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The Asheville Area Wholistic and Intergrative Professionals (tm) (AAWIP) are reliable collaborators, co-creators, co-catalysts, co-leaders that promote education, production and sales of professional wholistic and integrative products/services in the Asheville area – included but not limited to integrative health, personal growth, earth-friendly, eclectic artisans/musicians/authors. We co-provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas to expand the wholistic, integrative, green and related professions, companies involved in production, creation or manufacturing, or providing services, or individuals genuinely interested or are involved in the wholistic and integrative marketplace serving the Asheville area.

The AAWIP meetup embraces building our shared community through harmonious interaction. For instance, we may have more than one hypnosis, feng shui, chiropractor, doctor, nurse, acupuncturist, aroma-centered, body worker, herbal, nutrition, etc… professional at meetings, but we are clear that people do business with people. If experiencing discomfort due to a perception that thriving is limited when your good work is represented multiple times, allow yourself to feel the support from AAWIP that embraces that "there's plenty."

To manage meeting expectations, conversations revolve around our mission/vision of strengthening the wholistic integrative profession. Note that cookie cutter theories don't always apply to our diverse group. What is meant by this is a professional that has limited exposure to the AAWIP audience -- wholistic and integrative -- would benefit from experiencing numerous members' work to understand how they can be of service to the group, and the group to them (if interested in becoming a member of this AAWIP meetup at no cost).

For information about our members and their good work see: www.AshevilleWholisticProfessionals.com (http://www.facebook.com/groups/192161107532932/doc/192371980845178/www.AshevilleWholisticProfessionals.com) for detailed information, AAWIP on facebook and LinkedIn (also called Asheville Area Wholistic & Integrative Professionals), our meetup networking group (click on the "members" button).

Emailing: Please note that while we collect business cards, as a professional courtesy it's important to ask permission to add individuals to bulk e-marketing lists. Note that professional emails should always display opt-out options and promotional emails should be sent in moderation as a general rule.

Confidential Chat: Because the AAWIP community does a great deal of inner-processing work (and, many times, we are each others' clients), it's important to keep all personal information completely confidential unless released in writing or as required by law. We must all feel comfortable that we will not discuss anything publicly -- for instance, at the grocer or in a corner of a meeting room -- unless individuals owning the stories initiate the conversation and the topics of discussion.

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ASHEVILLE AREA WHOLISTIC & INTEGRATIVE PROFESSIONALS (AAWIP) MEETING—11 MAR 2019--BEGINS 3PM FOR TWO HOURS *** REGISTERING FOR MEETING Please accurately e-register your attendance (prior to our meeting), so that we have a seat waiting for you (this includes members bringing guests). The RSVP list will be printed by six the Sunday before our meeting, but you can still register online (I just won't have your name on my print out). Attendance is noted at meetings and recorded post meetings. To revise your attendance status, see instructions at http://www.meetup.com/Wholistic-Professionals-Asheville/messages/boards/thread/41022022 *** MEETING DETAILS When: 3pm for two hours | Cost: Free | Where: Viewable by E-Registered AAWIP Members Meeting Flow Prior to 3pm: we (whoever can help) will set up chairs Until 3:05 pm: - circulate business cards and materials for those attending before the meeting by putting on tables at the door, or on chairs if you have enough material; - products can be placed at your feet for show & tell; - we do not circulate cards, sign-up sheets, or products during two-minute presentations to give each professional our full attention. 3:05 pm to approx. 4:15 pm (60-70ish minutes): - each attending has a 2-minute verbal opportunity to share your good work to the entire group; - expect 30-40ish in attendance depending on the month; - 5 minutish "Questions, Clarification, and Oops, I forgot to mention" session following 2-minute verbal sharing. Approx. 4:20pm (5ish minutes): short stretch, bathroom break, collect materials at table, chat (folks are welcome to come and go during the meeting). Approx. 4:30pm - Twenty Minute Teaching: TBD - Approx. 4:50pm: - 1:1 networking which can also be continued in the Crystal Visions coffee shop after the meeting; - Show & Tell can range from, energetic work, and product demonstrations, to chatting about collaborations - Approx. 5:00pm: - break down tables (whoever can help) and stack chairs; - materials on table will be thrown away by 5:00pm, so please be sure to pick up your valuable information by then. - Approx. 5pm meeting ends (chatting can continue in the coffee shop). *** POST MEETING (to maintain mutual respect and a positive spirit) We're a supportive group and while it is common to connect one-on-one for tea, coffee, or lunch outside of our meetings, boundaries and people as individuals should be respected; if an AAWIP member isn't ready to meet, is not the "let's meet" type, needs an empath breather... this should be respected by all AAWIP members. MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES NOW - AAWIP is on LinkedIn, Facebook, and the Meetup Discussion Board to allow you to promote your wholistic and integrative workshops, and sessions. - Want to be a 20 Minute Teacher? Read how on the AAWIP meetup discussion board--“Twenty Minute Teachers during AAWIP Meetings and How You Can Present.” - (If you feel comfortable) Build our well-being community in more than meetings. Have coffee/tea/meals with AAWIP members outside of AAWIP meetings. Use the membership list to connect eye-to-eye (even if you can’t make meetings). AAWIP is more than one meeting per month. See you soon! In Service, Michelle Payton http://www.MichellePayton.com[masked]

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