Cheers Sexy People!
Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! As always, I am sending good energy and vibes of hope and love to our amazing community. I believe that sharing inspirational stories of hope, inclusion, and healthy lifestyles are more important than ever. If you are looking for ways to connect with loved ones you may be separated from, check out this blog post for resources and ideas. On to another inspiring story…
I am extremely delighted to share my latest podcast interview with Dr. Amelia Kelley, who has quickly become a repeat guest on our Loving Without Boundaries podcast (see Episode 212). In this chockful-of-incredible-information podcast interview, Dr. Amelia Kelley shares her hard-earned wisdom on all things related to identifying as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and also a High Sensation Seeker (HSS). I find this topic incredibly interesting because I have known for a long-time that I have some empathic qualities (which is incredibly helpful being a heart-centered coach), and that ever since I was a child, I am indeed a Highly Sensitive Person. These type of traits can truly have a big impact on how we show up in relationships, and affect our interactions with our family members and loved ones – especially in multiple partner relationships – because add more people, add more nervous systems to navigate and add more complexity! We have a lively conversation here where we unpack such topics as: Definitions of HSP, HSS, ADHD, and even touch on emotional vampires; how does the non-HSP partner support their HSP partner; how to protect oneself in relationships if you indeed are an HSP, and truly so much more. Trust me, you will thank me for listening and even devouring this magnificent and much-needed interview. Dr. Amelia Kelley, I truly feel so blessed that you are in my life, and a repeat interviewee on our beloved podcast, helping so many people with your wisdom, intelligent and big heart. 💜 I am filled with so much gratitude that our paths have crossed, and I look forward to meeting you in person someday soon in 2024!
Not sure if you are an HSP or an HSS? Take a quiz here! I invite you share to your results with your partners to create more understanding and empathy.
Here is her Bio:
Amelia Kelley, Ph.D., is a trauma-informed therapist, author, podcaster, and researcher, as well as a psychology professor at Yorkville University. Her work focuses on women’s issues, empowering survivors of abuse and relationship trauma, Highly Sensitive Persons, motivation, healthy living, and adult ADHD. Her specialties include art therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and EMDR, and she is a certified meditation and yoga instructor.
Kelley is a relationship expert featured on “The Psychiatry Show” on XM Radio’s Doctor Channel. Her private practice is part of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute. She is a co-author of “What I Wish I Knew: Surviving and Thriving After an Abusive Relationship” and the author of “Gaslighting Recovery for Women: The Complete Guide to Recognizing Manipulation and Achieving Freedom from Emotional Abuse.” Her work has been featured in Psychology Today, Teen Vogue, Yahoo News, Life Hacker, Insider and Highly Sensitive Refuge.
Some topics we discuss in this highly interesting, informative, and entertaining interview:
- Discussion about healthy relationships, highly sensitive persons (HSPs), high sensation seekers (HSSs), trauma responses, and healthy living.
- Fluid relationships, emotional individuality, and the importance of true consent.
- How can a non-HSP partner support their HSP partner.
- How being an HSP impacts multiple partner relationships, such as consensual non-monogamy.
- How highly sensitive people are much more in tune and sensitive to everything around them; emotions, non-verbal cues, little nuances, etc. Also, how to protect oneself in relationships as an HSP.
- Neuro-plasticity of the brain and the ability to change and learn.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you, Dr. Kelley, for being so wonderfully generous with your time, and for sharing your work and life with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! You can contact Dr. Amelia Kelley by visiting her Website, or following her on Twitter or Facebook.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 236 with Dr. Kelley. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the LWB podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
I recently have had the honor of being featured on these awesome podcasts:
40+ Gay Men Gay Talk Podcast by Rick Clemons, Episode 193 where I talk about throuples and polyamory.
Normalizing Non-Monogamy Podcast, Episode 179 as I share my story with them.
Indie Author Weekly Podcast, Episode 112 in which I talk about writing my book, “The Jealousy Survival Guide.”
The Open Nesters Podcast, Episode 14 and hear me chat with them on jealousy, compersion, and how to handle a deep relationship.
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Where are you on your non-traditional relationship journey? Are you just starting out, feeling alone and confused? Unsure how to navigate this new world?
On Wednesday, January 17th at 10:30am ET, I am hosting a FREE Live Masterclass called: “The 5-Step Formula My Clients Use to Create Healthy, Loving, Open Relationships (even if nothing has worked before)” in our Private LWB Facebook group.
This Masterclass will show you how to live your most authentic life free from shame & guilt with tools to liberate you from challenging emotions like jealousy once and for all. And, please know that it is USUAL for participants to VERY quickly experience relief and BIG shifts during these events… So Join the Facebook group and then reserve your seat for this life-changing event!
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See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)
Kitty Chambliss, Master Coach, CPC
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