Authentic Relating Games -- Boundaries!
Wednesday, August 7th, 7-9pm
Hosted by Satora Oswald and David Betz-Zall with support from Laureli
Join for our next evening of Authentic Relating Games to connect with yourself and others and explore Personal Boundaries.
We all have personal boundaries. They are necessary. Ideally, they create the safe space in which we thrive.
They define what is okay, and what is not okay
We all have boundaries that serve and protect us, some we set intentionally:
“This is not what I want. I will respectfully communicate that to all concerned and ask them to change this behavior or remove myself from situations like this.”
Others may no longer serve us.
Some have a way of cropping up unexpectedly:
"Even though I've never thought about that before, I never want to try it!"
"I thought that would be okay, but it wasn't and I don't want to do it again."
"I don't even know what it is that I want!"
We will, in fun and playful ways, explore our own personal boundaries, while in connection with others. What do I associate with boundaries? What’s it like to set boundaries? How does this change if they're arbitrary vs heartfelt? How does setting boundaries affect us? How does meeting someone's boundary affect us?
It is our intention to create a safe and supportive environment for you to connect with yourself and others, explore, play, express freely, and safely affirm your boundaries.
** WHAT ARE AUTHENTIC RELATING GAMES? **
AR (Authentic Relating) is about what is real. It's about what you are feeling and experiencing in the bodily felt sense. It's about your actual thoughts and emotions in the moment, whether they be frightening, silly, sexy, or questioning. It's about the nature of connectedness when you look into the eyes of another being.
Relating Games are a collection of experiences and activities that give participants a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of genuine interpersonal connection. Game nights provide a lower-stakes venue to feel the power of being vulnerable in community with the aim of bringing more authentic connection into our lives every day.
Authentic Relating is a growing movement with communities around the globe gathering to connect and enrich the human experience. (https://www.authrev.com/worldwide-connection)
** WHAT/WHO IS AUTHENTIC SEATTLE? **
We are a community that is unleashing our aliveness through self-expression, connection, and bearing witness to each other.
Sacred Embodiment Community will be hosting monthly Authentic Relating Games nights. All are welcome to join.
- Address: 9414 Roosevelt Way NE
- Ample street parking and public transit options.
- Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to settle into the space so we can begin at 7pm. We lock the doors at 7:15.
- Cost: Donation basis $10-$30 suggested to support budding Sacred Embodiment and Authentic Seattle communities. Cash, check or card accepted at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your assistance with set-up or clean up would be most appreciated in lieu of financial support.
- Please note that Authentic Relating events are not a therapeutic setting, and the facilitators are not there in the role of counselors. If you have needs that would best be served by a mental health professional, do not consider this practice as a substitute for such care.
- Games & Circling events can facilitate people making deep connections. Not everyone brings that connected experience with them after an event. Please remember to practice everyday politeness if you reach out to someone to connect socially after an event.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask any of the Authentic Seattle or Sacred Embodiment facilitators.
Note: Currently SEC has limited ADA accessibility. Our practice and meeting space has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible. However, our bathroom currently does not fit a wheelchair. We will do our best to accommodate the physical needs of all bodies. If you have questions or concerns about your accessibility in our space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Authentic Relating Games -- Boundaries!