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Lightfulness

Where Humor and Mindfulness Connect

Lightfulness: A practice to engage and embody one’s lighter side as a skillful tool for connection, spontaneous communication, and resiliency.

-Light as in lightness, lightheartedness, humorous; the opposite of heavy, serious.
-Fullness refers to an individual’s Awareness, especially interactive mindfulness

 

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

“Your work is still working.  Very powerful stuff. Thank you!!”

Independent  Consultant, IT

“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

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 where lightness, empathy and humor can be shared in the workplace.  Lightfulness Trainings are also great for stress reduction, as mindfulness trainings, and a good amount of fun.

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.

These companies have benefited:  Calsoft, Comcast, Dolby, Mattel, Médecins Du Monde, PayPal…

 

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
“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

 

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

Nocando, Zen teacher

 

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

Technical Writer, Dolby Labs

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