The technocultural body

The technocultural body

Technology is not, in practice, neutral. Some dominant technocultural values are rooted in generational trauma and systemic violence. People and their communities can feel demoralized when facing these perspective shifts, so part of In Divine Company’s work is to keep them rooted in their body and their agency. We offer workshops where we introduce martial arts embodiment practices, as well as meditation exercises, in order to offer ways to stay connected, motivated and empowered by our capacity to show up and heal despite huge unknowns. These techniques allow learners to battle fragility and despair by calming down reactive thoughts.  Participants learn how to resist knee-jerk reactivity and biases and instead absorb and act more intentionally through grounding meditation techniques that teach us how to stay in our bodies and listen for others’ concerns. They will eventually understand that the time it takes to perceive the fuller story is always worth the research and thoughtfulness. This attitude is important for learning how to contribute with accountability by valuing connection over the dominant hero culture and savior narratives that pervade “expert” culture.

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