Authentic Communities
Your online community for connection
Welcome! If you'd enjoy more connection, community and belonging in your life, you're invited to experience Authentic Communities' daily interpersonal relating groups.

Authentic Communities, founded in early 2020, offers about 100 live events each month. Each event provides an opportunity to interact in small groups to build self awareness and communication skills, and to find connection and belonging. Our community is online, so it goes with you no matter where you go. The members, spread across five continents, are caring, vibrant people who share a desire for self discovery, authenticity, connection and friendship.

You are invited to drop in at the daily Relational Circles, no rsvp required. Or email a request to care@authenticcommunities.com to join one of our other events, listed further below. Come to up to 10 sessions for free without joining the membership.

Relational Circles
Daily 8:30-9:30am Pacific/5:30pm CET
A relational practice that challenges us to move between awareness of our own feelings, and curiosity about others' experience. We talk about what is alive in ourselves and in the group in the present moment. This practice develops self-awareness, resilience, and belonging. Drop in at the start time to try the circles for free - Zoom Meeting ID: 404 810 795; PW AC

Membership to the community - including our live events, members-only social media platform, and private Facebook group - is on a sliding scale. You choose the monthly rate that best fits your current needs. The membership fee is auto-billed each month until you cancel. You can request to change to a different rate any time you need to, and the new rate would go into effect the following month. You can also cancel anytime. No one is turned away for lack of funds - please contact care@authenticcommunities if the rates are out of reach. Members may bring guests to the events at no additional cost, up to ten sessions per guest.

Sliding Scale Monthly Membership Rate: 
$24.99, $44.99, $64.99, $84.99 or $129.99/month
December 2020 Events Calendar

Daily - 365 days a year 
8:30-9:30am Pacific/5:30pm CET (6:30pm CEST)
Relational Circles
A relational practice that challenges us to move between awareness of our own feelings, and curiosity about others' experience. We talk about what is alive in ourselves and in the group in the present moment.

Mondays
10:30-11:45am Pacific/7:30pm CET
Empathy Hour
Small-group practice of offering and receiving empathetic and compassionate listening, developing our skills in Nonviolent Communication.

Mondays
4-5:30 pm Pacific
POC Group
A space to explore race relations and reflect on lived experiences as POC from the North American point of view. Open to BIPOC only.
This group is free to all POC and does not require a membership or rsvp.
Meeting ID: 824 5965 8786; PW POC

Tuesdays 
10:30am-noon Pacific/7:30pm CET
Spicy Circle
A relational circle in which we lean into our discomfort to deepen our connection.
Prerequisite - experience with interpersonal relating groups

Tuesdays
5-6:30pm Pacific  
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Study and practice group on empathetic listening based on "The Compassion Book" by Thom Bond of New York City NVC.

Wednesdays 
10:30am-noon Pacific/7:30pm CET
NVC & Self Empathy
Study and practice group. Learn fundamental to advanced compassionate communication skills, with practice time. Based on the works of Marshall Rosenberg and Sarah Peyton.

Thursdays
10:30-11:45pm Pacific/7:30pm CET
Spacious Circle
A deepening, embodied presence practice of remaining aware of our internal experience while staying connected to others in the group.
Prerequisite - experience with prior presence practices, present-moment relating, and mindfulness

Thursdays 
5-6:15pm Pacific
Enneagram Circle 
A discussion of a different Enneagram type each week, followed by a circle focusing on the orientation of that type.   
 
Fridays
10:30-11:45am Pacific/7:30pm CET
Empathy Hour
Small-group practice of offering and receiving empathetic and compassionate listening, developing our skills in Nonviolent Communication.

Fridays
3-4:15pm Pacific/Midnight CET
Men’s Circle
A space to explore the self while relating to others in the group, from the male-identified experience.

Saturdays 
10:30-noon Pacific/7:30pm CET
Labs
Lab sessions to deepen our present-moment relational practice skills, including “Fast Track to Relational Circles” core techniques, “Spicy and Safe - sharing dissonance with care for the connection,” and “Honing Your Relational Awareness Skills,” a coached circle. 

Saturdays - Monthly
10:30-noon Pacific/7:30pm CET
Guest Workshops
Guest-facilitated workshops to deepen interpersonal skills and learn new practices.

Sundays 
Community Discussion
9:45am-11:30am Pacific/6:45pm CET
Themed topical discussions hosted by members of the community.

Sundays
5-6:30pm Pacific
Self Empathy Group
Concepts study in compassionate connection, including interpersonal neurobiology and neuroscience, with practice and meditations. Based on the work of Sarah Peyton, author of “Your Resonant Self.”

Various times and dates
Member-led Events
Authentic relating, communication and connection events inspired and led by members.

Questions? Please contact care@authenticcommunities.com