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Authentic Relating: Deep Space

  • Back to Life Urban Sanctuary 171 W. Thompson Street 19122 United States of America (map)

Authentic Relating Practices employ unique social exercises that foster personal awareness, greater empathy, emotional intelligence, relational capacity, and deep embodiment in service of greater collective freedom and radical connection.

Join us for a deep-end dive into an evening of play designed to both nurture vulnerability and push the relational edge. This event is ideal for you if you have been to an intro AR event or Games Night and were hungry to go deeper. This event is NOT ideal for you if the mere idea of making eye contact with a stranger for two minutes nearly incites a panic attack. Be prepared for an evening of exhilarating risk and edgy fun!

**Disclaimer: This event may involve metaphorical nakedness.

Sponsored by, The Human Love Project, and Authentic Philly.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. 

Sales end on 10/17/18 and if there are any spaces left, we will sell day-of tickets at the door for $35.

About the Facilitators:

Ashley King, M.S.Ed., Ed.M., LPC is a holistic and integrative psychotherapist trained in the Hakomi Method of Mindful, Somatic Psychotherapy. In addition, she is studying AEDP (Accelerated, Experiential, Dynamic Psychotherapy) and is passionate about the intersection of dynamic, body-centered psychotherapy and intersubjective relational practice. She is also a certified Circling facilitator, a relationship coach, a meditation instructor, an intuitive energy healer and Reiki Master, and a yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training. She leads Authentic Relating and Circling events in and around the Philadelphia area and has a private psychotherapy practice in Center City. She is also a writer committed to inquiry at the creative edge. Her website is

David Reed is a personal development leader, educator, and coach.  He is a Senior Partner for the Corporation for Positive Change, an organization that harnesses people’s strengths and passions as fuel for inspired vision and action.  He is also the founder of The Human Love Project, an experiential exploration of how we as human beings can deepen our capacity to love.  David is a relationship coach, a Certified Gottman Educator, and a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor (the “hahasanas”™).  In addition, he designs programs for individuals seeking to re-awaken their sense of adventure, including a process that one international leader called "the most exhilarating, challenging, freeing experience of my life."  David's website is

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