Back in 2020, when our lives got confined to our homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, little did we know that it would give rise to another kind of pandemic; a pandemic of loneliness. Physical distancing, remote work that took up most of our time & unexpected responsibilities just gave rise to social isolation devoid of meaningful connections.
So much so that even today we feel the implications of the social isolation we endured. For example, many of us still find it difficult to be vulnerable or express ourselves freely.
Candid Conversations is my humble attempt to break the psychological barrier holding people back from being true to themselves and provide a human space where they can come together to speak their minds and heart & listen to each other’s thoughts and experiences.
What makes Candid Conversations different?
For each Candid Conversations session, we have a small group of 12 people who are ready to appreciate the truth and reality in each other and are not clouded with the fake it till you make it attitude. This is not a group of perfect human beings but rather imperfect ones who are consciously working towards a world of acceptance, inclusiveness, vulnerability, and accountability.
And with this pure intention, the group is able to beautifully create a human space that makes reflective efforts to make each participant feel safe and included. We also understand that this freedom of expression of personal stories or thoughts of any participant may trigger another participant. This is why the group is made aware at the start to acknowledge their triggers and share concerns, if any, in an attempt to make the space safe for them.
Occasionally, I do chime in with my thoughts when directed with a query but this platform is mainly for the participants to be their authentic selves. The platform gives a voice to the people and ensures that they know that their thoughts, feelings, and stories matter. And with every Candid Conversation, my faith in the fact that conversations heal us gets stronger & stronger. And if you join our next session then you would believe in it too!
You should join the next Candid Conversation if you:
- Love interacting with people belonging to different backgrounds
- Wish to voice your unexpressed feelings and thoughts
- Are ready to stretch your perspective about people, situations, and life
- Are curious about self-improvement and growth