Re: Using Silence in Meetings LO2910

Thu, 21 Sep 1995 14:13:28 -0700

Replying to LO2885 --

I tried the stiff arm moving exercise you suggest, but could not get it to
work. (I tried with 3 people.) Do you have suggestions about why I can't
get it to work?

Kate Andrews, Ph.D.

>Dawna Markova and Andy Bryner introduced me to the "Butterfly on Wrist"
>Aikedo (sp?) exercise this weekend.
>One person makes a fist, straight arm, very strong and stiff. Second
>person tries to move the arm by force. OK, it's hard to move the arm.
>Then, second person touches the stiffened arm very lightly, as lightly as
>a butterfly landing on the wrist. Being sensitive, very sensitive to the
>slightest motions of the stiff arm, and there are alway some motions, you
>gently encourage the motions you want and discourage the others. The
>sensation is amazing. With a little practice you can move the other
>person's arm with ease, and the feeling when you've "got it" is