Level 1

Beyond Self-Awareness: An Introduction to Heart Circle and the Transformational Power of Groups
150.00

Since the late Sixties, the extraordinary revolution in personal and spiritual transformation has primarily been about increasing self awareness: becoming more aware of our physical body, hidden emotions, conscious and subconscious minds and our individual connection to the greater whole. We’ve had to close our eyes, go within, find and follow an inner voice that has often been at complete odds with the mass culture we were born into. Even though we may have attended countless weekend workshops, been associated with all kinds of teachers, groups and congregations, it has, for the most part, been a solitary venture. The paradigm we’ve been in can be summed up by saying that all of this time, we have been working on ourselves, by ourselves.

We are entering a new era in which a different spiritual paradigm is emerging. The primary focus of working on ourselves, by ourselves, is changing to intentionally loving ourselves as we interactively love others.

With this change, we are being called into conscious community in which intentionally opening to and connecting with one another is our primary personal practice. We are now in a better position to take on the radical task of transforming our families, friendships, organizations, schools and businesses into conscious containers for individual and collective change.

But how do we go about this radical task of transforming our existing social groups? What does this even mean?  Once we have a framework for what it means, what are the practical ways that we can go about this? And more specifically:

How do you transform your family, your friendships, organizations and businesses?

Tej Steiner has been exploring these questions for thirty years.

Beyond Self-Awareness: An Introduction to Heart Circle and the Transformational Power of Groups will give you a deeply compelling theoretical framework for all of this while offering practical steps you can take towards having more conscious group experiences in your life.

Tej will present how groups can work. The course will include:

  • The essential agreements we need to make with one another to come into community and connection within our groups.
  • How differences between group members can bring us into deeper connection rather than disconnection.
  • What it means to ‘hold space’ for one another and why this social skill is so crucial in transformational group dynamics.
  • The primary things that we do in our existing groups that always lead to group tension, distrust and social frustration.
  • How we can relate to people in our existing social groups that are not yet interested in any kind of transformation: personal or social.
  • The best way to relax in any group regardless of what is happening within the dynamics of that group.
  • How a group can support the individual transformation of its members while still carrying on with the business or practical purpose of that group.
  • How you can apply what you learn in this four-week course to starting your own Heart Circle.

In Tej's own words: "In this course I'll be covering things about group dynamics and personal transformation that, to my knowledge, have not been taught before. This is pioneering work."

Details:

4 live, weekly, 90-minute calls with Tej Steiner. (Call-in details sent after registration.)

Calls are recorded and available to you if you miss a live call.

$150

Next sessions:

Wednesdays from 09:00 to 10:30 PST

January 20 to February 10, 2016

February 17 to March 9, 2016

March 16 to April 6, 2016

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Level 2

Creating Your Own Heart Circle: It Begins with Two People!
350.00

You likely already have a number of friends that you can count on and that give you much of what you want in friendship. Most people do.

But do you have a circle of friends that all know each other and are committed to being together as a group, supporting, encouraging and caring for one another over a long period of time?

Do you have a circle of friends that share a common purpose to intentionally go deeper into trust, accountability and heart-connection with each other? To consciously create community together so that everyone increases their sense of belonging to something larger than themselves?

Do you have a circle of friends that do all kinds of things together as a group? Canoe trips, birthday celebrations, helping one another move, sports, service or just hanging out?

Are you in a circle of friends that you can call on as a group if you are in crisis knowing they would drop everything and show up for you? And you for them?

Do you want to create this kind of Circle? 

And …

If you already belong to one, do you want to explore ways to go deeper together as friends within your Circle?

This eight-week course introduces you to the fundamental requirements for forming and sustaining your own Heart Circle of friends. It includes:

  • the practical steps to take,
  • the agreements that are needed for the Circle to succeed,
  • the basic elements of group dynamics,
  • ways you can directly explore these things with the friends or family members you choose to be in Circle with, and
  • practical experience applying what you learn.

Course Requirements

Completing the four-week course, Beyond Self-Awareness: An Introduction to Heart Circle and the Transformational Power of Groups is a pre-requisite for enrolling in this course.

In between the calls, you will be encouraged to experiment with what we cover in the course each week with one of your course mates. This partnered work is designed to take no more than 30 minutes per week and can happen in person or via phone or internet. 

It is much easier to learn how the Heart Circle process works when you engage with just one other person rather than a whole group. More of your attention will be free to explore the many different aspects of Heart Circle so that you don’t have to deal with the complex dynamics of a larger group. It is also much easier for two people to start a Heart Circle together than starting one on your own.

Details

8 live, weekly, 90-minute calls with Tej Steiner. (Call-in details sent after registration.)

Calls are recorded and available to you if you miss a live call.

$350 per person.

Next session:

Thursdays from 09:00 to 10:30 PDT – June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 2015

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In Person Workshop

The Power of Heart Circle in Turbulent Times
250.00

The Times are getting increasingly more turbulent and uncertain. One of the most vital questions in life is, "how do we connect with our own hearts and with the people we love so that we show up in these Times with ease, energy and courage?"

Heart Circle is designed with this question in mind.

Said another way, "how do we intentionally stay within the reality of Well-Being no matter what is happening within or around us?" This is not an intellectual inquiry but rather a day-to-day, living inquiry. There's no final answer and no group answer. We each have to answer it through our own willingness to feel and love what arises in the moment.

In this 2-day in person workshop experience with Tej, he will be sharing how you can create your own ongoing Heart Circle so that you have honest, tangible and lasting support to stay in Well-Being during Times like these.

What You Will Experience

  • The essential agreements needed to come into community and connection.
  • How differences between group members can bring us into deeper connection rather than disconnection.
  • How to "hold space" for one another without fixing or advising.
  • The specific things to avoid that lead to Circle tension, distrust and social frustration.
  • How you can apply what you learn in this to start your own Heart Circle.
  • How the Heart Circle structure keeps people "in the moment" and responsive to one another.

Details

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Wakefield - October 17 & 18, 2015
  • High Wycombe - October 24 & 25, 2015

For UK based workshops, please go to www.theheartcircle.com for full details including pricing and registration.

UNITED STATES

  • Charleston, SC - November 14 & 15, 2015

Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 & Sunday 12:00 to 17:00

$250 per person. Register below.

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