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Open Circle provides a supportive environment to gather for social interaction and to improve our understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

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Journey of the Wounded Healer: from cancer to clear with Leanne Babcock

This is 85% most probably cancer and it might have metastasized to the lymph node,” the specialist said in January 2023 to Leanne. Her unexpected healing journey began. By October 2023, most of the growths had disappeared and there was no sign of cancer.
She will share her healing journey… everything she did, the set-backs she had, the insights, and what was revealed to her that changed everything.
She will finish her talk with a brief closed-eye journey showing us how to work with alchemy in our body.

Leanne is a Transformational Coach. For over 30 years she has led transformational programs for people all around the world in corporate and in public. 

July 28, 2024
The Life-Changing Work of Byron Katie

Celia Chapman

August 4, 2024
12 Can't-Miss Events in Artsy Guadalajara

Armelle Cloche

August 11, 2024
Overwhelm as Opportunity

Briana Beveridge

If You Missed an In-person Presentation, You Can Still Enjoy It Online

Mexico’s media: can you trust it, believe in it,  understand it? And so what?

Mexico has 420 newspapers. Only three are bi-lingual. Unless you read Spanish, your view of Mexico is mostly “gringo” stories, in the English press, while Mexican reporters risk their lives bring you the full story. Lakeside now has a bi-lingual newspaper. What does that mean for you and Mexican democracy?

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About Open Circle

For nearly 30 years, the Lake Chapala area has been honored to host Mexico’s longest-standing weekly English language lecture series. Begun in 1995 by volunteers under the title of “New Dimensions” and initially focused on various aspects of spirituality, in 2001 the program became “Open Circle” and was hosted in homes and restaurants. The Lake Chapala Society became Open Circle Ajijic’s permanent home in the early 2000’s and (since 20021) has become an official Lake Chapala Society program.

 

Mission Statement: 

“Open Circle Ajijic provides a supportive environment to gather for social interaction and to improve our understanding of ourselves, our community, and our world. Presentations span a wide range of intellectual, cultural, physical, and spiritual topics. We do not necessarily agree with the ideas and philosophies of our presenters. We encourage you to listen with an open mind and form your own opinions.”

 

Journey of the Wounded Healer: from cancer to clear with Leanne Babcock
July 21, 2024

This is 85% most probably cancer and it might have metastasized to the lymph node,” the specialist said in January 2023 to Leanne. Her unexpected healing journey began. By October 2023, most of the growths had disappeared and there was no sign of cancer.
She will share her healing journey… everything she did, the set-backs she had, the insights, and what was revealed to her that changed everything.
She will finish her talk with a brief closed-eye journey showing us how to work with alchemy in our body.

Leanne is a Transformational Coach. For over 30 years she has led transformational programs for people all around the world in corporate and in public. Since 2018, her work is focused on helping women to untangle themselves from unhealthy ways of thinking and being.  She is also an NLP Master Practitioner, a Master Coach of Multiple Brain Integration Techniques, ontological coaching, intuition development and shamanic practices. She is a best-selling author and has published two books. She is currently writing her 3rd. More about Leanne’s work www.leannebabcock.com

 

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The Life-Changing Work of Byron Katie
Celia Chapman - July 28, 2024

The goal for this presentation is to share the power of The Work of Byron Katie – to show the process of how painful thoughts can be investigated in the light of Katie’s four questions and then turned around to closely-related and opposite concepts – resulting in PEACE. I say “I did The Work” and my ex-husband changed totally!

Celia Chapman grew up on a farm with seven siblings in Manitoba, Canada. She attended University of Manitoba and graduated with a degree in Education in 1967 and married that same year. She taught Junior High until we moved to the U.S. where his now ex-husband did his PhD at Penn State. She have two amazing sons and four sweet grandchildren. She love to share The Work as it has been so life-changing for me.

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12 Can't-Miss Events in Artsy Guadalajara - Armelle Cloche
June 30, 2024

I’d like to share my passion for the beautiful capital of Jalisco through sharing:

🌟 The most interesting times to visit Guadalajara

🌟 The most interesting times for your guests to visit you if you plan to take them to GDL

🌟 How to mark your calendar ahead of time to not miss the 12 must see events

🌟 Why it’s worth taking a short 45 minute drive to GDL 12 times a year

Armelle is the creator of TWIG, Thisweekinguadalajara.com. What’s TWIG? The #1 Guide of What to Do in GDL with 2,000 English speaking members. 70% foreigners and 30% locals.

She moved to GDL in 2020, after 35 years in California. She’s French born, a Writer / Entrepreneur and Designer of Life!

Thank you for the opportunity to share my love and knowledge of Guadalajara!

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Overwhelm as Opportunity
Briana Beveridge

All of us have many times in our lives where we are faced with overwhelming situations in our health, life and families. My message is to look at is an opportunity your life is giving you to change something so that you can improve your health, life and surroundings for the better. Overwhelm comes with an opportunity to live your life better.

My name is Briana Beveridge, I am a US Air Force Veteran, Certified Master Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness Speaker, Certified Relationship Coach and Life Coach and most recently Divorce Doula and Coach. I am most proud of me being a SAHM to my 2 daughters and using my overwhelm as an opportunity to divorce and move to Mexico.

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