$35 – $50

Connection Games in Berkeley

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Connection Dojo

2336 Channing Way Unit A

Berkeley, CA 94704

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CONNECTION GAMES ARE...

• Self-leadership and leadership training
• A fun way to connect with like-minded others
• A chance to explore your interpersonal edges and grow
• Interpersonal meditation: a collective spiritual practice

Our only agreements, and the values we strive for:
1. Practice Self-Leadership
2. Return To Connection
3. Consider Group Health


LOGISTICS

You must be 21 or over to attend all Connection Games events.

For Friday night events, dinner is included in your ticket and will be served during the first 30 minutes. Please arrive early enough to enjoy it and to meet each other in a more casual setting!

For Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday night events, hearty nutritious snacks will be available during the first 30 minutes.

Doors close promptly at the 30-minute mark, and re-open only at the end of each round (about 45 minutes).

If less than 4 tickets are purchased by 48 hours prior to the event, we may cancel the event. If you purchase tickets prior to that deadline and we cancel the event, we will contact you with the option to either transfer your ticket to another event or receive a refund.

There are no refunds in any other circumstance.

Contact cgames.forever@gmail.com for information on wheelchair accessible events.

WHY DROP IN NIGHTS?

For about half of our existence, we only played Connection Games with our immediate friends. Then we moved on to structured, closed weekly groups — where the magic truly happens.

Now that those groups have their own energy, we want to open up the gift of Connection Games to a wider audience who may not be ready to commit to a weekly group.

TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SUNDAY GROUP OPEN HOUSES

The intention for these drop-in nights is to inspire you to join weekly groups where participants experience more self-awareness and deeper levels of connection over time. Please do not attend these nights unless you are strongly considering joining a weekly group. To this end, we highly recommend attending a Friday night drop-in event prior to attending an open house night.

WOMEN ONLY NIGHT

The drop-ins on Friday September 29, November 10, and December 15 will feature women-only Connection Games events.

MORE INFORMATION

http://facebook.com/connectionjunkies/events (public events)
http://cgames.life/ (game details and more)
Contact cgames.forever@gmail.com with any questions

HOW IT FEELS

My Council group drops into a reverent silence. I listen to what my heart wants to speak. Do I want the talking stick? What DO I have to say that would honor this exquisite listening?

Later on, it's Wild Card. Our group has blindiy said "Hell Yes" to playing full out. We click the button to get a random activity, and some people gasp! What happens from then on, including the activity, stays in the room. But we support and challenge each other. When we walk out, we feel engaged and connected.
Connection Games are not always playful. We seek deep connection, which sometimes gets initiated in conflict and sharing withholds and heartaches. It's often messy, but safely held and always worth it.

WHAT HAPPENS

We expect 8-12 participants, who then generally break up into smaller practice groups.

This event is dynamically steered. Unlike other similar events like circling, T-Group, authentic relating, the facilitator doesn't know the program ahead of time.

This means that YOU have a choice to impact the agenda!

For intro nights, we tend to start with the basics (Council, T-Group) and go from there. Sometimes people are chomping at the bit to take more risks, and we do. Other times the mood is sweet and connected, and we do more basic, safe, connecting practices. Sometimes a random idea arises out of attunement with the group (sometimes suggested by a participant) and we do that.

In weekly containers, we eventually get to the point where we all know all the games. So the facilitator often just asks "Who will stand for what?" Participants say something like "I want a T-Group with no more than 5 people" or "I want a circle with John, Jane and whoever else wants to join us." Then everyone else "votes with their feet" to split into groups.

HAIKUS FOR EACH CORE CONNECTION GAME

COUNCIL
Take turns, three guidelines
Speak and listen from the heart.
Honor the silence.

CIRCLE OF CHIEFS
Space is simply held
Through surrendered leadership
Learn to honor self

T-GROUP
Practice presence. Share
Your feelings in this moment.
Give, receive impact.

PHYSICAL PLAY
Blues dance or cuddle,
Whatever your body wants,
Nourish your full self.

CIRCLING
I-Thou relating
Weaving shared reality
To embody Love

WILD CARD
Random secret game
Revealed to those edgy souls
Who choose it blindly

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Connection Dojo

2336 Channing Way Unit A

Berkeley, CA 94704

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