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An Evening of Circling
**IMPORTANT EVENT DETAILS AFTER DESCRIPTION** **PLEASE BE ON TIME...DOORS CLOSE AT 7:10 pm SHARP** Join us for our Authentic Relating Circling Evening, our intimate practice of being fully with each other moment by moment. ************************************ What is circling? Circling is an organic, in-the-moment interpersonal process that’s equal parts art form, meditation, and group conversation — all designed to allow a visceral experience of connection and understanding of another person’s world, celebrating who and where they are right now. It’s practicing using our genuine curiosity to better understand and become a connoisseur of another person’s world though present moment awareness while breaking through the assumptions and projections we have about each other. What exactly is the purpose of Circling? The purpose of Circling is twofold: 1. Circling uncovers our “relational blind spots”—the places where we push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible, whether we’re: - In relationship and want to deepen with our partner… - Single, and looking to attract someone to explore deeper connection with… - Looking for deeper connection with ANYONE—family, friends, prospective clients… Through this fresh, direct-experience, in-the-moment process, we have more choice about how we respond because we’re aware of our blind spots. 2. The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and Circling teaches us exactly that—how to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. (description by Authentic World) ******************************************** What does circling look like in terms of format? A group of 6-12 people sits in a circle and each "round" puts their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notices what it's like being with this person moment by moment, shares impact and observations, and more. Typically a night of circling includes three rounds - each approximately 30-35 minutes in length. Those who have done circling often remark that circling is... well, kinda hard to explain. (Maybe like what it would be like to explain the taste of chocolate to someone who's never had it?) If you read this description and are curious... we recommend you just show up and have an experience. We look forward to seeing you there! **************************************************** “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ― Brené Brown ( ************************************************** DETAILS: SPOTS ARE VERY LIMITED. RSVP now to secure your spot. Because of the tight container, our Circling events require payment when you RSVP. After the event fills and a spot opens due to a cancellation, the first person to go online and pay for that spot secures it. It's a "first come first served" method when pre-pay is required, so on days of circling it's recommended to check the event a few times a day as a spot may actually be open. *******IMPORTANT****** NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS within 24 hours of the event. Admission: $25 . RSVP here on Meetup to guarantee your spot. Payment: Payment is required in advance to RSVP Parking: There is a parking lot behind the building with some spaces available. Please enter thru the side driveway. If lot is full, free metered parking can be found on Santa Monica Blvd. Saturday Jan 5th, 2019 6:30pm doors open/check-in START at 7:00pm. To honor all in attendance, PLEASE BE ON TIME. No admittance after 7:10pm. Doors will be locked. END: 10:15 pm. Light refreshments and water will be provided. PLEASE BRING YOUR WATER CONTAINERS. In an effort to go more green, we will have water available for you to fill your containers. Find us on Facebook: Authentic Los Angeles and at Questions? Email [masked]

Quaker Meeting House

1440 Harvard Street · Santa Monica 90404, CA


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    What we're about

    Authentic Relating Los Angeles is for people who want to create more authentic, intimate relationships in their lives - and have fun doing it!

    Have you ever had a conversation with someone and found yourself hanging on their every word? Heart wide open, your eyes filled with tears, and the goofiest smile ever on your face? Inspired by the work of Authentic World in San Francisco, our Authentic Relating Games Nights and Circling events are designed to give you that experience, often times with people you've never even met before. We host events that help you connect more deeply with yourself & others, while creating a space where you can discover how much richer and more thrilling it can be to speak the moment, share impact with each other, be truly seen, and more than anything to just BE YOURSELF.

    Our events are a chance to take your relating much deeper...beyond the mere “data exchanges", and will give you tools to take out into the world to create more rewarding interactions with everyone in your life.

    All are welcome, and we look forward to connecting with you!

    “ In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen. Really seen." Dr. Brené Brown

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