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Level 1

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. 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, 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.

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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 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

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.






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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 offered 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 DATENOVEMBER 17, 2020 (6 weeks/6 sessions)(Start date is November 18th for Asia & Australia)
>>> Conducive to US, Canada & Asia/Australia time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule (US/Canada): Tuesdays, 6-9pm US Pacific Standard Time

    • Session Dates: November 17, 24, December1, 8, 15 & 22
  • Course Schedule (Asia/Australia): Wednesdays, 9am-12pm Central Indonesia Time
    • Session Dates: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16 & 23
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions
  • Led by Course Leaders Sydney McGary & Stephanie Dickinson
  • Cost: $345 USD

START DATE: JANUARY 11, 2021 (6 weeks/6 sessions) (Start date is January 12th for Asia & Australia)>>> Conducive to US, Canada & Asia/Australia time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule (US/Canada): Mondays, 6-9pm US Pacific Standard Time
    • Session Dates: January 11, 18, 28, February 1, 8 & 15
  • Course Schedule (Asia/Australia): Tuesdays, 9am-12pm Central Indonesia Time
    • Session Dates: January 12, 19, 29, February 2, 9 & 16
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions
  • Led by Senior Course Leader Christopher Gray
  • Assisting Course Leaders: Sheri Hauser and Jesse Brown
  • Cost: $345 USD

START DATE: JANUARY 28, 2021 (6 weeks/6 sessions) >>> Conducive to UK, EU, Africa, Mid-East, Asia, and Australian time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule: Thursdays, 10am-1pm Central European Time / 5pm-8pm Central Indonesia Time
  • Session Dates: January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4 
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions
  • Led by Senior Course Leader Daniel Brooks
  • Assisting Course Leaders: Adriana Candeias & Alex Müller
  • Cost: $345 USD
START DATE: February 9, 2021 (6 weeks/6 sessions) *PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFY AS WOMENPlease note that this course is reserved for people who identify as women only.
>>> Conducive to US, Canada, Asia, and Australian time zones (check yours here)
  • Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm Pacific Standard Time / Wednesdays, 9-12 Central Indonesia Time
  • Session Dates: February 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, March 2/3, 9/10, 16/17 
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions
  • Led by Course Leader Kate Middleton
  • Assisting Course Leaders: TBD
  • Cost: $345 USD

START DATE: MARCH 9, 2021 (6 weeks/6 sessions) *COUPLES EDITION* Please note that this course is reserved for COUPLES ONLY!>>> Conducive to USA, Canada and Europe time zones (check yours here)

  • Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 9am-12pm US Pacific Standard Time / 6-9pm Central European Time
  • Session Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 13
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions
  • Led by Senior Course Leaders Ryel Kestano & Dayna Seraye
  • Cost: $690 per couple (seats must be purchased together)

You can find more information about our facilitators here.

Important Note: All Level 1 Online courses will be capped at 12-14 participants. If you’re interested in attending, we strongly encourage signing up right away to secure your seat in the course!

ART reserves up to two seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses worldwide for BIPOC and for those with financial constraints. Please email us at info@authenticrelatingtraining.com for more information.

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 or course transfers due to technical/internet connectivity issues or incorrect time zone calculations.

ART Online Level 1

$345.00$690.00

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

Start Date: January 11/12 – Mon PST/Tues CIT ($345 USD), Start Date: January 28 – Thurs CET/CIST ($345 USD), Start Date: February 9 *People Who Identify as Women* – Tues PST/Wed WITA ($345 USD), Start Date: March 9 *Couples Only* – Tues PST/CET ($690 USD per couple)

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Level 1 Live Course

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

Day 1

  • What is Authentic Relating?
  • The Five Authentic Relating Practices
  • 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
  • The Withhold Process
  • 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 

  • Coming Soon!

EUROPE 

  • November 28 to 29 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Course Leader: Daniel Brooks

NORTH 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 seats at all our Level 1 and Level 2 courses worldwide for BIPOC and for those with financial constraints. Please email us at info@authenticrelatingtraining.com for more information. 

REGISTER FOR THE LEVEL 1 LIVE COURSE NOW!​

ART 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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Location & Date

Copenhagen, Denmark: October 3-4 ($345 USD / 2180 DKK), Los Angeles, CA: October 10-11 ($345), Boulder, CO: October 24-25 ($345), Vancouver, BC: October 31 & November 1 ($265 USD / $360 CAD), Stockholm, Sweden: November 14-15 ($345 USD / 3185 SEK), Gothenburg, Sweden: November 28-29 ($345 USD / 3185 SEK)

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


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