When I host a Groove session, I make it a point to first talk about the Groove Philosophy. This is the basic premise behind why I have Four Sisters Groove and the means to function within that framework. It is the boundaries and “Dance Floor” of another type, if you will. So I thought it would be a good thing to discuss as we begin the New Year together.
- Our Time – Our Space. It’s important to have a separate time when gay and lesbian people can have a specific time and space for meeting to discuss effective communication. In a simple example, you’ll see it in a bar, right? We have gay bars, because it provides a specific place and time for us to “be ourselves” more easily. So if that philosophy can work in a business space such as a bar, why wouldn’t it work in our effective communication training? The Groove Session does that by providing a clear space and time set apart for us to learn how to Groove safely and securely.
- Confidentiality Agreement. Along with that safe and secure space, the Groove Session provides an opportunity to open up freely about communication skills and taking the chance on not being right or sharing some information you may not share outside of the event. For this reason, the Groove has a Confidentiality Agreement for those attending. What happens in the Groove Session stays in the Groove Session.
- Not the First Effective Communication Training. You may recognize many of the components of the Four Sisters Groove in several communication skills training courses. This is not a new concept and goes back many, many years. (You could even say the Zodiac signs are based on four communication types, and who knows how far back that goes.) While it isn’t the first of its kind; it’s certainly way more fabulous.
With this core philosophy in place, the Four Sisters Groove provides a working session for learning effective communication skills that is safe, confidential and fabulous. Let me know if you would like to host or join a Groove Session.