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Connectedness

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When we cannot connect face to face, it is important to find ways to connect to others.  Connect virtually with telephone calls, video calls, texts, chat/support groups, online activities and meetings and other positive social media.  You can even go the “old fashion” route – and write letters…. A great way to connect!

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https://youtu.be/NkHGQfB-_p8

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The Importance of Connection and Belonging

“The subjective experience of feeling close to and a sense of belongingness with others.”

•             Lowers levels of anxiety and depression

•             Creates better emotional regulation

•             Improves self-esteem

•             Fosters greater empathy

•             Increases trust

•             Improves cooperation

•             Builds stronger immunity

•             Increases longevity

When we cannot connect face to face, it is important to find ways to connect to others.  Connect virtually with telephone calls, video calls, texts, chat/support groups, online activities and meetings and other positive social media.  You can even go the “old fashion” route – and write letters…. A great way to connect!

https://emmaseppala.com/connect-thrive-infographic/

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D, is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016).