Our Slowing Down Circle (SDC) offers a space to discuss personal issues and strategize for more guilt-free lifestyles in a small-group setting virtually. Participants will receive help and input from group members on figuring out what’s important in their life, resetting their mind towards guilt-free ways of living, and practicing some of the suggested strategies.
Dates of 6 meetings (all Thursdays): Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, & Dec. 7, 2017.
Time: From 1:30pm (EST) for 60 or 75 minutes (depending on the number of participants).
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It is diffitult to practice a Being-Lazy-and-Slowing- Down lifestyle by yourself. Having other people in your life holds you more accountable for what you wish to do and how you do it. And you need supportive and non-judgemental people around you, which is one of the most powerful aspects of the SDC. In academia, oftentimes, we are isolated in terms of our personal matters (e.t., physical, spiritual, emotional matters, relationships, etc.) but bombarded with so much pressure to work more. Isolation doesn’t help us thrive in multidimensions of our life, but the supportive members do. Our SDC does.
We launched one in May this year. Soko Starobin and Kimine co-hosted four meetings. It was successful. Some of the testimonials here are:
“Kimine and Soko made an excellent team and complemented each other well. I appreciated the safe and comfortable environment they created for the participants. The whole circle were composed of good listeners who were patient, honest and authentic. I felt motivated after every meeting and left excited to use some of the strategies and approaches we discussed. I was always excited to share my own reflections and hear each others’ perspectives. I love the concept of the Slowing Down Circle. I think that it would especially benefit those in academia, like myself.”
– a faculty member at R1 university,
“All aspects of SDC were useful and valuable! Kimine and Soko, your calming voices, wise words of support, encouragement, and the resources you shared so generously and consistently have calmed me exponentially and have helped bring me to a state of calm and flowing which facilitates slowing down, celebrating, and “being there” in ways that calm my spirit, my life, and the lives of those around me.”
– Dr. M. Kayt Sunwood
If you want to take this opportunity, please apply here first to answer a questionnaire for member selection (Or click the below button). You will be contacted within a couple of weekdays.