I’m going to Paris!

I’ve been invited to teach Sex, Desire and The New Monogamy, a training for therapists in Paris France this February 2015. The workshop will be in English with a French translator.

Participants will learn skills to help couples with erotic recovery after infidelity and affairs, as well as ways to focus on sexuality and intimacy in long term relationships where lack of desire is the injury and can be the betrayal in the marriage.

The workshop will take place February 5-8, 2015 in Paris at Les Salles de Pratique.

Cost for the workshop is 580 Euro for 4 days and 240 Euro for non-therapist partners.

For more info or to register please contact the French Imago Committee: info.imago.france@gmail.com

Note: You do not have to be an Imago therapist to attend

Does Facebook lead to cheating?

According to Bustle.com, social media has been linked to infidelity. Not a big surprise. The betrayed partner can feel betrayed by technology as intensely as they can by real life technology.
But does this mean every person in a committed relationship has to give up their beloved Facebook or Instagram? Read more to find out.

In The New Monogamy I encourage couples recovering from infidelity to have honest discussions of what defines infidelity. For some people, just fantasizing about another person is a harmful betrayal to the relationship. For others, kissing someone else is ok. I encourage all couples to explicitly negotiate the terms of each relationship – what actions or decisions would likely hurt you, and how can you both avoid hurting each other?

Are parents too lenient with kids?

As parents, we want to do everything in our power to protect our kids and help them grow. It is completely natural. We want to be there every step of the way, but giving our kids space to be themselves can be really hard at times. We worry about our kids especially when they rebel and fight for their independence. Being “helicopter parents” may not be the only way to keep them in line. But what parenting styles actually work?

Will Constantly Hovering Help Or Hurt Our Kids?

Tammy Nelson talks to parenting experts Tara Kennedy Kline, Rhona Berens, Miriam Kove and Barbara Beck Holstein about the importance of setting boundaries. We want our kids to be happy and see them succeed in life. Are we sometimes too lenient? Do we let our kids do whatever makes them happy? What if they want a tattoo or piercings? Watch the video to and find out what the experts have to say about co-parenting. When it comes to making the rules, both parents should be on the same page. Getting the kids to listen and respecting the rules of the household, can be a challenge.

Writing and Publishing for Professionals starts tomorrow!

Do you question whether you’ve got what it takes to write that book, that article, that blog? Do you have the wherewithal to even consider yourself a writer? Can you summon the courage to explore that? Tammy’s advanced writing and publishing group is the perfect place get your brave on and see for yourself! The group and Tammy’s leadership is such a supportive and enlightening experience to be a part of. It’s paramount to having your hand and your vulnerabilities about writing gently held and expertly guided. Let Tammy and the group process walk right beside you as you learn the most essential aspects about writing and getting published! You’ll be inspired, you’ll gain confidence. Beware though…..there is a great chance you’ll truly see yourself as a writer!

-This message is approved by Kelly Patton~a writer!

Another wonderful testimonial from a student of Writing and Publishing, and Advanced Writing and Publishing:

Tammy Nelson’s Writing and Publishing Group was a big first step toward my personal goal of writing about something I valued highly and did not have a single clue how to do it. Tammy offered concrete step by step suggestions how to enter the world of writing and then added the extra bonus of being a caring and supportive person who encouraged me to persevere, take risks, forgive myself, and do it again. It was invaluable to share this process with other group participants and witness each other’s growth. This group is a wonderful opportunity to enter the world of writing and publishing in a safe and supported way.

—Katherine Calvert

The first session is tomorrow (9/18) at 12:00 noon Eastern. Join us for just one session, or all eight.

Pay per session: $69/session; $59/session for Imago Therapists OR pay for the full session: $550 for all 8 sessions; $470 for all 8 sessions for Imago Therapists.

Prices include all handouts, critiques, and proposals and membership in an online writing group.

Overview: An ongoing group phone meeting for psychotherapists and professionals who want to write. Do you have a writing project; a blog, an article, a book, a screenplay, that you want to start, complete or publish? This course will give you the information to create, continue and give birth to your dreams.

Register for Writing and Publishing for Professionals today and listen live or download the classes to listen at your convenience!

The highest paid woman in America is transgender

The highest paid woman in the USA is a wonderful example of how it pays to live your passion and your dreams. Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics (a pharmaceutical company), came out as transgender to New York Magazine. She transitioned in the early 1990’s, then founded United Therapeutics in 1996.

Martine Rothblatt is a shining example of financial and personal success following gender transition. Martine’s story opens a necessary discussion on gender, sexual identity, and equality.

Check out the full article on NYMag.com: The Trans-Everything CEO