The Austin Zegg Forum is a community which holds Zegg Forums where anyone may come and participate in a facilitated personal/community growth process.
A Zegg Forum is an active and intimate process for personal/community growth. One person steps forward to reveal him/herself in words, movement, or sound; the group supports the self-revelation with compassionate attention, and provides feedback in the form of "mirrors." The presenter reveals whatever is authentic, alive, and true for him/her in the moment. Trusted facilitators are the "midwives" of the process, supporting (if needed) the presenter's experience. The Zegg Forum, from German and Portuguese intentional communities, is a simple and intimate tool for community bonding. Come and experience its one-hour-and fifteen-minutes of magic. More info at http://www.zegg-forum.org
Another description of a Zegg Forum (slightly modified) from http://www.nfnc.org/info/document_library/w...:
... the individuals making up a Forum sit in a circle. One person who is "working" or "presenting" goes into the middle of the circle as though going onto a stage. So the "presenter" holds center stage and the others form the audience. The presenter gets the full attention of the group, with the power and the space to speak and act without being interrupted by the others who initially play the role of spectators. When the "presenter" has finished, then others can step into the middle to give feedback and express what they perceived. Now the presenter can learn what others think about him and what they have to say which supplements, broadens and sharpens the personal issue he brought forward. The discovery of what others think and value about us, what perhaps keeps them from loving us, what meaning we have for them provides the essential social feedback and clarity that shapes us as social beings.
Each Forum, the length of which is agreed in advance, usually about 75 minutes, is guided by a facilitator whose task is to direct the presentation to bring out the general character of the personal issue. Thus each and every Forum becomes a learning process for all present. The facilitator alone may intervene in the presenter’s process, sometimes to confuse the presenter, sometimes to interrupt or to divert him if he or she gets stuck in repetitive thought trains.
Each forum is expertly facilitated to keep interest and momentum high. Trained facilitators are there to serve you in being transparent, feeling what's alive in you and the moment, and, hopefully(!), rescue you when you get off track. We are discover together what is vibrant in the moment, come experiment with us, and witness magic in motion--and you are it.
This group grew out of a workshop presented by Kelly Bryson in February, 2013.
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