Are you tired of boring or awkward conversations on video all day with co-workers?
Do you wish there was a way to feel deeply connected to friends and people you love while maintaining a video-chat only relationship during the pandemic?
We’ve got the answer for you! And it comes from the seeds of EMPOWERMENT and PLAY!
We’ve been hosting Authentic Relating Games Nights in Ottawa for almost seven years now, and the transition during the pandemic to being online has had its ups and downs, but ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN:
Deeply rewarding connection.
The kind where you feel seen and heard and deeply valued.
The kind of connection where you don’t feel so alone in your thoughts and emotions.
The kind where you get to be exactly as you are and no need to pretend to be something that you’re not!
The kind of connection where anything from tears to laughter and fear to love has space to arise.
Recent participants have remarked:
“wow, I didn’t realize that how I felt attending in person events would translate so well on zoom, but it does!”
“I fill my cup with connection a wee bit every time I get into good conversation with friends, but coming to an Authentic Relating Games Night is like getting a huge dose at once to keep me going for a long time!”
“I came feeling really tired and a bit hopeless about life right now and I can hardly believe a couple of hours has gone by and I feel so energized and alive right now!”
What are Authentic Relating Games Nights you ask?
The short answer: empathy in action.
The long answer: Expertly facilitated highly-interactive exercises that explore new ways of communicating, perceiving, being with and appreciating each other on a deeper (and more rewarding!) level.
By ‘games’ we mean fun, highly interactive partner and group exercises that demonstrate and explore authentic relating, getting to know yourself better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with.
By ‘authentic’ we mean that there is no cookie-cutter mold for how you “should” be or what relating “should look like”. Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly *them*, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including their belief that they aren’t.)
Authentic Relating Games Night will begin ONLINE at 7:00pm sharp (please arrive a few minutes early to get settled) and will end by 9:30pm. We lock the doors by 7:05pm in order to co-create a brave & kind space free from distraction, so please arrive ahead of, or on time.
What can I expect?
Laughter, fun, nourishment, anxiety/excitement (while learning the difference), relaxation, sparks of connection, feeling ALIVE, insights, challenges, love, REALness, personal growth, transformation.
Who can play?
Anyone! Whether single, dating, young, old, etc., it doesn’t matter. Anyone who feels a desire to feel closer with people, and is willing to try something new. (NOTE: These are NOT singles or dating events).
— You must pre-register to reserve your spot and get the zoom login information.
— Please save firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts so that the emails come through to your inbox.
Looking forward to connecting in the Laboratory for Living again
- You’re coming to connect, so please have your video turned on, your audio set up, and your device well charged!
- Zoom link information will be emailed to registered participants via email@example.com – please add us as a safe sender in your email platforms
Being in amazing conversations and filling your connection cup to overflowing awaits you!