Todays working world is increasingly ambiguous, complex and fast-paced, placing great demand on workplace leaders. In this context, the default is to work from the head – to react with the intellect and logic. This powerful workshop moves beyond the simple concept of body language and helps you tap into your innate human ability to be intuitive, flexible, and expressive valuable skills in the workplace and beyond.
What is embodiment?
We believe the body is a sensory instrument to tell us where we are emotionally and psychologically, and how to respond. Embodiment allows us to have a deep sense of connection of the whole self (body and mind).
Why embodiment in the work place?
Our instinct in today’s world is to work from the head – to react with the intellect and logic. But what about the body? The practice of embodiment moves beyond intellectual learning and empowers you to lead from the whole self, using head, heart and body as sources of intelligence, compassion, and creativity.
The Embodied Leader is a unique program for those seeking greater connection between the physical body and the mind and heart. Developing an authentic connection with ones physical self is vital for stress management, clarity of thinking, creativity, communication, and overall well-being. The body has lots of detailed information, and learning how to trust it, hear it, feel it, is a way of becoming intuitive.
What are the desired outcomes?
Experiential Learning Model
The workshop is designed as an experiential learning experience. The activities are structured to provide new and provocative experiences for participants to reflect on the impact of the the lessons, and how the activities might be a useful metaphor to carry into their work as organizational leaders. Experiential learning unfolds in four phases, each an invitation to participants to engage in their own experience in a way that heightens learning and ideally some change in behavior.
Sample Class Structure:
DO participants engage in a led experience
REFLECT participants are asked to share what they noticed and experienced
ANALYZE participants are asked “What did you learn?,” “Whats the meaning/metaphor?”
EXPERIMENT participants are asked “What can you apply from what you learned?”, “What are the take-aways to implement?”
“I loved Joe’s ego-less style and warmth and how he immediately puts the group at ease and gives permission to go inward– closing eyes; I love how he didn’t over-explain”
“I LOVED IT! Totally lost track of time and space because I was so present… Didn’t feel like a training or workshop. Was an interactive journey… a transformative experience.”
“This was the first leadership training/learning experience where I was gently nudged to explore my own leadership within….that felt amazing.”
The Embodied Leader can be customized to fit the needs of your team and organization. Email email@example.com to learn more.