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Continuing Education for Therapists with Dr. Tammy Nelson, Dr. Eli Sheff, Ken Haslam, and Jim Fleckenstein

The wonderful Dr. Tammy Nelson is offering continuing education units for therapists interested in monogamy and non-monogamy.

The New Monogamy – Finding Poly, Non-Exclusive and Open Relationships.
When It Works and When It Doesn’t.

 
Your purchase includes…
 
America’s expert on Redefining Your Monogamy, Dr. Tammy Nelson, as well as:
  • Original Research and Findings on Non-Exclusive Relationships with James R. Fleckenstein – one hour
  • Polyamory and Families with author Dr. Eli Sheff – one hour
  • Three AASECT CE accredited hours
  • And more!
BONUS
Two additional FREE hours of recordings featuring Ken Haslam and Scarlett Ross. Join the discussion about what it is like to be in an open relationship, hear their personal experiences as they share the challenges and the joys of their relationships.
Two free hours of course material, a handout, eBook, Create Your New Monogamy Agreement, by Dr. Tammy Nelson at NO extra charge!*
Download today and enjoy the recordings at your leisure. Click here:
*Bonus hours are not CE accredited
Helping create sustainable relationships and global relational change.
To learn more about my upcoming events, contact me or visit my website:
www.drtammynelson.com                        tammy@drtammynelson.com
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Let’s Talk Relationships Interviews Dr. Eli Sheff on Rebel Relationships

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Dr. Kelly and Chelsea at Let’s Talk Relationships interviewed me for their show and labeled it Rebel Relationships. Check out our conversation on different types of consensual non-monogamy, kinds of love, and dealing with the possible complexities of CNM relationships.

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Workshop for Non-Monogamy Mismatch with Dr. Eli Sheff and Curious Fox Presents

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When Your Partner Wants Non-Monogamy and You Don’t: A Workshop for People with a (Non)Monogamy Mismatch

 

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What do you do when you love someone and they want something very different from you? That conundrum can be very difficult when it comes to polyamory and other forms of consensual non-monogamy because it can be very difficult to compromise on sexual and emotional exclusivity. In her 20+ years researching polyamorous families, Dr. Eli Sheff has seen many people deal with this sticky issue and faced it in her own life. Now she has designed a workshop with a combination of lecture, discussion, and exercises to help.

Who Should Come:

People who are already in relationships and struggling with a mismatch in desire for Consensual Non-Monogamy – someone wants an open/CNM relationship and someone else does not.

Topics Discussed:

  • Types of Consensual Non-Monogamy
  • Arguments for CNM
  • Arguments against CNM
  • The difficulties of compromising on CNM
  • Mono/Poly or Poly/Mono
  • Considering boundaries: What do you want? What can you tolerate?
  • Meeting of the minds (and other parts)
  • Going separate ways

Take-Aways:

Participants can expect to take away a greater understanding of the options for CNM and increased clarity on their own needs and boundaries.

 

For tickets visit: 

https://www.picatic.com/elisheffworkshop?utm_source=wordpress&utm_campaign=121018&utm_medium=integrations&utm_content=upcoming%20events%20widget

 

 

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Satisfied Relationship Coaching Client Testimonial

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MK, a client who has been coaching with me for a few months, wrote the most lovely client testimonial and gave me permission to post it here:

 

Dr. Sheff has been an invaluable resource for me as a relationship coach.  She has provided valuable insight and information regarding different relationship and communication structures, and reflection, guidance, and perspective, thus helping me gain much needed clarity.  She has helped me access ideas for activities, systems and methods I can employ daily to find my own truth and sense of self.  She is motivating and uplifting, and extremely easy to connect and share with, especially given her compassion, warmth, and incredible sense of humor.  Her support has been invaluable throughout my journey and I give her the highest recommendation for helping people through challenges they may be experiencing.

MK

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Dr. Eli Sheff Teams Up with Curious Fox Presents for Two Days in Brooklyn

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Curious Fox Presents is bringing me to Brooklyn, NY for two events. The first is Consider This: A Day of Challenging the Status Quo in Sex and Relationships with me, Tikva Wolf, Kitty Chambliss, and a host of other interesting folks collected for an afternoon and evening of enlightening discussions and exciting comedy performance at the House of Yes in Brooklyn on Saturday September 16 beginning at 12:30 and ending at 7 pm. For more information and to get tickets, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1390479657704116/

 

The second event is When Your Partner Wants Non-Monogamy and You Don’t, an evening workshop for singles and groups with a mis-match in desire for Consensual Non-Monogamy. This workshop is Tuesday, September 19 and starts at 7 pm, ending by 10 pm.  For more information and to get tickets, see https://www.picatic.com/elisheffworkshop

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Dr. Eli Sheff Presenting at Dragoncon in Atlanta

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I will be presenting on the Skeptic, Alternative History, and Science tracks at Dragoncon this year, as well as being one of the banner carriers for the Skeptic banner in the parade on Saturday. My presentation schedule is:

 

 

Friday 9/1/17, 11:30 pm  Crystal Ballroom, Hilton

Title: The Polyamorists Next Door
Description: We can learn a lot about polyamory from a 15-year study of its practice & effects on families. We’ll cover issues like finding partners, coming out, and passing, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of with poly families and the strategies kids and parents use to deal with disadvantages.

 

Saturday 9/2/17, 10 am, Parade

 

Saturday 9/2/17, 2:30 pm, Athens Room, Sheraton

Title: SAM Talk

Description: Alternate Relationships in Alternate History, or how we might have different relationships if things had turned out differently.

Monday 9/4/17, 11:30 am, Hilton 204-207
Title: Debunking Legal Myths about Polyamorous Families
Description: Erroneously equated with polygynous or cheating families, polyamorous families often labor under mistaken ideas about their family structure. Empirical data to demonstrate significant differences between polyamorous and polygynous families in how they treat women and children.

Monday 9/4/17, 2:30 pm, Hilton 204-207
Title: Wrap-Up And Feedback
Description: Come and join the Skeptic Track folks for a discussion about the past weekend. What worked, what you liked, and what should we strive to do for 2018?

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Review of Mono/Poly Play

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Brian Reynolds’s new play Mono/Poly is a laugh-out-loud exploration of the shenanigans that ensue when two monogamous couples meet a polyamorous triad. This delightful and rousing play just opened at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles, and I had the pleasure of seeing it twice and sitting on the panels after each performance.

 

Having attended many, many plays I am well aware of how painfully bad theater can be, and I must admit that I was a little bit nervous about sitting on the panels after the show. What would I say if it was terrible? To my absolute delight (and a little bit of relief), Mono/Poly was fantastic! Great dialog that was both witty and believable, a completely plausible and yet interesting plot, and incredible actors perfectly cast in their roles made the show an amusing and satisfying experience. I was sad to see it end and could definitely have watched a third act, which is a major statement for my ADHD-short-span-of-attention-for-entertainment self.

 

This was the first showing, and Reynolds is in talks with other theaters in the LA area who may host another performance of the production in a larger space. Let us all hope that those talks come to fruition with another staging of Mono/Poly sooner than later. If you get the chance to see this wonderful play, jump at it! I can’t wait to see it again — on Broadway.

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