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Un-chit-chat Christmas ~ Authentic Relating Festive Edition

Friday 22 December 2023 van 19:30 tot 22:00

de Ruimte, Weesperzijde 79A, 1091 EJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Over dit evenement

Are you tired of small-talk this festive season (and always!)?

Are you seeking more genuine, present, heart-centred humans in your life?

Are you keen to learn a bunch of communication games that you can use to connect more deeply with your family/friends/colleagues/lovers this Christmas?

If the answer to one, two or three of these questions is YES, on the 22nd December you are invited to grab a spiced chai and indulge yourself in a juicy, connective evening of Authentic Relating games!

❤️‍🔥Authentic Relating is a ground breaking social technology that enables you to heartfully, playfully and courageously connect, using the tools of radical honesty and active listening. The practice invites you to drop deeper into presence, embodied awareness and permission to express whatever is alive within you and the ‘we-space’ between you and other(s).

🎁Come and meet a whole bunch of vibrant, fascinating characters, and practice communication skills you can gift to your friends & family this Christmas and beyond!

✨Games will be played in pairs and small groups, which will be configured at random.

🫂 We’ll end the evening with an open lounge space for those who want to keep hanging out!

🤫Everything shared in the workshop is consensual and confidential.

i to i Authentic Relating workshops have already been a big hit in Amsterdam, Berlin, Melbourne, Auckland, San Francisco and beyond! Here's what others have said:

This was a game changer for me. I'm blown away on a daily basis as to how easy communicating and relating has been since doing Laurie's incredible workshop" - Andy

"Laurie led us through a series of games and exercises that allowed us to open up and create very real bonds with others and with our own selves. Many emotions were felt in the safest most welcoming environment" - Jason

I live with complex PTSD and anxiety so in the past I have really struggled to open up to people and build meaningful connections. Discovering Authentic Relating has been a life changer and both my therapist and I are thrilled with how my confidence has blossomed in recent months. Laurie's time and generosity really means the world to me" - Sarah

"The workshops are fun, engaging, and held by an experienced and insightful facilitator. I am grateful to have been able to meet people I otherwise wouldn't have come across and to be able to delve straight into deeper connection" - Tess

The space holder

I'm Laurie (he/him), a queer British-Kiwi who’s current home-base is Amsterdam. My passion is creating spaces that cultivate healthy, thriving human-to-human relationships, helping people take off their masks, feel their sensations and celebrate their aliveness on Earth. Since 2019, I have organised and facilitated hundreds of Authentic Relating, Dating and Embodiment workshops in Oceania and Europe. My training includes the Authentic Life Course, The Connection Institute and ISTA. I have facilitated at internationally acclaimed festivals such as Stretch, and organisations such as ART International.

My workshops have sparked thousands of nourishing connections, turning many strangers into life-long friends. I look forward to holding space for you!

For more information, check out itoiauthenticrelating.com.


€25 for those on low income (less than €25,000 p.a)
€30 for those on medium income (between €25,000 and €40,000 p.a)
€35 for those on high income (over €40,000 p.a)

Limited tickets available through Hipsy. Book early to secure your place!

Location: de Ruimte, Weesperzijde 79A, 1091 EJ Amsterdam.

Time: 19.30 sharp. No latecomers!

Dress code: Whatever you're comfortable in.

Intoxicants: This is an alcohol and drug free event. There will however be plenty of tea available.

Food: The event will include some Christmas snacks, but I recommend eating a meal beforehand.

Language: This workshop will be facilitated in English, but feel free to play the games in the language that is most comfortable between you and your partner(s).

Friday 22 December 2023 van 19:30 tot 22:00

de Ruimte, Weesperzijde 79A, 1091 EJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Over de organisatie

An interpersonal meditation. Using the practices of radical honesty and active listening, while noticing the changing sensations in our body.

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Authentic Dating Amsterdam (ages 30 to 45)

I really like the idea of using authentic relating exercises in a dating context. We're all so burned out by dating apps and this provides a really nice IRL alternative.

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Relational Mindfulness: A training in Authentic Relating & Circling

This workshop was a great experience and I loved the deep dive into authentic relating and circling. I wish it had been day one of a week long training, when the day was finished nobody wanted it to end. The exercises were inspiring and dynamic and the facilitators had created a very warm, supportive, and safe atmosphere. I learned a lot.

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Authentic Dating Amsterdam (ages 40+)

I really really liked it. Its a chance to go into yourself with other people. You cannot NOT feeling connected. And Laurie holds the space natural and beautiful.

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