What we're about

If you want to connect more authentically with yourself and with others, and to create a more meaningful and passionate life, this meetup based on the Awareness, Courage and Love (ACL) model developed and researched at the University of Washington is for you. Led by the co-creator of this model and/or regular experienced members of this group, we will practice: open-hearted presence; self-expression; deep listening, acceptance and compassion; self-care; embracing vulnerability; giving and receiving support; and living more boldly. After each meeting, you will leave with exercises and tools that you can try with 2-3 people or more (family, friends, co-workers, intimate partners) to deepen your relationships and to move towards what you value most in life. This is not intended to be a treatment or a therapy group to resolve psychological/psychiatric problems.

Upcoming events (3)

January Meetup - Appreciation as a Contagious Practice

Online event

Please register here for the meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-qgqzkrHNSZry7L6_7S4rLogRd8B2Zy
You will be able to connect using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please invite anyone who you think might benefit from this theme to join our group and RSVP.

We would like to guide you in creating a new habit for this year—to cultivate a deliberate practice of expressing appreciation. Our engaging exercises will inspire you to both randomly and purposefully say thank you in specific ways to people in your life who are important to you, and also to people in the periphery who could be very impacted by your reaching out. The ripple effect of your appreciation will have ramifications that are contagious, unknowable and far-reaching.

If you haven't already done so, please read and sign these two forms prior to attending:
A) Shared Agreements: https://forms.gle/LNbHvdG5xhzofoZe9
B) Photo Release: https://forms.gle/yP5hhxKDk2uf4Yo39

This meetup will take place on the Zoom platform, which allows for tiny visuals of all attendees and also small breakout groups to have private open-hearted conversations just like we've always done previously in person prior to the pandemic. If you're not used to meeting online, it's normal to feel anxious. We really hope you will attend and gain support, centeredness, and inspiration.

A donation of $10 USD (or any small amount that reflects the economic situation in your country) is requested at www.livewithacl.org, but this is purely voluntary and based on ability to pay. Our primary goal is to be of service during this time of global upheaval.

February Meetup - Topic TBD

Online event

Please register here for the meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfumrqDIqHdHVR7ESDRioyMMpIDCBhTfs
You will be able to connect using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please invite anyone who you think might benefit from this theme to join our group and RSVP.

If you haven't already done so, please read and sign these two forms prior to attending:
A) Shared Agreements: https://forms.gle/LNbHvdG5xhzofoZe9
B) Photo Release: https://forms.gle/yP5hhxKDk2uf4Yo39

This meetup will take place on the Zoom platform, which allows for tiny visuals of all attendees and also small breakout groups to have private open-hearted conversations just like we've always done previously in person prior to the pandemic. If you're not used to meeting online, it's normal to feel anxious. We really hope you will attend and gain support, centeredness, and inspiration.

A donation of $10 USD (or any small amount that reflects the economic situation in your country) is requested at www.livewithacl.org, but this is purely voluntary and based on ability to pay. Our primary goal is to be of service during this time of global upheaval.

March Meetup - Topic TBD

Online event

Please register here for the meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdeqpqDMrHN1tIhrZw3lEhcSisQAdjvs7
You will be able to connect using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please invite anyone who you think might benefit from this theme to join our group and RSVP.

If you haven't already done so, please read and sign these two forms prior to attending:
A) Shared Agreements: https://forms.gle/LNbHvdG5xhzofoZe9
B) Photo Release: https://forms.gle/yP5hhxKDk2uf4Yo39

This meetup will take place on the Zoom platform, which allows for tiny visuals of all attendees and also small breakout groups to have private open-hearted conversations just like we've always done previously in person prior to the pandemic. If you're not used to meeting online, it's normal to feel anxious. We really hope you will attend and gain support, centeredness, and inspiration.

A donation of $10 USD (or any small amount that reflects the economic situation in your country) is requested at www.livewithacl.org, but this is purely voluntary and based on ability to pay. Our primary goal is to be of service during this time of global upheaval.

Past events (92)

December Meetup - Radical Interdependence

Online event

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