Deborah Anapol

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Deborah Taj Anapol
Born 1951
Died 18 August 2015
Citizenship United States
Education University of California, Berkeley (1975)
University of Washington (PhD 1981)
Barnard College
Occupation Clinical psychologist, writer
Known for Polyamory, neotantra

Deborah Taj Anapol (1951–2015) was an American clinical psychologist and one of the founders of the polyamory movement,[1] which started in the 1980s.[2] Known for her work in erotic spirituality, ecosex,[3] neotantra and Pelvic-Heart Integration,[4] she was an advocate for multiple love and sacred sexuality. Her work made early use of the Internet to gather and organize like-minded people. She was also the co-founder of the magazine Loving More[5] and its conferences. She wrote one of the first books on polyamory, Love Without Limits (1992); which was expanded and reissued as Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits, in 1997. An expert columnist for Psychology Today,[6] she blogged at "Love Without Limits, Reports from the relationship frontier."[7]

Anapol was a pioneer in opening the way for diversity of form in healthy relationships,[8] and received the "Vicki" Award from the Woodhull Freedom Foundation for her work affirming sexual freedom as a fundamental human rights.[9]

Appearances[edit]

Anapol appeared on radio and television shows, such as Donahue, Leeza, Real Personal, Jerry Springer, and Sally Jesse Raphael.[10] She taught workshops internationally in subjects such as Pelvic-Heart Integration and Polyamory.

Pelvic-Heart Integration[edit]

Pelvic-Heart Integration (PHI)[11] is a synthesis of neo-Reichian breathwork, body work, energy work, psychodrama, trauma work, body reading and neotantra and was developed by bodyworker Dr. Jack Painter,[12] of which Anapol was a certified practitioner.

Deborah Anapol died unexpectedly in England on 18 August 2015.[13]

Works[edit]

Books

Anapol is the author of several books:

Video

Anapol has created a 3-part DVD video entitled, "Pelvic-Heart Integration."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deborah Anapol's Return". Polyamorous Percolations: Polyamory in the News!. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Anapol, Deborah. "Why Do People Choose Polyamory?". Psychology Today. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ecosex Summit". [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Pelvic-Heart Integration (PHI)
  5. ^ "Loving More". Loving More Non-profit. 
  6. ^ "Psychology Today: Experts- Deborah Anapol, Ph. D". Psychology Today. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Love Without Limits: Reports from the relationship frontier". Psychology Today. 
  8. ^ Anapol, Deborah (Summer 1985). "Polygamy: Another Lovestyle". Context Institute: Friends and Lovers. 
  9. ^ "Only One Week Till Sexual Freedom Day in D.C.". AVN Media Network. September 16, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Promoting Intimacy and Other-Centered Sexuality". Liberated Christians. 1997. 
  11. ^ "Love Without Limits". 
  12. ^ Recalling Jack Painter Ph D
  13. ^ "Poly In The Media". 
  14. ^ "Faculty". International University of Professional Studies. 

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