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: April 8, May 13, June 10 and July 8
April’s Topic: Solo Poly
Most often our attention in the poly support group is on those who are in relationship(s). I would like to give those who identify as solo poly the opportunity to speak about their experience. What does it mean to you to be solo and poly? What are your challenges? In what ways might you feel free to navigate in and out of relationships? Let’s devote some of our time to this aspect of being polyamorous. See you in April.
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
New Day, Time & Location
Monthly on Saturdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
April 1, May 6, June 3 July 8
SWOP Chicago, 405 W Superior St, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
April’s Topic: Relationships
Following the thread of experience from the last month’s meeting about isolation, April finds us focusing on relationships. Being a sex worker can be isolating, lonely and limiting, and can pose unique challenges to developing and sustaining relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and others. There can also be unique opportunities, strengths and resources highlighted in those relationships that offer support, non-judgment, intimacy, and trust. An intention of this support group is to create an opportunity to share your experience of both the challenges and gifts of establishing and sustaining meaningful relationships. Join us to share your experiences and perhaps foster some new supportive relationships.
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 Brandon Haydon, LCSW, Cassandra Damm, LCSW and Serpent.
RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup
For more info, contact Rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
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