Building Community

I Need your Input on Building Community

The end of the year can be a season of disruption, confusion, and overwhelm. It can be hard on us.

At the same time I’m watching people in the Becoming Safely Embodied Online Skills Course build community and connection with each other.

I want that for everyone!

Research shows us how being “prosocial” can be a powerful support, helping us live longer, decrease depression, ease anxiety.

Community can be a powerful growth accelerator.

I know, from my own experience, how important community is.

After all, I lived in a yoga ashram for over six years in the 80’s and 90’s just to be surrounded by people who were like minded.

But I also know that we can find people “scary” or that we don’t fit in with others, or have difficulty finding people who are on the same path. Given a history of trauma and attachment wounds It can be hard to trust people. To reach out.

I hear this all the time in the courses I teach and the coaching calls I do with groups of people.

They tell me how their fears really hold them back, making them hesitant to live they life they really want to live, keeping them from stretching, reaching, and navigating the turbulence that is inevitable when we try something new.

Creating and building a strong supportive community remains a high priority for me. Years ago I tried to create an community — and it just didn’t work out the way I wanted. I learned from that. It’s given me clarity about what kind of community I want to be part of and help build.

I’m actively exploring ways to create a Safely Embodied Learning Community where you feel supported, encouraged, motivated, challenged, invigorated, and reminded of who you really are.

I have lots of ideas for this kind of learning community:

  • videos about new ideas
  • meditations to keep you grounded and centered
  • simple skills to challenge you to keep remembering your true self
  • building in accountability and action steps
It’s important to me to hear from you.

Hearing what you are wanting, needing, and looking for helps me better  shape this community into something that we all want to be a part of.

So…..

  • What kind of learning community would help you?
  • How do you need support?
Send me an email with your thoughts, comments, hopes, dreams about creating community.  I’ll gather your ideas together and bring this into reality.

Sending goodness,
Deirdre
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