Discussion article for the meetup : Boston: Making space in Interpersonal Interactions
Kate (from the blog Gruntled and Hinged) is going to be talking about a concept called holding space. Specifically she's going to focus on talking with people who are having emotions when you disagree with their reasoning for having those emotions.
Here's a cool intro: http://heatherplett.com/2015/03/hold-space/
As always, the talk will be followed by discussion, both about the feature presentation and general
Cambridge/Boston-area Less Wrong meetups start at 3:30pm on the first and third Sunday of every month.
The default location is at the Citadel Rationalist House in Porter Sq, at 98 Elm St, apt 1, Somerville (Occasionally, meetups take place at other locations, such as MIT or Harvard. This will be specified as needed)
Our default schedule is as follows:
—Phase 1: Arrival, greetings, unstructured conversation.
—Phase 2: The headline event. This starts promptly at 4pm, and lasts 30-60 minutes.
—Phase 3: Further discussion. We'll explore the ideas raised in phase 2, often in smaller groups.
—Phase 4: Dinner.