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Circling Method and Authentic Relating – Saturday Morning

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come Get People & Get “Gotten”
Authentic Relating and the “Circling Method”
Do you crave:
-More fulfilling relationships?
-Conscious & loving community?
-To feel more alive?
Come play, experience and integrate practical skills to:
-Create deep, intimate connections
-Transform ordinary surface conversations into juicy, heart opening, enlightening explorations for personal insights and healing
-Become more present and comfortable in your own skin
-Uncover our “relational blind spots” where we push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible
-Practice listening to someone’s soul essence
-“Get someone’s world” like a mind reader
-Tap into the power of your vulnerability that has you more lovable
-Be understood, appreciated and celebrated for the essence of who you are
-Create more love, connection and community in your life and the world
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 Circling Method 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, share impact and observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting 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 practice 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 practice is to get in a deep relationship with what is.”
– Guy Sengstock, Founder of The Circling Method
For deeper understanding, check out
6 Things the Practice of Circling Does Really Well…
Advanced registration & $20 payment required
by 9:30am PT on Saturday
(at least 30 minutes before event begins)
For more information, contact us at
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.
Guy Sengstock is the founder and creator of the modality of The Circling Method. 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.
Jon Cotton has been practicing circling for over 10 years. Jon is a personal growth seminar creator & facilitator, psychic 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, Breathwork, Speaking Circles, intimacy, authentic relating and the Art of Circling and leads trips to swim with dolphins.
He 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.
Advanced registration & $20 payment required
by 9:30am PT on Saturday
(at least 30 minutes before event begins)
For more information, contact us at


April 3
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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