The ART of Being Human

LEVEL 1

Do you want deeper, more meaningful, more conscious relationships with the people in your life?

Do you want to know yourself in profoundly new ways, and be a catalyst for others to know themselves as well?

Do you want to have the power to lead any relationship toward greater understanding, deeper connection and intimacy, and sustainable trust and regard?

Welcome to The ART of Being Human - Level 1

Authentic Relating Training

Level 1 Course Description

Our flagship authentic relating course has introduced the foundational tools and skills of this life changing practice to thousands of people around the world. The course is designed to make the learning of authentic relating as accessible, adoptable, practical, and engaging as possible, so that graduates can apply their new skills to their lives right away with immediate results.

We’ve designed this course to give you the experience of profound connection, intimacy, trust, and aliveness with anyone you want, anytime, anywhere – all within just two days (or six weeks for our online course). The tools and skills we teach work across all social contexts, from the workplace to the living room, from strangers to partners and everyone in between.

Our experienced Course Leaders expertly guide you through a curriculum that strongly emphasizes embodied and experiential learning. This is not a lecture or seminar – it is a deep dive full-immersion training that will leave you enlivened, heart and mind-opened, and deeply connected to yourself and others.

We’ve delivered the same Level 1 Course to spiritual seekers in Bali, jail inmates in Colorado, executives in New York City, and men and women from all across the social, cultural, economic, and political spectrum, of all ages and nationalities, in almost 50 locations on four continents. Universally, participants report profound and lasting transformation in all aspects of their lives. The course speaks in the shared language of human connection, and is designed specifically to include everyone in the practice of Authentic Relating, no matter what path they’ve traveled in life.

We believe that we all have the capacity to be bridges – between parts of ourselves, ourselves with others, and together with the world. The course’s mission is to build bridges, and use our bridges to heal, connect, and co-create a more enlivened, awakened world – together.

As a graduate of the ART Level 1 course, you will leave with:

  • The ability to engage in deep, meaningful, soulful conversations with anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • A powerful language and skill-set to accurately and transparently express your authentic experience in real time, and to invite others to do the same
  • The awareness to identify your true, core desires, and the ability to articulate them to others
  • A profound understanding of the dignity of speaking your authentic voice, and the humility of using your eyes and ears to pay attention to – and learn from – the people and world around you
  • The ability to see and reflect the essential being in others, and to gently guide them into a space in which they can be fully, wholly themselves – one of the greatest gifts we can offer each other
  • A complete set of powerful tools to de-escalate conflict and to use conflict as a vehicle leading to deeper connection, understanding, and empathy
  • A restored connection to childlike genuine curiosity, and a perspective that regards the world with awe and wonder
  • The ability to set powerful context at both the personal and collective levels, and a clear understanding of how influential context is in informing our experience of life
  • An experience of profoundly vulnerable, intimate, beautiful connections with other participants that will leave you inspired, delighted, and heart-opened

Level 1 Online Course

Using Zoom as our online workshop platform, highly trained and experienced course facilitators guide you through a thoroughly tested and proven sequence of exercises designed to teach you the most powerful tools to create and deepen connection, with facilitated group conversation after each exercise to ensure maximum learning. We’ve constructed the exercises to ensure that the foundational skills of authentic relating are most efficiently and effectively absorbed by participants, no matter their level of prior experience or training. The Level 1 Online course includes:

  • Six 3-hour sessions once per week on a weekday evening, for six weeks in a row
  • Access to ART’s authentic relating and relationship Resource Library
  • Multiple time zones to accommodate all geographic locations

ART Level 1 Online Dates

 
START DATE: January 11, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to Europe & Australia/Asia time zones (check yours here)
 
  • Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm Central European Standard Time // 5pm – 8pm Central Indonesian Time
    • Session Dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
    • Course Leader: Daniel Brooks
    • Assisting Course Leader: Austėja Žvaginytė
START DATE: January 18, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to US/Canada & Europe time zones (check yours here)
 
  • Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 9am – 12pm Pacific Standard Time // 6pm – 9pm Central European Standard Time
    • Session Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Course Leader: Chris Gray
    • Assisting Course Leader: TBD
START DATE: March 23, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to US/Canada & Europe time zones (check yours here)
 
  • Course Schedule: Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm Pacific Standard Time // 6pm – 9pm Central European Standard Time
    • Session Dates: March 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Course Leader: Keith McGuinnes
    • Assisting Course Leader: TBD

You can find more information about our facilitators here.

ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the application

ART OF INTIMACY - Level 1 for couples

 
START DATE: January 26, 2022 (6 weeks/6 sessions)
>>> Conducive to US & Canada // Europe time zones (check yours here)
 
  • Course Schedule: Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm Pacific Standard Time // 6pm – 9pm Central European Standard Time
    • Session Dates: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
    • Course Leader: Dayna Seraye
    • Assisting Course Leader: TBD
    • Cost: $690 per couple
      Book this course here

ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the application

other online offerings

  • The ART of RecoveryJoin ART Course Leaders Christopher Gray and Drew Lawson for an experience designed specifically for those seeking freedom from addiction to substances, other people, or compulsive behaviors. We’ll share our best tools and skills for establishing, maintaining, and coming back into connection – with ourselves and with others. We’ll explore the power of owning and letting go of blame, and for claiming our dignity through compassionate humility. Click here for course dates and details.
  • Authentic Leadership Program (ALP)The ALP teaches emergent leaders how to show up in the world with dignity, humility, authenticity, and integrity, and how to produce and facilitate shared experiences that channel their unique gifts into real action and cultural transformation. Led by our most senior Course Leaders, the ALP is conducted entirely online and guides participants through an intensive and deeply immersive program that combines teachings, mentorship, self-study, group explorations, and accountability structures that together create an emergent leadership pathway that produces profound transformation in self and in the world. Click here for course dates and details.
  • Shadow Academy – Join facilitators Chris Gray and Ash Witham for this individual & group process designed to bring insight into our hidden nature and impulses, so that we may integrate rather than repress aspects of ourselves. We’ll dive in together through relating exercises, the wisdom of the group, and integrative assignments and tools. Supported by the power of welcoming, curiosity, dignity, humility, and the core concepts of Authentic Relating, we will support one another on the journey to self acceptance, integration, and expansion of what it means to be whole and human. Click here for course dates and details.

REGISTER FOR ONLINE LEVEL 1 NOW!

Please note that we ask all participants to join each session via audio and video, so please ensure that you have the necessary internet bandwidth to participate fully. We kindly ask that you sort out any technical issues in advance, as to limit disruption to the group experience. We also ask that you check your time zone in advance to make sure that you have the correct days and times for the course calls. 

As our courses have limited spots available, we will not be able to offer any refunds due to technical/internet connectivity issues or incorrect time zone calculations. Course transfers may be offered only if available and at the discretion of ART International. Please note, a $100 admin charge will apply in these circumstances. 

ART Online Level 1

$345.00

Activate and expand your relational capacities to radically transform all your relationships and experience connection, intimacy, trust, and aliveness with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All payments are processed in USD. Local currencies are listed for reference, based on exchange rates at the time the course was posted.

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START DATE:

Tuesday January 11 – CEST/CIT ($345 USD), Tuesday January 18 – PST/CEST ($345 USD), Wednesday March 23 – PST/CEST ($345 USD)

MORE COURSES TO COME!

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Level 1 Live Course

Expert ART Course Leaders bring their years of experience and training to guide participants through a sequence of teachings, exercises, and group shares to support a deep embodiment of the tools and skills. The course blends a rigorous training with space to connect and lean into the edge of authentic expression, received and witnessed by others. We’ve constructed the exercises to ensure that the skills and tools can be learned and applied by anyone, no matter their prior experience or life path. There is no fancy language or hard to grasp concepts – the curriculum is simple to follow yet powerful in its application. 

Both days begin at 10am and end roughly at 8pm, with a 90 minute lunch break in the early afternoon, and include breaks throughout the day. 

Day 1

  • What is Authentic Relating?
  • The Five Practices of Authentic Relating
  • The Three Levels of Conversation
  • The Foundation of Connection
  • Empathy and Authentic Listening
  • The Power of Setting Context
  • Dignity and Humility, Posture and Collapse
  • Be the Guru

Day 2

  • The Role of the Witness
  • Undamning the World
  • Genuine Curiosity
  • Transforming Conflict
  • Discomfort as a Spiritual Practice
  • Relational Aikido
  • Relational Alchemy
  • Nourishment and Integration

ART Level 1 Upcoming Dates

You can read ART International’s full COVID-19 policy here

COURSES
Course Schedule: Most courses are Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 8pm; there will be a note in the schedule below if a specific course location has a different schedule. If you have specific needs regarding accessibility, please reach out to us before submitting your order to confirm that the venue for your chosen course can accommodate your needs.
 
ASIA & AUSTRALIA
  • Wellington, New Zealand – January 15 & 16
    • Course Leaders: Naomi Premi Deva & Laurie King
    • Location: Wellington Study Group Inc.
EUROPE 
  • Berlin, Germany – January 8 & 9
    • Course Leaders: Daniel Brooks & Pauline Drewfs
    • Location: TBD
  • Copenhagen, Denmark – January 15 & 16
    • Course Leaders: Daniel Brooks & Natasha Figueroa Husted
    • Location: Relational Spaces
      • Ryesgade 15, 2200 Copenhagen
  • Stockholm, Sweden – February 5 & 6
    • Course Leader: Daniel Brooks
    • Location: TBD
  • London, UK – February 26 & 27
    • Course Leaders: Margo Greenwood & Adriana Candeias
    • Location: TBD
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands – April 23 & 24
    • Course Leader: Daniel Brooks
    • Location: TBD
NORTH AMERICA
  • Boulder, Colorado – April 9 & 10
    • Course Leader: Dayna Seraye
    • Location: TBD
  • Miami, Florida – January 29 & 30
    • Course Leader: Dayna Seraye
    • Location: The Center for Social Change
      • 2103 Coral Way, 2nd Floor, Miami FL33145
  • 30% of these course proceeds and a portion of the facilitator payments are being donated to ART’s sister nonprofit, Realness Project.
    Learn more about how RP is bringing authentic relating to jails and prisons, transforming the lives of inmates across the nation (https://www.realnessproject.org/).

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

  • Coming soon!

You can find more information about our facilitators here

If the venue is not linked in the list above, it may be hosted at a private home in the city. Address and venue details will be emailed to participants before the course. Should you need this information now, contact us and we’ll help you out! 

ART reserves up to two discounted seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses for those with financial constraints. Please follow this link to access the application!
 

REGISTER FOR THE LEVEL 1 LIVE COURSE NOW!​

ART Level 1

$250.00$345.00

Activate and expand your relational capacities to radically transform all your relationships and experience connection, intimacy, trust, and aliveness with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All payments are processed in USD. Local currencies are listed for reference, based on exchange rates at the time the course was posted.

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Location & Date

Wellington, New Zealand: January 15 – 16 ($250 USD / $360 NZD), Miami, Florida: January 29 & 30 ($345 USD), Copenhagen, Denmark: January 15 & 16 ($345 USD), Berlin, Germany: January 8 & 9 ($345 USD), London, UK: February 26 & 29 ($345 USD), Stockholm, Sweden: February 5 & 6 ($345 USD), Amsterdam, the Netherlands: April 23 & 24 ($345 USD), Boulder, CO: April 9 & 10 ($345 USD)

Questions? Schedule a Call with an ART Facilitator

Scheduling a call with one of our Course Leaders is a great way to get your questions answered firsthand by the amazing humans who facilitate our Level 1 courses.

We are here to help you feel comfortable with what to expect, share in more detail about the benefits of our Authentic Relating program, and to be a sounding board as you decide if ART Level 1 is a good fit for you.

If you have a quick question that can be better answered via email, feel free to email us at info@authenticrelatingtraining.com or submit your question here for a more immediate response.

Five percent of all ART International profits are donated to Realness Project (RP), ART International’s sister organization and 501(c)3 nonprofit, bringing authentic relating training to jails, prisons and schools. ​

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