Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you reacted in a way that you later regretted? You may have wondered why you acted that way and wished you could have handled the situation differently.
We “react” instinctively to environmental stimuli, such as hearing unpleasant comments or being blamed. These reactions are often driven by our unconscious beliefs, biases, emotions; and our lack of thought about long-term consequences.
Can there be a healthier option to choose, rather than “Reacting”?
Yes, there is; by Responding to a situation.
What is Responding? A general assumption is that responding is a synonym for reacting. But it is not.
A response usually comes slower. There is thought and analysis involved unlike in a reaction.
A response would take into consideration the well-being of not only oneself, but also of those around us. It weighs the long-term effects and stays in line with our core values.
The bottom line is – we are responsible for our choices. We can choose the responses too. We have the power to convert what appears as a threat into a challenge and respond accordingly.
How can we move from Reacting to Responding?
Infinum Evenings : Responding Vs Reacting to situations – How it impact us.
On Saturday, 30th September, 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm India time.
Ragini Rao, Psychotherapist & Transactional Analyst (TSTA)
Hema Sreedharan , Counsellor & Psychotherapist,
invite you to this upcoming session of Infinum Evenings; to explore reacting vs responding and how to choose the right responses.
About Infinum Evenings
Infinum Evenings is an online community – to belong, dialogue and grow with. A once a month event, to meet up with a curious group, with whom one can talk, share and learn. It is –
- A safe space to think, express, question, learn and together explore different aspects of Emotional Wellbeing.
- A chance to get away from the rush and focus on someone for whom we often don’t have time – Ourselves.
- A time to sit in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere; over a cup of tea or coffee; at a spot we love – indoors or outside !
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Together let’s listen, share, reflect and transform.