T-Group Relational Meditation: Get Past Small Talk & Meet Inspiring People!
Sun Jun 11 2023 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Armonía Health LLC | Durham, NC
About this Event
Welcome to Durham T-Group! Hope you will be brave and come try it out... this is a group where even shy people tend to feel connected by the end of their first session! We tend to have 8-12 attendees per week.
Different from most meditation groups, this is an interactive *relational* practice, with a training and warm-up each week for newcomers.
The sessions also contribute toward our 200-Hour Certification in Small Group Leadership--reach out for details.What is T-Group?
I've been practicing T-Group for 10 years, and some of the happiest moments of my life were in these small groups. It's a great practice to fill your tank before your workweek begins!
On the surface, T-Group is very simple... you sit in a small circle, and share spontaneously and freely:
Emotions & feelings
However, something huge that often ties us up in knots is left out—our thoughts & opinions! This is what makes it both fun, and an interpersonal meditation practice. T-group is an easygoing, deep and transformational practice, and one of my favorite authentic relating practices.
We begin each session with a brief meditation and a ~20 minute intro to the practice before we dive in to the T-group relational meditation practice.How to RSVP
We offer drop-in, 10-pass, and monthly memberships.
For drop-in, please RSVP using Eventbrite (or let us know via Meetup that you'll bring $30 cash at the door). Make sure to join our Meetup--that's where you can see the list of who is coming.
Discounted 10-passes & memberships are here: https://www.navigatechange.org/tgroup/
Please let us know you're coming, as space is limited! And thank you for supporting our efforts to bring in-person authentic relating events back to Durham!Logistics
Doors open at 4:45. We begin at 5:00pm and end at 8:00pm. No entry permitted after 5:15pm. Please plan to stay for the entire session, as we do a grounding exercise at the end.
Please leave all food and drink other than water in a container with a lid in your car to respect the healing center we will be renting. Let's leave the space sparkling clean and full of good energy for the healing sessions happening early the next day!
The group is encouraged to self-organize to go out together afterwards for a walk or for snacks at the Durham Coop, where there is plenty of seating.Who Is This For?
Those who join us tend to be brave—authentic relating requires a level of openness uncommon in our society. Are you willing to be in the presence of all emotions—including the ones we usually avoid like shame, jealousy, anger, sadness? Are you willing to express yourself openly and receive authentic feedback from others? If you have this level of bravery, then this event is for you.
We expect all participants to be fully responsible for their own physical, emotional, and psychological well-being during these events: Honor Self. And we invite all participants to respect each others' boundaries and be kind: Honor Other.
If this is for you, we look forward to meeting you!
To help us experience as much joy and as little drama as possible, we've created a Disclosure & Waiver detailing these expectations of self-responsibility & kindness to others, including the known risks of the practice and guidelines for conflict resolution. Your registration for this event means you have read and agree to the terms of this waiver, including the agreement to fully resolve any disputes related to this event using community conflict mediation. You can find our invitation toward diversity & inclusion on the same page.
We invite you to join a 10-year-old community and experience not just the depth possible in an evening of authentic relating, but the sense of soul-enlivening community available for all who play, relate with us over the long term.And don't forget to Join Our Mailing List:
About Your Host:
Benji Whitehurst, M.A. is known for:
~Facilitating hundreds of authentic relating & dream groups in the Raleigh-Durham area since 2014
~Studied M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University & trauma work at Pat Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
~Currently working toward MBA at NCSU in Raleigh to open a center for this authentic relating community in Durham!
~Trained in T-Group for two beautiful years with the Boulder T-Group Community, and trained in Circling through the Integral Center (T3)
~Organizing gay men's groups & retreats in Raleigh-Durham
Where is it happening?Armonía Health LLC, 1911 Hillandale Road, Durham, United States
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