San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A couple of decades ago, an awesome scientist decided to test out the previously untestable, this thing called love. He & his team developed a series of questions designed to foster mutual vulnerability & proved what Brene Brown has been telling us- that vulnerability can shorten the path to intimacy. Click here to read the NY Times article all about this study.
During this event we are going to answer these questions, play some other question games, and eye gaze in order to foster an experience of deep connection. By the end, I predict that everyone involved will feel closer to everyone else at the event.
2.0? Reboot? What?
Over the past year I have been testing out this experiment. While many of you have had a great time falling in love, you have also expressed a desire to complete more of the questions. I heard you.
This time, we will dive a little deeper. I have changed the structure to allow more questions to be asked of the partner that you choose.
If you haven't been to a previous event, no worries. You are still welcome to come and participate fully. :)
ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES/ GAMES
The activities invite us to take risks by playing outside of our comfort zones; discovering more and more about the other people in the room and ourselves along the way. All of this is within a container that is safe for getting real, taking emotional risks, and having personal growth.
We will answer open-ended questions, learn about others, eye gaze, notice what comes up for us, and share all of it with others in the room. There will be opportunities to partner up, do activities in small groups, and do some large group shares.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
are seeking deep connection
love learning more about interesting people
love talking about themselves to people who want to listen
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Click here to watch 2 strangers testing out this experiment.
This is an intentional environment designed to make conversation relatively easy and low pressure. This is not speed dating. The questions/ games are designed to encourage "big talk" as opposed to small talk, which is typical at other get to know you events.
I obviously can't promise that you will fall in love. Still, I am confident that you will have deep connections and moments of great intimacy with others at the event. We are all experimenting here. Let's see what is possible when we all show up with intimacy on our minds.
Whether you are in search of a lover, a new friend, or a fun roommate; connection is important. If you are open to it, there is no limit to the types of connections that could come out of this event.
"It's hard to believe that less than an hour from meeting new people, I was receiving heartfelt and relevant compliments from them, and giving them in return. These are not guaranteed results of the exercises and questions used in the event, but Shawn helps create a space and time where they are possible. The other half is what you bring to it, so if the description makes you feel eager and uneasy at the same time, if you're ready to be honest, thoughtful and present, if you're ready to meet others that like the sound of that challenge too -- then you should attend!"
- Daniel, Workshop Participant
Doors open at 6:45 pm. The introductions and agreements discussion will start PROMPTLY at 7:15 pm. If you are not here by 7:15 pm and have not called, you will not be able to participate. My phone number is 669-23-BE-YOU.
Activities will wrap-up around 9:45 pm giving us about half an hour to discuss upcoming events, snack, or simply enjoy each other's company in my cuddle friendly space. This is also a great time to continue more organic conversations with people who sparked your interest.
A limited # of discounted early bird tickets are avilable
ADDITIONAL NOTE: People of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and ages are happily welcomed. :) This is an event for people who play well with others.
Accessibility Notes: There are 5 steps to enter the first floor apartment where this event is held. There is a couch, a futon, and a few chairs available for seating/ laying alone or next to others. There are several mattresses laid directly on the floor (not elevated). With the exception of the couch, all furniture and pads can be moved pretty easily if needed. Extremely quiet building. No flashing lights. There are no pets allowed in the cuddle space. My roomate recently rescued a small dog. He is not allowed on the cuddle mattresses or permitted in the spaces where event blankets are stored. He spends the large majority of his time in my roommate's room which is where he will be during the event.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you still have questions, feel free to text me or give me a call at 669-23-BE-YOU.
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I am a master meditator, a lover, a compassionate heart, and a graceful facilitator. I hope that you will join me for an event. I am confident that as I witness you in your truth, you will discover new and profound things about yourself and those around you.