A Welcome from the Founder of ACL Global Project

What are Awareness, Courage & Love Meetups?

If you want to start a MeetUp in your home town

What are Awareness, Courage and Love MeetUps ?

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Self Awareness

•Open-hearted presence-Be aware of and allow whatever feelings you are having, positive or negative.
•With curiosity and tenderness, agree deeply with whatever is in your body and heart.
•Understand your history which has shaped your reactions.

Other Awareness

•Be aware of, with curiosity and tenderness whatever feelings another is having, positive or negative.
•Understand another’s history which has shaped his/her reactions.

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Self Love

•Pause to take in what’s beautiful about yourself, what you appreciate about yourself.
•Self-care: any activity that soothes, calms, rejuvenates, recharges or gives you pleasure.
•Let another’s love in.

Other Love

•Communicate to another your appreciation. Recognize their improvements.
•Acknowledge and validate another’s experience, connection and joy.

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Self Courage

•Create possibility in this moment.
•How do you make today and all future moments the best, most poignant and most beautiful?
•Envision the boldest version of yourself and live true to your passions.

Other Courage

•Encourage others to envision the boldest version of themselves and to live true to their passions.

Concept Of MeetUps

If you want to connect more authentically with yourself and with others, and to create a more meaningful and passionate life, this meetup based on the researched methods of Awareness, Courage and Love is for you. We will practice: open-hearted presence; self-expression; deep listening, acceptance and compassion; self-care; embracing vulnerability; giving and receiving support; and living more boldly. After each meeting, you will leave with exercises and lifestyle tools to deepen your relationships and to move towards what you value most in life. Participants will be given the option to complete a brief questionnaire about their experience to compile anonymous data that will improve the effectiveness of this conscious community in creating more open-hearted presence, interpersonal connectedness and passionate living.

To start a MeetUp in your city

Create Extraordinary Interactions | Mavis Tsai | TEDxEverett

“Mavis Tsai, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist/research scientist and Associate Director of University of Washington’s Center for Science of Social Connection. She has gained a world-wide following as the co-creator (with Robert Kohlenberg) of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), a contextual behavioral and relational therapy that harnesses the power of the therapeutic relationship to transform clients’ lives. She is the co-author/editor of five text books on FAP (some of which have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and Italian) and over 65 articles and book chapters. She received Washington State Psychological Association’s 2014 Distinguished Psychologist Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to knowledge in clinical psychology. Her most recent and passionate work is in training volunteers in five continents to launch Live with Awareness, Courage and Love Meetups, which address the need for people to connect more authentically with themselves and with others, and to spread the ethos of open-hearted presence and living more boldly.”

Our Recent MeetUps

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Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

It was a lovely interactive night and we all enjoyed connecting with each other! Leader: Stavroula

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Brasilia, Brasil

Brasilia, Brasil

Most attendees didn’t know each other and were surprised at the end with how connected they felt. In the words of one participant, ``I leave Here extremely motivated to make choices in terms of
how I want to live.“ Leader: Paulo

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Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico

In our first meetup, we lived in a space of deep listening and
warm connection! Leader: Carlos

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San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

I felt so much joy and energy coursing through me while I was watching everyone sharing in their pairs. I could see their vulnerability, and their softening when they received a loving response from their partner. I feel proud and excited to
grow the group and share ACL with more people! Leader: Emerson

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Brasilia, Brasil

Brasilia, Brasil

We were so Grateful and happy to experience “the power of listening deeply to self and others.” Leaders: Luciana, Ana Paula & Allana

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New York, USA

New York, USA

We focused on non-verbal communication, and Everyone was engaged,loving, and open!There was much verbal sharing about non-verbals,and the feedback was Terrific! Leaders: Mark,Rob & Julian

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Birmingham, England

Birmingham, England

ACL is officially up and running in the United Kingdom! We are grateful for the love and support, and look forward to running many more meetups in the future. Leaders: Rich and Dawn

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Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Participants like the Meetup a lot and were very grateful with the interpersonal connection tools they received. Leader: Acerina

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Rio’s meetup is becoming international! Today there were attendees from Chile and Paraguay. As one person said, “This group is a place
where we can freely express Our feelings and be ourselves”. Leader: Joseuda

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

We began with a guided meditation on cultivating the best, boldest and most loving version of oneself,journaled on how to live a life most true to ourselves, and practiced with different conversation partners how to have extraordinary interactions. Participants gave rave reviews! Leader: Mavis

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Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia

In my blog,I wrote that if you want to have a safe space to start taking risks and receive positive reactions, you can join our ACL
Meetup. The attendees loved it! Leader: Oscar

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Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue, Washington

I am in awe of the power of this meetup, as I witness virtual strangers sharing deeply and authentically,giving and receiving compassion and kindness. It's magical, fantastic,and phenomenal. All attendees loved it! Leader:Flor-Mari

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Weschester, New York

Weschester, New York

The Meetup went great. The overall theme was about connection,compassion for self and others, love and joy. I am so happy I was able to facilitate. Leader: Annecy

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

I was so inspired by this small but mighty group. All were returning members who used their courage toopen up to their vulnerabilities! Leader: Holly