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Our Response to Natural Drives (Building Cross-Cultural Awareness)
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How important is leisure to you? Should society have more lax norms concerning casual sex? Are you surrounded mostly by extroverts? Is optimism a good thing? In this final session of the series, we will explore the link between culture and our subjective sense of well-being. Perhaps even more explicitly than other human dilemmas, Indulgence vs. Restraint (IVR) operates at a very instinctive (visceral) level, i.e. how we respond to our natural drives depends largely on how our group – family, school, church or nation – taught us from a very early age. Needless to say, we use the same instincts to form expectations regarding how others should behave, especially during a time when virtually all of us have been deprived of experiences we deem pleasurable. As we’ve done in previous sessions, we will jointly practice and reflect on becoming more aware of our somatic and emotional response to these phenomena.
Meet Your Practice Leader
Christian Filli specializes in understanding patterns of human motivation, decoding cultural narratives, and examining how these might affect individuals, organizations, and society at large. He is an ICF certified Integral Coach, an Associate Partner with Hofstede Insights, and holds a B.A. in Social Communications. With a 30-year long international career that spans across a vast range of business sectors, and having lived in four countries (Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, United States), Christian applies his diverse background, multifaceted experience and tireless inquiry to broadening his own perspective and guiding others, as we all navigate an increasingly complex global landscape. He recently published his first book, Hidden Delta – The Crucial Role of Symbolic Thought to Advancing Humanity. Learn more at www.scyrocco.com