Authentic Relating Games Night: Conscious Connection to Get Past Small Talk

Schedule

Fri Apr 19 2024 at 06:30 pm to Fri Sep 13 2024 at 09:00 pm

UTC-04:00

Location

The Movement Studio and Groups at Radical ️ Healing | Durham, NC

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About this Event

In a hurry? Here's the basics:

Come join us for a unique and exciting evening of Authentic Relating Games at Radical Healing in Durham, Friday, April 19 from 6:30-9pm. Doors open at 6:15pm.

Note: These are not board games! See below for details.

We cross-post. See some of the other attendees on our Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/ancevents/events/298991213/

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We have dozens more events posted to our Meetup. See here: https://www.meetup.com/ancevents/events/


Full Details:

Welcome to AuthenticNC, Raleigh-Durham's Authentic Relating community. We are a vibrant community of healers, professionals, and brave consciousness explorers. Many of us arrive seeking:

Real Connection
Deeper Relationships
Get Beyond Small-Talk
Expanded Awareness
Intimacy

What You'll Experience at This Games Night:

Together, we will craft an evening of conscious connection, with a focus on the Theme: Full Expression - Coming Alive into Authenticity

It's okay to arrive anxious. We'll help you relax into satisfying connection through conscious connection exercises, authentic sharing, and improv games, curated to help you tune in to what is true for you in your relationships.

You'll have a chance to explore...
~How to let down walls
~How to find connection (in spite of being single or in a relationship, whatever your case may be!)
~How to express yourself authentically - beyond holding back or lacking a filter


Our Authentic Relating Game Nights tend to be deep and intense, with a mixture of fascination, laughter, and occasional tears of release. It's the full mixture of emotions you would experience in any group, as you explore how to get real and to be more open with those around you.

Come alone or bring a friend. People sometimes bring a date to these events, both for a unique evening out and to get to know each other more deeply. Please be aware that these games are more intense and deep than fun... but it is definitely a bonding experience, where you will get to see much deeper into each other's worlds!


Your host:

Benji Whitehurst, M.A., Relationship Coach & host of 120+ Authentic Relating events and workshops in Raleigh-Durham since 2016. Benji studied Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University, and certified in Integral Circling through the Boulder Integral Center.


Payment:
Games Nights are INCLUDED FOR FREE for all community members holding our Heartfire Monthly Membership who RSVP prior to 4/2. $10 after 4/2. Your monthly memberships help us build a vibrant, stable community!

Join here on our website: https://www.navigatechange.org/tgroup/


What is Authentic Relating?

Authentic Relating is the practice of harnessing connection as a lens for self-discovery, and vulnerability as a tool for mind-blowing, heart-opening connection in service of living more turned-on, whole lives.

A collection of values and agreements create a spacious, welcoming, transformative container for each practice: Honor Self, Honor Other, Confidentiality, Hide Nothing, Everything is OK, Play Full Out, and Own Your Experience.


When do I arrive?

The event will begin promptly at 6:30pm—please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for extra connection and in service of us starting on time. We will end at 9:00pm.

There is sometimes a group who will go out afterwards for snacks and extra fun.


Who is this for?

Those who join us tend to be brave—authentic relating requires a level of openness uncommon in our society. Are you willing to be in the presence of all emotions—including the ones we usually avoid like shame, jealousy, anger, sadness? Are you willing to express yourself openly and receive authentic feedback from others? Are you willing to forgive when others make relational mistakes? If you have this level of bravery, then this event is for you.

We expect all participants to be fully responsible for their own physical, emotional, and psychological well-being during these events: Honor Self. And we invite all participants to respect each others' boundaries and be kind: Honor Other. We reserve the right to remove from the event anyone who is not abiding by these guidelines or who is not following the workshop instructions.

If this is for you, we look forward to meeting you!


Our Policies:

To help us experience as much joy and as little drama as possible, we've created a Disclosure & Waiver detailing these expectations of self-responsibility & kindness to others, including the known risks of authentic relating practice and guidelines for conflict resolution. Your registration for this event means you have read and agree to the terms of this waiver, including the agreement to fully resolve any disputes related to this event using community conflict mediation. You can find our invitation toward diversity & sameness on the same page.

No refunds for missed sessions. Credit for the next one if you're sick (please don't spread colds).

We invite you to join a 10-year-old community and experience not just the depth possible in an evening of authentic relating, but the sense of soul-enlivening community available for all who play, relate with us over the long term.

You are also welcome to join our weekly authentic relating practice series, which alternates between two practices: T-Group and Relational Flow. See our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ancevents/events/

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Where is it happening?

The Movement Studio and Groups at Radical ️ Healing, 2007 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, United States

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