How we relate to anything is how we relate to everything. ~ Robert McNaughton.
Our world is build on relationship; everything we do involves people and how we interact with them. And how you relate to one thing, is how you relate to everything. So practising your relational skills, see your patterning, your way of behaving in connection, is essential if you want to build a larger capacity to be with yourself and others. Be it at work, in leadership, at home, with your loved ones, with your kids, your parents, or with yourself.
I believe that better relationships create a better life, and ultimately a better world.
That is why I offer training in Authentic Relating. It is a beautiful practice for quickly deepening the connection with yourself and others, in both business and personal relationships.
Often the relational field can seem somehow intangible, where ‘things just happen’, or where you do not seem to have much influence. Yet relationship is something you can actively build capacity in.
My trainings offer you an array of skills that together build that deeper relational capacity. We will explore core building blocks, demystify some of the elusiveness of connection and guide you towards more choice in the way you relate; opening up the possibility of more joy, intimacy and better understanding.
What can you expect from a training?
- Practical, tried and tested relational skills
- Understanding your ‘relational imprints’ and how they impact all your relationships
- Building capacity, agency and personal leadership to choose how you want to show up in relationship and act accordingly
- Tools to transform ‘sticky’ situations
- Deeper understanding of yourself and others, leading to more fulfilling, mutually beneficial and productive relationships
I use elements of the practise of Circling and Authentic Relating in my trainings.
When I first started Circling in 2011, I was blown away by its capacity to create deep connection – fast. It is the thing I have been practising and teaching that has taught me the most about human relationship and the way people interact. It has changed my relationships – all my relationships – and the way I relate for the better. In my life, at this moment, my relationships are rich, open, beautiful and nourishing. Not just at home, but also at work.
What I am most passionate about in Circling, is how this practise builds skills fast. Skills you can apply in your day-to-day life, as soon as you walk out the door. Skills that allow you to have agency around how you want to show up in the world, and in your relationships.
Circling is a combination of meditative presence, body awareness and non-violent communication, combined with true curiosity and a readiness to show up in vulnerability.
We practise simply being present with what arises in the moment, both in ourselves, and in connection with other people, stepping away from story and assumption, fixing or changing. Circling allows you to express yourself fully and to be seen as you are.
Circling fastly building relational capacity and increasing sensitivity to what is happing in you and around you. The process allows your relational blindspots to become visible, and gives you insight into your impact, your stories, how you are perceived and how you are perceiving. It is a beautiful and extremely efficient way to highlight where you are not present, by becoming more present. And the beauty is; it is not rocket science. All you need is a willingness to show up and be vulnerable, and a brave heart.
Would you like to know more?
Check out the next round of our Art of Connection – Amsterdam Circling Weekend on October 3 & 4, 2020, if you want to experience this powerful practice for yourself – all levels welcome.
I am offering a new round of my exclusive Circling Leadership Training starting August 2020 – for people that want to dive deep into their personal development and find their blind spots ánd sweet spots in leadership, through the practice of leading Circling. More info here.
If you are interested in a tailor-made Relational Skills Training, be it for your team, your leadership development or another context, contact me to discuss the possibilities.