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Humor and Lightness for the Workplace

 

Lightfulness: A practice to engage and embody one’s lighter side. A practice to improve active listening and awareness. A skillful tool for improving connection, and communication, for individuals and groups.

 

Lightfulness:
-Light as in lightness, lightheartedness, humorous
-Fullness refers to interactive awareness/mindfulness

Lightfulness offers:  A sense of well being. A pathway that offers resiliency, stress release, emotionally-intelligent communication tools, conflict resolution, effective collaboration.

The method is perhaps a bit unexpected. Simply put, by exploring capacities in humorous non-verbal  expression, one can invite lightness into expression and connection.  An important aspect of training involves putting aside the rational,  inviting in intuitive mind through somatic work in breath, body, and movement, and improving concentration, awareness and connection through play and improvisation.

A wonderfully light-footed day, which I enjoyed a lot! And I take many, small suggestions for everyday professional life to the mindful and humorous dealing with me and clients! Thank you.

Irmgard

“Lightfulness really helped me see a completely different side of my teammates, which is rarely possible in usual work environments….this was very beneficial”

Paypal Open-Source team

We had a very special team day, Through your sympathetic nature and your skills,  humor and lightness has strengthened our team. All of us can take something from the training into our daily work. It feels like a seed has been planted in a different way.
Thank you very much!

Sabine (21.3.18)

Some of the places where Lighfulness is aloft:

           PayPal            Comcast             Dolby              Mattel             Calsoft
  Médecins Du Monde         Beratungsstelle für Kinder-Flensburg         Haus Regenbogen-Flensburg

 

Lightfulness @ Work

  Team Building, Team Training

 Lightfulness Training emphasizes individual well-being and team cohesiveness to create a workplace where collaboration will flourish, favoring creative solutions over arguments. At the heart of the strategy is giving co-workers tools and resources so that lightness, empathy and humor are present in the day-to-day.  The trainings offers effective tools for communication in challenging situations, and methods for stress reduction and interactive mindfulness.

 

  Team Building, Team Training

 Lightfulness Training emphasizes individual well-being and team cohesiveness to create a workplace where collaboration will flourish, favoring creative solutions over arguments. At the heart of the strategy is giving co-workers tools and resources so that lightness, empathy and humor are present in the day-to-day. With certain teams, such as with social workers, caregivers….the focus shifts to include interactions beyond the team, with clients, students…here’s a recent post on that…

 

Self Care & Resiliency

Lightfulness Training introduces practices offering exercises in stress recognition and release, and expressive methods to inject lightness into tense situations.   These trainings weave a cohesive fabric of self-care and resiliency for individuals and groups working in health care, social work, education and related fields.

All trainings are designed according to meet team needs, and time constraints. They can be a series of short sessions, a longer one-off training, or as an ongoing practice

Results:
  • Individual Well-being
  • Effective Team Collaboration
  • Emotionally Intelligent Connections
  • Lightness and Awareness in Communication
  • Resilience and Humor in Challenging Situations

Methods:

  • Qi Gong
  • Physical Theater Expression
  • Vocal Expression
  • Humorous Expression
  • Awareness Work: Shintaido,  Butoh walks, Meditation, Juggling, Balancing
  • Theatrical Improvisations, Theater Games
  • Lightfulness Improvisations

“I found the exercises you shared really applicable to our work. We sometimes have an idea that we are ‘present’ but in reality just think that we are. I think any practice that aids us in getting into the right hand brain is vital and frankly delicious! So thanks again! ”

Suzie F. Artistic Director. Hearts&Minds

“Who could know that this would be such a valuable team building experience? It had more impact than a ropes course or any previous team training I have done”

Programs Director, Humanitarian Non-profit

“One of the best 2 days of my 2017. The other was jumping out of an airplane.”

Lauren

 

 

“Taking humor seriously enables people to not take themselves too seriously”

Nocando, Zen teacher

 

“Transformational Mindfulness”

Jay

“I loved the definition of ‘levity’ as a lightness. Humor is always a possibility, but not an imperative. So freeing.”

Technical Writer, Dolby Labs

“Moshe has a wonderful energy and really embodies the lightfulness with much humour and sensitivity. It’s a great opportunity, don’t miss it!”

Joao

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