Detachment is not a dirty word
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 02:30 - 03:30 PM
Room: La Factoria
Skill Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Format: Healthier Networks and Organizations
Presenter: Emily G
Rational Detachment is the ability to detach or the release the subjective thoughts, emotions, and/or energy being held about people, places, and things that keep you in a negative state of mind. It is the practice of releasing negative energy and experiences, letting them lie where they belong- without detaching from the person who was involved in these situations. In allowing the negative experiences to dissipate- you are free to act with and from acceptance, love, and compassion. Detachment is not the act of leaving a person behind- but instead- of detaching from the pain of involvement. Rational detachment increases rational reactions – positive emotions- and ultimately decreases the rate of burnout.
All members of the Internet Freedom Community would positively benefit from learning rational detachment skills. Detachment is not just a skill to be used in our 'work', it is frequently used in personal/social situations.
Short-term, I would like for those who participate in the session to feel empowered in taking on difficult/stressful situations, knowing they have more tools in their toolbox to positively cope. Long-term, I expect to see a decrease in burnout symptoms from participants in this session.