Come Get People

& Get "Gotten"

Authentic Relating and
the practice of Circling®

Do you


Come play, experience and integrate
practical skills to:

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Join us for an evening 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). This work has been powerful and deeply nourishing for me and I’d love to share it with you. I’ve never seen a practice more adept at melting the distance between two hearts.

- Jon Cotton

What does

The Original Circling® Approach

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.

Through sharing impact and observations, they co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like.  Essentially, they get into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for that person.

A typical evening includes introductions, an exercise to practice authentic relating and 2 rounds of Circling® – each approximately 30-35 minutes in length.

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. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported and know we are not alone.


Circling® is to get in a deep relationship with what is.


Currently Held Online


$20 - advanced registration required by 5:30pm PT on Thursday (at least 30 minutes before event begins)


Every Thursday night, ONLINE, from 6-9pm PT
Additional dates times available on occasion
Click here to see full schedule.

Your Facilitators:

Guy Sengstock, Jon Cotton
and/or Guest Facilitators

Together, they are not afraid to lead with their
own humanity, vulnerability and humor to keep it real.

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Guy Sengstock

Guy Sengstock (Founder & Co-Owner) is the founder and creator of the Original Circling® Approach. 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 clients. 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.

He wakes up every day with an insatiable craving to discover the source of life’s novelty and can’t help himself but to attempt to awaken this thirst in everyone he encounters.

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Jon Cotton

Jon Cotton (Co-Owner) has been practicing the Original Circling® Approach for over 10 years. He is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, intuitive reader & healer, nutritionist, natural health expert and UC Berkeley MBA. He has taught workshops for 25 years in meditation, healing, intuition, practical spirituality, NLP, Firewalking (for personal power, overcoming fear & creating what seems impossible). He also taught Breathwork, Speaking Circles, intimacy, authentic relating and the Art of Circling® and led trips to swim with dolphins.

Jon creates an uncommon atmosphere of safety, trust & intimacy. Through a loving and compassionate presence he shares how to fulfill our deepest human needs, to create unconditional love and community in our lives. You can also find more about Jon’s health practice at