Fundamentals of Authentic Relating

Deepen connection and intimacy by developing your skills in listening, expressing and attuning.

Course Description

Fundamentals of Authentic Relating is a 7-module series exploring and practising the foundational aspects of three major movements of attention within relating. These three movements, which underpin all connection and intimacy, are that of listening, expressing and attuning.

Understanding these three movements, and developing the skill sets within each one, leads to an ever-increasing refinement of one’s ability and capacity to create and maintain connection in any context, and develop a secure base for relating and relationships. 

This course is a practice-heavy, experiential dive into somewhat simple, yet infinitely deep, aspects of relating. Understanding and practising the skills contained in this course leads to an expansion in “relational intelligence”, the awareness of and ability to shape and direct attention within human interaction. 

Fundamentals of Authentic Relating Course Details

The development of this intelligence creates possibilities of increased experiences of intimacy, ability to provide emotional support for others, clarity in expressing desires and boundaries, enhanced negotiation and conflict resolution capacities, and the welcoming forward of more of the unique essence of yourself and those with whom you connect. 

The course itself is a well-tested, established and refined presentation of theory and practice to develop the skills. It is also, however, somewhat intermediate in nature and requires at least some familiarity and comfort, or desire to rapidly learn, how to share vulnerably and listen with a degree of presence.

If you’re entirely new to this work, it’s recommended to check out the Introduction to Authentic Relating self-paced study course first. If you have prior experience, however, or are just ready to dive right in with an incredible community of supportive seekers on the same path… then come on in. 

This course serves as a prerequisite for most of the other courses within the Evolutionary Relating curriculum, including for those who wish to follow a facilitator pathway. The skills presented are invaluable for anyone, as relationships and communication are such a fundamental part of being human, and also strongly benefit those working in the people-oriented industries such as coaches, therapists, psychologists, teachers, nurses, midwives and doulas, hairdressers, managers, human resources, etc.

Course Structure

Fundamentals of Authentic Relating consists of recorded elements, practise and theory.

There are two possible options to study this work. 

The first is a self-paced journey, where you will have access to all the recorded elements of the course. However, none of the live components will be included. This option is best suited for those who already have people to practice with and prefer to explore on their own rather than as part of a workshop. 

The self-paced content includes:

  • 24 theory lectures on all aspects of the content
  • 22 partner practices, both described and demonstrated

We highly recommend the live version of the course if you have the availability. The live version includes everything in the above self-paced course, plus a 7-week facilitated journey through the content, with a group of up to 24 others. Going through all the practices each week with a group supports you in really locking in the learnings, as well as has the potential to make some truly wonderful connections along the way. 

Additionally, this option includes one year of access to our FAR community. The FAR community is hosted on the EVOLVE platform, where you’ll have access to a forum to ask questions, make more connections and be able to attend weekly drop-in practice classes to continue in your development. 

The FAR Live Course includes:

  • All content from the self-paced course
  • Your choice of a live 7-week course happening on any of the dates listed in a section below
  • One year access to the FAR community


The following modules will be taught in Fundamentals of Authentic Relating:

Jan 24 – Mar 11
Mar 14 – Apr 29
May 9 – Jun 24

Jul 18 – Sep 2
Sep 5 – Oct 21
Oct 24 – Dec 9

Register Your Interest

Click below to register for Fundamentals of Authentic Relating in 2022.