Wed, Apr 22|
Integrative Empowerment Group
Polyamory, Jealousy, and Attachment
AKA: How to be Polyamorous/Non Monogamous When My Nervous System is Terrified!?
Time & Location
Apr 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Integrative Empowerment Group, 122 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
About The Event
Some think that if people experience jealousy then they must not "really" be able to handle a non-monogamous relationship. Some folx pedastal feelings of compersion (happiness about our lovers other relationships) as the "ultimate" way to feel about one's lover having other lovers. Why is it easier for some to feel compersion while others struggle with intense jealous feelings? For the record, we believe that jealous feelings are normal and natural. We are interested in understanding how trauma and attachment style impact our ability to self-soothe and regulate when jealous feelings arise.
Join Susie Hamilton and Joy Saniyah in a discussion about how our nervous systems respond to trauma and how polyamory/non-monoagamy can trigger a trauma response. We will discuss attachment styles and implications for non-monogamous relationships. We will also share strategies for coping and regulating through activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.