Meetup : Comfort Zone Expansion at Citadel, Boston

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : Com­fort Zone Ex­pan­sion at Ci­tadel, Boston

WHEN: 10 Novem­ber 2013 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Ci­tadel, 98 Elm St Apt 1, Somerville, MA

Com­fort Zone Ex­pan­sion (CoZE) is the prac­tice of ex­pos­ing your­self to un­com­fortable or un­usual situ­a­tions with strangers in or­der to de­velop so­cial skills, per­sua­sion, and con­fi­dence. (as taught at CFAR)

A wide va­ri­ety of ac­tivi­ties fall un­der the um­brella of CoZE—here are some ex­am­ples:

  • start­ing con­ver­sa­tions and ask­ing per­sonal questions

  • ask­ing peo­ple for favors

  • singing or danc­ing in public

  • go­ing to stores and ask­ing for free samples

  • trad­ing ob­jects with people

After a brief in­tro to CoZE, we will warm up by play­ing im­prov games, and then take a trip to a mall in down­town Bos­ton for the CoZE prac­tice (the lo­ca­tion is cho­sen to min­i­mize the chances of en­coun­ter­ing some­one you know). We will dis­perse around the mall, and then re­con­vene for din­ner and an ex­change of sto­ries!

Our sched­ule for this meetup is as fol­lows:

—Phase 1: Ar­rival, greet­ings, un­struc­tured con­ver­sa­tion.

—Phase 2: In­tro to CoZE − 3:30-4pm.

—Phase 3: Im­prov games (warmup) − 4-5pm.

—Phase 4: CoZE out­ing in down­town Bos­ton − 5-7pm.

—Phase 5: Din­ner and ex­chang­ing CoZE sto­ries − 7pm.

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : Com­fort Zone Ex­pan­sion at Ci­tadel, Boston