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Sat, Nov 04



Grounding into Connection

an embodied exploration of the nuances of social connection

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Grounding into Connection
Grounding into Connection

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Durham, The FRUIT, 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701, USA


About the event

This somatic experience is based on two principle beliefs: 

  1. To connect with others, we first have to connect with ourselves. 
  2. We have to allow ourselves to have our No before we can have our Yes.

Imperfect parenting during our developmental years often teaches us to mask up - to be cool, to be polite, to be a bad ass, to be sexy, to keep it all under control, to take care of everything, to self-sacrifice, to be pleasing, to smile through our pain, or to rage through our hurt. These qualities may be part of our true self, but they become a part of our mask when we use them protectively. We learn to perform an "acceptable" version of who we are. We learn to anticipate others' expectations and prioritize those perceived expectations over our own authenticity. This keeps us separate.

In this workshop, we will learn how to connect with others without losing the connection to self. How do we stay connected to our own needs and feelings while engaging with others

There will be opportunities to practice:

  • Body movements to regulate the nervous system.
  • Finding the No and the Yes in our bodies.
  • Setting boundaries.
  • Taking the risk to ask for connection.
  • How to recieve a No or a Yes.
  • Seeing and being seen in our authenticity by a group.

Individual Process

There will be opportunities for individual somatic processes as we follow the needs and the energy of the group.

  • Disrupt old patterns and limiting belief systems
  • Witness and support each other's healing


  • Grounding into Connection

    From $65.00 to $125.00
    • $65.00
      +$1.63 service fee
    • $95.00
      +$2.38 service fee
    • $125.00
      +$3.13 service fee



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Check out this animation by my colleague, Kellie Newton
Note: She uses the word “Mom” a lot. If “Mom” does not apply to you, you can substitute “the person whose uterus you grew in” for pre-natal events, and “your primary nurturer” for post-natal events. 

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