Authenticity with Agency: Build Safety with Poetry

Mar 14, 2023

2:30pm – 4:00pm CT

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The #1 indicator of happiness is deep, meaningful relationships. But vulnerability is dangerous! This workshop attends to the often-ignored stage of accepting the real danger in opening up to others. Neelam sets a tone of belonging with poetry performance & storytelling. Together, we’ll stop overthinking our success stories to dive into the imperfect, messy middle where all the light is. The audience will be carefully guided into safe experiences of witnessing vulnerability and writing creatively to connect to their inner voice. You will learn to create the safety to say "no" in everyday life, so all your yes's have power. Neelam says “the cocoon is just as beautiful as the butterfly.” Initiate your practice in agency, so you can share your true presence with protection.

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Neelam Patel

Tailored Poetry

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