“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #131: Steady Your Polyamory Wobbles with Special Guest Heidi Savell

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Sep 19, 2021 in Swoon

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.

This episode covers:

  • How can you find peer support as a newly polyamorous person?
  • What helps you know what's best for you while opening relationships for the first time?
  • What are some of the most common struggles for people new to ethical nonmonogamy?
  • What is polyamory so isolating for so many people?

          Quotes From This Episode

          "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."

          Resources from the Podcast

          Check out Heidi's website Steady Your Poly Wobbles Group

          Join our membership community

          Love More Fight Less, Communication Workbook for All Couples, Gina Senarighi

          Swoon Podcast: When to Break Up

          Swoon Podcast: My Partner Has Experienced Trauma

          Action Steps

          Steady Your Poly Wobbles

           GroupJoin our membership community

          Call us! Leave a question if there's something you want to know - and we'll have you on a future show: 971-202-0869

          Looking for intimacy coaching? Connect with Gina

          Looking for a therapist in Oregon? Connect with Julie

          Looking for other therapeutic support? Check out TherapyDen

          Get support

          Join Julie and Gina for the Best Sex of Your Life in 2021

          Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi

          Your Swoon hosts

          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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          Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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