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Wed, Aug 07

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Zoom

FREE Lunch & Learn: Understanding Non-Monogamous Clients

A common complaint amongst non-monogamous clients is that when they have a challenge in their relationship(s), providers are quick to blame the relationship structure rather than looking at the actual experience. This class will discuss this and how to be more helpful!

FREE Lunch & Learn:  Understanding Non-Monogamous Clients
FREE Lunch & Learn:  Understanding Non-Monogamous Clients

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Zoom

About the Event

A common complaint amongst non-monogamous folks' is that when they have a challenge in their relationship(s), people are quick to blame the relationship structure rather than looking at the actual experience. With recent polls finding that 20% or more of the population prefers some form of non-monogamy, it's more important than ever to know how to support non-monogamous clients.

Whereas monogamy is mostly practiced in one, recognizable way (people date exclusively and proceed along a predictable escalator), non-monogamy includes many different approaches. For some, non-monogamy is a practice; for others it is part of their identity. This session will highlight important vocabulary and different relationship types in non-monogamous culture, unique challenges the community faces, and tools for working with non-monogamous clients that will allow you to hold a safe space.

Trainers:

Erin Hansbrough's educational and professional background comprises two seemingly distinct worlds: she has a Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning; and, she has spent the last two decades teaching therapeutic yoga and strength training, as well as training yoga teachers.

Her work as a relationship and communication coach is a natural evolution of these two worlds. Erin combines her passion for dispute resolution and community building with her considerable skill set in somatic work, offering holistic coaching that addresses multiple facets of the human experience.

As a queer and polyamorous person, Erin is dedicated to supporting people who may face bias, misunderstanding, discrimination or the simple lack of a model in building the relationships that nourish them. Her work is not limited to these communities, however; the gifts of collaborative communication are valuable to everyone!

Mike Donovan is an experienced business and non-profit manager. He has a Masters degree in Public Administration and a background in human resources, grants management, and conflict resolution. Mike is also a certified mediator in New Mexico.

Driven by the belief that communicating needs will illuminate mutual interest, he takes pride in providing kind and creative resolution facilitation. His goals as a mediator include helping clients find their guiding principles and discovering overlapping benefit within previously deadlocked disputes. Mike also offers coaching services and teaches coursework on collaborative communication.

As a polyamorous man, Mike feels especially grateful for the chance to help other men deconstruct traditional masculinity and find compassion and vulnerability in their relationships. He also feels privileged to engage with thoughtful people of all orientations and relationship structures!

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