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What we're about

In person Authentic Montreal events are on hold during the Pandemic.
You're welcome to join an affiliate group for online Authentic Relating events: www.ar-go.live (https://www.ar-go.live/)

We're about deepening connection and uncovering ourselves in relation to others. We offer our events in English with French translations available.

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Nous offrons une traduction en français lors de tous les événements, à moins d'indication contraire.

Les objectifs du groupe sont d’approfondir la connexion et se révéler en relation avec les autres. Nous organisons des soirées de jeux durant lesquelles nous nous mettons au défi de dévoiler plus de profondeur dans nos interactions avec les autres. L’objectif est d’être plus présent, authentique, de se découvrir soi-même et de découvrir les autres. Nous créons un espace sécuritaire où se respecter pleinement soi-même et les autres est une priorité. Nous encourageons chacun à s’engager pleinement et à élargir sa zone de confort.

Le “circling”, notre seconde activité, est une pratique qui vise à découvrir l’univers d’une personne avec curiosité et bienveillance et possiblement révéler des espaces intérieurs, thèmes ou dynamiques relationnelles qui sont importantes mais qui ne sont pas conscientes. Nous formons de petits groupes guidés par un ou deux facilitateurs et encourageons une présence entière, ancrée dans le moment présent. Nous révélons les non-dits (émotions, pensées...), partageons l’impact des interactions, dans un espace sécuritaire dans lequel chacun peut être reçu tel qu’il est.

English

We host games nights and circling events. During games night we have inter-relational games where we are challenged to bring forward something deeper in ourselves to our interaction with others. The goal is to be more present, more authentic, to discover other people, and to discover ourselves. We create a safe container at our events where honoring each other and ourselves is the top priority. After that we encourage everyone to play full out and lean in to their edge.

Circling, our other main meeting type, is a deeper practice of discovering someone's world with curiosity and acceptance and possibly help them uncover relational blindspots. In Circling, we gather in small groups with one or two facilitators each and be incredibly present and in the moment with each other. We reveal the unsaid currents present in the room, we share impact, and we hold space for each other to be as we are.

"The concept of exertion, one of the six paramitas— or instructions on wholesome behavior— means going beyond resistance or complacency to find something more expansive and wonderful on the other side." -- Charlotte Kasl, "If the Buddha Married"

Resources

Authentic Montreal (http://authenticmontreal.ca) - blog and information about Authentic Relating and Circling.

Circling and Authentic Relating Practice Guide (http://circlingguide.com) - free book on circling and AR.

NVC Communicator (http://www.nvccommunicator.com) - an online tool for nonviolent communication.

People and Related Organizations

Authentic Relating Go (https://ar-go.live/) - Online Authentic Relating Platform run by Riley and Solomon, co-founders of Authentic Montreal.

Jason Zwolak (http://jason.zwolak.org) - co-founder of Authentic Montreal, AR facilitator, and coach.

Solomon Krueger (https://www.flowlandmontreal.com/) - Solomon is a co-organizer of Authentic Montreal, facilitator, host of the weekly Games Nights, and founder of Flowland Creations (https://www.flowlandmontreal.com/), which offers inspired events, retreats and personalized services to amplify the fullness of your life.

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FREE Connection Games: Purpose Discovery

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This is a FREE Authentic Relating - Go event

WHY: Two Wolves is a story from the Cherokee Nation that illustrates the most important battle of our lives – the one between our Saboteur (fearful) thoughts and Sage (wisdom) thoughts.
Here is how the story goes:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, fear, and false pride.

The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought for a moment and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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We have 2 wolves inside of us: The Saboteur and The Sage.
Saboteurs (fears) push us into action and success through anger, regret, guilt, anxiety, shame, etc. The Sage (wisdom) pulls you into action and success through compassion, curiosity, creativity, the joy of self-expression, a desire to contribute or be in service to something greater than ourselves.

When we safely heal ourselves from the harsh inner-critic, the self-judge, the saboteur, we are able to embody our authenticity, our truth, without reservation, fear, or judgment.

Self-awareness is self-love.

In this FREE workshop, facilitated by Brian, we will explore 3 ways to SHIFT from the Saboteur perspective to the Sage perspective.

They are the 3 E’s: Empathy, Explore, and Encourage.
In Empathy Mode, we are invited to view the relationship between the critical self and the one that is vulnerable to criticism. This meditation explores more options for responding to the self-critic, and encourages us to look for the real voice of truth: the part that is strong, resourced, loving and warm.

In Explore Mode, we are invited to bring curiosity, openness, wonder, and fascination to a situation or challenge in our lives. The Explore mode is important for looking at new challenges, and it also enables us to see the lesson in our past experiences. You may see that there are no mistakes, only lessons, and this shifts us from resentment to a mindset of gratitude. Your Sage perspective can turn the idea of ‘mistake’ or ‘failure’ into gifts and opportunities, which are discovered in the exploration process.

In Encourage Mode, we are invited to observe and label our Saboteur thoughts and feelings, while also inviting the Sage perspective into what we are learning about ourselves. We learn to use language in a way that is not ‘fixed’ on any identity from the past. From there, we can identify our needs and values to find the wisdom contained within the fragmented or discarded parts of ourselves. We come to greater wholeness, the essence of healing.

You may leave feeling more connected with others and with new insights to take into your life.

No experience necessary and everyone is welcome!

Come and experience more of yourself with us.

WHO: Anyone and everyone is welcome and can benefit from this type of exploration and online connection.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

HOW: Register for free at: https://www.ar-go.live/events/may18

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Move Your Body - Virtual Dance Party!

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