Workshop 1 – Compersion: The Spirit of Polyamory
In the wisdom of love, we understand that the arts of loving can save Gaia, the live planet, because they are part of the arts of healing. A key concept in these arts is compersion, which comes from polyamory and is often understood as ‘the opposite of jealousy.’ Compersion is the joy of sharing the amorous resources that bless our lives. It is the bliss of witnessing the love our partners receive from others than ourselves. Jealousy often registers as a humiliating emotion. How can this emotion transform into joy? The 2 1/2 hour workshop is designed to teach this transformation in a series of small-group exercises that impact our inner and outer landscapes. Compersion, the spirit of polyamory, is a vibration that animates our bodies with joy and participation, once we become familiar with the bioenergetics of this inclusive, liberating emotion.
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, is a professor of humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. She is the author of Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves, and the editor of numerous collections. She teaches courses, workshops, and seminars on the practice of love and the science of Gaia.
Scheduled for July 8, 2010, in Bellingham, WA
Contact: Laya Shriaberg, email@example.com