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From The Connection Institute

Dec 2-16, 2022

Desires- 3 Part Series

In this 3 part series we will be diving into the subject of desire


✨Class 1 - "Knowing your Desires" - Dec 2 @ 11 am CT - 12:15 CT

✨Class 2 - "WHY behind your Desire" - Dec 9 @ 11 am CT - 12:15 CT

✨Class 3 - "Embodying our Desire" - Dec 16 @ 11 am CT - 12:15 CT


You can join the series at any time and drop into any class. It is HIGHLY recommended that you join for all 3 parts is possible. For most potent results you're invited to use a desire that is meaningful for you from Class 1 to practice with in Class 2 & 3. 

Class 1: Knowing our Desires

"What do you want for dinner? "

"I don't know .. what do you want?"


It's fair common to have a weak or no connection to understanding our desires. For many people they have been told what they can or cannot have, what they should or should not want, so it's no wonder that when we are asked a broad question like "what do you want?" we come up with "I don't know."

In this class we will practice a simple exercise of re-training our thought patterns to begin to look for all the big and small desires that we may not be currently aware of 


Class 2:
The WHY behind the Desire

Have you ever felt yourself shrink, apologize or give additional options to people when asking for what you want? "If its ok with you, I'd like to have this, but if not that's ok.. actually, never mind." 


When we don't feel fully legitimate in our desires we send mixed signals to other people about what we really want. On one level we say we want it, but on another level we are afraid the desire is "too much" to ask for, or perhaps that our desire is not fully valid in some way. 


In this class we will be digging deeper in the WHY underneath the desire. 


Once we have connection to this, we are able to own our desire more fully and congruently. 


You may discover that your desire for your partner to take out the trash isn't because you can't do it yourself, but because it symbolizes the collaboration you really want in partnership. 


Class 3:
Embodying our Desire

Sometimes when we ask for our desire we can come off as "needy" or even "desperate" because we are looking outside of ourselves for others to give us something we haven't given ourselves. 


In this class we will practice an embodiment exercise to give ourselves a taste of the experience of already having it. When we ask others for our desire, we are already grounded in the experience of what it feels like, and it feels more like an invitation for them to join us in our experience, rather than an obligation.

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:

✨Class 1 - "Knowing your Desires" - Dec 2 @ 11 am CT - 12:15 CT

✨Class 2 - "WHY behind your Desire" - Dec 9 @ 11 am CT - 12:15 CT

✨Class 3 - "Embodying our Desire" - Dec 16 @ 11 am CT - 12:15 CT

 

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 18th-December 27th

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 18 - December 27

 

  • Oct 18
  • Nov 1
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 13
  • Dec 27

Tuesday(s)

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

Each session is 90 minutes

 

Investment:

$15 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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