All our conversations revolve around ONE subject right now (the virus and the pandemic) and more and more people feeling lonely in isolation, we created this space for other conversations where we can feel seen, heard and connected.
How it works:
We’ll be playing a fun activity with everyone and then I will split everyone into breakout groups of 2-5 people, pick a conversation starter and then facilitate conversations with the ASK DEEP QUESTIONS Connection Cards.
What you’ll need:
- Computer with browser access or device with the zoom app installed (http://www.zoom.us)
- Make sure you have a webcam and microphone (earbuds work, too)
What to expect:
? Give the Gift of Your Presence
We’re all in this together to create a space where everyone feels supported. At the beginning of the event, we will turn off any distractions so everyone can feel seen and heard.
❤️ Share “vulnerageous” Stories
Relationships travel at the speed of vulnerability – but it takes courage. Your stories and experiences may be exactly what another member needs to hear today to solve a problem, seize an opportunity or simply feel less alone.
✨ Go as Deep as you Like
You always have a choice: You choose what stories you share and how deep you go. There is no obligation to share things that you aren’t comfortable talking about with your group or partner.
? Dare to Be Kind
Let’s look out for each other. No one here is looking for your criticism, cynicism, advice, or judgement. We encourage and support each other and if we notice someone sharing degrading comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity, we speak up.
? Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this community requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive and vulnerable discussions make events like this great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the breakout rooms should stay in the breakout rooms and will not be recorded.
What attendees shared about the experience at the end:
“We are all the same.”
“There’s beauty in the complexity that life offers us.”
“Vulnerability is a superpower.”
“It reinforces why it’s so important to connect with people all over the world.”
“Vulnerability leads to beautiful connections.”
“The ease at which I felt a connection with so many I did not know…beautiful.”
“Rejuvenated from connecting. A spring cleaning of body and soul.”
“I appreciate how this group connected me with people that are also going through the same challenges. Amazing to externalize these challenges and not feeling alone.”
“I needed this today and I didn’t realize how much until now.”
“I feel inspired…loved it…want to use cards with others.”
“I am hopeful to see someone drop the facade.”
“I received the acknowledgement of connectedness and we are all one.”
“I was able to show my real self to my partner.”
“This was beautiful! Like a virtual hug!”
“I felt seen.”
“Beautiful and intimate!”
“Inspiring, wonderful, we are awesome!”
“It was a nice way to lean into my resistance to vulnerability.”
“This experience ignited my hope in people again, in dark times.”
“Incredible and very profound.”
“I felt we had many things in common in our diversity.”
“I’m not the only one who has some kind of problems and I know now that people see me as a positive person which is one of my whole life goals”
“Seeing the light in the darkness <3”