The world around us is overflowing with feelings. All kinds of feelings. Anger, outrage, happiness, fear, confusion, hate, love. Why are we so impacted by the emotional energies around us? How do we protect ourselves from internalizing emotions that are not productive for us?
Being part of a group can bring lots of emotions - some people respond with excitement, optimism at the idea of a support network, comfort in the idea of shared experiences and stories; for others, the idea of a group can be terrifying - having to open up to strangers, having to trust others with your vulnerabilities.