This truth about our bodies can change the world

Our bodies are meant to be accompanied.

When neuroscientists tested how hard it was for people to walk up a steep hill, the study participants rated it difficult when alone, less difficult when with a stranger, and even less difficult when a loved one was with them.

The same hill.

In other words, it’s harder to do stuff when we’re alone.

It’s actually true in our bodies. It takes more effort.

When we’re accompanied, we digest food better, make jokes, play, and have creative ideas about how to respond to climate chaos (among other things).

Where have you been walking alone up that hill?

The thing is, you can be around other people twenty four hours a day and still not feel accompanied. I see this all the time with my clients and students.

To me this is the central tragedy of modern life. We are walking around with superpowers, and we don’t even know it.

All day long we are walking by other people who have superpowers to help us, and we don’t know how to access it.

And all day long, we’re walking by people whose lives could be profoundly improved by our own untapped powers.

How to accompany others and how to ask for the accompaniment we need is at the heart of our live online course, Getting the Support You Need to Change the World.

It starts on Wednesday, and we still have a few spots left. Find out more here.

You’ll learn tools to give and receive accompaniment, and you’ll be join a robust community infrastructure that will support for your work and life right now.

Undoing Domination Communication: Getting the Support You Need to Change the World
You also might be interested in this course by a trainer I highly recommend, Leonie Smith: Inviting All Voices: Collaborative Leadership for Diverse Teams.

And by the way, if these courses aren’t the right time or fit for you, I trust that there’s something out there that is. Get clear on what you want and prioritize getting the accompaniment you need to to bring your voice to this time of chaotic transition.

May you be well accompanied,
Amanda

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P.P.S. Do you want one-on-one accompaniment with me? Email me to find out about a free 30 minute consult.

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Amanda Blaine

Amanda Blaine

Amanda Blaine supports leaders of organizations to run their business or team in a way that matches the growth they've experienced in their personal life.
Amanda Blaine

Amanda Blaine

Amanda Blaine supports leaders of organizations to run their business or team in a way that matches the growth they've experienced in their personal life.

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