Right now we need each other more than ever. As winter approaches and we continue to retreat inside our homes, most of us are feeling more isolated and lonely.
It’s not our fault.
Our bodies are designed to be in community.
We are wired to connect, belong, feel seen, and be heard.
Connection Cohorts are designed to do just that. Together we will step into a space of
community care and delve into the science of loneliness and connection while applying positive
psychology techniques and embodied compassion practices.
With intimate cohorts of 8 participants, we will gather weekly (via Zoom) for 1.5 hours with rolling admission (a total of 12 sessions per cohort).
Each session will be broken down into three sections; learning, practice, and conversation. The sessions will kick off with a lesson on the month’s theme, a guided group practice or meditation, a small group exercise, ending with inquiry and sharing in conversation with our group.
What We’ll Cover
Month One: exploration
Exploring loneliness as a foundation for meaningful connection.
- Explore the science behind loneliness and connection
- Learn how the evolution of loneliness can be used as a universal superpower
- Learn how the brain and the body experience loneliness to benefit our longevity and health
- Explore what belonging means to you
- Begin opening the door to meaningful connection through deep sharing and the practice of vulnerability
Month two: practice
Connection, community, and compassion as a practice.
Learn the science of relationship – how does connection change our bodies’ biochemistry?
Engage in the experiential practice of holding emotional opposites
Practice noticing – how does the intimacy of our cohort act as a strength?
Explore key components of self-compassion
Engage in the practice of compassionate inquiry and conversation
Month three: integration
Community care and active compassion.
Explore community care, active compassion, and the geography of connection
How can we integrate what we’ve learned and felt into our daily lives?
Explore our connection habitat
Make commitments individually and together, to broaden our circles of belonging and make connection and compassion a purpose
I am not a big joiner – but something drew me to signing up for a second, smaller group. After the second meeting, I was absolutely hooked. The connections made and the things I learned and felt – were all so new. I now cherish the time my group meets – as we share, learn and connect and have found so much in common over this difficult new “socially distanced” world. I am so grateful to have found the Connection Cure, just as we were all starting to be physically disconnected from our family, friends, and coworkers.
I feel the anxiety of trying to fit everything into my day, but I hear a voice in the back of my head telling me that I need to make space for myself. That is the Connection Cure for me. Each time I see it on my calendar, I think to myself that I have to skip it, I don’t have the time. But the clarity it gives me afterward helps me cut through the anxiety and be more productive. It has made a huge difference in my life!
My connection Co-Hort was literally the bright spot in my week during the Spring of 2020. I was blown away at how close we became as a community in such a short time. It was so helpful to both learn from Lisa about the science behind connection & loneliness. Sharing and coming together with my group reminded me I wasn’t alone, and that we were all in this together.
My Connection Cure Cohort has provided me with meaningful, deep, soul-searching and enriching discussions among a group of strangers who have formed a tight and important bond of trust and understanding under the skillful, gentle leadership of Lisa. I so look forward to our sessions, sharing experiences, and the support that the group offers. It’s been a game-changer for me and one that has provided a new broader perspective.