Over the years I have spoken to the AASECT community of educators, counselors, and therapists in Atlanta several times. Their delightful local leader Natalie Elliot of the Atlanta Counseling Institute has written me a letter of recommendation, see below.
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to enthusiastically endorse Dr. Eli Sheff. She is an amazing facilitator and presenter. She has provided at least 2 trainings for our professional community. Each time she was informative, engaging, and funny. She brings a wealth of information regarding the polyamorous world and delivers it in way in which anyone can understand and implement into practice.
Dr. Sheff has proven herself as a leader in the field of researching and understanding polyamorous relationships, their lifestyles, and the impact on children of the poly families. We turn to her and her research for data on the poly community.
Again, I strongly recommend Dr. Sheff for all endeavors.
Natalie Elliott, LPC, LMFT
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In my most recent blog on Psychology Today I explore the reasons why people might to come as polyamorous out at work — or not — the issues it might bring up, and how to deal with them.
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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!
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.
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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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When Your Partner Wants Non-Monogamy and You Don’t: A Workshop for People with a (Non)Monogamy Mismatch
⏲ Tuesday September 19 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Get tickets here
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.
- 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
Participants can expect to take away a greater understanding of the options for CNM and increased clarity on their own needs and boundaries.
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My newest blog on Psychology Today examines the role that choice plays in polyamory and other forms of consensual non-monogamy, focusing on consent, self-responsibility, and mutual reliance.
The image is of an abstract white figure leaning down with its hands on its knees and examining a red line on the ground that branches into three arrows going in different directions.
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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.
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