FEBRUARY TOPIC: Internalized Negative Messages

Dates: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Times: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Website: https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Polyamory/

Toward the end of the January poly support group, several folks spoke of, and were in touch with the pain of negative messages that they’d received as children by church leaders, by family, by community. The reverberation of these early life messages may persist as internal expectations, barriers, beliefs and self-criticisms we currently tell ourselves. Perhaps it will be of value to take time to think about, explore, and share experiences of significant messages that you’ve internalized about self, sexuality, relationships. Aware that speaking of difficult experiences can be quite vulnerable, we invite you, as always, to share as much or as little as you feel is accurate for you. Not sharing, but listening and being there can be of great value to the group too.

Look forward to seeing you in February.


The session is scheduled from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at Tribe Healing Arts1819-21 W. Belmont, Chicago (2 blocks west of the Lincoln & Ashland intersection). Street parking is available in the area.

Fee: Recognizing our time and the cost of use of the space, a fee of $10 per person is requested. We know that this may be difficult for some. We encourage each of you to contribute what feels fair. Please do not let money be an obstacle to your participation. Feel free to speak with us if you have questions or concerns.

Please RSVP at the Chicago Polyamory Meetup site. We look forward to sharing ourselves, our issues, concerns, joys, successes etc. together in a meaningful way. Hope that you will join us.

More info: https://www.lifeworkspsychotherapy.com/groups/poly-support-group/

Upcoming 2019 Dates: February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1

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About Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D., Dipl. PW

Cindy Trawinski is a licensed clinical psychologist, a Diplomate in Process-oriented Psychology (also known as Process Work) and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. She is a founding partner of LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center and North Shore Psychotherapy Associates and has offices in Skokie, IL. Cindy is the former CEO of the Process Work Institute, in Portland, OR and a member of the International Association of Process-oriented Psychology (IAPOP), in Zurich, Switzerland. Cindy is a frequent speaker on topics including: Diversity and Multicultural Issues; Sex Positivity; Rank & Power; Therapist Bias; and Polyamory.

Location: Tribe Healing Arts
Address: 1819-21 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago