Tuesday, August 4
Online Organic Circling Night 8/4
A Open Gaming online event.
About this online event
PLEASE NOTE: This event is held online. More info can be found below in the "WHERE" section.
You are invited to a Organic Circling Night facilitated by Jesse. Attendance will be limited to 7 people, so please update your RSVP if your plans change, even if it is last minute. A wait list is not possible due to technical constraints; please keep checking in to see if a space has opened.
What is possible between us when we reveal ourselves in the present moment?
Circling is an exploration of who we are and how we can connect moment-to-moment in a safe, loosely-facilitated group environment. As a personal and relational meditation practice, circling provides opportunities to:
- Experience connection
- Cultivate presence and self-awareness
- Develop communication skills
- Practice authentic relating
- Explore deeply-held beliefs about self and other
- Feel seen, heard and understood
A group of people gather in a circle for about an hour, with the group’s attention shifting organically from one person to another based on what feels most “alive” in the room. The person being circled receives the group’s full presence and is invited to speak authentically to their own experience of the present moment. The group listens and responds with reflections of what they’ve heard, the emotional impact of what was said, and deepening questions arising from their own genuine curiosities. The facilitator helps orient the discussion, holds space for the group, and may offer general guidance on the practice.
In this practice, what often emerges is a meaningful, spacious group conversation that taps into our hidden emotional landscapes, the depths of our shared humanity, and the rich potential of each emerging moment. Participants often leave feeling seen, heard and understood, energized, connected and renewed.
WHERE: Online with ZOOM. ZOOM is a free to use, trusted video call application that can be downloaded on just about any computer or device. Please download and familiarize with the application prior to attendance. Link to join the event can be found in the location section of this event. Go to your device's app store or download for desktop here:
Preparing for a Zoom Call:
Please be prepared to join the call from a desktop device. Although Zoom is available on mobile devices, it can be challenging to see all participants and can change the Circling practice.
Zoom room opens at 6:20pm. Please make arrangements to join at 6:20pm. Zoom room entry will be closed at 6:40pm.
It's like being roped into a psycho-social corral of potential - Maxx
I find it miraculous that we can come together as strangers and, through this process, leave as loved ones. - Maria
Circling has also been described as:
- Emotional “yoga” to nourish our hearts and minds
- A celebration of what makes us human
- A powerful tool for self-discovery
We request a contribution of $10 for Authentic Portland's expenses, and a portion of this goes to facilitators in appreciation of their efforts. $2 is Meetup's processing fee. A refund is available only for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event. Please send the host a message that you cancelled, as soon as you cancel, to receive your refund. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but in the interest of transparency, please talk to us ahead of time if you have trouble paying.
TO REGISTER: Please RSVP on Meetup to confirm that you are coming, and please change your RSVP if your plans change!
FEEDBACK: We welcome your feedback on this and/or any AP event. If you would like to provide feedback, please speak directly to the facilitator of the event or follow this link to fill out our feedback form: http://bit.ly/APFeedbackHub
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