With Circling you get to experience your connection with the people around you consciously. So instead of just knowing your relation to someone through your history, common hobbies or similar commitments you will explore the potential you carry in your connection. Through Circling you will be invited to bring your curiosity and empathy to gain a better understanding of how another experiences their world while breaking through the assumptions and projections we have about each other.

Different than meditating by yourself, Circling is a relational practice where you get to know yourself and others on a deeper level. My hope is that you bring these practices home with you so you get to experience your intimate connections really as they are and drop any images or illusions you might have about someone.

What do I hope you gain from this?
– A better connection to your emotions and bodily sensations
– How to be with someone in their world
– An experience of how it is to stand in your power
– A deeper awareness of your connection with yourself and others
– A bigger capacity for compassion towards yourself and others
– A couple of simple meditation practices you can take home

My name is Nick de Kok and I am a corporate IT expert by day and a group facilitator by night. I specialize in Circling, Embodied Intimacy and Nonviolent Communication and I am currently in the certification process to become a fully fledged Circling Facilitator. I am very passionate about creating spaces where people dare to speak from their hearts and for this I founded Honest Requests and The Cuddly Couch Community in Utrecht where I bring clear communication and embodiment together.

What to bring? Blankets, Pillows, Socks, anything that makes you feel cozy and comfortable. You can also bring drinks and snacks that you enjoy sharing.
Contribution: €12,50 for the space and some help to clean the space after. You can pay in cash at the venue or through direct bank transfer at the start of the evening.
Language: English/Dutch