What we're about

Authentic Relating and the practice of “Circling”

Do you crave:
-More fulfilling relationships?
-Conscious & loving community?
-To feel more alive?

Come play, experience and integrate practical skills to:
-Create deep, intimate connections
-Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights and healing
-Become more present and comfortable in your own skin
-Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible
-Practice listening to someone’s soul essence like a people whisperer
-“Get someone’s world” like a Jedi master
-Tap into the power of your vulnerability that has you more lovable
-Be understood, appreciated and celebrated for the essence of who you are
-Create more love, connection and community in your life and the world

Join us for an evening of authentic relating, practicing profoundly unique skills like getting someone's world (deep empathy), sharing impact (honesty and vulnerability), and speaking the moment (courage, insight, shared reality, making connection more important than content). This work has been powerful and deeply nourishing for me and I'd love to share it with you. I’ve never seen a practice more adept at melting the distance between two hearts.
~ Jon Cotton

What does circling look like in terms of format?
A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle and put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact and observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for that person. A typical evening includes introductions, an exercise to practice authentic relating and 2 rounds of circling - each approximately 30-35 minutes in length.

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 that­how to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world.

We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported and know we are not alone.

“Circling is to get in a deep relationship with what is.”
- Guy Sengstock, Founder of Circling

For deeper understanding, check out
6 Things the Practice of Circling Does Really Well…
http://www.circlinginstitute.com/circling/what-is-circling/

and/or call Jon Cotton, 510-653-3473 for more information.

Cost:
$20 cash or check, at the door

When:
Currently we meet one Sunday per month in Marin and in Mountain View.
More to come as the community grows.

Upcoming events (5)

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Needs a location

$20.00

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE NOTE: We'll meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. Do you crave: -More fulfilling relationships? -Conscious & loving community? -To feel more alive? Come play, experience & integrate practical skills to: -Create deep, intimate connections -Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights & healing -Become more present & comfortable in your own skin -Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection & intimacy that’s possible -Practice listening to the essence of someone’s soul -“Get someone’s world” like a mind reader -Tap into the power of your vulnerability that has you more lovable -Be understood, appreciated & celebrated for the essence of who you are -Create more love, connection & community Join us for an evening of authentic relating, practicing profoundly unique skills like getting someone's world (deep empathy), sharing impact (honesty & vulnerability), and speaking the moment (courage, insight, shared reality, making connection more important than content). This work has been powerful and deeply nourishing for me and I'd love to share it with you. I’ve never seen a practice more adept at melting the distance between two hearts. ~ Jon Cotton What does the Circling Method look like? A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle & put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact & observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true & alive for that person. A typical evening includes introductions, an exercise to practice authentic relating & 2 rounds of circling - each approximately 30 minutes in length. The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and the Circling practice teaches us how to see & celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported & know we are not alone. “Circling practice is to get in a deep relationship with what is.” - Guy Sengstock, Founder of The Circling Method For deeper understanding, see 6 Things the Circling Practice Does Really Well… http://www.circlinginstitute.com/circling/what-is-circling/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://buytickets.at/thecirclinginsitute IMPORTANT: IGNORE all links on Confirmation page. You'll receive an EMAIL with the Correct Zoom link after payment is received. (Download Zoom in advance at https://zoom.us/). For more info: [masked]. Your Facilitators: Jon Cotton, Guy Sengstock (Founder of The Circling Method) and/or Circling Institute Facilitators Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability & humor to keep it real. Jon Cotton has been practicing circling for over 10 years. Jon is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, psychic reader & healer, nutritionist, natural health expert and UC Berkeley MBA. He taught workshops for 25 years in meditation, healing, intuition, practical spirituality, NLP, Firewalking - for personal power, overcoming fear & creating what seems impossible, Breathwork, Speaking Circles, intimacy, authentic relating and the Art of Circling and led trips to swim with dolphins. He creates an uncommon atmosphere of safety, trust & intimacy. www.TotalHealthSecrets.com Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of The Circling Method. He has been facilitating transformation for individuals, groups and corporations internationally for more than 20 years. He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is the co-founder of The Arête Center for Excellence and the Bay Area Men’s Circle, which is still thriving today. He is an artist, philosopher, poet, body-worker, and visionary. Many refer to Guy as a genius in both his depth of thinking and in his way of working with clients. His humor, depth and quality of attention allows people to see and hear those things which have always been present yet have never occurred for them. He wakes up every day with an insatiable craving to discover the source of life’s novelty and can’t help himself but to attempt to awaken this thirst in everyone he encounters. www.guysengstock.com. www.CirclingInstitute.com

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Needs a location

$20.00

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE NOTE: We'll meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. Do you crave: -More fulfilling relationships? -Conscious & loving community? -To feel more alive? Come play, experience & integrate practical skills to: -Create deep, intimate connections -Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights & healing -Become more present & comfortable in your own skin -Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection & intimacy that’s possible -Practice listening to the essence of someone’s soul -“Get someone’s world” like a mind reader -Tap into the power of your vulnerability that has you more lovable -Be understood, appreciated & celebrated for the essence of who you are -Create more love, connection & community Join us for an evening of authentic relating, practicing profoundly unique skills like getting someone's world (deep empathy), sharing impact (honesty & vulnerability), and speaking the moment (courage, insight, shared reality, making connection more important than content). This work has been powerful and deeply nourishing for me and I'd love to share it with you. I’ve never seen a practice more adept at melting the distance between two hearts. ~ Jon Cotton What does the Circling Method look like? A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle & put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact & observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true & alive for that person. A typical evening includes introductions, an exercise to practice authentic relating & 2 rounds of circling - each approximately 30 minutes in length. The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and the Circling practice teaches us how to see & celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported & know we are not alone. “Circling practice is to get in a deep relationship with what is.” - Guy Sengstock, Founder of The Circling Method For deeper understanding, see 6 Things the Circling Practice Does Really Well… http://www.circlinginstitute.com/circling/what-is-circling/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://buytickets.at/thecirclinginsitute IMPORTANT: IGNORE all links on Confirmation page. You'll receive an EMAIL with the Correct Zoom link after payment is received. (Download Zoom in advance at https://zoom.us/). For more info: [masked]. Your Facilitators: Jon Cotton, Guy Sengstock (Founder of The Circling Method) and/or Circling Institute Facilitators Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability & humor to keep it real. Jon Cotton has been practicing circling for over 10 years. Jon is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, psychic reader & healer, nutritionist, natural health expert and UC Berkeley MBA. He taught workshops for 25 years in meditation, healing, intuition, practical spirituality, NLP, Firewalking - for personal power, overcoming fear & creating what seems impossible, Breathwork, Speaking Circles, intimacy, authentic relating and the Art of Circling and led trips to swim with dolphins. He creates an uncommon atmosphere of safety, trust & intimacy. www.TotalHealthSecrets.com Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of The Circling Method. He has been facilitating transformation for individuals, groups and corporations internationally for more than 20 years. He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is the co-founder of The Arête Center for Excellence and the Bay Area Men’s Circle, which is still thriving today. He is an artist, philosopher, poet, body-worker, and visionary. Many refer to Guy as a genius in both his depth of thinking and in his way of working with clients. His humor, depth and quality of attention allows people to see and hear those things which have always been present yet have never occurred for them. He wakes up every day with an insatiable craving to discover the source of life’s novelty and can’t help himself but to attempt to awaken this thirst in everyone he encounters. www.guysengstock.com. www.CirclingInstitute.com

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Needs a location

$20.00

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE NOTE: We'll meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. Do you crave: -More fulfilling relationships? -Conscious & loving community? -To feel more alive? Come play, experience & integrate practical skills to: -Create deep, intimate connections -Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights & healing -Become more present & comfortable in your own skin -Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection & intimacy that’s possible -Practice listening to the essence of someone’s soul -“Get someone’s world” like a mind reader -Tap into the power of your vulnerability that has you more lovable -Be understood, appreciated & celebrated for the essence of who you are -Create more love, connection & community Join us for an evening of authentic relating, practicing profoundly unique skills like getting someone's world (deep empathy), sharing impact (honesty & vulnerability), and speaking the moment (courage, insight, shared reality, making connection more important than content). This work has been powerful and deeply nourishing for me and I'd love to share it with you. I’ve never seen a practice more adept at melting the distance between two hearts. ~ Jon Cotton What does the Circling Method look like? A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle & put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact & observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true & alive for that person. A typical evening includes introductions, an exercise to practice authentic relating & 2 rounds of circling - each approximately 30 minutes in length. The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and the Circling practice teaches us how to see & celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported & know we are not alone. “Circling practice is to get in a deep relationship with what is.” - Guy Sengstock, Founder of The Circling Method For deeper understanding, see 6 Things the Circling Practice Does Really Well… http://www.circlinginstitute.com/circling/what-is-circling/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://buytickets.at/thecirclinginsitute IMPORTANT: IGNORE all links on Confirmation page. You'll receive an EMAIL with the Correct Zoom link after payment is received. (Download Zoom in advance at https://zoom.us/). For more info: [masked]. Your Facilitators: Jon Cotton, Guy Sengstock (Founder of The Circling Method) and/or Circling Institute Facilitators Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability & humor to keep it real. Jon Cotton has been practicing circling for over 10 years. Jon is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, psychic reader & healer, nutritionist, natural health expert and UC Berkeley MBA. He taught workshops for 25 years in meditation, healing, intuition, practical spirituality, NLP, Firewalking - for personal power, overcoming fear & creating what seems impossible, Breathwork, Speaking Circles, intimacy, authentic relating and the Art of Circling and led trips to swim with dolphins. He creates an uncommon atmosphere of safety, trust & intimacy. www.TotalHealthSecrets.com Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of The Circling Method. He has been facilitating transformation for individuals, groups and corporations internationally for more than 20 years. He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is the co-founder of The Arête Center for Excellence and the Bay Area Men’s Circle, which is still thriving today. He is an artist, philosopher, poet, body-worker, and visionary. Many refer to Guy as a genius in both his depth of thinking and in his way of working with clients. His humor, depth and quality of attention allows people to see and hear those things which have always been present yet have never occurred for them. He wakes up every day with an insatiable craving to discover the source of life’s novelty and can’t help himself but to attempt to awaken this thirst in everyone he encounters. www.guysengstock.com. www.CirclingInstitute.com

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Needs a location

$20.00

The Circling Method & Authentic Relating - ONLINE NOTE: We'll meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. Do you crave: -More fulfilling relationships? -Conscious & loving community? -To feel more alive? Come play, experience & integrate practical skills to: -Create deep, intimate connections -Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights & healing -Become more present & comfortable in your own skin -Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection & intimacy that’s possible -Practice listening to the essence of someone’s soul -“Get someone’s world” like a mind reader -Tap into the power of your vulnerability that has you more lovable -Be understood, appreciated & celebrated for the essence of who you are -Create more love, connection & community Join us for an evening of authentic relating, practicing profoundly unique skills like getting someone's world (deep empathy), sharing impact (honesty & vulnerability), and speaking the moment (courage, insight, shared reality, making connection more important than content). This work has been powerful and deeply nourishing for me and I'd love to share it with you. I’ve never seen a practice more adept at melting the distance between two hearts. ~ Jon Cotton What does the Circling Method look like? A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle & put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact & observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true & alive for that person. A typical evening includes introductions, an exercise to practice authentic relating & 2 rounds of circling - each approximately 30 minutes in length. The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and the Circling practice teaches us how to see & celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported & know we are not alone. “Circling practice is to get in a deep relationship with what is.” - Guy Sengstock, Founder of The Circling Method For deeper understanding, see 6 Things the Circling Practice Does Really Well… http://www.circlinginstitute.com/circling/what-is-circling/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://buytickets.at/thecirclinginsitute IMPORTANT: IGNORE all links on Confirmation page. You'll receive an EMAIL with the Correct Zoom link after payment is received. (Download Zoom in advance at https://zoom.us/). For more info: [masked]. Your Facilitators: Jon Cotton, Guy Sengstock (Founder of The Circling Method) and/or Circling Institute Facilitators Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability & humor to keep it real. Jon Cotton has been practicing circling for over 10 years. Jon is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, psychic reader & healer, nutritionist, natural health expert and UC Berkeley MBA. He taught workshops for 25 years in meditation, healing, intuition, practical spirituality, NLP, Firewalking - for personal power, overcoming fear & creating what seems impossible, Breathwork, Speaking Circles, intimacy, authentic relating and the Art of Circling and led trips to swim with dolphins. He creates an uncommon atmosphere of safety, trust & intimacy. www.TotalHealthSecrets.com Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of The Circling Method. He has been facilitating transformation for individuals, groups and corporations internationally for more than 20 years. He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is the co-founder of The Arête Center for Excellence and the Bay Area Men’s Circle, which is still thriving today. He is an artist, philosopher, poet, body-worker, and visionary. Many refer to Guy as a genius in both his depth of thinking and in his way of working with clients. His humor, depth and quality of attention allows people to see and hear those things which have always been present yet have never occurred for them. He wakes up every day with an insatiable craving to discover the source of life’s novelty and can’t help himself but to attempt to awaken this thirst in everyone he encounters. www.guysengstock.com. www.CirclingInstitute.com

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