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What Really Bugs You Right Now? AR Transformational Games (online)

December 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We’ll do specially crafted activities that are designed to help us get in touch with ourselves in the moment, and then connect with others.

David & Laureli of Authentic Seattle are hosting an experience of Authentic Relating Transformational Games on What Really Bugs You Right Now? a drop-in event of Transformational Games before our 6th Deep Dive begins in January (see details below).

There are so many things that might be bugging you right now: election results, the pandemic, the climate, and so many things in your personal life…

In this event, we’ll do specially crafted activities, called “Authentic Relating Games.” These are designed to help us get in touch with ourselves in the moment (our body feelings, emotions, thoughts, judgements, stories, and curiosities), and then connect with each other. Each time we do AR events, people experience warmth, intimacy, care, and deep connection. There’s been self-discovery, tears, laughter (plenty of laughter!) and insight.

Both experienced Authentic Relaters and newbies (with some personal or spiritual growth experience) are welcome to participate in. All diversity is exuberantly welcome and encouraged! And, please join us from all over the globe as we’ll have all of the experience online during this time of continued physical distancing.

Event Details:

– What: Drop-in Authentic Relating Transformational Games on What Bugs You Right Now?

– When: Tuesday December 8 @7:30-9:30pm PT

– Time: Please sign in around 7:25pm PT (5 minutes early) to settle into the online space so we can begin at 7:30pm PT.

– Where: Online at Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 834 6973 5928

Password: 051863

– How Much:

Supporting = $25

Sustaining = $20

Supported = $15 (or what you are able to)

BIPOC* = $7.50

Supporting – also supports us to offer scholarships

Sustaining – allows us to continue doing our events

Supported – provides scholarships to those who can’t fully afford our events

BIPOC – provides some reparations for years of cultural systemic racism and white body privilege

*Black, Indigenous & People of Color

Understanding The Difference Between Racism, White Privilege + Bias

Also, 5.4% of Profits are paid to Real Rent Duwamish as reparations for living and working on native lands of the Duwamish Tribe.

Please pay at the door or ahead (mention that it is for Bugs You on 12/8) via, venmo (@LaureliShimayo), on an invoice from Laureli (ask for one) or at Eventbrite (see link below).

This event is also at:

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– Who: David Betz-Zall (he/him) and Laureli Shimayo (she/they) will be the facilitators.

Laureli Shimayo is a body psychology coach and intuitive. She has been leading AR events for 6+ years with Authentic Portland and Authentic Seattle. To learn more about Laureli and her background, go to

David Betz-Zall has been Authentically Relating for 3 years and leading for 1+. He specializes in helping people get out of their own way to find the joy and enthusiasm that exists within everyone.

*David and Laureli are committed to facing our white body privilege, ending white supremacy and making **reparations for systemic racism. We are actively educating ourselves, and we know we’ve got a lot more to learn and integrate.


David & Laureli are also hosting our 6th Deep Dive starting Jan 12. It is an opportunity to do Authentic Relating Games & Circling in a closed group with the same ~12-14 people for 6 weeks, encouraging greater authenticity, growth and deeper connection. Learn more at: (coming soon)


AR (Authentic Relating) is about what is real. It’s about what you are feeling and experiencing in the bodily felt sense. It’s about your actual thoughts and emotions in the moment, whether they be frightening, silly, sexy, or questioning. It’s about the nature of connectedness when you look into the eyes of another being.

AR Games (aka Transformational Games) are a collection of experiences and activities that give participants a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of genuine interpersonal connection. Games provide an often lower-stakes venue to feel the power of being vulnerable in community with the aim of bringing more authentic connection into our lives every day.

Circling is a group experience with less structure. There is space for emotional expression, reflection, and sharing of impact. We aim to follow our impulses, speak our truths with compassion, and relate authentically in the moment. We do our best to own our experiences, reveal transparently, and connect from a place of genuine curiosity and wonder. We celebrate and honor who we are now. Circling is also offered on many other days and times as well.

AR is a growing movement with communities around the globe gathering to connect and enrich the human experience. Learn more at ( and


We are a community of people unleashing our aliveness through self-expression, connection, and bearing witness to each other.

Additional Considerations:

– Please note that Authentic Relating events are not a therapeutic setting, and the facilitators are not there in the role of counselors. If you have needs that would best be served by a mental health professional, do not consider this practice as a substitute for such care.

– We intend to cultivate conscious living, conscious loving and freedom. Intrinsic in the work of increasing our consciousness is a keen noticing of our bodies and of those around us. This deep listening doesn’t mix well with alcohol or other substances, so please don’t consume those that would hinder your natural state before attending or at events.