COnnect on Zoom. All Week. Every Week.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
8:45 – 10:00 a.m. CT
Are you wanting to create and sustain a meditation practice, while receiving community support and accountability in the process? Do you want a space to refine and improve your Circling skills while bringing more meaningful connection into your life?
We'll spend the first 15 minutes in silent self-guided meditation, after which time we do an Organic Circle for 60 minutes. You’re free to just come for the meditation or to stay for both. Start your day off with presence and connection!
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
8:45 – 10:00 a.m. CT
Community run Organic Circling: during this event we'll be starting with fifteen minutes of meditation, followed by an hour of organic Circling. This is a community run event, meaning it operates without a designated facilitator, so we recommend attending one of the events titled "Meditation and Organic Circling" first if you're new to the platform or the practice of Circling.
How do we live, breathe, feel, and connect to our bodies? How do we live, feel, breathe, and connect with others? Like two sides of the same coin, our response to one of these questions can be reflective of the other.
This series will invite a living, breathing, and spacious container in which to explore our connection with others. We will begin with a somatic practice that will engage our sense of self, body, and surrounding world. Then, from this embodied basis, we will Circle and lean into what is true for us in relationship.
NVC, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, is an approach to non-judgmental, compassionate, needs-focused communication. Some say that it’s actually a social-emotional mindfulness discipline disguised as a communication model. We’ll play Authentic Relating games and put a extra focus on the four core elements of NVC: Observation/Noticing, Feelings, Needs, Requests. Come play!
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CT
During this event we'll be reviewing the basic theory and tools of Circling. Beginners, veterans and anyone in between are welcome during this event, and we'll be exploring a mix of theory and experiential learning.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT
A T-group or training group (sometimes also referred to as sensitivity-training group, human relations training group or encounter group) is a form of group training where participants themselves (typically, between eight and 15 people) learn about themselves (and about small group processes in general) through their interaction with each other. T-group is conducive to increased self-awareness and a deepened understanding of group dynamics.
Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT
This event is a space for us to explore, discover, and experiment with Topical Circling. Depending on the day, we’ll pick a topic to Circle about together.
Interested in Circling about Emotions, Societal Norms, Attraction, Food, something different? Bring your interests and will try it on together. This will be a space open to co-creation and co-exploration of this art form, and human relating in general.
The Tuesday event is open to your interests and to a co-creation, so please arrive with an open and curious mind! Looking forward to Circling with you!
Every Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 pm CT
We do a brief check-in to start, and then chose the type of circling we want to do for this session:
Circling involves practicing using our genuine curiosity to better understand and become a connoisseur of another person’s world through present moment awareness while breaking through the assumptions and projections we have about each other.
5:00 – 6:15 pm CT
Explore circling from a “parts” or Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective. We will review some basic IFS concepts, identify parts we have active in the moment and circle using the IFS model. There also will be more in-depth resources offered for self-study for those who are interested.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CT
The Art of Circling is a series of events based on the book “The Art of Circling: 37 Practices for Deepening Your Relating Skills,” by Bryan Bayer. The book is a practical guide to having profound group conversations. We’ll read through the practices, week by week, discussing and then practicing each skill in a birthday circle experience.
This is a great way to train yourself to more deeply understand circling and its individual components. We’ll play, learn, and grow together over the next few months, and gain mastery in a beautiful practice of communication and connection! Drop in attendance is welcome if you’re only drawn to some of the events, or you can join us for the entire series.