The Complexity of Touch (Free for NL Members - also available for Purchase!)

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This video series begins with NL co-founder, Bettina Shultz-Jobe, partnering with Apollo for the purposes of demonstrating some of the tools and activities included in the NL Essential Connection Kit. Tanner Jobe was behind the camera.

In the process of filming these demonstrations for the Essential Connection Kit course, Bettina and Tanner realized that Apollo was having a difficult time staying connected during activities that involved touch. Bettina acknowledges that when she started working with Apollo that particular day, she was more focused on the task of filming than on the connection with Apollo. Noticing this, Bettina and Tanner decided to back up. Tanner and Bettina worked with Apollo with a focus on helping him stay connected through attachment and detachment, and noticing where Apollo experiences difficulty staying connected - for example, when he experiences some fear of objects outside the round pen, or when he experiences some physical discomfort. Touch is then very gradually reintroduced in this context.

We offer this series because it illustrates a process we continually return to in Natural Lifemanship - that of restoring and repairing connection in our relationships whenever and however it is lost. It is through thousands of micro-repairs that trust and greater intimacy are built. We hope you will find this process valuable to watch.

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