August 15th, 2014 - August 17th, 2014
10:00 am ~ 7:00 pm
Trillium Hollow Cohousing Community
The practice of Circling is an incredibly powerful, new and fast growing practice that raises the bar for what is possible in relationship, personal growth and self-realization. You will be surprised at its richness, depth and simplicity.
This is an opportunity to wake up to whole new relational spaces and to touch into parts of yourself that bring a deep nourishment and inspiration.
Dates & Times: August 15th-17th, 3:30pm – 7:00pm Fri, 10:00am – 7:00pm Sat and Sun
Location: Trillium Hollow Cohousing Community (9601 NW Leahy Road, Portland, OR 97229)
Circling has been described as an "intersubjective meditation," "interactive intimacy," "social intercourse," or "a structured way to love the crap out of someone." At its most basic, circling is a practice of non-judmentally being with another human being. The attention of a small group is skillfully focused on an individual, who gets to feel the impact of being supportively seen by others while also experiencing their honest, in-the-moment feelings. The process revolves around connection, understanding, and a deep authenticity between people. It involves bringing a greater awareness and appreciation into our connections with others. It is a paradigm-shifting practice that is supported by wide-ranging research in how adults learn and develop.
Circling is a profound way of developing presence with yourself and richer connections with those around you. It can provide fundamental and often surprising insights that, once seen, create new and exciting opportunities. It provides a doorway into flow experiences, and breathes life into sometimes vague spiritual concepts and ideas. Through Circling individuals can start to develop trust in a deeper intelligence in themselves and others. Part of what makes the practice special is that although Circling is based on complex ideas, it is simple and empowering to take part in, and works on many different levels. We believe it to be one of the richest tools for human development in the world today.
We're extremely excited to offer this because circling has transformed our lives, deepened our everyday interactions, shown us parts of ourselves we didn't realize we were hiding, and helped us love more fully. We think it is the most badass practice to come out of integral and authentic thinking, and has the greatest potential for catalyzing growth in a variety of lines.
This event is hosted by Connection Corps, a social change company on a mission to create a more empathic and connected world. Through the use of experiential, relational learning tools, we empower people to break out of their conditioned social and behavioral patterns, bringing more authentic connection to their lives and all they touch.
Trillium Hollow Cohousing Community, 9601 NW Leahy Road, Portland, OR 97229
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Sara Ness is the founder and head facilitator of the Austin Love Juggernaut, a group that uses connective verbal and physical “games” to teach relating skills. She became interested in circling about two years ago, after co-founding the Houston Games Night and the Austin Love Juggernaut, and completed the Integral Center’s circling training in August of last year. Sara is passionate about community growth. She sees relationship as the most important piece in helping us to create together, and to become a more empathic civilization. She has extensively studied intentional living communities as a model for creating more successful organizations, and will be releasing a documentary on intentional communities across the US in 2014.