What we're about

Do you ever feel like a zebra in a room full of lions? Do you get trapped in your own experience and feel isolated? Do you want to get together with other people and share whats inside? Maybe hear whats inside them too?

Authentic Relating Games are here to help us get more clear on whats happening inside of us and help learn how to share that with the people around us! It is a series of fun games that lead to connection and truth and maybe even a little vulnerability!

We play games ranging from one on one to large group and they are set up to slowly bring us out of our shell and into the room! I know I leave every night feeling more in love with myself and everyone around me. These are tools that help us be better communicators, partners, friends, parents and people. Come and try it out, we meet twice a week!

This is a sliding scale event. We hope to make it affordable so that anyone who wants to work on their communication can come and grow, regardless of financial standings. That said, if you can offer a little more, it means someone else can come when they are in need! We recommend $10-15.

We don’t lock the door so you can come at any time, but we will start right at 7:30. We end around ten but people like to linger and talk, so sometimes we don't leave until ten thirty.

Our mission at Connect DFW is to learn new tools to upgrade our communication and help us find more satisfying connections, healthier ways of relating and more ease and ability to express how we are actually feeling. We come together and play a variety of games, usually based around a theme or topic, so that we can really get a better idea of both self and other. Through the journey of the evening, we work on getting our ideas out in the room and also being able to hear others with compassion and understanding. We weave together so that we can see the spectrum of humanity and the multitude of viewpoints, expanding our concepts of each other and the topics we circle.

Games can help teach us to be more present and true to ourselves while staying connected to others. During the exercises, we may meet new people, make new friends, and possibly even learn something new about ourselves.

Connect DFW is a new take on an already made platform. We spring out of SpeakUP DFW, started by Dr. Jessica Tartaro and Authentic Relating Dallas Group. We are continuously inspired by the growing communities of the Austin Connection Corps and Authentic communities worldwide. Come play with us!

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Connect DFW is a collective for better communicators and leaders to emerge. We have a base of leaders who facilitate games and are planning on growing in 2018. If you are interested in finding out how to become a leader of games or to deepen your practice, you can reach out to Mika Earthspirit, Elisabeth Brustein or Donovan Balderas - Lead Facilitators

Upcoming events (5+)

Connect DFW North Dallas

Concorde On The Creek, 6750 Hillcrest Plaza Dr. Suite 317, Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230

$15.00

Authentic Relating Games help us get more clear on what's happening inside of us and help learn how to share that with the people around us! It is a series of fun games that lead to connection and truth and maybe even a little vulnerability! Each week we have a different theme to help us get into our own truth and learn about others at the same time. We learn to communicate without fear, to reveal vulnerably and to listen with empathy, non-judgment and love. We play games ranging from one-on-one to full group and they are set up to slowly bring us out of our shell and into the room! I know I leave every night feeling more in love with myself and everyone around me. These are tools that help us be better communicators with partners, friends, family, and even the cashier at the checkout counter! Come take off your mask and see what's on the other side! Try it out, we meet every week! Cost: $10-15 This is a sliding scale event. We hope to make it affordable so that anyone who wants to work on their communication can come and grow, regardless of financial standings. That said, if you can offer a little more, it means someone else can come when they are in need! NOTES: You may park anywhere in the parking lot and we are upstairs in a suite. When you come upstairs, take a left and walk to the office straight ahead! We don’t lock the door so you can come at any time, but we will start right at 7:30. We end around ten but people like to linger and talk, so sometimes we don't leave until ten thirty.

Connect DFW Oak Cliff

Tyler Station

Authentic Relating Games are here to help us get more clear on what's happening inside of us and help learn how to share that with the people around us! It is a series of fun games that lead to connection and truth and maybe even a little vulnerability! We have a different them that we relate about every week that helps us get into our own truth and learn about others at the same time. We learn to communicate without fear, to reveal vulnerably and to listen empathetically with non judgment and love. We play games ranging from one on one to full group and they are set up to slowly bring us out of our shell and into the room! I know I leave every night feeling more in love with myself and everyone around me. These are tools that help us be better communicators, partners, friends, parents and people. Come and try it out, we meet every week! NOTES: We are on the south side of the building. There is no main sign, but there is a hammock outside the door that helps show where we are! Our entrance is at the corner of the building or near the loading dock. It is a big building, so if you are confused or lost, contact Mika Earthspirit until 7:30! This is a sliding scale event. We hope to make it affordable so that anyone who wants to work on their communication can come and grow, regardless of financial standings. That said, if you can offer a little more, it means someone else can come when they are in need! We recommend $10-15. We don’t lock the door so you can come at any time, but we will start right at 7:30. We end around ten but people like to linger and talk, so sometimes we don't leave until ten thirty. Come and take off your mask and see what's on the other side!

Connect DFW North Dallas

Concorde On The Creek, 6750 Hillcrest Plaza Dr. Suite 317, Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230

$15.00

Authentic Relating Games help us get more clear on what's happening inside of us and help learn how to share that with the people around us! It is a series of fun games that lead to connection and truth and maybe even a little vulnerability! Each week we have a different theme to help us get into our own truth and learn about others at the same time. We learn to communicate without fear, to reveal vulnerably and to listen with empathy, non-judgment and love. We play games ranging from one-on-one to full group and they are set up to slowly bring us out of our shell and into the room! I know I leave every night feeling more in love with myself and everyone around me. These are tools that help us be better communicators with partners, friends, family, and even the cashier at the checkout counter! Come take off your mask and see what's on the other side! Try it out, we meet every week! Cost: $10-15 This is a sliding scale event. We hope to make it affordable so that anyone who wants to work on their communication can come and grow, regardless of financial standings. That said, if you can offer a little more, it means someone else can come when they are in need! NOTES: You may park anywhere in the parking lot and we are upstairs in a suite. When you come upstairs, take a left and walk to the office straight ahead! We don’t lock the door so you can come at any time, but we will start right at 7:30. We end around ten but people like to linger and talk, so sometimes we don't leave until ten thirty.

Connect DFW Oak Cliff

Tyler Station

Authentic Relating Games are here to help us get more clear on what's happening inside of us and help learn how to share that with the people around us! It is a series of fun games that lead to connection and truth and maybe even a little vulnerability! We have a different them that we relate about every week that helps us get into our own truth and learn about others at the same time. We learn to communicate without fear, to reveal vulnerably and to listen empathetically with non judgment and love. We play games ranging from one on one to full group and they are set up to slowly bring us out of our shell and into the room! I know I leave every night feeling more in love with myself and everyone around me. These are tools that help us be better communicators, partners, friends, parents and people. Come and try it out, we meet every week! NOTES: We are on the south side of the building. There is no main sign, but there is a hammock outside the door that helps show where we are! Our entrance is at the corner of the building or near the loading dock. It is a big building, so if you are confused or lost, contact Mika Earthspirit until 7:30! This is a sliding scale event. We hope to make it affordable so that anyone who wants to work on their communication can come and grow, regardless of financial standings. That said, if you can offer a little more, it means someone else can come when they are in need! We recommend $10-15. We don’t lock the door so you can come at any time, but we will start right at 7:30. We end around ten but people like to linger and talk, so sometimes we don't leave until ten thirty. Come and take off your mask and see what's on the other side!

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Connect DFW Oak Cliff

Tyler Station

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