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Connection Games: Intro Nights

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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

WHY INTRO NIGHTS?

For about half of our existence, we only played Connection Games with our immediate friends, in closed 8-week containers. Now that the vision and format have settled in, we naturally opened up and want to invite others to join us.

The intention for these nights is to inspire you to join an 8-week container. This is where the magic truly happens! The group grows closer week by week. Participants experience more self-awareness and deeper levels of connection.

LOGISTICS

Please arrive early. Doors open 1/2 hour prior to the event start time. Doors close promptly at the event start time.


The cost is...
• $10 (for dinner) for any first-time participant or past container participants
• Free to anyone in a July/August container (use RETURN2CONNECTION coupon)
• Closed to "repeat casual" folks who have already been to an intro night

There are no refunds, but tickets are transferrable to any of the remaining Intro Nights by emailing cgames.forever@gmail.com.

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

MORE INFO

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 8-20 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 eight-week 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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