Circling and Relational Intelligence
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Circling is a 21st-century wisdom practice that supports you in finding what is most true to you and communicating this powerfully and naturally.
This evening offers an opportunity to explore more of who you really are by inviting you to join in with practices that enable us to experience a sense of presence and profound connection with ourselves and others.
What makes it different?
The point of focus with Circling is what is happening in the present moment in our connections with each other.
There is no trying to get anywhere (although we include our longings and desires); we simply open more skilfully to what is here within us and between us.
With a wide variety of tools we effortlessly uncover blind spots, facilitate powerful trusting relationships, and often experience and open to the richness and mystery at the heart of our being.
On the day
We will explore the foundational practices in presence and connection in 2s, 3s and 4s before exploring group exercises. As we practice, we gain awareness of different parts of our experience.
Every circle is different, but they usually involve sharing with each other what we are noticing about our thinking, physical sensations and emotions. We follow our curiosity about what it is like to be me, to be you, and to be with each other.
During the practice, self-leadership and self-responsibility are encouraged. The most common format of a circle is a ‘birthday’ circle, where the group explores one person’s world for a period of time (perhaps 20 minutes).
Circling develops our skills for any relationship, be it with colleagues, housemates, friends, family members, clients or romantic partners.
We will provide teas and snacks.
Benefits of Circling
- Getting to the core of what really matters to you
- Developing your emotional range
- Utilising conflict to develop connection
- Discovering more self-trust
- Connection as the cure for anxiety and addiction
Praise for previous sessions
There is a brilliance in my emotional state that does not lend itself well to words, but without a doubt circling is a practice that I would not only recommend but encourage everyone to try.
Katja - Designer
I learned things about myself that I didn't know before. Feelings and emotions that were hidden or masked. I now feel better connected with myself and can already see improvements in the way I connect with others.
Nic B, CEO
I have a wonderful sense of calm that I have rarely experienced in life.
My body feels supple and relaxed, like it’s been washed through.
I am finding a new ability to observe the world and everything looks slightly different to how I thought.
Oli - Finance Professional
We started as total strangers and ended having seen something breathtaking in each other. It was a gentle journey that took us somewhere quite profound.
Rich W - Marketing Strategist
I'm feeling really expansive and grounded in myself with a renewed sense of self respect. It's like my perception has been sharpened in a way that is exciting and hopeful.
Sandra - Entrepreneur
Is this for you?
While this event suits those who have circled before and newbies, the process can be emotionally rigorous. It is a daring practice that requires courage to meet what is within us, all that is within the other and to reveal this to each other.
This workshop can be intense. People encounter places, states, emotions, beliefs, and sensations in themselves and others that are sometimes unfamiliar. We explore the unknown, the volatile, the ambiguous, and welcome emotions many deem as “negative” or “inappropriate” such as feelings of inadequacy, anger, sexuality, and joy. We refer to the willingness to feel difficult and uncomfortable truths as the “commitment to connection,” which of course includes a willingness to set appropriate boundaries and speak a desire for space, distance, and non-contact.
By attending our events you take responsibility for leaving the practice or participating in any given moment—which might include getting intimate with these kinds of experiences.
We will often explore multiple sides of seeming opposites at once, such as independence and interdependence, chaos and order, and agreement and disagreement. We believe this can reveal an underlying unity of the immediacy of experience.
If the above description of our workshops sounds potentially overwhelming or destabilising for you, if you have a mental illness or significant emotional challenges that you feel may be exacerbated by this type of transformational environment, or if you are not sure that you can be self-directed in taking care of your needs during the event, then we advise you not to enrol.
You are welcome to arrive from 6:40pm and make yourself a cup of tea.
We begin at 7pm and kindly ask you to arrive in good time to start promptly. We finish by 9:15pm.
This session takes place in the stunning Skydome, 2 minutes walk from Deptford Station and 8 minutes walk from New Cross station. We have a maximum of 12 participants. You will receive exact location details on booking.
This workshop is led by Adam Taffler.
Adam founded Togetherness and has dedicated the past 15 years to exploring the fundamentals of meaningful human connection. He is a communication & boundaries coach, public speaker, curator and social entrepreneur.
Adam has worked with more than 20,000 people in person and online. He is a trained counsellor, a certified wheel of consent and Circling facilitator, and a big advocate for playfulness and creativity. He regularly delivers creative and culture-changing workshops to businesses and organisations. More at AdamWilder.com
Togetherness is the movement for meaningful human connection. It was founded to help individuals and organisations wake up their natural ability to form meaningful connection with themselves and others. This is done through workshops, trainings and retreats. For more information on Togetherness and Togetherness at Work, head to Togetherness.com.
This event started 15 days ago