What we're about

Introvert? So are all the people in this group. We're interested in getting together in a low key atmosphere to do what we do best have deep meaningful conversation about things that matter and spend quality time with other awesome introverts. Each month we'll meet to talk about topics that are important to us as a community (activism, spirituality, politics, etc), we'll go for walks, spend time in nature, have game nights, and all the other low key activities we introverts love. We'll also talk about life as an introvert and the personal and professional challenges that sometimes come with it. We'll learn more about the power of introverts and share thoughts, stories, ideas, and books. Most importantly we'll share our support for our fellow introverts in the Triangle area. All meetups are hosted by Rebecca Cooley.

Introverts Unite! Where pretense, small talk, and fakery are left at the door

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Rebecca Cooley is an instinctive Certified Master Coach, Mindfulness Instructor and author of A Mindful Approach to Coaching who integrates mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation and breathwork techniques in her coaching and consulting practice. For nine years, she has helped clients with relaxation, self-compassion, fear reduction, emotion management, the mind/body/spirit connection, and interconnectedness through public speaking training, interview preparation, and life and career transition. She has devoted over 23 years to studying methods, from a myriad of disciplines, that increase joy, foster balance, reduce stress, promote healing and wellness, nurture self-care, and cultivate courage, connection, and compassion. She is the founder of Catalyst Action Coaching and Happy Cyclists Adult Beginner Bike Riding Lessons.

Rebecca offers private coaching and classes. Visit http://www.catalystactioncoaching.com for more information.

Upcoming events (3)

Love & Compassion Candlelight Meditation (Free Event!)

1135 Kildaire Farm Rd.

Love & Compassion Candlelight Meditation Join us for this guided meditation by candlelight with a focus on cultivating love and compassion. Enjoy a relaxing blend of aromatherapy, soothing music, and a gentle guided meditation. *Recommended: Wear comfortable clothing for seated and reclining meditation and light movement. *This is an open meetup and you are welcome to bring a friend. Meet your meditation instructor: Rebecca Cooley is Mindfulness Instructor and Certified Master Coach and Integrative Healing Practitioner. She is the author of a Mindful Approach to Coaching and integrates mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation and breathwork techniques in her coaching and consulting practice. For ten years, she has helped clients with relaxation, self-compassion, fear reduction, emotion management, the mind/body/spirit connection, and interconnectedness through public speaking training, interview preparation, and life and career transition. She has devoted over 23 years to studying methods, from a myriad of disciplines, that increase joy, foster balance, reduce stress, promote healing and wellness, nurture self-care, and cultivate courage, connection, and compassion. The Spirit of Gifting: Rebecca offers some of her classes and events in the spirit of gifting. Gifting is an opportunity for both the instructor and the participant to give and receive to honor each other and the exchange that is being shared. The spirit of gifting is a tradition in many cultures and is also known as dana. You give what you are able to give at this time in exchange for what you are receiving. Just as the instructor is offering a gift from her heart to all those who attend the class, the gift you offer is also given from your heart. In this way the exchange is infused with love. Gifts can be in any monetary amount or they can be small gifts (examples of small gifts can be artwork or something you've made or candy, soap, etc.). These heartfelt gifts are given at at the start of the class or event. Our Tradition: For the meetups we offer, we ask that members remove their shoes at the door. There are many reasons for this from cultural to cleanliness but one of the main reasons is we usually walk barefoot in the space.

Spoken Word Sharing Circle (Free Event!)

1135 Kildaire Farm Rd.

Spoken Word Sharing Circle The Sharing Circle is a place to speak and be heard. The focus will be on speaking aloud what is on our mind or reading aloud self-created writings or poetry as well as writings others have written that you would like to share (examples would be reading aloud a brief excerpt from your favorite author or poet). We will share our feelings, experiences, and insights in response to what has been shared within the circle. We will honor each voice. * If needed, there will be time for brief writing. A short history of sharing circles: "Sharing circles provide opportunities for each voice to be heard, respected, and valued. They are a traditional practice in some Indigenous communities from various parts of North America, and are designed to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to share their opinions and ideas. Participants in the sharing circle are reminded to share their own opinions and speak their own voice. They are also reminded to not comment on what anyone else has said, but to focus on expressing their own feelings. Throughout the sharing circle, only the person with the talking piece (an object used specifically for the purpose of identifying who is sharing) has the opportunity to speak. The participants in the circle are encouraged to listen to the thoughts and ideas being shared by each of the other participants. While listening, participants are encouraged not to judge what people are sharing. Instead, participants listen to the ideas and opinions of their co-participants and are open to learning from each person in the circle." (http://dojustice.crcna.org/article/learning-indigenous-peoples-sharing-circles) *Recommended: Wear comfortable clothing for seated and reclining meditation and light movement. *Please arrive a little early so we can begin on time. *Occasionally we offer open meetups such as this and you are welcome to bring a friend. Meet your Sharing Circle Facilitators: Rebecca Cooley is Mindfulness Instructor and Certified Master Coach and Integrative Healing Practitioner. She is the author of a Mindful Approach to Coaching and integrates mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation and breathwork techniques in her coaching and consulting practice. For ten years, she has helped clients with relaxation, self-compassion, fear reduction, emotion management, the mind/body/spirit connection, and interconnectedness through public speaking training, interview preparation, and life and career transition. She has devoted over 23 years to studying methods, from a myriad of disciplines, that increase joy, foster balance, reduce stress, promote healing and wellness, nurture self-care, and cultivate courage, connection, and compassion. My friend, Mariela Siwarqinti, will be joining us for the Sharing Circle as a co-facilitator. The Spirit of Gifting: Rebecca offers some of her classes and events in the spirit of gifting. Gifting is an opportunity for both the instructor and the participant to give and receive to honor each other and the exchange that is being shared. The spirit of gifting is a tradition in many cultures and is also known as dana. You give what you are able to give at this time in exchange for what you are receiving. Just as the instructor is offering a gift from her heart to all those who attend the class, the gift you offer is also given from your heart. In this way the exchange is infused with love. Gifts can be in any monetary amount or they can be small gifts (examples of small gifts can be artwork or something you've made or candy, soap, etc.). These heartfelt gifts are given at at the start of the class or event. Our Tradition: For the meetups we offer, we ask that members remove their shoes at the door. There are many reasons for this from cultural to cleanliness but one of the main reasons is we usually walk barefoot in the space.

Life as an Introvert...

Rebecca's Office

Looking to connect with other introverts? You've found us. Join us in a low key atmosphere to talk about life as an introvert and the personal and professional challenges that sometimes come with it. We get together to do what introverts do best have deep meaningful conversation about things that matter. We share our thoughts, stories, ideas and most importantly we share our support for our fellow introverts in the Triangle. Topics may include: • relationships • work • "networking" • socializing • communication • hobbies and interests • spirituality • activism and politics • good reads • advantages of being an introvert • personal stories about life as an introvert For your comfort:low lighting, cushions for floor sitting (some chairs also available), relaxed after hours office setting, tea (*feel free to bring anything needed to add to your comfort* A few requests: As a courtesy to each other, please update your RSVP at least 24-48 hours in advance if something changes and you can't make it or if you think it is unlikely that you will come-- to give the wait list folks sufficient time to make plans. Our Tradition: For the meetups we offer, we ask that members remove their shoes at the door. There are many reasons for this from cultural to cleanliness but one of the main reasons is we usually walk barefoot in the space and we don't want to step on anything sharp :) Please feel free to bring socks for your comfort.Here is a link to an interesting article about this tradition in America if you would like to learn more http://porch.com/advice/remove-shoes-indoors/ Thanks! Introverts Unite: Where pretense, small talk, and fakery are left at the door. *** Our Meetup Organizer is Rebecca Cooley, an instinctive Certified Master Coach, Mindfulness Instructor and author of A Mindful Approach to Coaching who integrates mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation and breathwork techniques in her coaching and consulting practice. For nine years, she has helped clients with relaxation, self-compassion, fear reduction, emotion management, the mind/body/spirit connection, and inter-connectedness through public speaking training, interview preparation, and life and career transition. She has devoted over 23 years to studying methods, from a myriad of disciplines, that increase joy, foster balance, reduce stress, promote healing and wellness, nurture self-care, and cultivate courage, connection, and compassion. She is the founder of Catalyst Action Coaching and Happy Cyclists Adult Beginner Bike Riding Lessons. Rebecca offers classes for Interview Preparation and Public Speaking. For more information about her private coaching and classes visit www.catalystactioncoaching.com

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Life as an Introvert...

Rebecca's Office

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