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Tuesday, June 15 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Eavesdropping: Grow Your Problem-Solving Toolkit with Body Wisdom

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There is a voice at our fingertips we rarely invite “into the room.” That “voice” is the wisdom of our body. Deepak Chopra captures our mind/body relationship beautifully: “Every cell in your body is eavesdropping into your thoughts.” The complex system of our body is specially attuned to sense into the complex problems of today.

Social Presencing is a practice of “leaning into” your body and noticing the feeling in your body. The body is a large sensing organ interfacing ourselves with the physical world. It is not neutral; as the world informs our body, our body informs our world. Seeing our body – a complex system itself – as a holder of wisdom, insights or data, opens a whole new palette to explore solutions. This complex system of the body is uniquely and poetically positioned to give us insight into the complex problems of today. Social Presencing is used world-wide to gain quick insights into complex organizations and interacting systems. 

Come, dressed comfortably, and bring a personal or professional challenge (you will not have to share your challenge with anyone). 

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • You will participate in a practice developed to support body awareness.
  • You will explore your own body wisdom in the context of a personal or professional challenge.
  • You will share observational insights and benefit from the observational insights of others. 

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • You might gain insights that are so unexpected that you are compelled to learn more.
  • You might see bodies in a whole new light – one of wonder, ideas and possibility.
  • You might find that your relationship with your own body changes – for the better!

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • You might want to build the practice into a daily or weekly routine.
  • You might want to bring this practice to a workplace addressing complex problems there.
  • You might want to apply this practice to your own seemingly intractable problems and soar into a future that, right now, you daren’t imagine.

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Lindsay McDonald

Principal, FreshEye Thinking
Lindsay McDonald brings tri-sector leadership experience in the arts, business and purpose-focused organizations (nonprofits) to her work as principal at FreshEye Thinking. Exploring and co-designing innovative engagement and empowerment strategies for companies, communities and nonprofits... Read More →

Tuesday June 15, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT