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“All your power is in your awareness of that power, and through holding that power in your consciousness.” -Rhonda Byrne What does it mean to be aware? What portions of ourselves and others do we see fully and what areas need more light? What does awareness allow us to do? Come explore the theme of Awareness through the use of Authentic Relating Games on Sunday, April 28th from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM at the OSU Art Space/Room 100. Bring your curiosity, courage, and creativity! Please feel free to bring people with and ask any questions you may have. (RSVPs are appreciated!) ***Feel free to bring a snack and/or beverage to share, the event is free.*** Everyone is invited to go to the coffee shop/food with us after the games are complete. ——————————————————— Parking and Entry: The Northwood-High Building has off-street parking located to the rear of the building and accessed from Northwood Avenue. Visitors should park in spaces marked "R" Reserved. Visitors do not need to pay or use the pay station. Visitors should then enter through the rear doors connected through the parking lot. Room 100 is on the ground level, near the High Street entrance. ——————————————————— The Authentic Relating Columbus group is a community made of diverse people that come together to share and support each other in growth, connection and love. Through the different practices and experiences, we expand our awareness, empathy, appreciation, and connection to each other. Our meetups include Authentic Relating Games, closely related practices (circling), as well as purely social events (art/making, movies, museums, comedy, playful/active adventures, etc.) Our pillar practice, Authentic Relating Games (AR Games) are a fun way to explore your sense of self, your connection to others, and communication techniques to improve your relationships with both. Authentic Relating games range from fun icebreakers to deep challenging opportunities for personal and interpersonal growth. The benefits of authentic Relating games are myriad. Sometimes they are specific tools or techniques to help navigate difficult scenarios and other times they are subtle states of mind that help form your perception in a more open, vulnerable, and humanistic way. The more you put into the games, the more you get out of them! Although every games day can feel different due to a variety of variables, to get a feel for what an AR Games might feel like, you may want to read this article in the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/11/the-club-where-you-bare-your-soul-to-strangers/545786/?utm_source=twb Your head facilitators are a brother and sister duo. Steve is trained in facilitating AR Games and comes directly from the Austin, TX community (Atlantic Article). Lisa has been learning and helping to run and facilitate (The) Authentic Columbus for a year. We welcome questions and feedback, as we are always striving to create optimal experiences and a strong community for everyone. We strive to create a warm and accepting environment that encourages growth, and we would love to meet you!