“…true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” — Brené Brown At the core of Authentic Relating is the ability to reveal our inner experience to others. Deep down we want to belong, to be understood, […]
A common frustration you may experience in your communication is that the impact of your communication is often not the impact you intend. This leads to missed connections, missed opportunities, and many of the challenges we have when we move toward becoming more connected, influential, or making a greater contribution to the world. This gap, […]
In her Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Austin and Bay Area authentic relating facilitator Heather McClellan shares her thoughts and research on some of the most common ways that authentic relating practices and communities go awry.
In the first of a monthly series of special guest Q&As for the Authentic World online community, we’re delighted to have Dr. Keith Witt join us as many of us are reading he latest book on shadow work, Shadow Light: Illuminations at the Edge of Darkness. During this live event, Dr Keith will answer pre-submitted […]
The word Authenticity gets thrown around a lot these days. While it speaks to the heart of what so many people are longing for, it also carries its share of (often annoying) baggage. What are the pitfalls of emphasizing practices on authenticity? How many people have a clear understanding of the term? In his Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Integral […]
by Michael Porcelli Do you find yourself wishing that people would understand and respect your opinions more than they seem to? Do you compare yourself negatively to others who seem to have an uncanny ability to influence others? Are you dissatisfied with your ability to take conversations deeper, to a place where people really open […]
Are you daring to start a revolution, and would like to make it to the other side relatively un-scathed? Here are some things to consider… Robert Kandell has been on the front-lines of progressive community organization in some pretty edgy territory. Fortunately he has survived with stories to share for our benefit. His presentation from […]
“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” – Martin Luther King Jr Are we really one human family, all in this together — as brothers and sisters? How do we become truly Global Citizens, and step into our civic power? It often seems hard enough to get […]
Part 1: Why Have Explicit Agreements in Your Community, and Some (misadventurous) History Jason Digges and Robert MacNaughton talk about the value of explicit agreements in a community, and share where and how the Integral Center agreements arose. Particularly, Robert describes the “Game of Intimacy” which is an edgy set of agreements that was explored […]
In today’s age where more people are comfortable texting than deeply looking each other in the eye, connection has become a lost art – leading to increased disconnection and loneliness. And yet, there is a path to connection that’s easy to find – and which also allows you to deepen your connection with yourself. Could […]
By: Jess Nichol As Senior Course Leaders at the IC, and being a couple, Josh and I often get asked if Circling shows up in our relationship. The answer is a big, resounding YES. We tell our T3 students that, while we obvious love Circling as a formal practice, the biggest payoff for us doesn’t […]
By Michael Porcelli Here at The Integral Center people come from all over the world to learn how to create more of the kinds of human connections they want. They come to learn how to have deeper, more fulfilling relationships and how to have a more effective impact on others in general. We teach this […]
Of all the speakers and presenters at the 2016 Relational Leadership Summit, Brooke McNamara’s presentation delivered a poignant and pointed transmission for creative leaders. What are the words that spark inspiration in us when we are teaching others, and how does the aliveness of language become a strong carrier of our leadership?
Authenticity as a practice has limitations and blindspots. After all, it is only one perspective and one practice. Rob McNamara and Maria Bailey offer a beautiful critique of relational practice and illuminate some of the deeper currents that can help integrate and guide the application of Relational Leadership.
Develop your relational capacities and understand relational development by learning the 3 Stages of Relationship. Michael Porcelli presents the ARC model of relationships at the Relational Leadership Summit 2016. This relationship stage model is the foundation for our Authentic Relating Comprehensive training here at the IC.
If you want to know if it’s raining, just put your hand out the window and feel for yourself. Similarly, if you want to see what’s possible with your own self-discovery, start fostering greater degrees of attention to your life and see what comes to light. Decker shares a story in this video about how […]