• Connection Games ~ See & Be Seen

    Erwan Davon Teachings

    We all crave connection, no doubt about it. This connection starts with a connection to self, and then branches out to others. There are so many possibilities, ranging from friendly connection, heart connection, spiritual connection, emotional connection, to romantic and sexual connection. On June 12th, Erwan and Alicia Davon will lead you through a series of fun discussions and exercises that will take your experience of connection with yourself and others to the next level. This event will focus on friendly, emotional and heart connection. The event is for singles and couples alike. You will learn: 1. How to draw someone out and have them open up to you through deep listening 2. How to express yourself so you are truly seen by others you want to be closer to 3. How to bring friendly physical contact into interactions with confidence You’ll leave the evening not only with skills, but with a revitalized sense of what is possible for you in connecting with yourself and others! Toward the end of the evening you will also have the opportunity to find out how to work more deeply with Alicia and her husband Erwan. Erwan and Alicia are renowned for teaching singles and couples for a combined 40 years how to have thriving love and sex lives without compromising the the deep spiritual and psychological issues which must be dealt with to really connect with someone romantically. Get your ticket today and experience the magic that participants have been raving about for over 25 years! Click here to purchase your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-making-contact-connection-games-tickets-62326391916?aff=affiliateMD

  • The Art of Making Contact: Connection Games

    Erwan Davon Teachings

    We all crave connection, no doubt about it. Whether it is with a friend, a romantic partner or a stranger, connecting can be anything from smooth and delightful to awkward and challenging. What makes the difference? On May 8th, my good friends, Alicia and Erwan Davon will lead you through a series of fun discussions, games and exercises that will take your experience of connection with yourself and others to the next level. There are so many possibilities, ranging from friendly connection, heart connection, spiritual connection, emotional connection, to romantic and sexual connection. You will learn: 1. How to have the initial point of contact with someone go smoothly and easily 2. How to continually deepen relationships, romantic or otherwise 3. How to bring friendly physical contact into interactions with confidence This event will focus on friendly, emotional and heart connection. The event is for singles and couples alike. You’ll leave the evening not only with skills, but with a revitalized sense of what is possible for you in connecting with yourself and others! Toward the end of the evening you will also have the opportunity to find out how to work more deeply with Alicia and Erwan. Erwan and Alicia are renowned for teaching singles and couples since 1995 how to have thriving love and sex lives without compromising the deep spiritual and psychological issues which must be dealt with to really connect with someone. Get your ticket today and experience the magic that participants have been raving about for over 25 years! Click here to purchase your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-making-contact-connection-games-tickets-60598662230?aff=affiliateMD

  • Connection Games ~ Letting Love In

    Erwan Davon Teachings

    $20.00

    We all crave connection, no doubt about it. This connection starts with a connection to self, and then branches out to others. There are so many possibilities, ranging from friendly connection, heart connection, spiritual connection, emotional connection, to romantic and sexual connection. On March 13, Alicia and Erwan Davon will lead you through a series of fun discussions and exercises that will take your experience of connection with yourself and others to the next level. This event will focus on friendly, emotional and heart connection. The event is for singles and couples alike. You will learn: 1. How to draw someone out and have them open up to you through deep listening 2. How to express yourself so you are truly seen by others you want to be closer to 3. How to bring friendly physical contact into interactions with confidence You’ll leave the evening not only with skills, but with a revitalized sense of what is possible for you in connecting with yourself and others! Toward the end of the evening you will also have the opportunity to find out how to work more deeply with Alicia and Erwan. Get your tickets on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connection-games-the-power-of-love-tickets-56506233666?aff=affiliate1 Erwan and Alicia are renowned for teaching singles and couples for a combined 40 years how to have thriving love and sex lives without compromising the the deep spiritual and psychological issues which must be dealt with to really connect with someone romantically. Get your ticket today and experience the magic that participants have been raving about for over 25 years!

  • Get Out Of Your Own Way -Conquering Self Sabotage Meetup

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    This Meetup with psychotherapist and Life- and Relationship Coach Meriana Dinkova (MFT#45696) will focus on some of the main ways we keep ourselves STUCK. We will look at habits and beliefs that prevent us from succeeding past a certain point. We will create personalized systems on how to prevent that. Sick of setting goals but not meeting them? .. of having aspirations and desires but not the balls or perseverance to reach them without giving up or getting distracted? .. of desiring closeness but "picking the wrong people' or pushing it away? "Self Sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn't happen." GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY Price: $20 if prepaid by 9pm at the evening before the Meetup. (RSVP alone doesn't count as prepaying) ; $25 after that; $25-$35 sliding scale at the door (prepaying will reduce your chances of last- moment sabotaging coming to the meetup:) . You can prepay directly on Meetup or through Paypal to [masked] (Venmo & Google Pay also accepted). If you don't see the online payment option for some of the meetups, it gets added few days to a week before each meetup. You will open to more ease and aliveness through: - learning to recognize self sabotaging forces/ voices/ behaviors - gaining tools to manage them when they occur - effectively dealing with inner conflict Whether in the form of negative rumination, relentless judgment towards self or others, immobilizing fear or indecision, we all know forces in us that sabotage our happiness, productivity, and relationships. Some of these are more obvious, like constantly missing deadlines, overworking or overspending and being always broke or in debt. Others hide in attitudes that criticize, judge, compare and assume the worst, leading to chronic procrastination, self-doubt, guilt or depression. Some of them lurk in the voices that make us feel bad about healthy expressions of anger, or start whispering scary things in our ear whenever we say ‘no’ or set boundaries. And at times a strong spiritual inner critic that pushes us to be more compassionate, forgiving and open-hearted (and yet makes us feel inadequate) can be an inner saboteur, in a saint’s disguise. These energies get experienced in a somatic way by some people and for others these energies can be felt like inner voices - easily to be confused with the voice of our aware self. We can learn how these voices impact our feelings and the way we act in the world and differentiate them from voices that actually serve us. We will practice becoming aware when grasped by those forces and gain choice of which channel we listen to. Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life- and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF, in Oakland and over Skype/ FaceTime. For the last 22 years she has studied and practiced a variety of and therapeutic , meditative and mindfulness- based methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection, mindfulness and relating. She organizes Medicine Work retreats to Peru in which she combines her work with the medicine work of experienced shamans. For more info go to www.merianadinkova.com Meriana will present a brief roadmap of the self and show a few ways to identify different parts of the self and to determine which energies or voices are serving us and our goals and which ones are working against each other. We will also learn some basic ways of breaking the grasp of negative or immobilizing forces and shifting into more functional ones. In most Meetups we will go deeper into the origins and goals of these energies. We will learn to differentiate between innocuous ‘inner forces’ and the truly dysfunctional ones. With some the task might be about taming or transforming them, while with others the approach may be about learning to be with them with more ease. We will also learn techniques to shift between different self-states in order to gain a larger, more grounded frame-of-reference. In addition to learning to discriminate will also design new ‘inner voices’ and attitudes that can step in and support us when the dysfunctional voices have become active. Through lecture, guided exercises, sharing and mindful self-exploration, we will study how to get out of the way of our natural evolution and understand the specific ways we sabotage ourselves. There are many forces at work within the self and getting to know them is the first step towards happiness. Different forces become active in different environments and we will look at how these forces show up in our work and our relationships. Get to know the forces that help or harm you and learn how to work with them in a way that supports, rather than hurts. This can save you from weeks or years of negativity, helping you achieve personal and professional health, more fulfilling relationships with others and most importantly with yourself.

  • Tomorrow ~ free webinar ~ The Secret to Successful Online Dating

    Do you find yourself frustrated with online dating? Sometimes we can get in our own way when it comes to succeeding online- but there is definitely a method to the madness! Join Alicia & Erwan for a jam-packed free webinar on Tuesday, February 26th and pick up the most important skills for success in online dating. Romance has modernized! Almost everything has as tech component these days. Mastering it is necessary for success… yes… even in dating! You will learn: 1. How to pick an online app 2. How to make your profile appealing and more likely to draw in someone who is a match for you 3. How to get matches and more importantly how to follow through 4. How to really connect on the first date and how to tell if you should go for a 2nd date. And you will learn the biggest myth about online dating! Erwan and Alicia Davon, who have been teaching people how to get into and thrive in romantic relationship since 1995, will teach you a set of practices to connect with someone of the opposite sex or sexual orientation. Erwan and Alicia are renowned for teaching love and relationship for a combined 40 years without compromising the deep spiritual and psychological issues which must be dealt with to really connect with someone romantically. Register now using the Eventbrite link below and we'll see you soon! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-webinar-the-secret-to-successful-online-dating-tickets-56490451461?aff=affiliate1

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  • The 4 Practices of Highly Present & Turned On People

    Erwan Davon Teachings

    Do you find yourself wanting to connect with yourself and other people, and feel stuck as how to do so? Maybe the block is self imposed, based on past experiences? Maybe you feel clear and ready to connect, but aren't sure how to go about it. An evening of fun, games & practical exercises where we will be completing The February Pleasure Course and reviewing the complete content of the course. You will get a taste of The Pleasure Course, our flagship course, and an opportunity to engage further in our work. Erwan and Alicia Davon have over 40 years of combined experience teaching both singles & couples how to relate better and get closer in all types of relationships. They will lay out the essential skills required to communicate well and get closer to the people you want to be closer to! We are not only going to discuss, but practice in structured exercises, and then blend into a Cocktail Party, where you can continue to practice! Erwan and Alicia are renowned for teaching singles and couples for a combined 40 years how to have thriving love and sex lives without compromising the the deep spiritual and psychological issues which must be dealt with to really connect with someone romantically. Get your ticket today and experience the magic that participants have been raving about for over 25 years! RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-4-practices-of-highly-present-turned-on-people-an-intro-to-the-pleasure-course-tickets-54833988937?aff=affiliate1

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  • Connection Games ~ See & Be Seen

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    $20.00

    We all crave connection, no doubt about it. This connection starts with a connection to self, and then branches out to others. There are so many possibilities, ranging from friendly connection, heart connection, spiritual connection, emotional connection, to romantic and sexual connection. On January 23rd, Alicia Davon will lead you through a series of fun discussions and exercises that will take your experience of connection with yourself and others to the next level. This event will focus on friendly, emotional and heart connection. The event is for singles and couples alike. You will learn: 1. How to draw someone out and have them open up to you through deep listening 2. How to express yourself so you are truly seen by others you want to be closer to 3. How to bring friendly physical contact into interactions with confidence You’ll leave the evening not only with skills, but with a revitalized sense of what is possible for you in connecting with yourself and others! Toward the end of the evening you will also have the opportunity to find out how to work more deeply with Alicia and her husband Erwan. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connection-games-see-be-seen-tickets-54433775889?aff=affiliate1 Erwan and Alicia are renowned for teaching singles and couples for a combined 40 years how to have thriving love and sex lives without compromising the the deep spiritual and psychological issues which must be dealt with to really connect with someone romantically. Get your ticket today and experience the magic that participants have been raving about for over 25 years!

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  • Debug & Upgrade your Brain! Get Out Of Your Own Way &Stop Self Sabotage

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    $25.00

    Please be aware that the the meetup will start at 8:15pm! In many ways we are like biocomputers, full of different sub-programs to 'help us' deal with and succeed in life and a lot of those programs are full of virus- ware that leads to contradicting 'instructions' to our awareness, actions and decision making and keeps us stuck in sub- optimal functioning, be it around purpose, money, relationships, self care or most commonly- self- esteem and self worth. A lot of those programs are extremely outdated, often copied directly from our families or cultures, even if sometimes 'in reverse', in the form of internal 'formatting' like: "I will not be anything like my mother/ father..." Debug your Mental & Emotional Biocomputer and Upgrade Your Operating System! After 25 years of studying different models of the psycho and 16 years of working with clients psychotherapist and Life- and Relationship Coach Meriana Dinkova (MFT#45696) has developed some cutting edge tools to make that happen. At this Meetup we will focus on some of the main ways we keep ourselves STUCK and DISSATISFIED. We will look at habits and beliefs that prevent us from succeeding past a certain point. We will create personalized systems on how to prevent that. Sick of setting goals but not meeting them? .. of having aspirations and desires but not the balls or perseverance to reach them without giving up or getting distracted? .. of desiring closeness but "picking the wrong people' or pushing it away? "Self Sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn't happen." GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY Price: $20 if prepaid by 9pm at the evening before the Meetup. (RSVP alone doesn't count as prepaying) ; $25 after that; $25-$35 sliding scale at the door (prepaying will reduce your chances of last- moment sabotaging coming to the meetup:) . You can prepay directly on Meetup or through Paypal to [masked] (Venmo & Google Pay also accepted). You will open to more ease and aliveness through: - learning to recognize self sabotaging forces/ voices/ behaviors - gaining tools to manage them when they occur - effectively dealing with inner conflict Whether in the form of negative rumination, relentless judgment towards self or others, immobilizing fear or indecision, we all know forces in us that sabotage our happiness, productivity, and relationships. Some of these are more obvious, like constantly missing deadlines, overworking or overspending and being always broke or in debt. Others hide in attitudes that criticize, judge, compare and assume the worst, leading to chronic procrastination, self-doubt, guilt or depression. Some of them lurk in the voices that make us feel bad about healthy expressions of anger, or start whispering scary things in our ear whenever we say ‘no’ or set boundaries. And at times a strong spiritual inner critic that pushes us to be more compassionate, forgiving and open-hearted (and yet makes us feel inadequate) can be an inner saboteur, in a saint’s disguise. Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life- and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF, in Oakland and over Skype/ FaceTime. For the last 25 years she has studied and practiced a variety of and therapeutic , meditative and mindfulness- based methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection, mindfulness and relating. She organizes Medicine Work retreats to Peru in which she combines her work with the medicine work of experienced shamans. For more info go to www.merianadinkova.com Meriana will present a brief roadmap of the self and show a few ways to identify different parts of the self and to determine which energies or voices are serving us and our goals and which ones are working against each other. We will also learn some basic ways of breaking the grasp of negative or immobilizing forces and shifting into more functional ones. Through lecture, guided exercises, sharing and mindful self-exploration, we will study how to get out of the way of our natural evolution and understand the specific ways we sabotage ourselves. There are many forces at work within the self and getting to know them is the first step towards happiness. Different forces become active in different environments and we will look at how these forces show up in our work and our relationships. Get to know the forces that help or harm you and learn how to work with them in a way that supports, rather than hurts. This can save you from weeks or years of negativity, helping you achieve personal and professional health, more fulfilling relationships with others and most importantly with yourself.

  • CANCELED -Get Out Of Your Own Way -Conquering Self Sabotage Meetup

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    $25.00

    This Meetup with psychotherapist and Life- and Relationship Coach Meriana Dinkova (MFT#45696) will focus on some of the main ways we keep ourselves STUCK. We will look at habits and beliefs that prevent us from succeeding past a certain point. We will create personalized systems on how to prevent that. Sick of setting goals but not meeting them? .. of having aspirations and desires but not the balls or perseverance to reach them without giving up or getting distracted? .. of desiring closeness but "picking the wrong people' or pushing it away? "Self Sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn't happen." GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY Price: $20 if prepaid by 9pm at the evening before the Meetup. (RSVP alone doesn't count as prepaying) ; $25 after that; $25-$35 sliding scale at the door (prepaying will reduce your chances of last- moment sabotaging coming to the meetup:) . You can prepay directly on Meetup or through Paypal to [masked] (Venmo & Google Pay also accepted). If you don't see the online payment option for some of the meetups, it gets added few days to a week before each meetup. You will open to more ease and aliveness through: - learning to recognize self sabotaging forces/ voices/ behaviors - gaining tools to manage them when they occur - effectively dealing with inner conflict Whether in the form of negative rumination, relentless judgment towards self or others, immobilizing fear or indecision, we all know forces in us that sabotage our happiness, productivity, and relationships. Some of these are more obvious, like constantly missing deadlines, overworking or overspending and being always broke or in debt. Others hide in attitudes that criticize, judge, compare and assume the worst, leading to chronic procrastination, self-doubt, guilt or depression. Some of them lurk in the voices that make us feel bad about healthy expressions of anger, or start whispering scary things in our ear whenever we say ‘no’ or set boundaries. And at times a strong spiritual inner critic that pushes us to be more compassionate, forgiving and open-hearted (and yet makes us feel inadequate) can be an inner saboteur, in a saint’s disguise. These energies get experienced in a somatic way by some people and for others these energies can be felt like inner voices - easily to be confused with the voice of our aware self. We can learn how these voices impact our feelings and the way we act in the world and differentiate them from voices that actually serve us. We will practice becoming aware when grasped by those forces and gain choice of which channel we listen to. Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life- and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF, in Oakland and over Skype/ FaceTime. For the last 22 years she has studied and practiced a variety of and therapeutic , meditative and mindfulness- based methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection, mindfulness and relating. She organizes Medicine Work retreats to Peru in which she combines her work with the medicine work of experienced shamans. For more info go to www.merianadinkova.com Meriana will present a brief roadmap of the self and show a few ways to identify different parts of the self and to determine which energies or voices are serving us and our goals and which ones are working against each other. We will also learn some basic ways of breaking the grasp of negative or immobilizing forces and shifting into more functional ones. In most Meetups we will go deeper into the origins and goals of these energies. We will learn to differentiate between innocuous ‘inner forces’ and the truly dysfunctional ones. With some the task might be about taming or transforming them, while with others the approach may be about learning to be with them with more ease. We will also learn techniques to shift between different self-states in order to gain a larger, more grounded frame-of-reference. In addition to learning to discriminate will also design new ‘inner voices’ and attitudes that can step in and support us when the dysfunctional voices have become active. Through lecture, guided exercises, sharing and mindful self-exploration, we will study how to get out of the way of our natural evolution and understand the specific ways we sabotage ourselves. There are many forces at work within the self and getting to know them is the first step towards happiness. Different forces become active in different environments and we will look at how these forces show up in our work and our relationships. Get to know the forces that help or harm you and learn how to work with them in a way that supports, rather than hurts. This can save you from weeks or years of negativity, helping you achieve personal and professional health, more fulfilling relationships with others and most importantly with yourself.

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  • The Intelligence behind Self Sabotage- How to Turn your Demons into Allies

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    $25.00

    There is a deep intelligence behind the different ways we self- sabotage the goals, projects, habits or relationships we think we want. Once you understand that there is a 'method to the madness' and how it works, you can understand what is behind it and learn to get that intelligence to work FOR you instead of against you. At this Meetup with psychotherapist and Life- and Relationship Coach Meriana Dinkova (MFT#45696) will focus on what is behind some of the main ways we keep ourselves CONFLICTED, STUCK or UNHAPPY in different areas of life & relationships and on how to turn those energies into allies, blowing extra wind into your sales instead of holding us back:). We will look at the mechanisms behind the tendencies that prevent us from succeeding past a certain point and will create personalized systems on how to turn them from hinderances into fuel for our goals and wellbeing. Sick of setting goals but not meeting them? .. of having aspirations and desires but not the balls or perseverance to reach them without giving up or getting distracted? .. of desiring closeness but "picking the wrong people' or pushing it away? At this Meetup we will focus on what is behind some of the main ways we keep ourselves STUCK in different areas of life & relationships and on how to turn the energies behind that into allies, blowing extra wind into your sales:). We will look at the mechanisms behind the tendencies that prevent us from succeeding past a certain point and will create personalized systems on how to turn them from hinderances into fuel for our goals and wellbeing. Sick of setting goals but not meeting them? .. of having aspirations and desires but not the balls or perseverance to reach them without giving up or getting distracted? .. of desiring closeness but "picking the wrong people' or pushing it away? "Self Sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn't happen." GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY Price: $20 if prepaid by 9pm on Thursday, Sept 25. RSVP alone doesn't count as prepaying and you can prepay on Meetup, or on Venmo or PayPal directly to [masked]) ; $25 after that; $25-$35 sliding scale at the door Prepaying will reduce your chances of sabotaging coming to the meetup:) . You will open to more ease and aliveness through: - learning to recognize self sabotaging forces/ voices/ behaviors - gaining tools to manage them when they occur - effectively dealing with inner conflict Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life- and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF, in Oakland and over Skype/ FaceTime. For the last 24 years she has studied and practiced a variety of and therapeutic , meditative and mindfulness- based methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection, mindfulness and relating. She organizes Medicine Work retreats to Peru in which she combines her work with the medicine work of experienced shamans. Go to merianadinkova.com for more info and join her mailing list to be kept in the loop! Whether in the form of negative rumination, relentless judgment towards self or others, immobilizing fear or indecision, we all know forces in us that sabotage our happiness, productivity, and relationships. Some of these are more obvious, like constantly missing deadlines, overworking or overspending and being always broke or in debt. Others hide in attitudes that criticize, judge, compare and assume the worst, leading to chronic procrastination, self-doubt, guilt or depression. Some of them lurk in the voices that make us feel bad about healthy expressions of anger, or start whispering scary things in our ear whenever we say ‘no’ or set boundaries. And at times a strong spiritual inner critic that pushes us to be more compassionate, forgiving and open-hearted (and yet makes us feel inadequate) can be an inner saboteur, in a saint’s disguise. Meriana will present a brief roadmap of the self and show a few ways to identify different parts of the self and to determine which energies or voices are serving us and our goals and which ones are working against each other. We will also learn some basic ways of breaking the grasp of negative or immobilizing forces and shifting into more functional ones. Get to know the forces that help or harm you and learn how to work with them in a way that supports, rather than hurts. This can save you from weeks or years of negativity, helping you achieve personal and professional health, more fulfilling relationships with others and most importantly with yourself.