Sara Ness is creating Social Revolutions
37
patrons
$457
per month
Hi, I'm Sara.

I am a teacher of connection, ninja of authenticity, and awkward turtle of social gatherings.

I create through a set of practices called Authentic Relating and Circling

Authentic Relating (n): also has been called "improv for the soul" and "human practice." AR provides short, experiential "games" and experiences that create connection on many different levels. They also provide practice in empathy, vulnerability, and self-discovery. These Games are meant for people like us - people who want to connect but don't always know how to, or have the chance.

I'm passionate about understanding how groups and relationships form, thrive, or conflict, both to help meet my own need for belonging, but also to understand how we can work and live together better.

Over the past 7 years, I've trained or consulted over 500 leaders in sectors ranging from education to the Coast Guard. I've led thousand of workshops, helped found more than 15 communities, and created the source manual on Authentic Relating practices. 

My dream is for connection to be available to anyone who wants or needs it. For fulfillment to be our norm, and loneliness a memory of the past. And, for everyone to develop the skills of empathy and perspective-taking that I think are our only hope for peace in a globalized world.

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"During a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I took part in an ‘authentic relating’ exercise, playfully initiated and masterfully orchestrated by Sara Ness of The Austin Love Juggernaut.

To truly understand another human being, to empathise with them and get into their consciousness, even if just for a moment, is an infinitely powerful thing. It also requires authenticity from all parties.

While it can often take years and decades of shared experiences to achieve this state, Sara and her team have developed some magical methods to accelerate the cultivation of this true superpower. And I saw that the potential of these techniques for our modern society, where deep and authentic connection is often lacking, is truly awesome."

-
Sunny Sangha

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Here's the thing. Creating spaces for connection, empathy, and authenticity isn't exactly a lucrative career. I often work 60+ hours a week, and I make subsistence income...most of the time.

This Patreon allows me to do the work I love, the work I'm good at, the work that helps the world in the best way I know how.

I get messages almost daily from people who want to found their own communities, use Authentic Relating practices in different contexts, have conflicts mediated, or just talk to somebody who will listen with care. I want to continue being able to donate time to these people.  And, I want the time to continue creating for- or non-profit resources designed to spread empathic connection and self-love throughout the world.

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"Sara Ness is a total embodiment of what she teaches. Disarmingly genuine, generous and inclusive, Sara glows with love and fascination for humanity. And as a leader, her ability to be so completely with the experience of the students without losing command of the space is miraculous." - Matteus Levell

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Your support allows me to continue creating.
Even $5/month adds up, and the more Patreon support I have, the more time I have to spend on resources that help in the long term - empathy-building games for teachers and children; manuals on bringing authenticity into company culture; worldwide community maps; online courses to help people anywhere build connection-focused groups. When I don't have to spend my time gathering coaching clients, I have more energy to create the big things that will really move this movement forward.

What benefits do you get from supporting?
- A better world for you and those you love
- The ability to use things I create for your own benefit (like the Authentic Relating Games manual)
- Tangible gifts and support! Check out the Patron rewards below.
- Good karma

So many of you have told me that you support what I do, and who I am.  This campaign was built on that faith.  

Let's do it.
- Sara -
Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
Rockstar:
You get my gratitude, and the warm fuzzy feeling of having contributed to something awesome.

(And, of course, top-secret, Patreon-only updates on new manuals, programs, and crazy ideas!)
Pledge $20 or more per month
Brain-Picker:
You get a copy of all manuals that I’ve created ($60 value), AND access to new ones as they’re written (incalculable value)!
Pledge $50 or more per month
Personal Sara-Subscription: You get a video answer from me to a question of your choice, once every month! 

PLUS all previous rewards, including all my manuals.

Pledge $120 or more per month
only 4 left
In Your Face:
I will give you one free 90-minute circling, coaching, or consulting session per month. You can also donate this reward to a friend who needs support!
PLUS all previous rewards, including Sara-Subscription, mastermind calls, and manuals.
Pledge $250 or more per month
In Your Home:
I’ll lead a free 1-day workshop for a group of your choice, on the topic of your choice, for every 3 months that you support. In person within 1 year if we make travel arrangements, or online within the next 6 months.
Also includes all rewards at the $75 level and below, including Sara-Subscription, mastermind calls, and manuals.
If you pick this, contact me to discuss logistics!
Pledge $500 or more per month
The Inner Circle:
You get a free pass to any weekend workshop that I lead during the time of your support, and can bring one friend for half price.
Also includes all rewards at the $120 level and below, including a monthly session with me, Sara-Subscription, mastermind calls, and manuals.
Goals
$457 of $500 per month
Once a month, y'all get to pick a project for me to create! New manual? New training? Circling a person of your choice (who wants to be circled)? Something totally random? If I consent and it's within my time capacity for the month, your will shall be done! 
AND, I will offer 2 partial scholarships ($450 value) to participants in each Authentic Leadership and Facilitation Training I lead, as long as this level remains met!
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Hi, I'm Sara.

I am a teacher of connection, ninja of authenticity, and awkward turtle of social gatherings.

I create through a set of practices called Authentic Relating and Circling

Authentic Relating (n): also has been called "improv for the soul" and "human practice." AR provides short, experiential "games" and experiences that create connection on many different levels. They also provide practice in empathy, vulnerability, and self-discovery. These Games are meant for people like us - people who want to connect but don't always know how to, or have the chance.

I'm passionate about understanding how groups and relationships form, thrive, or conflict, both to help meet my own need for belonging, but also to understand how we can work and live together better.

Over the past 7 years, I've trained or consulted over 500 leaders in sectors ranging from education to the Coast Guard. I've led thousand of workshops, helped found more than 15 communities, and created the source manual on Authentic Relating practices. 

My dream is for connection to be available to anyone who wants or needs it. For fulfillment to be our norm, and loneliness a memory of the past. And, for everyone to develop the skills of empathy and perspective-taking that I think are our only hope for peace in a globalized world.

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"During a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I took part in an ‘authentic relating’ exercise, playfully initiated and masterfully orchestrated by Sara Ness of The Austin Love Juggernaut.

To truly understand another human being, to empathise with them and get into their consciousness, even if just for a moment, is an infinitely powerful thing. It also requires authenticity from all parties.

While it can often take years and decades of shared experiences to achieve this state, Sara and her team have developed some magical methods to accelerate the cultivation of this true superpower. And I saw that the potential of these techniques for our modern society, where deep and authentic connection is often lacking, is truly awesome."

-
Sunny Sangha

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here's the thing. Creating spaces for connection, empathy, and authenticity isn't exactly a lucrative career. I often work 60+ hours a week, and I make subsistence income...most of the time.

This Patreon allows me to do the work I love, the work I'm good at, the work that helps the world in the best way I know how.

I get messages almost daily from people who want to found their own communities, use Authentic Relating practices in different contexts, have conflicts mediated, or just talk to somebody who will listen with care. I want to continue being able to donate time to these people.  And, I want the time to continue creating for- or non-profit resources designed to spread empathic connection and self-love throughout the world.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Sara Ness is a total embodiment of what she teaches. Disarmingly genuine, generous and inclusive, Sara glows with love and fascination for humanity. And as a leader, her ability to be so completely with the experience of the students without losing command of the space is miraculous." - Matteus Levell

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your support allows me to continue creating.
Even $5/month adds up, and the more Patreon support I have, the more time I have to spend on resources that help in the long term - empathy-building games for teachers and children; manuals on bringing authenticity into company culture; worldwide community maps; online courses to help people anywhere build connection-focused groups. When I don't have to spend my time gathering coaching clients, I have more energy to create the big things that will really move this movement forward.

What benefits do you get from supporting?
- A better world for you and those you love
- The ability to use things I create for your own benefit (like the Authentic Relating Games manual)
- Tangible gifts and support! Check out the Patron rewards below.
- Good karma

So many of you have told me that you support what I do, and who I am.  This campaign was built on that faith.  

Let's do it.
- Sara -

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Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
Rockstar:
You get my gratitude, and the warm fuzzy feeling of having contributed to something awesome.

(And, of course, top-secret, Patreon-only updates on new manuals, programs, and crazy ideas!)
Pledge $20 or more per month
Brain-Picker:
You get a copy of all manuals that I’ve created ($60 value), AND access to new ones as they’re written (incalculable value)!
Pledge $50 or more per month
Personal Sara-Subscription: You get a video answer from me to a question of your choice, once every month! 

PLUS all previous rewards, including all my manuals.

Pledge $120 or more per month
only 4 left
In Your Face:
I will give you one free 90-minute circling, coaching, or consulting session per month. You can also donate this reward to a friend who needs support!
PLUS all previous rewards, including Sara-Subscription, mastermind calls, and manuals.
Pledge $250 or more per month
In Your Home:
I’ll lead a free 1-day workshop for a group of your choice, on the topic of your choice, for every 3 months that you support. In person within 1 year if we make travel arrangements, or online within the next 6 months.
Also includes all rewards at the $75 level and below, including Sara-Subscription, mastermind calls, and manuals.
If you pick this, contact me to discuss logistics!
Pledge $500 or more per month
The Inner Circle:
You get a free pass to any weekend workshop that I lead during the time of your support, and can bring one friend for half price.
Also includes all rewards at the $120 level and below, including a monthly session with me, Sara-Subscription, mastermind calls, and manuals.