Jun 29, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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Weekly Monday Nights, 7 to 9PM It is an empowering act to help yourself through a situation that at times feels unmanageable. Support is an important step in the recovery process, a vital step. This group is unique in that it is a sharing process that also opens to feedback by other participants that is often enormously insightful and may just be that word or hand needed at that moment. After parking on ample surrounding streets as there is Street Parking Only, getting settled and the specifics of the evening will include: ~ Signing in simultaneously with $15 donation (unless pre-paid) for the evening. ~ Supportive circular seating arrangement. ~ Meeting begins with intentions being set and a safe container created which unfolds as literature delegated to willing persons, is read out loud to the group. During this we will also be lead to go around the room each doing a check in. ~ Then optional share with optional feedback begins: An inquiry will be made to the group if anyone has an urgent matter and needs to share first. If so, they do, if not, it goes to anyone who wishes to share first or if no volunteer, then the first willing person to the right or the left of the facilitator begins the practice of sharing & optional feedback. ~ Please note that all those who arrive on time will be given the first opportunity to share. Each share is timed to 4 minutes + 1 minute wrap up so as to allow enough time for everyone & may be adjusted if a group conscience decides that a longer or shorter time is more appropriate. ~ Once a share is complete, if they are open to feedback, they receive feedback from the group. Feedback is response from other group members to the one who last shared in direct regards to their share with the fullest intent to be supportive. Feedback time is short, 1-2 ,minutes, and may be adjusted if a group conscience decides. ~ In this group there is no cross talk. Cross talk is dialogue from a group member other than the one sharing that interrupts his or her share midstream. ~ There is a break depending on the number of people and consensus to allow a stretch and refresh. Just before it begins, announcements, if any, will be made. ~ Reconvene where we left off until complete. ~ Closing literature read and group adjournment until next time. Location: The GATEWAY / a Portal for Growth & Wellness 310 /[masked] 11674 Gateway Blvd., Suite D (2nd Fl @ Barrington Ave) West LA, CA 90064 * Street Parking Only as with all group venues at GATEWAY Portal (ample surrounding street parking). Thank you in advance for your cooperation.