Vulnerability, Authenticity & Transparency in Relationships @ Scarboro Community Hall, Calgary [14 September]

Vulnerability, Authenticity & Transparency in Relationships


120
14
September
19:00 - 21:00

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Scarboro Community Hall
1727 14 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
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Relationships – we all have them in various contexts, they are a source of love and pain and learning and everything in between. One of the main correlations with good mental, emotional and spiritual health is the quality of our connectedness with other humans. Many people yearn for feelings of closeness, safety, and deep understanding…but sometimes in our infallibility, we compromise this connectedness because we are often scared of someone seeing our true self, of admitting our honest feelings and needs. We sometimes retreat by being insular, by discounting our relational needs, or writing people off if some form of conflict comes up in relationship. To compound this, many people have little to go by in terms of healthy models for relatedness, whether with their own parents, with past partners, friendships, work places, and beyond.

From my years of working with people who are interested in deepening and expanding their own personal paradigms, it is clear that vulnerability, transparency, and authenticity are key elements in embodying conscious relatedness. Being vulnerable can be terrifying at times, in the context of our own authenticity and with others as witness. Being transparent means that we have to be comfortable with and know ourselves. How do we learn that it is ok to be open and honest so we can work with all of these pieces? How do we also have cautious consideration to figure out when to proceed more slowly, so we can discern when and how much to apply our vulnerability and to take relational risks? How do we move through all of our own and others’ layers that affect our ability to truly see, accept, and appreciate each other? How do we love openly and honestly when sometimes being seen in relationship scares the shit out of us?

This is the kind of discussion platform that we will have at this event, to learn about different personal examples and how-to’s of vulnerability, transparency and authenticity. There will be opportunity to share within the group as well as skill-based practice. Please come with an openness to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, while participating within a safe space.

***Presented by: Tarzie McLean
Tarzie has a background in counselling and mental health and is an experienced therapist, facilitator and program coordinator. She has been offering conscious community learning events and workshops for several years. Tarzie has been trained in psychedelic psychotherapy and as a death doula / end-of-life care facilitator. She offers generalist individual and relationship counselling as well as post-experience psychedelic support for people interested in integration work through her private practice, Soul Compass Integration Therapy – soulcompass.info ***

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