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Recognizing Defenses :: Class 3: Recognizing Disarming Defense Style
Disarming Defense Styles are the result of denying our masculine and emphasizing our feminine.We emphasize Mystery, Chaos that invokes unexpected outcomes. Our outer softness conceals a strong interior where, if we are pushed to perform, we typically exceed people’s expectations. This Defense style is initially adaptive, but eventually can be pushed too far and becomes explosive. We demonstrate strong intimacy and self respect while seeking to improve our Autonomy Skills and self esteem. To accomplish this, we need to be grounded in our physical body. Our perceptual strengths are mostly subjective and comprised of the unification of Feelings and Emotions, producing playful Passion and intuition. The problem is when we get caught up in Projections where, when we want something to be true, we idealize ourselves or others to make it so.
Our primary fear is that we are not adequate or enough. We tend to redefine problems to fit our at-hand preconceived solutions. We adore openness, hate bullies and flee from confrontation when we do not see the value in it. This reflects that we are sensitive to blame, express fear to make peace with it and repress anger because we are not comfortable expressing it. Disarming Defense Style individuals are easily identified by their gorilla warfare approach, where misdirection helps divert attention away from their actions. We can get caught up in drama, particularly when it allows us to divert attention away from certain alternatives we wish to avoid. When we identify with this defense, we believe that our Goodness produces a context where we can see meanings, even when others cannot.
Anxiety wears us down, particularly when we get caught up in having to compare ourselves to everyone around us. It would be helpful to not take ourselves so seriously or to project how others should be good, because it sabotages our personal self development. We are susceptible to jealousy and envy because we fear others have the qualities we lack. Through the review of hundreds of pictures, we explore the various physical and energetic characteristics that indicate a Disarming Defense Style Our objective is to offer enough examples so we will be able to see these characteristics in life. The class also comes with all presentations (in PDF format) and video recordings.
Facilitators: Larry Byram & Sandra Jaquith
Class Schedule: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6-9pm MT
Location: 2945 Center Green Court, Ste. E, Boulder, CO 80301 (or by webinar)