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TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

January 13, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This topic is a natural segue from our January 6th program, i.e. Rigid Thinking Syndrome. Psychologist Susan David says the way in which we deal with our emotions drives every aspect of how we love, how we live, how we parent and how we lead. “The black-and- white view of emotions perpetuated today — positive or negative — is rigid,” she says, “and rigidity in the face of complexity is toxic.” It also tends to be ineffective and unsustainable, as David’s research on emotional suppression shows that when emotions are pushed aside or ignored, they get stronger.

A survey conducted by David showed a third of people either judge themselves for having “bad” emotions or actively try to push aside those feelings. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is now the single leading cause of disability worldwide, ahead of both cancer and heart disease. Our moderator will be Linda Rich.

Join us as we continue learning new methods of “Brushing the Cat.”

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January 13, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Olmsted Unitarian Universalist Congregation
5050 Porter Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070 United States
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