[Icon for De-awkwarding Silence] [Icon for De-awkwarding Silence]

De-awkwarding Silence

Create a more expansive environment. Work with silence to promote reflection and encourage listening and speaking.

De-awkwarding Silence


  1. Sit in a circle and begin with a period of silence.
  2. Reflect on your own thoughts in silence. Appreciate the tranquility and freedom of silence.
  3. Take your time to speak. There is no need to rush.
  4. Stand up and share your thoughts when moved to speak.
  5. Honor each speaker with your full attention.

Icons by Gregory Sujkowski and Bohdan Burmich from the Noun Project