pros and cons of doing polyamory or open relationships OR for adults who are currently in open or poly relationships and wanting to improve their communication, boundaries, and address current or possible tensions.

This workshop is intended as a safe, affirming, sex-positive, non-judgmental, and accepting space for all Lgbtqp2siaa gender, sexual, and romantic forms of expression, consenting adult activities, and relationships. It is also meant for people who have an understanding of systematic, political and cultural oppression, are aware of their own layers of privilege, and have a social justice consciousness and progressive sensibility.

People who can join with these intentions are welcome to register and participate.

*LGBTQIP2SA: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Asexual and Allies

This workshop will incorporate group discussion, lecture, and (optional) personal sharing. Folders with hand-outs, worksheets and a bibliography, as well as healthy snacks, water, tea and coffee, will be provided.

Space is limited. I intentionally keep the numbers low to optimize learning and interacting. You must be registered at this Eventbrite site to attend. After you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation email.

Fee: $50/person. 50% down to reserve spot.

Payment options:

(1) To reserve your spot, make your full payment at this Eventbrite site. (Their fees will be added to your payment.) OR pay 50% now and the remaining balance at the door.

(2) If you can not pay the full amount or make the deposit now, email Irene to discuss your payment options. irene@irenegreene.com

Because space is limited, only folks who have pre-registered will be able to attend.

Refund Policy: Cancellations before 3/17 will be fully refunded. Cancellations after 3/17 will not be refunded.

Facilitated by: Irene Greene, MSED Irene Greene MSED Irene has 29+ years as a therapist, life and relationship coach, and educator in private practice in Minneapolis. The majority of her clients identify as LGBTQ+ and/or poly or kinky. She is the Chair of the MN LGBTQ Therapists Network. Email: irene@irenegreene.com. www.irenegreene.com

Other WORKSHOPS & GROUPS offered by Irene:

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"Poltical Trauma: Anxiety, Fear Anger to Connection, Self-Care, Resistance" Date added: 3/18 9-12pm. $25. Saturday, 1/28/17 @ 9-12: sold out. Come together with like-minded folks to safely share the various reactions (i.e., anger, fear, anxiety, sadness, helpflessness, renewed strength and unity, etc.) that folks are having to the election process and anticipation of the next four years. Understand the psycho-physical impacts that stress, trauma and oppression fatigue have on our minds, bodies and emotions and our personal relationships. Share and learn how to more effectively manage the stress. Learn 14 free concrete self-care strategies. No one turned away for inability to pay.

"Radical Self-Care for Community Organizers & Activists" Saturday, 2/4/17 @ 9-12. $25. Come together with like-minded community organizers, social justice workers, activists, and protesters to safely share the various reactions that folks are having to recent political events, police brutality/police state actions, and the anticipation of the next four years. Understand the psycho-physical impacts that stress, primary and secondary trauma, and oppression fatigue have on our minds, bodies, and emotions. Share and learn how to more effectively manage stress, fear, and anxiety. Learn concrete sustaining self-care strategies. No one turned away for inability to pay. Keep the revolution healthy!

"Political Stress, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue for Mental Health and Social Service Workers" Saturday, 2/11/17 @ 1-430pm; Friday, March 24, 1-430pm. $65. CEU forms available. This workshop is an opportunity for socially conscious mental health and social service providers, students, sexual and domestic violence advocates, volunteers and other related helpers to join together to create a safe and confidential space to: talk about the personal an professional impacts of the current political climate; identify and assess our own burn-out, secondary trauma, and oppressiona and compassion fatigue potential; assess our personal and professional self-care habits, and learn sustaining self-care strategies.

"LGBTQ+ Relationship Workshop: Balancing Each of Our Needs" 3/11/17 and 10/28/17; 9-430pm

Winter 2017 SUPPORT GROUPS for Women offered by Irene:
Intake appointments happening in February.

"General Women's Support Groups" Weekly for 14 weeks; $50/session. Some sliding fee slots. Space is limited to 7-9 women/group. Starts in late February

"Sexual Abuse Support Group for Women: $50/session. Some sliding fee slots. Space is limited to 7-9 women/group. Starts in late February

"Coming Out Group for Women" Weekly for 14 weeks; starting in April 2017. $50/session. Some sliding fee slots. Space is limited to 7-9 women/group.

For more information: www.irenegreene.com



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The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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