Dedicated to helping people restore conversations in the age of digital communications
‘CONNECTED’ ISN’T CONNECTION…
We live in a world of increasing time demands and a dependence on communicating through technology. While technology provides the capabilities for real time engagement and connectivity, it’s ironically creating less – less intimacy, connection and quality interaction with those who matter most.
The convenience of technology has enabled us to turn to our devices to address boredom, to fill intimacy gaps, and to distract us from those discomfort, fear, criticism, or judgement that a potentially sensitive or charged conversation might bring. The nuances and emotional cues once experienced by touch or a facial expression in the most basic human-to-human conversations are now being replaced by brevity, swipe, and screen time.
Over the past decade, research has continuously shown the detrimental impact communicating primarily through technology is having on the social health and mental well-being of our kids, on our intimate relationships, and personal and professional interactions. The demand to keep up with the speed of technology is adding to our other demands in life.
We’ve become a head down society, losing the skill of how to interact once our heads are up.
It’s creating more silence than connection, more frustration than acceptance, more powerlessness than solutions, altering the why and how of what it means to be in an organic, healthy relationship.
It’s eroding people’s ability to relate, recognize, and respond to one another.
It’s changing our emotional development and rewiring neurological pathways. It’s eliminating empathy in the next generation and contributing to the overwhelm feeling more and more teens are experiencing. Technology is overloading our sensory systems, creating new addictions, increased anxiety and other wellness concerns.
It’s disrupting our sense of relationship.
Through technology we get to clean up how we show up; we control the how much of what others experience of us by editing, tweaking, retouching, or deleting, creating the ‘just right’ presentation of ourselves. We sacrifice real conversation for that momentary connection. Communicating through technology enables flight from conversation, compromising our capacity for self-reflection, proper social development and greater mental wellness. We not only short change ourselves of what it means to have connection with another human being, we’ve unintentionally created a life of fewer social skills for the next generation.
Rather than enabling less out life, contributors and participants of The Conversation Project hold the vision to empower people to reclaim conversation, communication and connection, not in spite of, but alongside technology.
The Conversation Project works with parents and families experiencing disconnection, deflection and conversation shut down in the home. We support these relationships to source inner strength to openly communicate so they may thrive beyond their current way of being, independently and as a unit, all with professional support, inspired actions, events, educational resources, and an engaged community.
Who We Are
We are a collective of authentic life and community leaders, professionals, certified coaches, trainers, facilitators, and more. We value acceptance, curiosity, mindfulness, integrity, commitment, open dialogue, collaboration, community, contribution, vulnerability, compassion, soul powered motivation, inspiration and action.