What we're about

This group is for 2 purposes, scheduling an authentic games night and for the Untold Stories Project.

Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. A traditional Games Night takes participants through a series of interactions designed to highlight body awareness, deepen connection, boost empathy, strengthen community, and be fun!

Players walk away with experiences they can use right away to deepen human connections. Want to Play?

Sliding scale admission: $10 - $20; no one turned away due to lack of funds

3 Barnard Lane, 3rd FL Bloomfield, CT

ample parking in back

Bus #56 stops in front of the building on Bloomfield Ave.; Check schedules.

Kristen Larson-Samalus completed Authentic Leadership Facilitation Training under Sarah Ness, Founder of Authentic Revolution. Learn more about us on the reverse side.

Kristen Larson-Samalus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, community organizer, Reiki practitioner, cacao facilitator, Authentic Relating Games facilitator, and creator of the Untold Stories Project. Her focus is on community connection through integrative and multicultural practice of compassionate healing and growth. Visit Kristen @ Tree of Life Counseling Center

Untold Stories Project

The Untold Stories Project is a community project, in which a safe space is created so that people can tell stories or hold space for others in which one may feel or has felt shame from. In creating this space for sharing, it is an opportunity to heal and to start feeling like we are not alone in our journey.

After participating in USP, by telling your story or listening to others, groups will be formed with others with have similar stories, to work together on projects. The purpose is on making an impact in the community and reaching others who may be isolated and hopeless. There is an option to have the stories recorded for personal growth, a podcast, documentary, and/or a book.

Now is the time to stand up to the cycle we continue to let happen because we feel these stories should be kept a secret. How can the next generation learn from us, if we cannot get “the real”, into our conversations? The point of this project is to break down the walls, stop sweeping issues under the carpet, and give people the opportunity to learn from their experiences. People still think they are alone or no one understands what they are or have gone through. Stop the suffering and allow people to move forward instead of letting the past hold them down.

Everyone has an important story to tell, something raw, vulnerable, and close to them.

Upcoming events (5)

Authentic Relating; Live Video Zoom!

Online event

This is still happening and we even can change the topic to meet your needs! Needs of isolation, fear, needs, how to ask for help, and more! Download zoom.us! I will put the address on this platform and the facebook site. Please bring yourself and anyone else who might be interested in increasing their skills when in conflict in a fun and deep way! Conflict can be so hard to move through, learn from, defenses elevated, difficulty communicating, and emotions being so high. Join us in creating a safe place to practice skills to use when conflict plaques us! Here we will play games and interactive exercises to teach you how to communicate clearly and create meaningful connections around conflict. This way you learn to express yourself authentically, de-escalate conflicts and transform relationships. Pay what you can. Suggested: $10 - $20 No one turned away for lack of funds. Let’s Play! _________________ What are Authentic Relating Games? Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. A traditional Games Night takes participants through a series of interactions designed to highlight body awareness, deepen connection, boost empathy, strengthen community, and be fun! Players walk away with experiences they can use right away to deepen human connections. _________________ Who runs this event? Kristen Larson-Samalus completed Authentic Leadership Facilitation Training under Sarah Ness, Founder of Authentic Revolution. Kristen Larson-Samalus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, community organizer, Reiki Master, cacao facilitator, Authentic Relating Games facilitator, and creator of the Untold Stories Project. Her focus is on community connection through integrative and multicultural practice of compassionate healing and growth. _______ Follow us for Even More: Facebook: “Connecticut Authentic Relating Games” It’s public, you don’t need a Facebook account to see the page! Kristen LarsonSamalus is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Authentic Relating Games Time: Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every 2 weeks on Thu, until Jul 23, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM May 14,[masked]:00 AM May 28,[masked]:00 AM Jun 11,[masked]:00 AM Jun 25,[masked]:00 AM Jul 9,[masked]:00 AM Jul 23,[masked]:00 AM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/74823322609?pwd=bzJENnY3Y1gvRlk5cHRueDFZNXNzQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbn1Bmplns

Authentic Relating; Live Video Zoom!

Online event

This is still happening and we even can change the topic to meet your needs! Needs of isolation, fear, needs, how to ask for help, and more! Download zoom.us! I will put the address on this platform and the facebook site. Please bring yourself and anyone else who might be interested in increasing their skills when in conflict in a fun and deep way! Conflict can be so hard to move through, learn from, defenses elevated, difficulty communicating, and emotions being so high. Join us in creating a safe place to practice skills to use when conflict plaques us! Here we will play games and interactive exercises to teach you how to communicate clearly and create meaningful connections around conflict. This way you learn to express yourself authentically, de-escalate conflicts and transform relationships. Pay what you can. Suggested: $10 - $20 No one turned away for lack of funds. Let’s Play! _________________ What are Authentic Relating Games? Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. A traditional Games Night takes participants through a series of interactions designed to highlight body awareness, deepen connection, boost empathy, strengthen community, and be fun! Players walk away with experiences they can use right away to deepen human connections. _________________ Who runs this event? Kristen Larson-Samalus completed Authentic Leadership Facilitation Training under Sarah Ness, Founder of Authentic Revolution. Kristen Larson-Samalus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, community organizer, Reiki Master, cacao facilitator, Authentic Relating Games facilitator, and creator of the Untold Stories Project. Her focus is on community connection through integrative and multicultural practice of compassionate healing and growth. _______ Follow us for Even More: Facebook: “Connecticut Authentic Relating Games” It’s public, you don’t need a Facebook account to see the page! Kristen LarsonSamalus is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Authentic Relating Games Time: Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every 2 weeks on Thu, until Jul 23, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM May 14,[masked]:00 AM May 28,[masked]:00 AM Jun 11,[masked]:00 AM Jun 25,[masked]:00 AM Jul 9,[masked]:00 AM Jul 23,[masked]:00 AM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/74823322609?pwd=bzJENnY3Y1gvRlk5cHRueDFZNXNzQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbn1Bmplns

Authentic Relating; Live Video Zoom!

Online event

This is still happening and we even can change the topic to meet your needs! Needs of isolation, fear, needs, how to ask for help, and more! Download zoom.us! I will put the address on this platform and the facebook site. Please bring yourself and anyone else who might be interested in increasing their skills when in conflict in a fun and deep way! Conflict can be so hard to move through, learn from, defenses elevated, difficulty communicating, and emotions being so high. Join us in creating a safe place to practice skills to use when conflict plaques us! Here we will play games and interactive exercises to teach you how to communicate clearly and create meaningful connections around conflict. This way you learn to express yourself authentically, de-escalate conflicts and transform relationships. Pay what you can. Suggested: $10 - $20 No one turned away for lack of funds. Let’s Play! _________________ What are Authentic Relating Games? Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. A traditional Games Night takes participants through a series of interactions designed to highlight body awareness, deepen connection, boost empathy, strengthen community, and be fun! Players walk away with experiences they can use right away to deepen human connections. _________________ Who runs this event? Kristen Larson-Samalus completed Authentic Leadership Facilitation Training under Sarah Ness, Founder of Authentic Revolution. Kristen Larson-Samalus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, community organizer, Reiki Master, cacao facilitator, Authentic Relating Games facilitator, and creator of the Untold Stories Project. Her focus is on community connection through integrative and multicultural practice of compassionate healing and growth. _______ Follow us for Even More: Facebook: “Connecticut Authentic Relating Games” It’s public, you don’t need a Facebook account to see the page! Kristen LarsonSamalus is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Authentic Relating Games Time: Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every 2 weeks on Thu, until Jul 23, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM May 14,[masked]:00 AM May 28,[masked]:00 AM Jun 11,[masked]:00 AM Jun 25,[masked]:00 AM Jul 9,[masked]:00 AM Jul 23,[masked]:00 AM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/74823322609?pwd=bzJENnY3Y1gvRlk5cHRueDFZNXNzQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbn1Bmplns

Authentic Relating; Live Video Zoom!

Online event

This is still happening and we even can change the topic to meet your needs! Needs of isolation, fear, needs, how to ask for help, and more! Download zoom.us! I will put the address on this platform and the facebook site. Please bring yourself and anyone else who might be interested in increasing their skills when in conflict in a fun and deep way! Conflict can be so hard to move through, learn from, defenses elevated, difficulty communicating, and emotions being so high. Join us in creating a safe place to practice skills to use when conflict plaques us! Here we will play games and interactive exercises to teach you how to communicate clearly and create meaningful connections around conflict. This way you learn to express yourself authentically, de-escalate conflicts and transform relationships. Pay what you can. Suggested: $10 - $20 No one turned away for lack of funds. Let’s Play! _________________ What are Authentic Relating Games? Authentic Relating Games are a collection of extensively tested experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. A traditional Games Night takes participants through a series of interactions designed to highlight body awareness, deepen connection, boost empathy, strengthen community, and be fun! Players walk away with experiences they can use right away to deepen human connections. _________________ Who runs this event? Kristen Larson-Samalus completed Authentic Leadership Facilitation Training under Sarah Ness, Founder of Authentic Revolution. Kristen Larson-Samalus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, community organizer, Reiki Master, cacao facilitator, Authentic Relating Games facilitator, and creator of the Untold Stories Project. Her focus is on community connection through integrative and multicultural practice of compassionate healing and growth. _______ Follow us for Even More: Facebook: “Connecticut Authentic Relating Games” It’s public, you don’t need a Facebook account to see the page! Kristen LarsonSamalus is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Authentic Relating Games Time: Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every 2 weeks on Thu, until Jul 23, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Apr 30,[masked]:00 AM May 14,[masked]:00 AM May 28,[masked]:00 AM Jun 11,[masked]:00 AM Jun 25,[masked]:00 AM Jul 9,[masked]:00 AM Jul 23,[masked]:00 AM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/74823322609?pwd=bzJENnY3Y1gvRlk5cHRueDFZNXNzQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,871797# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbn1Bmplns

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