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The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. Authored & gifted by Sonya Renee Taylor
EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity
Tuesday, December 21st
8:30 - 9:45 PM
(Zoom link will be sent to you when you use the link below to register. There is no fee for this Discussion.)
The Body is Not an Apology:
The Power of Radical Self-Love
Authored & gifted by Sonya Renee Taylor
Everybody has a body, but not everyone is permitted to reside in it without shame and censure. This month we gather to discuss the wholly original treaty and antidote, The Body in Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. A private utterance of artist/author/activist Sonya Renee Taylor a decade ago grew into a trans-national movement to interrogate and upend policies of body-shaming of marginalized identities. The Body in Not an Apology goes beyond witness and protest, charting a direct course from personal to community transformation emboldened by collective intent, empathy, social justice, and principled vision.
End 2021 with Sonya Renee Taylor’s words and deeds:
- Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love was first published in 2018; a second edition and accompanying workbook followed in 2021.
- Podcast/interview with Sonya Renee Taylor
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Open Relationships? Polyamory? Let’s Talk! Wendy E. Miller, PhD
Open Relationships? Polyamory? Let’s Talk!
Wendy E. Miller, PhD
Sunday, January 9, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
More and more couples are wishing to open their relationship, either as a way to deal with a sexual incompatibility or as a wish to be more expansive sexually. Often, one member of the couple is more enthusiastic than the other about this change and they feel stuck. Neither knows quite how to talk about it or if they agree, how to institute new rules around exclusivity. Many of these couples want to work with a therapist for guidance in this endeavor.
How can we as therapists best help couples who want to open their relationship move forward in a way that supports them and increases the odds of this working? How do we address this in group therapy when it emerges? What are our feelings about consensual non-monogamy, including our counter-transference? When is it a good idea for a couple and when not? How does attachment change when one or both people are openly engaging with multiple partners? Let’s think together about our beliefs about how relationships work and how to be most helpful to individuals and couples who would like to engage in this major structural change and shift to consensual non-monogamy.
Bio: Dr. Wendy E. Miller is a clinical psychologist in private practice with over 35 years of experience treating individuals and couples. She received her PhD from George Washington University and is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) and has trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as with the Tavistock Center for Couple Relationships. Currently, Dr. Miller is on the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute where she teaches classes on human sexuality and she consults at The Center for Optimal Living on issues involving the link between sexuality and drug use. Most recently, she became a therapy and research collaborator with Dr. Peggy Kleinplatz’s Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa and is conducting couple therapy groups based on this model. Her interests are in the intersection of psychoanalytic thinking and sex therapy and her passion is helping people navigate the complicated task of being a couple and the even more complicated task of being a sexually vibrant couple.Sign Up
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