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Circling - for Facilitators & Practitioners of Self-Development & Healing

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AKA Studio Yoga

130C Nicholson Street

Brunswick East, VIC 3057

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CIRCLING -for Facilitators & Practitioners of Self-Development & Healing


Sunday 12th May (6.30pm-10.00pm)
(6.25pm arrival for 6.30pm start. Closes about 9.50pm with a chance to chill & chat afterwards.)


** What is 'Circling'? **

- Personal transformation at a deep level, via a fascinating and beautifully organic process;
- An interactive group dynamic of presence, intuition and authentic relating;
- Potent opportunities to continue to really 'know' yourself down through the levels, and experience the true depth of others (and be more fully 'seen' and 'met' in return);
- Rightfully very respected in other parts of the world (especially the US 'Authentic' movement) yet only just catching on in Australia after having been around for some years now.

Circles are a group process, where people sit (unsurprisingly in a circle) and one at a time become the focus of attention. That person talks about either: (a) a specific personal challenge, (b) broader life experiences they would like to be different, or (c) whatever they intuitively choose to give attention to in their life right now.

The other participants ask questions from a space of curiosity about that person's experience of themselves. This process is coached by the facilitator to stay engaged in that inquiry - rather than people offering advice or their own interpretations.

Transformation arises through expanded awareness that the process itself brings (to all participants whatever their role). For the focus person this particularly comes from the various different perspectives others bring via their variety of questions.

This is not therapy. Nobody does healing work, gives advice or views anyone as in any way broken. The event facilitator coaches the process and is involved in the inquiry, but does not expect any focus participant to change or do or be anything - other than to be gently speaking authentically as they (the participant) feel is interesting, helpful and appropriate to the moment.

(Further details on 'Circling' below if you want to know more.)


** Why an Event for 'Facilitators & Practitioners of Self-Development & Healing' ?"

This particular event is for professional facilitators/practitioners of personal development and healing in any Conscious, Holistic or Transpersonal frame, including any form of conscious intimacy (eg the different versions of Tantra and related fields, inc erotic shadow work). People who have significant experience in Circling or related fields like the Meisner Technique, are also welcome as they are considered to be 'practitioners' of self-development.

Circling in the USA is _widely_ used by professional space-holders to keep them real, and to continue with their human journey through the shells and structures we too create as much as anyone else. Plus of course to support each other with our unique gifts and perspectives. This event offers these opportunities.

Melbourne is these days a hotbed of Alternative Practitioners: Tantra Facilitators, Embodiment Teachers, Transpersonal Therapists... the list goes on. However, when you hold space a lot (for groups, workshops or clients) it is possible to lose touch with the magical vulnerability of our own journey. To disconnect from basic fallibility and from the goldmine of self-discovery and empowerment of that acknowledgment.

This event is a peer-support experience. Effectively at the core level it is co-run by all participants - because that's exactly how Circling works. (Whilst coached and facilitated by a professionally qualified and experienced 'Circling' facilitator - Arven - it will be a supportive and non-hierarchical space.)

[If you know other practitioners/facilitators you feel may like this opportunity please take a moment to invite them here. This event will also be redated for the next scheduled session of this type.]

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** Cost is $45 standard and $35 earlybird (more than 3 full days before the event)

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** More Details on 'Circling' **

The main focus of the questions is to engage with the person being 'Circled' - deeper than their stories and illusions and socially-created self-perceptions. Very basically this process works by providing multiple new perspectives of the person to themselves. Just like different people in a dark cave shining torches on a mysterious treasure. The more torches there are, the more the treasure is revealed.

Typical participants are those wanting to cut through the crap and connect even more deeply with who they really are, be in an authentic-relating environment, continue to release and continue to integrate limiting behaviors and self-perceptions - or a mixture of the above. If you are under treatment or medication for a major emotional or psychiatric challenge, despite its unpressured nature, Circling might not be the right thing for you. (This work can be profoundly effective at making our deeper selves more available to us, which for some people can feel too confronting.) If in any doubt please contact the organisers (SpiralEvents00@gmail.com)

Group sizes are typically 5-8 to make sure that there's plenty of time for each person. There's also a break in the middle for snacks. With groups in the smaller end of this size range other simple authentic relating exercises will also make an occasional appearance, and will often start the workshop as warm-ups even if the group is full.

If you are interested, have read the details here and still want to know more before deciding if this will suit you, feel free to email us as above.


** Who is holding this space? **

Arven Alexander is a long-time explorer of Shamanic Tantra, Authentic Relating, and Transpersonal Psychology. He first encountered Circling through his own extensive online research nearly a decade ago, and began incorporating it within the Evolving Man menswork program he co-designed and ran. Since then he has run countless circles for men and mixed groups, and graduated from an Australian-accredited course - a thorough training designed and run by a graduate of the American Circling Institute (thanks Robert!!).

Our support person is Tricia Ang - a Counsellor/Art Therapist in the field of trauma healing and a keen explorer of the Circling process.


** Want to know what others say about Circling? **

My trainer's FB page: www.facebook.com/theschoolofrelationship

There's also an interesting short piece here (written from the perspective that practicing Circling can be a fantastic way to increase the quality of your personal relationships, which indeed it can): www.integralcenter.org/what-is-circling

Check out the fb event via: www.facebook.com/SpiralEvents

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