Growing Fully Human
a place to connect, learn & grow your capacity for connection
The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.Dean Ornish, Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California
Where do I start?
Course # 1:
Roots of Connection: Learning to Befriend Your Inner Lizard
A course where we come together to connect and grow
Roots of Connection is a 4 module online program designed to provide you with the fundamentals, the roots, of connection. Once you’ve completed all four modules, you’ll be ready to grow to the next level. Want more? No worries, you can take Roots of Connection again, until you feel you are ready to move onto the next level. Upon completion of Roots of Connection Module 4, you will be invited to join us for the next level – Sprouts of Connection.
Roots of Connection – Module 1A 6-week online course and community that meets every week for 90 minutes
- See the ways you and others disconnect
- Develop your capacity for greater connection, with yourself and others
- Grow your life in the community of others
- Leverage the power of triads, practice what you are learning
Online Course PhilosophyWe believe that online courses should be accessible to all. We also have an aversion to discounts and promotional offers. We want to offer valuable courses that have a profound impact on the participants at an accessible price. That is why the cost of each 6-session live, online module is $90, which works out to $15 per 90-minute session. You’ll receive a complimentary copy of the book Going Reptile: How Engaging Your Inner Lizard Leads to More Fulfilling Work and Personal Relationships when you enroll for Module 1 of Roots of Connection. Money back if you’re not happy, no excuses needed. Once you’ve signed up for a module, you can request a full refund if you are not satisfied (less a $15 admin fee) at any point in the module before session 5.
Is Roots of Connection for You?Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I feeling so numb, so bored, so disconnected in my job, family, community and world?” or “What stands between me and the connection I want?” Some of the indicators of disconnection are: blaming, shaming, complaining, justifying, defending and explaining. If you have these and similar questions, or recognize some of these these indicators, you may be experiencing difficulty feeling yourself fully or those around you. This often leads to all sorts of unintended consequences, for ourselves and others. Please consider joining us for Roots of Connection for an experiential journey deeper into connection. We will use my book, I will guide and bring additional resources to the table, and together with others in the course, we will unfold new learning from the rich experiences each brings to the course. One of the areas we will dig into is what we notice. Even when we think we are communicating well and fully, we may unintentionally be avoiding connection, which can get us into trouble. We’ll utilize tools and learn to navigate difficulty differently. In the workshop you will have the opportunity to uncover your own stories and see new ways you can recognize disconnection happening in real time. Over the years, my work has touched thousands of people, and I’ve discovered how one can remain connected or regain connection, even in the face of discomfort, pain and confusion. Your uncovering is the beginning of your unfolding, one step at a time, as a flower blossoming in the Roots of Connection.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
- Do you seek more connection? Better connection? Deeper connection?
- Do you desire a level of connection you’ve not yet experienced, or one that you would like to experience again?
- Do you have curiosity about the strategies that worked well earlier in life, and that may now “protect” us from what we want most: connection?
Of Note: Project Aristotle shows that the best teams at Google exhibit a range of soft skills: equality, generosity, curiosity toward the ideas of teammates, empathy, and emotional intelligence. And topping the list: emotional safety. Project Oxygen concluded that, among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] expertise comes in last. The seven top characteristics of success at Google are include being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.
Washington Post, (Dec 20, 2017)
Want more of these qualities? Start with Roots of Connection.