Growing Fully Human
a place to connect, learn &
grow your capacity for connection
Growing Fully Human is an educational hub for discovering, practicing and developing the capacities fundamental to connection – with ourselves and others. Here you will find online programs that build upon each other, moving into more and more subtle territory. As you move through the different course levels, you deepen your capacities and your practice. Each level has four modules. Each module has six 90 minute online sessions. Come grow with us!
We’re here to teach and practice a simple method designed to support experiencing the connection we all crave and need.
This simple method is contained in my book Going Reptile: How Engaging Your Inner Lizard Leads to More Fulfilling Work and Personal Relationships and is informed by all of the teachers in my life – including people and experiences.
It comes from my belief that we all have the right to live in a world that feels safe and connected, and that much of what we’ve created in our world generates the opposite. And I believe that we can change that.
The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.Dean Ornish, Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California
Where do I start?
Course # 1:
Roots of Connection: Learning to Befriend Your Inner Lizard
A course where we come together
to connect and grow
Roots of Connection is a 4 module online program designed to provide you with the fundamentals, the roots, of connection. Once you’ve completed all four modules, you’ll be ready to grow to the next level. Want more? No worries, you can take Roots of Connection again, until you feel you are ready to move onto the next level. Upon completion of Roots of Connection Module 4, you will be invited to join us for the next level – Sprouts of Connection.
Roots of Connection – Module 1
A 6-week online course and community that meets every week for 90 minutes
- See the ways you and others disconnect
- Develop your capacity for greater connection, with yourself and others
- Grow your life in the community of others
- Leverage the power of triads, practice what you are learning
Start with one module. If you like it, complete the next three. When you are ready, you can grow to the next level, taking the next series. You’ll receive an invitation for the next module or next course once you’ve completed the previous one. No big commitment up front. Sign up for one module at a time. If you are not ready to take the next module, you can wait until it comes around again.
If you too believe that creating better connection is both possible and needed and are seeking a practical and powerful tool to bring this about in yourself, your relationships, family, neighborhood, workplace and world, I extend you a warm and enthusiastic invitation to join us!
Online Course Philosophy
We believe that online courses should be accessible to all. We also have an aversion to discounts and promotional offers. We want to offer valuable courses that have a profound impact on the participants at an accessible price.
That is why the cost of each 6-session live, online module is $90, which works out to $15 per 90-minute session.
You’ll receive a complimentary copy of the book Going Reptile: How Engaging Your Inner Lizard Leads to More Fulfilling Work and Personal Relationships when you enroll for Module 1 of Roots of Connection.
Money back if you’re not happy, no excuses needed.
Once you’ve signed up for a module, you can request a full refund if you are not satisfied (less a $15 admin fee) at any point in the module before session 5.
Is Roots of Connection for You?
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I feeling so numb, so bored, so disconnected in my job, family, community and world?” or “What stands between me and the connection I want?” Some of the indicators of disconnection are: blaming, shaming, complaining, justifying, defending and explaining.
If you have these and similar questions, or recognize some of these these indicators, you may be experiencing difficulty feeling yourself fully or those around you. This often leads to all sorts of unintended consequences, for ourselves and others.
Please consider joining us for Roots of Connection for an experiential journey deeper into connection. We will use my book, I will guide and bring additional resources to the table, and together with others in the course, we will unfold new learning from the rich experiences each brings to the course.
One of the areas we will dig into is what we notice. Even when we think we are communicating well and fully, we may unintentionally be avoiding connection, which can get us into trouble. We’ll utilize tools and learn to navigate difficulty differently.
In the workshop you will have the opportunity to uncover your own stories and see new ways you can recognize disconnection happening in real time. Over the years, my work has touched thousands of people, and I’ve discovered how one can remain connected or regain connection, even in the face of discomfort, pain and confusion. Your uncovering is the beginning of your unfolding, one step at a time, as a flower blossoming in the Roots of Connection.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
- Do you seek more connection? Better connection? Deeper connection?
- Do you desire a level of connection you’ve not yet experienced, or one that you would like to experience again?
- Do you have curiosity about the strategies that worked well earlier in life, and that may now “protect” us from what we want most: connection?
If you are pulled by these questions, then this is the course for you!
Project Aristotle shows that the best teams at Google exhibit a range of soft skills: equality, generosity, curiosity toward the ideas of teammates, empathy, and emotional intelligence. And topping the list: emotional safety. Project Oxygen concluded that, among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] expertise comes in last. The seven top characteristics of success at Google are include being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.
Washington Post, (Dec 20, 2017)
Want more of these qualities? Start with Roots of Connection.