Public Events

From The Connection Institute

Sept 28-Dec 21

Alter Ego Circles

Let's play with our Alter-egos-- characters that are something different that how we usually show up in "everyday life"

This practice of acting out personas who you don't usually identify with  can help you deepen self-awareness, empathize with others, and reclaim powerful choices & possibilities that were beyond your reach before, in the "not me," section of your universe.

 

The themes include:

-Family and Parents

-Needs and Values

-Superheros and Villans

-Challenging People in our lives

-People we Admire

-Animals

 

Each class is 90 minutes starting at:

8:00 am PT | 9:00 am MT | 10:00 am CT | 11:00 am ET

Jen is the Head Trainer and CEO of The Connection Institute.

 

Jen has always been obsessed with culture. While studying for her Master's in Sociology she discovered her passion for group communication and connection through embodied leadership. For the last 8 years, Jen has worked with a variety of groups to create powerful transformative experiences through embodiment practices, circling, and group coaching transformative experiences. Today she focuses on teaching leaders of groups how to create safety and welcoming- first within ourselves- and then cultivating a culture in the groups we lead.

Laura is an artist and healer with an educational background in trauma, life coaching, and theatre. She is passionate about creating opportunities for conscious connection, deep inner work and integration, and healing through community.

Laura has always found herself feeling more fulfilled when communicating in open and truthful ways. When she discovered the world of Authentic Relating, she was relieved to find people who crave and practice radical honesty.

Laura’s other loves include acting, singing and playing music, board games, hiking and camping, dancing, and her 2 cats Willow and Pip.

When:

Wednesdays

Sept 28-Dec 21

8:00 am PT | 9:00 am MT | 10:00 am CT | 11:00 am ET

Each circle is 90 minutes

Dates:

 
✨Family & Parents
-Sept 28
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✨Needs & Values
-October 12
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✨Superheros & Villans
-October 26
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✨Challenging People in our lives
-Nov 09
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✨People we Admire
-Nov 23
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✨Animals
-Dec 07
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✨TBA
-Dec 21
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Cost:

Drop in: $15 (Click here to register)

or

4-Circle Pass: $40 (Click here to register)

October 03, 2022

The Art of Pacing with Jen Burns

In order to feel safe being open and vulnerable, its important that we know and honor the pace in which we want to and are able to open. . When we know the pace in which we are a hell yes to "opening" then we tend to stay open more often (and staying open feels a heck of a lot easier!).

 

In this class we will explore the concept of pacing by giving and receiving attention, giving ourselves permission to slow WAY down and re-write experiences where we rushed ourselves (even with the best of intentions)

Jen is the Head Trainer and CEO of The Connection Institute.

 

Jen has always been obsessed with culture. While studying for her Master's in Sociology she discovered her passion for group communication and connection through embodied leadership. For the last 8 years, Jen has worked with a variety of groups to create powerful transformative experiences through embodiment practices, circling, and group coaching transformative experiences. Today she focuses on teaching leaders of groups how to create safety and welcoming- first within ourselves- and then cultivating a culture in the groups we lead.

When:

Monday, October 03, 2022

3:30 pm PT | 4:30 pm MT | 5:30 pm CT | 6:30 pm ET

Investment:

Drop-in:$15(Click this link to register)

 

October 07-October 21

Parts Theatre with Sophie

For most people, inner conflict is a daily experience, yet on we plod, trying ‘harder’ to move forward, despite feeling confused, stuck, or overwhelmed.

 

Just like other people we care about, it’s important to give voice to all parts of us, especially the ones that have been ignored or silenced in the past.

 

Sophie will lead a simple yet powerful process to invite our internal parts into a theatrical space to be fully heard, seen, and understood.

 

Please come with an inner conflict you'd like to explore! If you aren't sure, we will discuss examples and have time to reflect.

Sophie Kruip is an enthusiast, project catalyst, and “vision doula.” She studied in Theatre Arts, specifically immersive and site-specific work, and trained in group facilitation under Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates, Sara Ness, and Jason Digges. Authentic Relating, and Circling practices have expanded her capacity to hold more complexity, and brought incredible people into her life. Her dream is to invite more of this aliveness, joy, and honest connection into the mainstream. the groups we lead.

Dates:

October 7 - October 21

Fridays

10 am PT | 11 am MT  | 12 pm CT | 1 pm ET

Each session is 90 minutes

Investment:

$15 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Oct 14-Nov 4, 2022

Shadow Work 4 Week Series with Peter

Join us in doing the deep work of exploring Golden and Shadow Projections, as we go down the rabbit hole to learn how to love and welcome more of ourselves.


The parts we reject because they dark, bad, evil, filthy, wrong or disgusting, and are “just not me”  (Shadow) as well as the parts of us we don’t own yet that are magnificent, powerful, beautiful, alluring, and enigmatic (Golden).


This will start with some theoretical foundations and will very quickly dive into mainly an experiential practice where we do the work to love and accept more of our true identity as we learn to love more of humanity.  Through loving, more of humanity skillful action becomes an afterthought, second nature.


***The 4 Week Series*** will build on each other and  we ask that you attend all 4 classes in order to create deeper trust and safety with your small pod.

Peter Will Benjamin is one of the joyful co-founders of The Connection Institute.  As lead staff trainer and CEO he delights in caring for the staff and students.  Peter also works as a Professional Coach and teaches continuing ed for Coaches and Therapists. Peter’s mission is to support everyone he knows in feeling worthy of love and goodness, and accessing their personal power.  He’s also an intimacy junkie, community builder, and dancer.

 

Dates:

Fridays

October 14 - November 4th

8:00 am PT | 9:00 am MT |  10:00 am CT | 11:00 am ET

Each class is 90 minutes long

Investment:

$75

**Note- Due to the sensitive nature of this class, we require all students to have experience with Authentic Relating, Circling and/or Parts Work / IFS.

Limited spots available.

APPLICATION LINK HERE

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