Anxiety and the Election - Living Room Conversations

Living room conversations
Tuesday October 20, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm


Anxiety and the Election

Facilitator: Shaun Keeley

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 the headline news about the election and found your blood pressure rise and your mood change?  Do you find your inner peace shaken by the stress of America’s election season?  How do we set boundaries for our own mental and emotional health, as well as have meaningful conversations with others when so much weight ad importance is placed on a political event?

Living Room Conversations offers a simple, sociable, and structured way to practice communicating differences, while building understanding and relatioships. Typically for the session, 4 -7 people meet in person, or by video call for about 90 minutes. They listen to and are heard by others on one of the topics. Rathe than debating or convincing others, we take turns talking, sharing, learning, and encouraging. No preparation is required. Background links with balanced views are available on some topic pages onlines. Anyone is welcome to participate. As SCTCC students, we have an opportunity. Respect. Relate. Connect.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.