Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved with an emphasis on ethics, honesty, and transparency all around. It is important to differentiate the polyamory lifestyle from swinging. While they share consensual, ethical, and responsible sexual behavior, swinging is largely driven by sexual, ego, and social desires for sharing good times with like-minded friends-with-benefits; or, as Tina Turner famously sang: What's Love Got to Do With It?
Personal integrity, communication skills and dynamics, attitudes, beliefs, financial issues, and personal chemistry are just a few of the issues that can interfere in any relationship. My work with individuals, couples, and groups is oriented toward resolving the underlying issues that interfere with their lifestyle objectives. This work is an ongoing process for any poly-pod as the issues are dynamic and ever changing.
I encourage everyone to assume every relationship is subject to the basic stages of group development: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. While the latter is the ideal and desired outcome and can indeed be the starting place under the right circumstances, for most it only takes place through concerted effort and willingness to adapt for the common good.
I have worked within individuals, couples, and pods in both the swinging and poly-lifestyles since the mid-eighties. My work is always directed toward the least common denominator - YOU! What can you do? What do you want? What is your challenge? What are your needs, drives, behaviors, etc. How are you helping, hurting, promoting, destroying what you want? What are you going to do differently?
I use a variety of tools and techniques from an array of backgrounds and stand ready and prepared to assist your lifestyle and relationship and personal needs and desires. I invite you to pay attention to your tension and contact me before it rises to stress or falls to apathy as both are clear indicators of impending doom and loss.
About me: For the credential-obsessed, I am not a licensed psychologist or relationship counselor. I am certified in several rapid change therapies and a member of multiple associations for integrated healing. I am a member of Mensa with formal degrees and certifications in Psychology, Communications, and Engineering. I am empowered with successful learning experiences in swinging, poly, and communal living lifestyles. I am a Spiritual Counselor and Minister of the Spirit who embraces all paths to health, compassion, and love. I am a practitioner of meta-medicine and member of the International Meta_Medicine Association. I am a founding member of the International Coaching Association and other professional groups. - Does online consultation - Does phone consultation
NORTHRIDGE, CA, 91325, US