There’s an overwhelming feeling of being alone right now. Isolation during the pandemic, disillusionment from the elections, uncertainty of the economy have all weighed on each of us — tremendously. As a result, it’s easy to be disconnected and feel like you are all on your own. In this episode Brian, Jeannette, and Debi delve into the topic of isolation and brainstorm solutions on how to get beyond detachment and desperation. They are joined by genocide survivor, Amra Sabic-El-Rayes, who shares her courageous story and offers advice on how all of us can combat isolation and fear. In addition, Brian, Jeannette, and Debi tackle the pros and cons of a hero’s journey, which is often a solo quest, as well as address viewer questions, including how many people feel alone right now, even though they live with other people.
This episode is a one of a four-part YouTube Series co-hosted by Dr. Deborah Gilboa, Jeannete Kaplun, and Brian Copeland that tackles the mental distress many of us are experiencing right now. Normalization of the struggle each person faces. Empathy for the pain, fear, confusion, anger, sadness, isolation that are present for so many each day. Strategies for moving forward in unprecedented times and circumstances. It aims to be a welcoming, approachable conversation that honors emotion while offering real life solutions to the pain and fears people are experiencing right now in an incredibly vulnerable time known as 2020, that is only going to be amplified during the holidays. The three hosts strive to give people the tools to talk about what’s happening and to reach out – for themselves and for anyone about whom they’re worried. In a lively, yet informative conversation, audiences can learn and laugh a little, and look at some tough realities — from Covid fatigue and political unease to economic woes and feelings of isolation– so everyone knows they’re not alone and their experience matters. They matter.
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