Here’s a listing of groups, seminars, classes and lectures open to the general public, listed by date. Please join our mailing list to receive upcoming event announcements.
1st ANNUAL CHICAGO
Saturday, May 6
at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells, Chicago
LifeWorks is proud to be a sponsor of this premier event — bringing the Chicago non-monogamy community together across all the lines that sometimes divide us – age, gender, race, class, location, ability, configuration, label, and all of the other categories which house us. This one-day conference provides a space for attendees to discuss topics pertinent to being non-monogamous, to expand their understandings of their own relationships, and to get to know each other as members of a diverse community seeking intersectional understanding and inclusion.
Chicago Polyamory Support Group co-facilitators, Rami Henrich & Cindy Trawinski will be among presenters from diverse backgrounds addressing the theme of Accountability: at Home, with Our Partners, and in the Community.
To register, go to: www.cnmc.relationshipequalityfoundation.org
POLY SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Saturdays
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Upcoming dates: March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10 and July 8
March’s Topic: Feeling Torn
In the February meeting, we continued talking about trust, which is a topic I think we can talk about til the cows come home! (Do they ever come home??) One person suggested we focus in on the topic of “being torn,” a feeling I suspect most, if not all of us, have felt at one time or another in poly relationships.
When do you feel torn, pulled, or stretched in different directions?
How far can your arms stretch to include all you’d like to?
We look forward to exploring with you, this most wonderful gathering of human beings!
The Chicago Polyamory Support Group welcomes people wanting to learn more about themselves and polyamorous relationships. The group meets at Tribe Healing Arts Center in Chicago and is usually facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. Find out more about the group and the next meeting at www.meetup.com/Chicago-Polyamory
Polyamory Information brochure downloadable PDF
SEX WORKER SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Tuesdays
Upcoming dates: March 7
Dates for April and beyond will be posted shortly.
This group meets at Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310. Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line.
March’s Topic: Isolation
Almost all participants who have attended this support group over the past few months have spoken about feeling isolated. Both feeling alone on the job and alone socially –unable to share freely with family, friends, others. Being a sex worker can be isolating, lonely and limiting. Isolation can increase depression, hopelessness and substance abuse to name a few side effects. An intention of this support group is to create an opportunity to combat that experience of isolation. Join us to share your experiences and start the process of reducing isolation.
This support group is for individuals who identify currently or previously as sex workers. If you are in the sex trade, you may experience stigma, shame, guilt or isolation. You may find it is a struggle to develop, manage and sustain positive and supportive personal relationships. You may have interpersonal conflicts within the industry, or difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support from others.
This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.) The group is facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.
RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup
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