Authentic Woodlands

About Authentic Woodlands

We are a community dedicated to creating and fostering genuine human connection in The Woodlands, Texas. We are cultivating and practicing transformation — not just talking about it — by being willing to be affected or changed in relationship with someone else (or even ourselves!). Authentic Woodlands is part of an emerging culture that is growing all around the world. We are a culture that values genuine intimacy and personal freedom. Our games format is modeled from our two sister groups in Houston: Authentic Houston and The Authenticity Effect. Our Lead facilitator is certified by The Circling Institute in Berkely, California and has also trained  with leaders in integral theory at The Integral Center located in Boulder, Colorado.

What is Authentic Relating?

Authentic Relating Games are fun, highly interactive group exercises that explore ways of seeing, connecting, and appreciating others and ourselves at deeper levels. These games create a safe place for taking risks, improving and practicing the art of relating with others and playing a little outside of our comfort zones. We discover more about ourselves than we might in our everyday lives. Engaging with others in this safe, spontaneous container affords the opportunity to create and foster a culture of conscious connection, positive regard, and authenticity in relationship. In this field of co-creation and co-discovery, we come to recognize and experience our shared humanity on a deep, profound level. We practice new ways of connecting and playing that allows the power of intentional relating to emerge.