The Limen: November Gathering


The American Psychological Association just published a study which found that although humans possess a deep desire and skill set to discern emotions and intentions of others, we often misread or misunderstand them. Michael Kraus, author of the Yale study looked at five different forms of sensorial modes of communication and found that “relying on a combination of vocal and facial cues, or solely facial cues, may not be the best strategy for accurately recognizing emotions or intentions of others.” This research emphasizes the importance of using words to both articulate and listen to each other to more accurately decipher another’s internal world and to be understood of ours.

There is a human desire to be understood without having to say what we are thinking or ask for what we want, but there are multiple reasons why the verbal transaction has such a vast application to our capacity for both survival and optimal functioning. As adults, we have set stories – a makeup of memories, associations, learned connotations and ways of relating.

For example, your silence may mean something completely different to me than what it means to you. Similarly, my anger may be an expression of care but has vastly different implications for you and the role it has played in your life. These differences can result in fundamental breakdowns in human relationships. Working them out through the specification of words appears to mean a more accurate and meaningful way of connecting and relating than the soothing but also frustrating preverbal communication we all come from.

In the spirit of relating and being known, I propose a series of experientials and en suite discussion for this month’s gathering at The Limen. Please join me to explore interpersonal engagement through a variety of experiential exercises focused on emotional recognition and building communication.


The Limen: November Gathering


Do you know what I am feeling?

Emotional Recognition and The Role of Facial and Vocal Cues


When can you make it this month? 


If you are interested, please email me which date/time would work better for you:Monday, November 13 at 4:15pm /OR/ Wednesday, November 15 at 8:30pm I will set the date accordingly. I look forward to hearing from you!

Location: Union Square
Who: Anyone interested in expanding internal experience through interpersonal engagement. An open mind to your self and to the group is encouraged. Space is limited to 8 people.
Commitment: None needed except for the one you are attending.
RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.
Fee: $15 prepayment, $20 at the door



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