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T-Group, Ecstasis, and the Experience of Group Flow
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: What do Burning Man camps, political rallies, professional sports teams, T-Groups, and the Navy SEALS have in common? They all make use of a similar set of neurological mechanisms to induce a *collective* altered state of consciousness, one in which “our sense of being an individual ‘I’ gets replaced by the feeling of being a collective ‘we.’” In their book “Stealing Fire,” which features Consciousness Hacking, Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal refer to this phenomenon as “group flow.” And what group flow unlocks is the experience of “ecstasis,” a non-ordinary state of consciousness in which the brain networks responsible for generating our ongoing experience of “self” begin to power down. The anxious voice in the head goes quiet, past and future dissolve, and the present moment dilates revealing a high-definition, high-voltage, all-encompassing experience of the Now. Experiences of ecstasis can give us glimpses of our highest potential, reveal hidden, universal truths about reality, and connect us powerfully to one another. T-Group is already designed to shift us into group flow, and I have designed this immersive, experiential evening to maximize our chances of slipping into collective ecstasis together. More about T-Group Practice: T-Group is a mindfulness practice designed to increase interpersonal effectiveness. In much the same way as other practices like yoga and meditation, T-Group cultivates the “witnessing awareness” capacity, but it goes further by applying that capacity to the real-time process of communicating and relating with others. It allows participants to build three levels of skill simultaneously: the personal, the interpersonal, and the systemic. It gives them the tools to become personally more aware of their inner processes, and to articulate themselves in clear and self-responsible ways. This reduces the tendency towards reactivity, projection, and blame, and teaches them how to negotiate the challenges of interpersonal relationships in ways that lead to greater understanding, trust, and cooperation. Finally, the structure of the practice itself offers them the opportunity to make discoveries about how their participation impacts the group as a whole, and how their contributions can lead to greater group cohesion. Crystallin Dillon is a life and leadership coach and founder of the Bay Area T-Group Community. Learn More about T-Group and Crystallin at: Want free admission? Members get free admission to one CH event per month! Membership is $10 per month and supports the Consciousness Hacking organization. If you pay for a year upfront, we'll give you two months (that's two events) for free! BECOME A MEMBER: Current members: Please register using the discount code emailed to you! Do you love Consciousness Hacking? Do you want to volunteer or help? Email Josh at [masked] and include some ways you hope to contribute! We'd love your help! Please email Josh if you need financial support to come to any of these events: [masked]. Photographs and video containing your image may be published by Consciousness Hacking without explicit permission. **Refunds only available via Eventbrite 7 days or more before the event! You can sell/transfer tickets to friends at face value**

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Consciousness Hacking is a global community exploring technology as a catalyst for psychological, emotional and spiritual flourishing. It’s an inside-out perspective on how technology can serve us by changing our relationship to the world, rather than the world itself. Meetings will feature insightful talks, community building, and support for new ideas and concepts.

Have an idea for a cool EEG or meditation app? How about a new approach to therapy that uses sound and light? Maybe you're interested in creating software to improve personal development. This is the place to explore and present your ideas with a supportive group with a focus of helping bring them to reality.

The ultimate purpose of the group is to support the community of people exploring, building and disseminating new tools for the evolution of individual and collective consciousness. You do not need a technology background, and you are absolutely welcome to join if you have no interest in ever developing your own tools, but there will definitely be a major focus on modern, technologies as the hacking medium. We do not advocate any particular spiritual or religious beliefs or practices, though our community and organizers tend to dabble in a variety of meditative and spiritual traditions.

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