Immersion (Getting into Relationship)
Circling and Authentic Relating Weekend Intensive
Do you crave:
- More fulfilling relationships?
- Deeper presence in social interactions?
- Conscious & loving community?
- To feel more alive?
Come play, experience and integrate practical skills to:
- Be listened to, seen and gotten like you've never been gotten before.
- Create deep, intimate connections
- Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights and healing
- Become more present and comfortable in your own skin
- Explore intersubjective meditation and embodied listening
- Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible
- Tap into the power of your vulnerability
- Be understood, appreciated and celebrated for the essence of who you are
- Create more love, connection and community in your life and the world
Join us for this two day intensive of authentic relating, practicing profoundly unique skills like getting someone's world (deep empathy), sharing impact (honesty and vulnerability), and speaking the moment (courage, insight, shared reality, making connection more important than content).
We believe this is a practice that can change the way the world relates. But it starts with you! Join us and see for yourself what possibilities emerge.
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What does circling look like in terms of format?
A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle and put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact and observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for that person.
The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and Circling teaches us exactly that, how to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone, which can so easily backfire. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.
“Circling is to get in a deep relationship with what is.”
- Guy Sengstock, Founder of Circling
For deeper understanding, check out
6 Things the Practice of Circling Does Really Well…
Call Cathy Courtenay, 828-318-3005 for more information.
Tuition: $595 or $495 if paid by Feb 22nd
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Your Facilitators: Guy Sengstock & Cathy Courtenay
Together, they are not afraid to lead with their own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real with you.
Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of Circling. He has been facilitating transformation for individuals, groups and corporations internationally for more than 20 years. He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is the co-founder of The Arête Center for Excellence and the Bay Area Men’s Circle, which is still thriving today. He is an artist, philosopher, poet, body-worker, and visionary.
Many refer to Guy as a genius in both his depth of thinking and in his way of working with participants. His humor, depth and quality of attention allows people to see and hear those things which have always been present yet have never occurred for them.
Cathy Courtenay has been on a path of personal and spiritual growth for most of her life. She can remember feeling a sense of urgency at a very young age to find truth and to have a sense of purpose in the world. In her early 20’s she studied Body Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and became intrigued with the potential of re-patterning and perceptual shifts on a cellular level which she applied to her bodywork practice for over a decade. After moving to Asheville, North Carolina she entered the world of marketing and has spent the last six years working with small business owners as well as large corporations.
Cathy has studied closely with the work’s founder, Guy Sengstock over the past couple of years in leading this practice. Through her range of experience with dance, somatic bodywork, marketing, parenting and leading Circling in Asheville, she’s developed her capacity to be present with a wide range of emotions and human experiences. She brings her heart and her deep listening skills to every single relationship and feels a deep sense of commitment to this work and sharing it with the world.