Workshop Previews

Here's a preview of just a few of the workshops that you can participate in at Winter Intention. :)

Empathy and Vulnerability
with Michael and Jonathan Bean

When people have big feelings their brain seizes up and stops working. In this setting, we create a safe space for people to experience a feeling that is vulnerable enough that their brain seizes up a little (not too much) and then we help them practice how to open up again.  Vulnerability is feeling feelings on purpose and letting other people see them. You know it’s working when people really see you.  Empathy is creating the conditions that allow for someone else to feel feelings and let you see them. You know it’s working when what you’re doing helps people stay open.

Facilitators Bio

Michael and Jonathan have been offering workshops at the Intention gathering and privately for 3+ years and are excited to bring this workshop back to the very first place it was ever hosted.  People say that Michael is "vulnerability" and that Jonathan is "empathy" and that the two are definitely brothers.

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More Tools for Your Toolbelt
with Marylen

One is saying, "Hearing is the best! So I always close my eyes and listen". The other is saying, "Seeing is the best! I wish I was deaf to be able to be able to grasp reality fully!" If you were present, you would probably think: "Both is usually more useful than just one sense!". The intention group is usually extremely good with emotional tools. In this workshop, we will explore other rationality tools as a supplement.

Facilitators Bio

Starting with a cooking diploma, then a 5-year program teaching fine arts, adding two law degrees, with a strong interest in science and Effective Altruism, and being the founder of the Canadian Association of Professional Cuddlers; Marylen's curiosity to learn and explore has brought her a unique perspective. She is more than happy to share her piece of wisdom with amazing people.

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Choose Again with Renee
with Renee Shaw

A Choose Again Circle is a safe place to bring up any challenges you are having in your life and to get help in seeing and healing the root of the issue. By addressing the root, we experience positive changes in many areas of our lives. When our perception shifts, the whole world appears to change.

Facilitators Bio

Renée Shaw has been involved in Choose Again Circles for the past 7 years. She discovered Choose Again while separating from her husband and father of her two children. At the time, this was the most devastating thing Renée had ever experienced. She was scared and ashamed. After just a couple of Choose Again Circles, however, Renée’s perception had already begun to shift. She began to see that everything that she had seen as negative in her life up until that point had, in the end, turned out to be a gift, given for her own benefit.  Instead of being dragged down by hardship, she began to open up to the idea that everything was instead an opportunity for growth. The Choose Again process helped Renée to see things differently and she is eternally grateful for this amazing shift.

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Why Cryptocurrency is a Big Deal
with Shawn S.

This workshop will discuss some basics on what cryptocurrency is, what applications it currently has, and what we expect to see in the future.

Facilitators Bio

Shawn has been diving into the cryptocurrency and finance world for years.

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