I'm not going to sugar-coat it, the beginning of non-monogamy is really bumpy for most people.
There's a lot to learn, you've got surprising emotional reactions coming up, and if you're like most people you've barely had positive monogamous relationship examples to draw from- conceptualizing a non-monogamous one can be overwhelming.
In ten years supporting consensually non-monogamous, polyamorous, and open relationships, I've seen three clear patterns emerge:
I wanted to create a space for learning about non-monogamy that would be support people working through difficult conversations, provide critical information and communication skills training, and cultivate compassionate community for members (regardless of where they live).
WE COME TOGETHER IN THIS CLASS WITH THREE GOALS:
1. Look closely at our options for intentional, consensual non-monogamy and clarify our unique desires.
2. Grow relationship & communication skills necessary to navigate healthy open relationships with confidence.
3. Deepen the connection, authenticity, and trust between you and your partner(s) in powerful ways.
Often thinking outside the box about relationships can be a little lonely. You might have great friends, but they're not always the most open-minded when we talk about changing the way we love.
And sometimes getting creative relationships can be overwhelming. Most of us aren't taught great relationship skills in the first place- let alone given the tools to tailor relationships to our unique needs and personal growth.
"We got creative and even tried a few things together, but ultimately decided monogamy is best for us.
Even still, after 22 years together the conversations we had with Gina helped us have a deeper connection and more clarity than ever before."
- Robin & Michael, Portland, Oregon
"When we came [to the live event] it felt like we were each doing our own thing. Now it feels like this is something we're doing together... something that will bring us even closer.
It was really good for me to have a facilitator help me move from scarcity and fear to connection."
- Alissa & Stephanie, Seattle, WA
Join us every fall for the 12-week online course.
Take live weekly classes from the comfort of your own home.
Join a small group of compassionate souls for our retreat weekend in Portland, Oregon.
Connect, laugh, & envision.
Whether you know consensual non-monogamy is possible but can't envision how it could work for you,
You're not sure how non-monogamy could fit in your life, and you need a space to determine what's best for you,
Or you have serious hesitations about it but want to stay connected with someone who's sure it's right for them.
This program is specifically designed for people who are starting a dialogue about the kinds of relationships that work for them. It's all about you if you:
Crave more love, inspiration, intimacy, and connectedness in life.
Know humans grow and evolve, and you want a relationship that grows with you.
Want support navigating the tough emotions that come up around conversations about open relationships.
ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP YOU LOVE AND ARE COMMITTED TO IT'S WELL-BEING.
"I never really thought of myself as non-traditional, but here we are. Gina helped me think outside the box without judgment or fear."
- Andie & Hong, Eugene Oregon
"I thought I would lose my mind when he first brought up opening our marriage. I thought he just wanted to leave. I couldn't see any way we would make it work. Gina helped us figure out a plan that works for both of us."
- Chris & Kelly, Bali, Indonesia
- Brenda & Loren, Portland, OR
You want to communicate effectively through difficult conversations.
You want to be heard and understood, just as you want to deeply hear and understand your partner(s).
You're interested in exploring new ways to love, possibilities for more love and intimacy in your life...
...but you're not sure what exactly that will look like. Let's create a vision you can attain together.
You have one connected partnership- and it's fulfilling on so many levels.
Let's look at how you can add more intimacy and exploration with others without threatening what you share.
This weekend retreat that Gina so graciously led was life changing for me. It awakened me to parts of myself that I have never given space and reintroduced me to parts of myself that I haven't known for years. The retreat was vulnerably and fabulously led by the brilliance that is Gina Senarighi.
I left that space a new being, ready to take on the world with a powerful connection to myself and my ability to show up wholeheartedly.
I recommend this retreat apologetically to anyone interested and would attend any workshop or retreat led by Gina in the future.
- Casey Tonnelly, Seattle, WA
I was both eager and anxious going into this retreat weekend. I had a lifetime desire to be authentic and vulnerable in the way that I lived my life but still hard some big shields around my innermost heart.
This retreat was paced wonderfully and had so much gracious space for imperfection, I was able to remain relaxed while increasing my growing edges!
Gina is a MAGNIFICENT facilitator, a grounded resource and provide a warm and inviting space.
- Effie Stansberry, Portland, OR