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Members Meeting – BA MN Local Alliance Meeting
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Restricted Attendance: Braver Angel Members who live in the state of Minnesota
Local Focus: Braver Angel Members who live in the state of Minnesota
Therapist and author Steven Stosny, in an article for Psychology Today, coined the phrase “election stress disorder” or ESD – a kind of takeover of the adult, rational brain by the more emotional toddler brain, which is highly susceptible to emotional influences. Have you read news about elections and found your blood pressure rise and your mood change? Do you find your inner peace shaken by the stress of the mid-term election?
How do we set boundaries for our mental and emotional health and have meaningful conversations with others when so much weight and importance is placed on a political event? How do we create an atmosphere to help ourselves, our communities, and our country?
Share your thoughts and listen to others in this informative discussion on the mid-term elections when we discuss:
- What you have noticed about your feelings and behavior concerning the upcoming election season? What you have seen in those around you, and what has surprised you?
- What role do social media and the news play in your anxiety over the political process and elections? How do you navigate that?
- Describe what methods and approaches help deal with anxiety in your personal life. How are they serving you in the context of elections?
- How do you impact others’ anxieties around the election? Is this the impact you want to have?