Growing in Sync:  A Conversation on Trauma and Non-Monogamy


Introductory Workshop Details:

We all bring our strengths and weaknesses, our hopes and our trauma, into relationships.This is great and also heavy, especially when our wounds and traumas collide. We learned to survive, but sometimes we feel at a loss at how to thrive.  Join other non-monogamous folx in learning more about how we show up in relationships - the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a community, we will learn how to how to move through relationship tension to build safer, more affirming, and more connected relationships.

Workshop Details:

Date:  Saturday, August 17th, 1-2:30pm

Cost:  $15

Location:  Rec Room, The Menomonee Club Drucker Center, 1535 N Dayton, Chicago, IL 60642

Free parking lot is first come first serve; otherwise, there is street parking.

 

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Xochitl is an indigiqueer therapist whose work is grounded in a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens. Xochitl has vast experience working with folks who have experienced racial, physical, sexual, and emotional trauma, and focuses on integrative approaches to healing. Xochitl believes that healthy relationships are fertile ground for continued healing work, and he is excited to share personal and professional experience in this workshop.

 


Intensive Workshop Details:

Note: You do NOT need to attend the introductory workshop in order to sign up for the intensive workshop.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Date:  Saturday, September 14th 1-4pm and Saturday, September 28th 1-4pm (choose ONE)

Cost:  $50

Location:  Rec Room, The Menomonee Club Drucker Center, 1535 N Dayton, Chicago, IL 60642

Free parking lot is first come first serve; otherwise, there is street parking.

WORKSHOP Q&A

1. Who can attend these workshops?

This workshop is for folx who have experienced trauma and are non-monogamous, partners of folx who have experienced trauma, and people who have experienced trauma and are new to exploring non-monogamy. This group can also be for clinicians, especially those doing couples therapy. 

2.  Do you accept insurance or offer a sliding scale?

Because this is a workshop (not a therapy group), we cannot accept insurance.  The cost of group goes to paying for facilities, marketing, and facilitator. However, we can offer a sliding scale to 5 participants, priority going to QBIPoC.

3. What if I feel overwhelmed by parts of the group? 

The format of the workshop takes into account that triggers can pop up at any given time. There will be discussion at the beginning of the workshop to establish relative safety, and there will be opportunity to decompress as a group and individually with the facilitator if need be.

4. What should I bring?

We will be covering a lot of information in our time together, so if you like taking notes, feel free to bring writing utensils. Given that we will be talking about trauma, I encourage folx to bring things that help them feel safe (keeping in mind the wellness of others as well)-fidget toys in particular are welcome!