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Tools for Extraordinary Connection
Deepen your ability to create connection & impact, anytime...with anyone

Are you tired of superficial or "surface" relationships
and crave more MEANINGFUL and INTIMATE connections?

Are you a leader, coach, or therapist, and
want to bring more present moment awareness to your work?

Join us for an evening of Genuine Relating in a Fun Way!

Together we will explore:
- Staying in the Now
- Speaking Your Truth
- Becoming more present and comfortable in your own skin
- Creating deep, intimate connections
- Transforming ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights and healing

If you’ve ever had a conversation where you found yourself hanging on every word - your heart wide open, your eyes filled with tears, and a huge smile on your face... If you crave fun, rich and authentic connections, then this event is for you.

The activities will include highly interactive partner and group exercises that demonstrate and explore authentic relating, getting to know yourself better, while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with.

By practicing attunement and bringing yourself more fully to interactions, you will learn how to create instant aliveness and get a person like they may never have been gotten before.

Experience an open-hearted space where people get to "cut through the superficial" and be truly themselves without apology. Enjoy an exciting, fun and very juicy social evening with lots of laughs, plenty of insights, and sometimes sparks flying!

You will also learn about ways to further develop your skills through programs with The Circling Institute.

ALL are welcome.
Bring a friend, bring your partner or come solo!
These are NOT singles/dating events.

They are sometimes loud, sometimes intensely quiet, sometimes risky and always
FUN and REVEALING.

Cost:
$20 cash or check, at the door, or
paypal.me/circling/20

Please allow enough time to find parking and get settled in before the event begins.

Call Jon Cotton, 510-653-3473 for more information.
If late or need directions, text or call:
Jordan Burns 206-290-5195
Jon Cotton 510-435-5360

Your Facilitators: Jon Cotton and Circling Institute Facilitators
Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real.

Jon Cotton has been practicing circling for over 6 years. Jon is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, psychic reader & healer, nutritionist, natural health expert and UC Berkeley MBA. He has 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 leads trips to swim with dolphins. He creates an uncommon atmosphere of safety, trust & intimacy. Through a loving and compassionate presence he shares how to fulfill our deepest human needs, to create unconditional love and community in our lives.
www.CirclingInstitute.com
www.TotalHealthSecrets.com

Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of Circling. 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. You can read more about Guy at www.guysengstock.com.

Upcoming events (5)

The Circling Method and Authentic Relating - ONLINE

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Authentic Relating & “The Circling Method” - ONLINE NOTE: We will meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. We have combined these event with those from Berkeley, Marin and South Bay. They are happening, really fun (even online) and vibrant. 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 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 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 and community in your life & 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 the Circling practice 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 practice teaches us exactly that­, how 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. “The Circling Method 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/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & $20 payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_33iKeDMmSSqQBX3sIbpKlw 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 (One of these facilitators and/or our well trained staff will be leading this event). Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real. Read more about Jon & Guy here... https://www.circlinginstitute.com/about/

The Circling Method and Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Online event

Authentic Relating & “The Circling Method” - ONLINE NOTE: We will 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 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 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 and community in your life & 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 the Circling practice 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 practice teaches us exactly that­, how 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. “The Circling Method 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/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ktrqVzJTTevCjDZiXd1IQ 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 (One of these facilitators and/or our well trained staff will be leading this event). Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real. Read more about Jon & Guy here... https://www.circlinginstitute.com/about/

The Circling Method and Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Online event

Authentic Relating & “The Circling Method” - ONLINE NOTE: We will meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. We have combined these event with those from Berkeley, Marin and South Bay. They are happening, really fun (even online) and vibrant. 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 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 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 and community in your life & 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 the Circling practice 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 practice teaches us exactly that­, how 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. “The Circling Method 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/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & $20 payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uLSHfoCSTfStqq2iC5VR3A 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 (One of these facilitators and/or our well trained staff will be leading this event). Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real. Read more about Jon & Guy here... https://www.circlinginstitute.com/about/

The Circling Method and Authentic Relating - ONLINE

Online event

Authentic Relating & “The Circling Method” - ONLINE NOTE: We will meet online EVERY Thursday, until we can meet again in person. We have combined these event with those from Berkeley, Marin and South Bay. They are happening, really fun (even online) and vibrant. 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 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 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 and community in your life & 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 the Circling practice 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 practice teaches us exactly that­, how 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. “The Circling Method 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/ REGISTRATION: Advanced registration & $20 payment required by 6:30pm PT on day of event Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DT-pXCHXRyysZAcrKVQ59w 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 (One of these facilitators and/or our well trained staff will be leading this event). Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real. Read more about Jon & Guy here... https://www.circlinginstitute.com/about/

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