Relational Alchemy

Would you like to bring more connection and community into your conference or retreat?

‘Relational alchemy’ is an evolution of personal growth into relational growth. We begin from a place of embracing and taking responsibility for our unique personal experience. That is the foundation of integrity. Then we reach out, with love and respect, to relate with each other’s experience. That is where the magic happens! Because when we tell the truth, the truth changes.

There is no cookie-cutter mold for how you should be or what relating should look like. Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly *them*, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including their belief that they aren’t.)

These nights involve a series of fun, social exercises that demonstrate and explore relational alchemy, getting to know yourself better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with. There will also be unstructured time for connecting with each other and fostering community.

All this is within a light-hearted container which is safe for getting real, taking emotional risks, and personal growth. Everyone has an opportunity to profoundly see and be seen, where there is nothing to ‘get’ and judgements and distractions fade away.

Things to expect: laughter, relief, anxiety/excitement, reverence, love and connection, new friends, and new possibilities for how you engage the world

Join the Relational Alchemy Facebook group to keep in touch with the community.

I have been digesting all that happened (or perhaps, the pure simplicity of it) on the games night last week. What you offered is the heart of what matters to me - the chance to get to show up, naked, simple, and to speak our heart's truth.

I have tremendous faith in Michael as a facilitator. He creates a space that is loving and safe where exploration, authenticity and magic can happen. He takes charge in this subtle way that is simultaneously gentle and strong.

Michael is an excellent facilitator who is very talented at holding space to allow people and groups to explore, grow, and interact. He helps guide discussions while at the same time allowing participants to come to their own conclusions and establish their own truth. He is creative, asks good questions, and helps nurture environments that allow people and groups to develop and feel more connected.

I had the pleasure of attending (participating!) in relational alchemy put on by Michael last night in Berkeley. Totally blew me away. It was so incredible to explore deep ways of connecting to others in such a safe, engaging, and fun way. Michael is a wizard at this stuff, a true craftsman. I highly recommend this evening to anyone seeking to expand authentic expression and human connection in their world. You won't be disappointed.

Michael, thanks so much for the amazing evening of relationship boundary pushing. You created a safe and fun environment to do something that was new to me and totally wacky (in an amazing way). I left wanting more like this and with a curious sensation of "you can do this kind of thing??". This is exactly the kind of experience I've been seeking, I had no idea it even existed! It is easy to see you love your craft and I'm so thankful to have had the chance to share in your passion.

Thanks for leading that workshop last night. I had a really wonderful time. I loved feeling myself moving to a place of vulnerability, lovingkindness, and trust with a space full of strangers. I feel more comfortable with eye gazing as well and recognize how uncomfortable I felt in the beginning when making eye contact with people, but how right it felt afterwards.

Indeed a great event! It was so impressive and uplifting to have experienced such substantial and deep connections with someone you know for only two hours! The world would be a better place if more people relate this way. Thank you Michael. Thank you fellow participants.