The Rules of the New Monogamy by Tammy Nelson
More couples today than ever before are negotiating their monogamy in new and creative ways, including open marriage, polyamory, group marriages, transgender relationships, and a variety of intentional partnerships. As therapists, we need to understand these new developments, the challenges they bring, and the skills required of us to remain open and aware of our own triggers when addressing them. In this workshop, you’ll explore:
- How to help clients develop a code of integrity that will define their monogamy and develop their own unique shared definition of honesty, even if it involves a departure from traditional sexual fidelity
- How to coach clients on negotiating flexible monogamy arrangements as well as how to renegotiate a new one after infidelity
Why open marriages work for some and fail for others—and how to identify the early problem signs and help couples recover when the arrangement isn’t working
- Creating the New Monogamy Agreement
- The Explict and Implicit Agreement
- Renegotiating Rules of Monogamy Through Developmental Stages
- The Momogamy Continuum
- The New Normal
- Eroticism and Companionship
- What Couples Want May Be Changing
- Components of an Affair
- The Outside Emotional Relationship
- The Dishonesty
- The Sexual Relationship
- Steps in Recovery
- Creating Understanding
- Renegotiate Agreements
- Initiate Erotic Recovery
- Empathy in Recovery
- Two Elements in Couple Relationships
- Business of Relationship
- Sexual Aspects
- Create A New Vision of The Relationship
- Through Exploration and Discussion with Couples
- Outline for Both the New Vision of the Future
- Creating Agreement over Accepted Behaviors
More information about Medical:
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Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.