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Authentic Relating

Authentic relating is a groundbreaking practice that creates profoundly enriching, enlivening, and nourishing relationships in all social domains of life. Allowing people to be deeply seen, heard, and accepted for who they are. 

The authentic relating movement is a practice-based approach to social connection that aims to cultivate healthier, and more meaningful relationships. It is both a key and a map that allows people to unlock and explore the vast and extraordinary landscape of human connection that lies beyond the scope of most typical relationships. 

At its heart, authentic relating is about getting in touch with your true nature and manifesting your authentic self in your daily life. At the core, the authentic relating philosophy is a vision to create a community that overcomes the conflict, alienation and loneliness in this modern virtual society.​

Authentic relating also refers to a way of connecting with other people that prioritizes genuine relationships, honest communication, and a deep understanding of emotions and experiences. It encourages individuals to cultivate empathy and compassion and to create a safe space for vulnerability and authentic expression.​

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Authenticity is acting and speaking in alignment with our inner feelings, desires, and needs. 


Authentic Relating (AR) is the practice of bringing our truth into connection with others so that we can weave a richer and more truthful human Experience.


The Authentic Relating Games are an easy and fun way to help us experience deeper connections, boost empathy, see the world through others’ eyes, and understand ourselves better so that we can enjoy life more.

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Authentic Relating games help build skills for any relationship: Romantic partnerships, families, roommates, friends, community groups, teams, and clientele. These exercises have the intention to increase presence, connection, self-awareness, and empathy.


Every game is a unique experience, whether you are playing it for the first time or the hundredth because there is something new to learn about others and ourselves every time we enter into a new connection.


From simple curiosity games to awareness-building exercises, and group activities that can take individuals safely out of their comfort zone, authentic relating games also have the ability to profoundly and positively impact how we interact and live.​

“AR” games provide a guiding structure and a set of agreements for everyone involved. This removes a lot of the stress and anxiety from the physical connection to be able to relax and enjoy while feeling in trust and safe.

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At Serpent Rouge, we do a few rounds of “AR” games, with only words, and other rounds with physical contact, creating a safe, intentional space rooted in play and supported by clear boundaries and consent, to create meaningful and enjoyable connections to self and others.


This experience can be found in many of our Serpent Rouge events, check below for events featuring Authentic Relating.


If you wish to learn this practice with your life partner, check out our couples retreats.


You can also offer this practice at your retreat or event, inquire next.

This experience is recommended for groups, wich is why we do not offer it for bookings in private. 

If you wish to offer this experience in your event or retreat, inquire here.

Events featuring Authentic Relating

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