Today on the podcast Julie and Gina welcome special guest, poly coach Heidi Savell to talk about the process of steadying the poly wobbles folks most commonly experience as they come to experience polyamorous relationships for the first time.
"The core foundational skill is emotional regulation."
"Beginning polyamory can be overwhelming to our nervous system."
"We don't always have language when our nervous system gets activated."
"Once we're back in our bodies we can do the other skills. You can have all the poly skills in the world but if you're not calming the nervous system you're not going to be able to access your skills."
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Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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