A. Nelisha Wickremasinghe's Beyond Threat resources

1. An article that summarizes the Threat, Drive and Safe brain implications and the role of Self-Compassion can be found HERE

2. For those who want to go a bit more in depth, Nelisha's book is available now in the UK and soon in the US





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3. Also, FYI, I will be hosting a ChangeMakers videocall with Nelisha in the morning of April 12th. So if you are interested in being part of the live q&a opportunity, please tentatively mark your calendars for April 12th at 10:30am UK. The zoom will also be recorded.


B. Patrick Lencioni's 5 Dysfunctions of a Team resources

1.  Lencioni Infographic 5 Dysfunctions of a team

2.  Lencioni Anime' Appendix with summary on steps to take to build trust, encourage generative conflict/disagreement, etc

3. Lencioni Construct 2-pages

4. For those of you who would like to read the full book by Patrick Lencioni

I recommend reading the manga edition as it captures the essence of the regular business book and you can read it in 45 minutes to an hour.





A PDF of the slides used in our session can be found HERE




1. The 36 questions for deep trust building. Note: they get progressively more intimate, so the first dozen or so are useful in organizational settings, with the right preparation, whereas the final 12 are really meant to be used to build stronger connections with loved ones. The middle 12? Depends on the context and needs.


1. Kristin Neff at University of Texas Austin, is the founder of research on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. I was lucky enough to meet her and learn from her at a workshop on Feb 10-11, 2018. Here is a video of her TedX talk on the subject. The three core elements of Self-Compassion (which activates "Safe" brain) is composed of 1. Mindfulness (i.e. first I notice what is occurring for me emotional and somatically), 2. An appreciation of Our Common Humanity (i.e. We are all imperfect beings. I mess up some times just like others mess up some times), and 3. Self-Kindness (i.e. I won't let my Inner Critic voice of judgment take over, but will treat myself with kindness ex. "I messed up but I will learn from this and do better next time"). And something she hasn't written about yet but is researching/theorizing as of 2018 4. Set clear boundaries for myself (i.e. I now will intentionally set the boundary I need to be able to take improved action). Note for those of us who like to see connections between frameworks (the 1 through 4 above are directly linked to 1-magician, 2-sovereing, 3-lover, 4-warrior archetypal capacities).

2. Kristin Neff - Practices for Self Compassion











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