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Old 11-10-2015, 07:45 AM
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Please join us for our very first meeting with a presenter, talking about one of the most important relationships, the one we have with our self. Meeting will take place from 7PM-9PM at Club Diversity (863 South High Street, Columbus, OH) on Monday, November 23rd. We hope to see you there!

A Conversation About Self:

There are many entry points related to a conversation about one’s relationship with self. Most of the entry points are valid. Some are riskier than others. But, the entry point is just the start of the journey. The further and deeper one goes into the self, the more disoriented and unstable life and self may seem. Hypothetically, uncertainty and ambiguity become your companions, guides, and protectors. In this discussion, I’ll share various thoughts about the self, with language and theoretical underpinnings influenced and inspired by too many people, thoughts, and ideas to mention here. As a humanistic psychologist, my focus is on the essential qualities that make us human and the various ways we self-protect as human beings.

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Dwight is a licensed psychologist, author, and owner of Affirmations Psychological Services, located in Columbus, Ohio. Dwight earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University. Affirmations Psychological Services is a respected private practice, serving diverse client populations for ~35 years. For the past two and a half years, he's been the majority owner of the practice. The practice expanded into a second office location over the past year, creating opportunities to serve a growing clientele through individual and group therapy, workshops, and presentations. On 12/15/14, Dwight custom- or self-published a book through Orange Frazer Press with Aimee Rocks, a client who has been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID; formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder). One of his primary contributions to the book was to expand on the ideas and influences of humanistic psychology, especially in relation to the manifold ways it informed his work with all of Aimee Rocks. Dwight is passionate about humanistic psychology, energy psychology, neuroscience, diversity at manifold levels, ADHD, and severe trauma (how DID typically emerges) and will continue to pursue influence and reach in these areas through his leadership at Affirmations.


Please refer to the following websites for more information:

www.affirmationstherapy.com
www.gentlemending.com
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:56 PM
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*PLEASE READ* We are changing how this event is run. If you intend to show up, please ask Rose or Rook for the code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event.

Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, November 27th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:24 AM
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Hello All,

Normally we have events at Club Princeton (425 South Princeton Avenue) in the downstairs portion of the club every fourth Friday of the month. However, the fourth Friday of this month is Christmas. Therefore, we will be jumping into an already existing event held by the local organization, Guilty Pleasures, in the upstairs portion of the club, Fetish Foreplay Friday on Friday, December 18th.

This event is an educational kink event, followed by a play party. For those who wish to learn more about kink, or who already enjoy it, this will be a very fun event. This month's educational portion is about leg ties.

Pricing is $15 per person if you show up at 8PM when the class starts and $20 per person after 9:30PM.

If you are not familiar with kink or Club Princeton, please reach out to Rook or Rose to ask questions if you have them and learn more about the event before showing up. It is highly unlikely for someone to show up for a very first event and be able to play or engage in sexual interactions with other complete strangers. If you do not come with someone to play with or have sex with, please understand that you will most likely just be observing for this event.

This event is not being run or hosted by Open Hearts. We are signal boosting for Guilty Pleasures and showing support to another local organization. Guilty Pleasures staff and Club Princeton staff are the best people to go to the night of the event if you run into problems. Of course, please come and talk to Open Hearts facilitators if you have an issue or question, but be mindful not to interrupt scenes they have going on in order to do so.

This event is BYOB like all Princeton events. No alcohol is sold on the premises. 21 years old and older only, please.

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Old 12-14-2015, 05:32 AM
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Please join us for our general meeting on the fourth Monday of the month. This month's meeting will be taking place on Monday, December 28th starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St.).

We will not be having a presenter this month due to the holidays. Instead, we would like to have a White Elephant gift exchange. Please bring a gift you received over the holidays that you would like to re-gift. Bring your gift wrapped for a chance to get another gift from someone else. If you don't have any unwanted gifts, feel free to purchase a gift to bring and wrap. Suggested pricing is $5-$10. This is a really fun way to get rid of unwanted gifts and I hope many people participate.

We will also be collecting food and winter clothing for those in the Columbus area who are in need during this time of the year. Please bring non-perishable goods and/or winter clothing to donate. Open Hearts will then take the collected materials to local shelters.

Discussions will take place as they come up and as people request them as they have at most meetings. We plan to start back up with presenters in January.

We hope to see you there!
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:02 PM
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Come join us for our monthly discussion meeting on the fourth Monday of the month on Monday, January 25th at Club Diversity (863 South High St). We are happy to announce we will be having a presenter this month. See below for more details.

"Our culture largely values logic and reason over emotions. People who express their emotions openly are often labeled as crazy, needy or weak. Sharing negative emotions with the people we care about may even be framed as “being a burden.” Some people even believe that if they feel their emotions they will be consumed by them. Those messages dangerously limit the joy we experience, and how well we create connection and intimacy with those we love and care about. Our lack of knowledge about how emotions, and our brain, work, often leave us to wonder why our actions and reactions don’t match what we want our behavior to be. Or why some else acts in a way “that doesn’t make sense.” The logical and emotional parts of our brains exist for a reason. We are at our best when they work together. We are strong enough."

Jay Blevins, LMFT (www.awentherapy.com) is a licensed systems therapist with a private practice in Madison, WI. His practice focuses on alternative relationship structures, alternative sexuality and power dynamics. He has over 7 years of experience working with clients on these issues.

Jay is a contributor to various relationship and sexuality blogs and publications and has been a frequent presenter at alternative lifestyle events and psychotherapy conferences. He is active in the polyamory community where he hosts a Madison chapter of the New York based Poly Cocktails and a local chapter of Sex Geekdom International.

He writes a weekly column, Babble of the Sexes for The Good Men Project.
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*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask Rose or Rook for the code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, January 29th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!

PLEASE NOTE: Rose will not be the on-site host for this event, as she will be out of town at a conference. Jen or Kevin will be there in her stead. Any of the four facilitators can give you the code word. If you would like to ask Rose, please do it before Friday, as she may be unable to reach technology after that point.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:24 PM
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Come join us for our General Meeting on Monday, February 22nd starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High Street)!

Kink and Poly, Some Additional Possible Levels of Complexity.

Play partners, and power exchange. Masters and slaves. The list of "kink" things that can effect how two people might interact, and how that might effect the way they do poly is nearly never ending. We're going to address some of the typical issues seen around this additional selection of ideas, patterns, and choices. Along the way we're going to answer questions, and see if maybe we can prepare ourselves for what this might mean in our lives.

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The Monkey King

Ever learning and evolving, this monkey's ongoing mission: to spread knowledge, wherever it may be lacking; to seek out kinksters, lifestylers, and leather families, wherever they may be; to boldly improve his mind, to train, study, apprentice, and master those things that he can.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:35 PM
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*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, February 26th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:00 AM
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Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting, talking about one of the most important relationships, the one we have with our self. Meeting will take place from 7PM-9PM at Club Diversity (863 South High Street, Columbus, OH) on Monday, March 28th. We will be welcoming Dwight Tolliver again for take two, as his first presentation was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to see you there!

A Conversation About Self:

There are many entry points related to a conversation about one’s relationship with self. Most of the entry points are valid. Some are riskier than others. But, the entry point is just the start of the journey. The further and deeper one goes into the self, the more disoriented and unstable life and self may seem. Hypothetically, uncertainty and ambiguity become your companions, guides, and protectors. In this discussion, I’m inviting the audience to ask questions of interest and importance to you, your life, and your relationships. Through this format, we can integrate language, which gives each of us the opportunity to be both teacher and student. So, please bring your questions to the discussion and we’ll spontaneously and organically create meaning and purpose about the Self.

Bio:

Dwight is a licensed psychologist, author, and owner of Affirmations Psychological Services, located in Columbus, Ohio. Dwight earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University. Affirmations Psychological Services is a respected private practice, serving diverse client populations for ~35 years. For the past two and a half years, he's been the majority owner of the practice. The practice expanded into a second office location over the past year, creating opportunities to serve a growing clientele through individual and group therapy, workshops, and presentations. On 12/15/14, Dwight custom- or self-published a book through Orange Frazer Press with Aimee Rocks, a client who has been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID; formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder). One of his primary contributions to the book was to expand on the ideas and influences of humanistic psychology, especially in relation to the manifold ways it informed his work with all of Aimee Rocks. Dwight is passionate about humanistic psychology, energy psychology, neuroscience, diversity at manifold levels, ADHD, and severe trauma (how DID typically emerges) and will continue to pursue influence and reach in these areas through his leadership at Affirmations. Please refer to the following websites for more information:

www.affirmationstherapy.com
www.gentlemending.com
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*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event.

Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, March 25th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
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