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Get in the flow!

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NOW ONLINE EVERY FRIDAY AT 8PM E.S.T 

Please register to get your join link to our weekly community for creatives, change makers and entrepreneurs. Look out for an email with Flow Friday in the title. You only need to register once and updates to the link/info about upcoming gatherings will be sent periodically. Check your spam filter!

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About Flow Friday

Flow Friday is a community for creatives, change makers and entrepreneurs. The format is continuously shifting and transforming according to the energy and dynamics of the people present. Therefore, everyone who attends is part of a vibrant, co-created flow. We have thought-provoking discussions, share our talents, support one another and learn from each other's experiences in a way that feels relaxed and natural.

The present format is a discussion series, workshop and open stage for all forms of creative expression. Although there is a general structure, one of the mottos for this gathering is that the flow will go where it wants to go. Bring an open mind and a desire to explore/experiment.

NOW ONLINE, ON BRAMBLE EVERY FRIDAY AT 8PM E.S.T

Please register to get your link for our weekly gathering. You only need to register once.

NOTE: After registering you will receive more information for weekly gatherings via email. Please make sure to check your spam folder if you don't receive an email within 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical

The platform we are currently using for Flow Friday is called Bramble and it's been developed by ARTery, whose motto is, "Every space is a stage". Bramble is a combination of a video chat and a classic video game with an interface that's perfect for facilitating flow. Bramble must be accessed on a laptop or desktop computer with Chrome and it's not optimized for phones or tablets yet. Please review the Bramble guide and come early if it's your first time for a tutorial.

Segments

[1] 8pm to 9pm - Creative Flow

Sometimes, it's more fun and efficient to work on projects with the supportive presence and energy of others. Bring a project or start one. Work independently, explore collaboration opportunities or network. The interface of Bramble makes it easy for us to split off into smaller groups.

If you don't have a specific project to work on, you can draw inspiration from the creative prompts that will be in the screen share or chat. The viewing rooms will be updated with videos that you can check out as well.

On occasion, we do brief exercises in a mini-workshop style. This is also an opportunity to check in, get support and find accountability for your goals.

[2] 9pm to 10:15pm - Open Stage

This is a platform for ALL forms of expression in any medium or language. Simply jump on the virtual stage and share whatever you feel called to. It can be inspired by the topic, but it doesn't need to be. You can prepare something or improvise. There is a screen share feature if you want to display something visual like artwork or a video. Use this as an experimental and exploratory space as well as an opportunity to give and receive support.

BREAK

[3] 10:30pm to 11:30pm - Sharing Circle/Discussion

During this segment, there's an opportunity to share whatever's on our minds and then we have a facilitated discussion that's based on the week's topic. So far, these discussions have been very thought-provoking and create a relaxing atmosphere of mutual support and openness. The primary guidelines are: listen attentively and with an open mind/heart, speak from personal experience and don't give advice unless asked for it specifically.

NOTE: You can decide if you want to be present for the whole night, or specific sections. I understand that not all aspects of Flow Friday appeal to everyone, all the time, so please flow in and out as you please.

Pay What You Can

Please help keep Flow Friday going with a financial contribution. No amount is too big or too small. Instructions on making a donation will be sent via email. 



Mission

To establish and inspire a strong, diverse community of creatives and entrepreneurs who consistently access the flow state in order to perform at a peak level that ultimately increases goal achievement. You are encouraged to figure out what "flow" means to you and contribute whatever you'd like to the communal process. The sky's the limit - Use this opportunity to explore.

 

One definition of the flow state (also referred to as being "in the zone") is a state of peak performance where the person experiencing it has energized focus and is completely absorbed in an activity.

Guidelines

  • Practice active listening and self-awareness

  • Please withhold judgement and keep an open mind/heart

  • Speak from personal experience and avoid generalizations

  • In conversations/activities, you have the right to pass or opt out

  • You are free to come and go as you please

  • Please don't offer advice unless specifically asked

  • Please show plenty of support through body language



Facilitator 

Aiesha Bristol A.K.A SoulSis is intuitive, inclusive and inspirational - an artist of transformation. As the founder of a start-up called INTune Creative, she uses a wide spectrum of soulful platforms to deliver the gift of creative expression. One of her biggest passions is facilitating inspiring experiences, while holding space for wellness through creative expression. 

Flow Friday is usually held at AMP Studio Cafe (154 Oakwood Ave) in Toronto and we look forward to returning there once the tide turns on the current global situation.

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