This is our mid-month issue of the newsletter. Lots going on — yay team!
The Texas AR Convergence Feb. 24-26 is now registering — and it’s a very sweet deal. Details below
Masterful Lover with Keith McGuiness: An introduction to Sexual Yoga for men
Keith McGuiness (who is also a good friend) has an unusual background. He’s not merely senior instructor at ART International, he also has at least 8 years experience as a teacher in the tantric lineages of Hridaya and Agama Yoga. I can’t think of a better person to teach an advanced course on relationships and sexual yoga for men.
This 8-week course starts on Jan. 19 (soon!) and is filling fast. If you are at all interested, book a call with Keith to see if you are a good candidate for what is certain to be a unique and powerful course.
Relational Leadership with Jason Digges
I had a call with Jason last week and learned some wonderful news! Jason was co-founder of ART International, but left a while back as the company could not support two founders. Well, he’s been busy! He has a new company, Authentic At Work, which focuses on programs for business. He says he wants to get a lot of A/R leaders working for decent pay! Now, is that a great idea, or what?
He mostly works with corporations now, but has an upcoming program for individuals called Relational Intelligence Training coming up in San Francisco Feb. 18 & 19. The fall event sold-out, so register soon if you are interested.
(PS: Hey, Jason, what’s with the rebrand “Relational Intelligence”? Kidding, you were there before me! It seems, by the way, that everyone and their dog is rebranding to “Relational Intelligence”, not just me. Check out Esther Perel. I personally think this is great news for the movement)
Great news from the Texas A/R Convergence event
I had a lovely chat with Jonathan Van Matre, co-producer of the Texas A/R Convergence Feb 24-26 . He explained everything to me including the pricing. The price is $349 and now includes both food and basic accommodation (tent camping, RV or bunkroom). Which actually makes it a steal. I will be there, Inshallah. If you register through my invite, please mention the Circling Guide, as Jonathan has promised me a nickel per referral! LOL
He also said that they are planning 3 events per year, two connection events (such as the convergence) and one a conference event. This made me very happy, because I think that the Authentic Relating and Circling community needs a yearly conference, similar to the old Relational Leadership conferences in Boulder.
Josh Stein A/R Professionals Mastermind – Wed. Jan 18
Josh Stein’s A/R Professionals Mastermind is happening Wed. Jan. 18. This is for people doing AR or Circling in your job, or working your way towards that (if you are a newbie, you always welcome to the monthly Community Mastermind Calls). Josh also runs twice-monthly, reasonably-priced “Relational Inquiry” events. See our last newsletter for details or else his website.
Zori Tomova’s Widening Circles is starting a group in Asia/Pacific time zones!
Widening Circles is enrolling for a new group in Asia/Pacific time zones. They also have two free spaceholders’ circles coming up this month, one in US morning and one in US evening for those that want to experience directly this way of being together.
Widening Circles rocks. I shared about this last month. Note that this is for experienced space-holders (1-year or more).
Relational Power is now on audio!
This is an important milestone for the project, the most important inflection point in the project since the first draft v1.00 was released in early December. The audio release was done using text-to-speech technology. I am impressed! Her name is “Jane” and I am half-in-love with her, LOL
Also in this v1.20 release: I kept getting feedback that the introduction was awful (ouch). I finally “saw the light” and was able to re-write the introduction in a way which finally, I believe, works. Thus, v1.20 is the first commercially-viable (or professional) version of Relational Power. Woo-hoo!
At this point I am taking a break, waiting for feedback from the community, to see what the next steps are. I have been working on this non-stop for 2 1/2 months, and the ball is now in your court, dear community. I am looking for at least one committed co-author, and chapters contributors for specific topics (I have at least one add-on chapter author committed, yay).
As shared in the (new) crowd-sourcing into: We have an agenda to bring Authentic Relating and Circling more into the mainstream, through a compelling, entertaining and transformational book which can reach a mass audience. Help me out (you know you want to, LOL)
Have you always wanted to write a book? Well here is your chance. You know where I live.
More details on the Relational Power v1.20 Release Notes