Love is great. More love is even better. Right?
Sex is great. More sex is even better. Right?
People are great. More people are even better. Right? Maybe? Occasionally, but there is also an awful lot of processing.
Many people share the ideal of loving and/or enjoying sex with multiple people. And…
Embracing polyamory, opening an existing relationship, or exploring the swinger lifestyle can be challenging, triggering, and risky. People are complicated. We all have different ideals, desires, pacing, and comfort levels. Love, fantasy, safety, sex, power, and belonging are all particularly vulnerable areas to explore and discuss. The more people you add to the equation the more difficult it is to navigate our differences.
Despite the challenges, it is possible to create mutual, playful, heartfelt, and nourishing connections with many wonderful people. But none of us are born with the skills to navigate these kinds of non-traditional relationships, they must be acquired somewhere along the way.
Advanced Non-Monogamy will provide practical tools, powerful reframes, and a community of support to help both new and experienced folks build the connections they long for. It is specifically designed for people who are committed to the idea of open or non-monogamous relationships but are struggling with the day-to-day realities. Participants will come away with a better understanding of themselves and their partners. We will explore new ways to think and talk honestly about what’s going on in your heart, mind and body. With a deeper understanding of the challenges in non-monogamous relationships, we’ll discuss ways to navigate our individual feelings and shared experiences in a blame-free way – where everyone’s heart is taken care of and no one is wrong or at fault. This is your chance to be heard, accepted, and appreciated regardless of your experience or comfort level and come away with new confidence and solidity in yourself and your relationship(s).
Each two hour live zoom call covers specific theories and communication skills, and includes time for discussion, problem-solving, and practice. If you don’t get anything of value from the experience, we will happily refund your money. All class recordings will be available if you miss a week.
Attend live on August 18th, and receive recordings for all the rest of the weeks.
Week 1 (July 14th ): Sharing Ideals, Challenges, and Successes
Week 2 (July 21st ): Navigating Different Desires and Comfort Zones
Week 3 (July 28th ): Non-Monogamous Specific Emotional Literacy
Week 4 (Aug. 4th ): Getting Triggered and Un-Triggered
Week 5 (Aug. 11th ): Avoiding the Five Impossible Expectations
Week 6 (Aug. 18th ): The Six Big Fights and How to Stop Trying to Win Them
Giles Carwyn is a Certified Shadow Work® Facilitator and Coach who specializes in men’s sexuality. He co-created the Eros Work and the Men’s Sexual Shadow Transformation Weekends and is pursuing his certification as a somatic sex educator and sexological bodyworker. He is also a novelist, screenwriter, father, and has been in open and polyamorous relationships for the past 30 years.