Authentic Relating-Eindhoven is a group aimed at practicing what we call 'authentic relating'; bringing more authenticity into our day-to-day connections.
We bring curiosity to simple interactions – while paying exquisitely close attention. We do so by creating a safe structure to unpack some of the complexity that happens between people all day long. Some people come to these gatherings to learn more about what makes them “tick” personally. Other people say that these gatherings allow for deeper relationships with others, surprisingly quickly, and others, come just to have fun.
Authentic Relating allows for different levels of depth.
The lightest and most playful way of interacting are the Authentic Relating games. These games provide a highly personal and interactive experience. When we get caught up in the business of daily life, we can forget what is available to us when we slow down, stop doing, and start being with one another. Authentic Relating Games are all about connecting with yourself and others, playfully exploring a different way of being.
A form that allows for more depth is Circling. It is an inter-personal process – a group conversation, a meditation, a skill, and an art form – designed to allow an experience of connection and understanding of another person’s world, creating the possibility of deeper understanding and compassion. We practice this by connecting to each other in the moment, stepping away from stories and expectations and working with what is present, right here, right now.
Both practices are a great opportunities for intentional socializing, creating and expanding community, meeting new people in a focused space and experiencing yourself and others in new ways.
More information: www.authenticeurope.org