Sunday, September 13 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Intentional Decoupling: Dating Transitions in Non-monogamy & Kink Presented by Angie Gunn LCSW CST


Weve all been through that devastating break up. Now add in a few more partners, and their partners and watch the pieces shuffle.

This can be so devastating because relationship transitions resemble trauma symptoms and patterning in our bodies. This trauma can be exacerbated by the reactions of other partners, the intensity of the decoupling required, and the presence of support or lack thereof.

This workshop will explore the challenges these dynamics present, and ways that we can be intentional in seeking to connect and at times disconnect. We will support individual healing approaches, as well as addressing the loss in the larger network. Strategies for protecting the rest of the relationship network as well as your own well-being will be coupled with discussion and group exploration of the ethics and values driving non-monogamous partnering.

Bring your questions, examples and polyam network.

About the presenter:

As a licensed therapist in private practice in Portland, OR, and online through Talkspace, I currently serve LGBTQIPA+, kinky, non-monogamous, sexual trauma survivors, and others as an ally, advocate, and resource for connection, change and healing. I also serve as the Sex Therapy Expert for the Talkspace Team of more than 2000 therapists. Trained in sexuality, trauma, attachment and family and community systems, I treat a diverse client base and serve as the chairperson for SPEEC, an intersectional sexuality non-profit. As a queer, kinky, polyamorous slut, Ive experienced the daily fight to balance personal and professional fulfillment and sexual expression. Im experienced in training and facilitation as well as mediation, using this variety of skills to reach new audiences.

Past Conference and Community Presentations - Converge Con (2017), Guelph Sexuality Conference (2017), AASECT (2017, 2018), Poly Group Madison, WI (2017), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Counseling Students (2017), Catalyst (2017), Sin in the City (Vegas, 2018), Poly Dallas Millenium (2018), Reed College, sexual assault awareness week (2018), Portland State University, Counseling Program speaker (2018), Webinars for (2017, 2018)

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