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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 (5+)

Deepen Your Compassionate Listening Practice

Join a circle of fellow compassionistas who want to practice and enhance their skills in compassionate listening - from self compassion and enhanced relationships to bringing healing to our world. This practice group will be led by Susan Partnow, Senior Certified Facilitator of Compassionate Listening. Bring someone you would like to get closer to or enjoy making new friends! Note that this meeting is taking place at: The Bridge at Hearthstone (one block from Greenlake at Latona - back from Peet's), 6846 Woodlawn Avenue NE Suite B, Seattle, WA 98115. There is no parking lot, so give yourself time to find a place on the surrounding streets. A sliding scale donation of $10-$20 is requested, but no one will be turned away due to ability to pay. Everyone is welcome!

We will explore connection through the power of nonverbal communication.

The theme of this month's meetup is ‘Focusing on the power of non-verbal communication’. The meditation, video, contemplation questions and sharing all will focus on noticing and exploring various aspects of the power of our body language, and how it can help us connect more deeply. We usually have a nice mixture of regulars and first-timers--everyone is welcome. Bring someone you'd like to get closer to or just be open to connecting with new people :). Plus you will leave with tools that you can use with yourself and others to continue moving towards valued directions in life. Please bring a notebook or journal to write in. RSVP early to ensure a spot; space is limited and we cannot always accommodate everyone who wants to attend. We usually have a nice mixture of regulars and first-timers--everyone is welcome! Bring someone you'd like to get closer to or just be open to connecting with new people :). Plus you will leave with tools that you can use with yourself and others to continue moving towards valued directions in life. Donation of $10 requested, but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Deepen Your Compassionate Listening Practice

Join a circle of fellow compassionistas who want to practice and enhance their skills in compassionate listening - from self compassion and enhanced relationships to bringing healing to our world. This practice group will be led by Susan Partnow, Senior Certified Facilitator of Compassionate Listening. Bring someone you would like to get closer to or enjoy making new friends! Note that this meeting is taking place at: The Bridge at Hearthstone (one block from Greenlake at Latona - back from Peet's), 6846 Woodlawn Avenue NE Suite B, Seattle, WA 98115. There is no parking lot, so give yourself time to find a place on the surrounding streets. A sliding scale donation of $10-$20 is requested, but no one will be turned away due to ability to pay. Everyone is welcome!

Deepen Your Compassionate Listening Practice

Join a circle of fellow compassionistas who want to practice and enhance their skills in compassionate listening - from self compassion and enhanced relationships to bringing healing to our world. This practice group will be led by Susan Partnow, Senior Certified Facilitator of Compassionate Listening. Bring someone you would like to get closer to or enjoy making new friends! Note that this meeting is taking place at: The Bridge at Hearthstone (one block from Greenlake at Latona - back from Peet's), 6846 Woodlawn Avenue NE Suite B, Seattle, WA 98115. There is no parking lot, so give yourself time to find a place on the surrounding streets. A sliding scale donation of $10-$20 is requested, but no one will be turned away due to ability to pay. Everyone is welcome!

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