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The Embodiment Space: Human Together: tools to nurture connection in online gatherings
April 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
I know we’re tired. I know we’re riding waves of feeling fine, and then feeling anything but fine.
And of course, this is magnified by the simple fact that when humans are scared, we have this incredibly beautiful, innate desire to gather together. We want to hug, to sit close. We want potlucks and laughter and long talks while the fire burns to embers.
And here we are, trying to gather using zoom and WhatsApp and MarcoPolo and any other app to fill that desire to be together.
And don’t get me started on those zoom meetings.
But here’s what I also know:
Humans have incredible capacity to shift and adapt.
But we adapt best when we understand why the body behaves in certain ways – why screentime is hard, why connection is so desired, why stress makes it difficult to do anything but the most basic.
When we understand how the body functions, then we can work *with* the body, instead of demanding the body does what we’re telling it to do.
I have nearly a decade of experience facilitating online. So I can confidently promise when we work *with* the body, there is so much potential for connection even in online spaces.
And this new unnormal isn’t going anywhere quickly, so it’s time to learn to use the tools we have, and to use them well.
This month in The Embodiment Space I’m going to share some tools and practices that help humanize online meeting spaces.