$60

Circling - Personal Transformations Intensive

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

AKA Studio Yoga

130C Nicholson Street

Brunswick East, VIC 3057

Australia

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Circling Intensive - Authentic Relating for deep Self-Discovery

Sat 26 May (12.30-6.30)


** What is 'Circling'? **

- Personal transformational work at a deep level which is nonetheless fascinating and natural in process;
- Experiential learning in presence, intuition and relationship skills;
- Interactive group training in authentic relating;
- Potent opportunities in how to really 'see' and 'get' people (and to become someone who is much more 'seen' and 'got' by others);
- A way to experience yourself at a much deeper level;.
- Rightfully very respected in other parts of the world (especially the US 'Authentic' movement) yet only just catching on here in Australia

Circles are a group process, where several people sit (unsurprisingly in a circle) and one at a time become the focus of attention. That person talks about either: (a) a single specific personal challenge that they bring to the event, (b) a broader set of life experiences that they would prefer to be different, or (c) whatever they are intuitively drawn to speak of.

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 keep the questions curious and connecting rather than allowing people to offer advice or their own interpretations.


** How Does it Work Exactly? **

This is not therapy in that we do not give advice or view anyone being circled as in any way broken. The facilitator leads and advises and is involved in asking questions, but does not pressure the focus participant to change or do or be anything other than gently involved in talking about themselves as they feel is interesting, helpful and appropriate to the moment.

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 get to know who they really are, learn authentic relating skills, release and integrate limiting behaviors and self-perceptions, or a mixture of the above. (The facilitator's background in Transpersonal Psychology feels very congruent with these spaces.)

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 ourselves and to the world.) If in any doubt please contact the organisers (SpiralEvents00@gmail.com)


** What is a Circling Intensive? **
(What's the difference between this and the more regular Circling events we run?)

Something even richer occurs when we have more time to be Circled, and also when you engage as a 'Circler' as part of this longer intentional space. Having the chance to be present to these interactions in an even more spacious form allows different subtle and powerful opportunities to connect to our true selves at deeper levels.

As such this event is not suitable for people with no self-inquiry experience whatsoever, though it is open to people who have never experienced Circling itself before. This is a full coaching environment as you would experience in a Circling training course, and participants will be assisted (organically as is useful) to master the technique so as to be able to bring its benefits into their everyday lives.

Group size will be typically limited to 7-10 participants, and there will be a formal break in the middle of the afternoon for snacks, as well as debrief space at the end. Usually 6 or 7 people will be Circled. What we find is that some people are super-keen to be Circled and others prefer to hold the space. (Circling others is where the deepest learning in presence, attention and space-holding happens, so all sides are equally valuable.)

---------------------------------

If you are interested, have read the details here (inc. below) 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 Contemporary Tantra, Authentic Relating, and Transpersonal Counselling/Psychology. He first encountered Circling through his own extensive online studies and research and began incorporating it within the Evolving Man menswork program he co-designed and ran. Later he became one of a handful of people who graduated from an Australian-accredited training in Circling - a thorough and extensive course that was designed and run (thanks Robert!!) by a graduate of the American Circling Institute.

Who is supporting at this event?

Tricia Ang is a Counsellor/Art Therapist in the field of trauma healing and is a keen explorer of the Circling process

---------------------------------

** Cost is $70 standard and $60 earlybird (more than 3 full days before the event)

---------------------------------

** Want to know more about Circling? **

Check out our main teacher's website: www.therelationshipschool.com

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


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

AKA Studio Yoga

130C Nicholson Street

Brunswick East, VIC 3057

Australia

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved