What Is Authentic Relating?
At its simplest, authentic relating is a groundbreaking relational practice that creates profoundly enriching, enlivening, and nourishing relationships in all social domains of life, from the bedroom to the boardroom, with intimate partners and perfect strangers and everyone in between. Authentic relating is both a key and a map that allows people to unlock and explore the vast and extraordinary landscape of human connection that lies beyond the scope of most typical relationships. It is a practice that heals old wounds, softens and settles reactive nervous systems, and allows people to be deeply seen, heard, and accepted for who they are – even in their most innermost selves.
(paraphrased from ART International)
Even though we create more of a PRACTICE space than an instructional space at our regular monthly events, our work is guided by our personal and professional experience with these
Though you don't need to know or understand these principles before coming to our events, reading through them can help folks understand a bit about our guiding intention, as well as the culture we cultivate.
We also recommend ART International's Online Workshops for deep dive learning. As well as Jason Digges' book Conflict = Energy.
Do I Need Experience To Come?
Nope! In fact, at most of our events, about half of the folks are there for the first time.
How is this different than other Authentic Relating events I've attended?
Well, we focus on the romantic side of the relational realm! The prompts and discussions and exercises we dive into are focused specifically to bring more awareness to how we feel, see and show up in our romantic relationships. It gives each of us an opportunity to tap into new ways of seeing and speaking our feelings, needs and stories,
around our romantic selves- and be witness to other people exploring in these same ways. It's an incredible place to get to know ourselves deeper, learn from others, and practice sharing authentically, so that we can take that vulnerability into our romantic lives.
Do people meets dates and partners here?
Yes! Folks have met long term partners here, AND solo and partnered people come too, just to tune in to Self, practice and experience our beautiful, warm and wise community.
How many people come?
We are thrilled to be one of the most well attended monthly Authentic Relating groups currently running! We have approximately 40 folks SHOW UP each month!