Trauma Informed Polyamory: Building Safety and Security
This workshop explores the ways in which our trauma histories can impact our ability to feel safe and secure in our polyamorous relationships. Going beyond jealousy as a
This workshop explores the ways in which our trauma histories can impact our ability to feel safe and secure in our polyamorous relationships. Going beyond jealousy as a framework, this workshop focuses on the importance of building safety and security, both internally and interpersonally. Polyamory can be an amazing opportunity to work on relationship skills, develop secure attachments, and deepen both our knowledge of and our ability to communicate about our desires, boundaries, and needs. Approaching polyamory from a trauma informed perspective has the potential to enrich both our polyamorous relationships and our trauma recovery.
“The facilitator was very comfortable and grounding. Focused on solutions, not problems. Learned so much! (4 different survival strategies.)”
“I liked the resources, info, contribution of participants, interpretation of contributions from participants, vulnerability of facilitator, containment of space & content – felt really safe.”
“Amazing content, good work on site, great handout to bring home and continue the work. Learned about the window of tolerance and response styles.”
“This workshop was incredible, can’t really encapsulate all the things I learned – hugely valuable.”
“Accessible info, dynamic facilitator, emphasis on compassion, honesty. Learned pragmatic grounding techniques & info on my own experiences.”
Please arrive on time or a bit early. We have a lot to cover in two hours so starting late means we might not cover anything.
There are no refunds on tickets.
A few sliding scale tickets are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need one.
This workshop takes place on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory. Our conversations on trauma, love, polyamory, and relationships are happening in the context of ongoing colonialism.
- Entrance and interior space are ground floor, no stairs
- Bathroom is not gendered
- Front door: 42″ wide, handle height 39.5″, door swings out to the street
- 1st doorway into back space: 34.75″ wide, no door
- 2nd doorway into further-back back space: 34.5″ wide, no door
- Bathroom door: 29″ wide, handle height 36″, door swings into bathroom
- Space between bathroom door to toilet: 42″
- Space between toilet edge and opposite wall: 35″
- Toilet height: 14″
- Sink height: 31″
- Dimensions of bathroom: 60″x59.5″
(Sunday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm