Physical contact is something that humans turn to for healing and comfort, so when that contact isn’t an option, it’s easy for us to feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, or depressed. This is because having a social circle of support is an important part of our well-being, and has been for the existence of human-kind as we know it.
Unfortunately, there are times in our lives when physically being with those we love is not an option.
Fortunately, we’ve reached a point in our technological evolution where we can have a conversation face-to-face with practically anyone, anywhere, at any time.
I put together Staying Connected At A Distance as a way to help participants get creative and explore how to maintain social connection and support when sitting down with a loved one isn’t possible.
Whether you’re in a long-distance relationship, are moving somewhere new, or just don’t have access to loved ones, this Facebook class will have something to offer you.
It’s Only Human
Human beings are inherently social creatures, and for as far back as we can trace, humans have thrived in social groups—for good reason! Evolutionarily speaking, we have safety in numbers, and humans who were separated from their social circle often suffered severe consequences. Additionally, social groups provide us with an important part of our identity, and more than that, they teach us a set of skills that help us to live our lives.
If you’ve ever moved away from your social circle, you know how much those social connections play a role in your everyday life and how much they affect your well-being. This is because friendship offers a number of mental health benefits as well as an increased sense of belonging, purpose, and happiness.
No matter the reason you’re unable to physically be with your loved ones, this class will help you explore ways to stay connected in ways that keep your mental health and relationships strong.