What we're about

We started Conscious Connections in July, 2015, since then we have grown to become a warm, friendly community of kind-hearted people who welcome all and everyone to join us for some "Real Talk."

Every meeting starts with introductions, then we move into a round table discussion related to the "topic of choice" (different topic every week), followed by a hands on exercise to integrate the ideas from the night and we wrap up our meetup with a closing circle.

The purpose of our meeting is to come together and collectively hold compassionate, loving space for each other. We do our best to suspend judgement and we recognize, if judgement does come up, it's simply a reflection of ourselves, if I'm having a judgement, it says more about me, then it does about the person I may be judging. This awareness helps me let go of judgement and replace it with compassion and acceptance for everyone in the room.

The intention of Conscious Connections is to create a safe and supportive environment, this encourages everyone to show up and be real. We do our best to check our ego's at the door and we show up in complete authenticity. We support each other by finding the similarity in everyone's words, this is not a place for debate or criticism... this is a place for love and acceptance. The safe space we create gives everyone an opportunity to be seen, heard and understood for who they truly are.

We hold compassionate space for one another by focusing on the positive qualities of everyone. When we listen to the each other, we look for the best in each person, we see that person in a loving space of kindness, support and acceptance for who they are. When we see others in this positive light, it helps them to recognize their own beauty and uniqueness.

We accept each other, flaws and all... we realize no one is perfect, and we get that we're all here on this planet, trying to do the best we can. We can be so hard on each other and we can be really hard on ourselves. Conscious Connections provides the space for us to start being gentle with one another... including ourselves. It's an interesting phenomena; when you're immersed in a loving space with people who only see the best in you, it allows you to start seeing the best in yourself.

We choose to lift each other up, rather than tear each other down. By encouraging, supporting and focusing on the positive attributes of everyone in the room, we always walk away with new insights, connections and lots of Love.

Hope you'll join us!

"Imagine what seven billion humans could accomplish if we all Loved and Respected each other... Imagine"


Upcoming events (1)

Buntzen Lake BBQ - Connection & Fun

Buntzen Lake

A fun day connecting with different people in the community. Arrive any time between 10am to 4pm. This will be a casual day filled with fun activities to help everyone feel welcome and to connect you with others in the community. Bring your friends, family and children - everyone is welcome. Great people, meaningful conversations and tasty food - Join us for a fun day at the beach! We'll serve plate lunches by donation and we'll have a 50/50 draw. All proceeds go towards our Youth Empowering Youth Program. A free program, offered to youth in the Tri-cities that works as a preventative measure to mental health issues. This is a wonderful way to start off the summer with new friends, meaningful connections, laughter and lots of fun! Come as you are, we welcome everyone from all walks of life, our community embraces diversity and encourages unity. With Love, Vanessa

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Self - Awareness a journey to Self-Discovery

Vancity Community Room

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