“Social anxiety and loneliness are two sides of the same coin; each one stimulates the other”
Just like Mark Waldman receives many invitations to watch programs and trainings, everyone of us gets them regularly in the inbox. Most of them are not worth taking, but those with Mark Waldman himself are exceptions and those are the ones I recommend to you.
and many of them have Mark as their neuroscience advisor, like this one created by Ande Anderson on “Overcoming Depression and Loneliness.”
She has brought together 40 psychotherapists and doctors – many of which Mark highly respects. They address the growing anxiety caused by this pandemic.
For example, did you know that since the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of people suffering from symptoms of depression has almost tripled, according to a new study by Boston University of Public Health?
It begins on Monday November 23rd and I strongly recommend that you sign up.
There will be plenty of useful advice touching on many facets of loneliness and depression: how to overcome your fears and develop self-compassion, how to deal with feelings of worthlessness, and what is really going on in your brain when your relationships with others are disrupted by this pandemic. This is where Mark comes in, and Ande asked him to create a special presentation for her summit that covers these topics:
“Social anxiety and loneliness are two sides of the same coin; each one stimulates the other.
Loneliness is deeply tied to life meaning. Social relationships imbue life with meaning and it balances three key networks in your brain.
Loneliness and social anxiety are mostly caused by too much imagination and overthinking coupled with real or imaginary rejection by others.
Loneliness compromises both the structure and functioning of key brain networks, but it’s easy to rebalance them with a unique form of mindfulness.”
Mark Waldman was inspired to create a radically different experiential program called “Love & the Brain: The New Brain Science of Romance, Relationship & Intimacy.” He wanted to thank Ande Anderson for encouraging him to do this. Then he decided that you will benefit if you personally meet her to hear how she created this summit and how her favorite speakers were…enjoy! CLICK THIS LINK to watch our interview.