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I think most of the techniques we have work mainly for those who speak up. I've certainly seen Lines and Veils work that way.
It may just be because it's six in the morning, but I'm having a slightly hard time visualizing this in context with the exercise's desired effect: is how you're holding your hands such that, as you move closer, your hands are the first thing that touch?
And also that you can feel free to use it anytime we're radically out of alignment, including when other people are laughing and joking and you were trying to take something seriously.
Slight necro, but as threadstarter I feel a duty to kind of pull the strands together a bit. I think most of what I would say has been said already, but to summarise: