The Mike Mantell Podcast

MMP #11 Building The Connection Movement with Amy Silverman

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Amy is committed to bringing people together through play, connection, self-expression and creativity. Her passion for human connection, growth and community led her to establish and grow The Connection Movement,  a community that comes together and dives into self-discovery, transformation and deep, earnest connection.

Inspired by the practices and teachings of Circling, Authentic Relating, Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, Mindfulness, Morehouse, Meditation and NonViolent Communication, The Connection Movement offers events, workshops, coaching programs, social experiments and retreats, including Connection Camp – an annual four day, three night adult summer camp.   Amy is proud to have seeded and grown similar communities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa as well as Miami, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.

In this episode we talk about: her journey from emotional-disconnection to connection teacher/facilitator, the nuances of feedback, the loneliness epidemic, and curiosity as a vital skill for connecting.

-Check out theconnectionmovement.com for her workshops in New York.
-Check out connectioncamp.com this summer June 13th-16th outside of NYC. Use the coupon code Mantell to save 40 $mackeroo$.
-And check out humancenteredgroup.com for her work with organizations and teams.

Notes from this episode:
-Her contemplation of belonging
-Inquiring past discomfort to find truth
-Today’s loneliness epidemic
-Finding outlets for belonging
-How society represses us from our full emotional expression
-Developing the skills to help others see more of themselves
-When she does and doesn’t pursue deep connection with others
-Conditioning herself to become curious when discomfort arises in relationship
-How to handle when your partner is less curious than you are and takes up more conversation space (a challenge I often face!)
-How to gracefully give feedback
-Using feedback to see our assumptions
-Her journey from emotional disconnection, to actress, to communication leader

Have a marvel-full time in your listening-adventure my friend!

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