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The pull of perfectionism, empathy/movement experience

Hosted by Sasha Soreff

The pull of perfectionism, empathy/movement experience
Perfection is understood to be unattainable, yet there are constant messages and cultural norms that value it above all else. With empathy and movement, we'll disrupt perfection's pull.

Even when one wants to accept the imperfection and failability that epitomizes being human, perfectionism can exact a strong pull. Rooted in early experiences of trauma and in its linkage with white supremacy, making mistakes and misteps can carry real costs, real or internalized. Empathic conversation, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication and coupled with creative movement, invites us to connect with our experiences around perfectionism with compassion and support. When we are accompanied in our shame, disappointment, and other emotions, we can become more present to ourselves and others. Creative movement allows for the embodied expression of long-held feelings, bringing us from our heads into our hearts and toward a deeper level of self-connection and healing.

Note: All movement can be done seated or lying down, and all movement invitations are optional: you can fully participate whether you move or not. All forms of creative expression and embodiment, including stillness, is welcome.

About Sasha Soreff

Sasha Soreff is a New York City-based choreographer, dance teacher, empathy/movement facilitator, certified transformational coach,and cancer journeyer.

In workshops, Sasha weaves relational neuroscience, somatic movement, and transformational principles together, to support participants to discover deep self-connection and soulful expression—resulting in powerful, life-enhancing insights.


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