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Mar 18, 2024

In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Jeff and Aurora delve deep into the topic of dismantling patriarchy through play. They explore the impact of societal norms on individuals, the role of neurodivergence in challenging the status quo, and the importance of celebrating uniqueness. Through personal anecdotes and insightful discussions, they highlight the power of embracing one's intensity and fostering connections through play. Stay tuned to gain valuable insights on creating a more inclusive and empathetic world through intentional actions and meaningful engagement.

The podcast discussion delves into the intersection of play, patriarchy, neurodiversity, and societal norms. Jeff and Aurora explore the impact of patriarchy on both men and women, emphasizing the importance of men becoming allies to women and the need to challenge traditional gender roles. They highlight the power of play in fostering connection, breaking free from societal expectations, and celebrating neurodiversity. The conversation encourages embracing uniqueness, challenging the status quo, and fostering a sense of community and connection through play.

About Jeff

Jeff Harry, the founder of Rediscover Your Play, runs an organization dedicated to making work more enjoyable through play and positive psychology. With a strong belief that play can heal workplaces and communities, Jeff emphasizes the importance of embracing intensity and connecting with others authentically. He advocates for celebrating neurodivergence and challenging societal norms to create a more inclusive and empathetic world. Jeff's work focuses on dismantling patriarchy by encouraging allies to women and fostering deeper connections through play.

In this episode:

  • Jeff emphasizes the importance of play in healing workplaces and communities.

  • Play is discussed as a tool for challenging the status quo and encouraging connection.

  • Aurora and Jeff share stories about the power of play to bring people together.

  • Celebrating neurodivergency and uniqueness is highlighted as a way to dismantle patriarchy.

  • Remote companionship is discussed as both beneficial and limited in replacing in-person connections.

  • The impact of societal norms on neurodivergent individuals and the need for acceptance and celebration.

  • Historical examples like the 54th during the Civil War are used to showcase the ripple effects of small actions.

  • The concept of the "cathedral effect" is introduced, encouraging individuals to make a difference even if they may not see the immediate results.

  • The Embracing Intensity community is promoted as a supportive space for intense and gifted individuals to connect and grow.

Resources:

Rediscover Your Play

Embracing Intensity Community

Embracing Intensity Memberships

Mar 4, 2024

This week on Embracing Intensity, we share an enlightening conversation with award-winning author and licensed educational psychologist, Christine Fonseca. In this episode of our podcast, our host, Aurora, delves into an enriching conversation with Fonseca, exploring her insights on emotional intensity, mental health, giftedness, and our inherent human complexities. 

Fonseca, a gifted adult herself, opens up about her experiences, passions, and various interests that set her apart. The discussion probes the depths of dealing with intense emotions, overcoming personal challenges, and handling burnout. The highlight of the conversation is Fonseca's perspective on the full spectrum of human emotions and the importance of dissecting, understanding, and accepting them as part of our unique individual journeys. She also talks about the necessity of open cross-disciplinary communication within the fields of mental health and related sciences to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the human condition. 

Join us for these compelling insights and much more in our podcast of a treasured conversation with Christine Fonseca!

In this Episode:

  • Unpacking Christine Fonseca's journey from being an educational psychologist to an international speaker, author, and gifted adult
  • Discussion on the influence and inspiration behind the podcast
  • Unveiling Christine's multi-faceted interests including owning a lifestyle shop and being a fiber artist
  • Emphasizing the importance of not fitting in a box and cherishing one's unique identity
  • Navigating the nuances of social interactions and their impact on mental health
  • Exploring the connection between emotional intensity and the nervous system dysregulation 
  • Introduction to the ROAR protocol, a technique to understand and mitigate anxiety
  • Christine's personal journey through overcoming burnout and the strategies she employed
  • Deep dive into the conversation of societal pressures, the pursuit of constant happiness and its paradoxical impact on mental health
  • The untapped power of holistic communication across different disciplinary silos in the healthcare and mental health sector
  • Embracing the beauty and complexity of being intensely human and the power of acceptance.

Resources:

Embracing Intensity Community

Embracing Intensity Memberships

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