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Invitation to join a Conscious Relating Group

“Sharing the Witness”

Local and virtual small groups for mindful and spiritually-inclined peers navigating the challenges, opportunities, and joy of exploring relationships informed and inspired by the next stages of human consciousnesses.

Why “Sharing the Witness”?

Group Conscious Relating Practices are powerful new emerging modalities which activate higher and deeper states of consciousness via focused interaction with others while honoring proven safe protocols.

Presence, Present-Moment-Experience, Being, Witness Consciousness, Waking-up: the name mattes not, the root of these experiences are the same.  All authentic consciousness work and spiritual traditions orient to accessing the heartfelt essential conscious-awareness that is at the core of our sense-of-self.

Group Schedule + Details

Update: During this unprecedented time of responding to a world with COVID-19, the subscription cost ($20/mo) is being waived. Inquiries from new group participants are welcome. (scroll down for details)

Who is this for?

These groups are open to those who have a spiritual or evolution-of-consciousness perspective, orientation, and practice. A no obligation orientation interview is required to establish a shared-context for best-practice, and ensure a good fit for semi-autonomous group work (most group time is unsupervised).

Schedule

Groups meet either locally in person in Boulder Colorado every-other-week on the same day for 90 minutes at 6PM MDT; or separately via Zoom videoconferencing every-other-week on the same day for 90 minutes at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT) for US-Canada, and 6PM UTC for Europe.

Format

Whether locally in-person in Boulder, or separately via Zoom videoconferencing worldwide; small groups of 3 to 9 people meet to support familiarity and inclusiveness. Sessions include group meditations, facilitated processes, and open/directed discussions.

Groups are periodically formed in an ongoing manner, and once formed, groups remain “closed” with the same participants for approximately 3 months. Thereafter new groups are formed with both existing and new participants.

How Conscious Relating Groups support the development of higher and deeper states of consciousness

Group Conscious Relating Practice draws from proven shifts in consciousness demonstrated through don Miguel Ruiz’s 4 Agreements, The Byron Katie Work, Compassionate Mind Training, Dialectical Behavioral Work, Higher-self inquiry and imagery work, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Marshall Rosenberg‘s Non-Violent Communication, Shadow Work, and Thomas Hübl’s Transparent Communication.

Very different from group therapy or support groups, Group Conscious Relating Practice induces relating more from the artful and creative traits of Presence and Witness Consciousness. Simultaneously, the often negative and contracted impact of limited ego/mind consciousness can naturally “give way.”

Over time, regular Conscious Relating Practices builds durable resourcefulness based in the broader capacities of higher-consciousness. The common and frustrating “application gap” where theories and teachings sound and feel true, but real-world usefulness doesn’t show-up… This is much less of a dilemma with Group Conscious Relating. Real shifts, even transformation, shows-up in surprising and immediate ways. This high degree of “practice being realized in life” is  primarily due to the highly experiential nature of Conscious Relating Practices – more experience, less theory.

Apart from often intense approaches to higher-consciousness, Group Conscious Relating (sometimes called co-witnessing) can be viewed like exercising together, or sharing a slightly strenuous hike. In either example, you enjoy the experience, push yourself a little, steadily interrupt familiar but limiting patterns; this naturally activates innate somatic wisdom. Over time you are healthier, stronger. With commitment, you transform.

Similarly, pushing into unknown but safe interactions with Conscious Relating practice partners can shift and update familiar but limiting patterns in our identity. Shared practice protocols support feeling safe while moving through awkwardness. Indeed as those who work with authentic transformation can tell you, life begins at the edge of our comfort zone.  Over time, an unshakeable and resourceful core sense-of-self can naturally emerge. Conscious Relating practice artfully supports this potent dynamic.

Such safe yet challenging relational practice with spiritually inclined peers naturally activates our innate but often obscured Being-based-awareness. Supporting the development of higher and deeper states of consciousness, always timeless in value, is perhaps now needed in 2021 as never before.

About Being Based Relating and the Facilitator

Chris Menné MA
Transpersonal Psychology

Committed to serving the higher-consciousness which is emerging in the world today, Chris left an established career as an airline pilot, and immersed himself in graduate studies of Psychology, Consciousness, and Spirituality, eventually receiving an MA in Transpersonal Psychology.

Drawing upon 20 years of life experience with many teachers, personal growth and transformational modalities, and dedicated to a high standard of professional delivery, Chris applies his graduate work in direct teachings, coaching and counseling.

Supporting high-level psychospiritual growth to realize desires and potentials, participate in the evolution of consciousness, while simultaneously attending to needed healing and integration of past and present issues; these are the core aspects of  Chris’ counseling and facilitation.

Being Based Relating provides access to teachings, resources, practices and support to artfully explore relating and living more from Presence or Being; and less from unexamined ego/mind and habitual personality.

“Chris is a deeply caring human being who brings to his intentions a gifted intuitiveness and a keen intelligence. I find Chris unique in his understanding and respect for different and complementary ways of knowing, spiritual traditions, and methods of caring. In addressing the challenges of introducing powerful changes in life, Chris can be counted on to utilize skillful approaches which result in satisfying and lasting transformation.”

Gregory Steinwand, Psy D

Boulder, Colorado

How to Join

Schedule a free, informative and no obligation inquiry.

Until further notice, in response to challenges many are facing with COVID-19 related circumstances, the group subscriptions costs ($20/mo) are being waived, and joining a group is free.

An orientation interview and newsletter subscription is required to join a group.

Details about the orientation interview, and how to set up an orientation interview are available via scheduling an inquiry conversation through the link below.

Questions? Here’s how to reach out.

Ego wants, fears, interprets; Presence perceives and “knows.”
Ego reacts; Presence responds.