Public Events

From The Connection Institute
July 5-July 26, 2022

How Honest are we REALLY Being?

In this series we will dive into the nuances of honest communication and practice ways of maintaining connection within emotionally charged conversations. We will explore:

 

~ How to discern when it is appropriate to be completely honest and when it is not

~ Setting the stage for honest conversations

~ Strategies to maintain connection when emotions are high

 

The intention of this series is to expand our capacity and confidence around revealing the parts of our truth that hold the potential for deeper intimacy and to practicing welcoming both our experience and others.

 

So it makes sense that we are also tracking where we are different. For many of us, we subconsciously avoid revealing our truth for fear of disconnection, being "bothered" or conflict of some sort. But what if we reframed dissonance as a gateway to connection rather than an obstacle to it?

 

Join Rachel in this 4 week interactive series as we change our framework of what it means to be "different" and how we can welcome more realness in ourselves and in our connections with others.

Rachel’s introduction to the world of Authentic Relating and Circling began in 2019. At the time she was simply looking to up-level her leadership capacity, as she was in the throws of founding her third business. Little did she know this work would enthrall and infect her. Rachel has since dedicated her career to leading herself and others into deeper connection. She especially loves inviting risk into the brave spaces she is committed to creating.


In her spare time she enjoys nerding out on philosophy and psychology, playing in nature, and loving on her babies (both furred and un-furred).

Dates:

Tuesdays

July 5th - July 26th

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

Each class is 90 minutes long

Cost:

$29 for 4 weeks

REGISTER HERE

July 6 - Sept 28

Alter Ego Circle

Let's play with our Alter-egos-- characters that are the OPPOSITE of how we like to show up (or be seen).

This practice of acting out personas who you judge or reject 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.

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.

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.

When:

Wednesdays

July 6-Sept 28

Dates:

July 6

July 20

August 3

August 17

August 31

Sept 14

Sept 28

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

Each circle is 90 minutes

Cost:

Drop in: $15 (Click here to register)

or

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

Friday, July 22

Breaking the Freeze- With Peter Benjamin

Come learn how to practice breaking the freeze response, respond more quickly and intuitively in the present moment, and to how to train your attention out on another with an introduction to the Meisner technique.

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.

When:

Friday, July 22

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

Cost:

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

2 for 1 Join with a friend: $20(Click this link to register)

August 30th - September 20th

4 Week Coyote Series

In some Native American legends, Coyotes represent master tricksters, often using games, play, and sabotage to teach a lesson to others.

 

In this 4 week Coyote Series, together we will learn how to skillfully address Coyotes or “tricksters” who intentionally leave the container of set context and stir up trouble in various ways (not owning experience, attacks, irrelevance, psychoanalyzing, etc.).

Together we will learn 3 simple tools to welcome these Coyotes and uncover the wisdom they have for the group. This is your opportunity to receive guidance and support on the specific scenarios that challenge you in leadership.

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.

Rachel’s introduction to the world of Authentic Relating and Circling began in 2019. At the time she was simply looking to up-level her leadership capacity, as she was in the throws of founding her third business. Little did she know this work would enthrall and infect her. Rachel has since dedicated her career to leading herself and others into deeper connection. She especially loves inviting risk into the brave spaces she is committed to creating.

In her spare time she enjoys nerding out on philosophy and psychology, playing in nature, and loving on her babies (both furred and un-furred).

Dates:

August 30th - September 20th

Tuesdays

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

Each session is 90 minutes

Cost:

$49 total

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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