Looking For Peace in All the Wrong Places: The Antidote to Fear and Conflict is Safety

Air Date: 19 September, 2023

Are you working towards peace internally, in your relationships, and in your work, but finding it elusive? Join us on a thought-provoking and practical journey as we delve into the heart of creating peaceful people and communities and better supporting each other as we work together for peace.

In a world rife with challenges and conflicts, finding peace, connection and unity might seem like a daunting task. But as the iconic hymn reminds us, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” Our panel discussion, “Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places,” will take you on a voyage beyond clichés, as we explore the tangible pathways to cultivating peace within ourselves, our communities, and our world.

True peace actually goes beyond external agreements or our mental state—it’s deeply entwined with our physiology and biology and our sense of safety. The more we understand this, the clearer it becomes how foundational and important our nervous system is to creating and sustaining internal and external peace.

During our discussion we will explore the profound connection between our bodily systems and our capacity for unity and peace. Whether you are feeling serene or grappling with inner turmoil and fear, our discussion will shed light on the intricate interplay between your nervous system’s health and your emotional well-being and your social connections. We will be drawing insights from the Polyvagal Theory, developed by Stephen Porges, Ph.D., examine how early experiences shape our responses and self-preservation mechanisms, and help you identify possible nervous system imbalances. But it is not just theory; we will also provide actionable exercises and recommendations to increase openness, curiosity, and the peace we all seek, within and with others.

Join us in discovering where peace already is… so we may all more effectively contribute to the collective harmony we seek. Our panelists are experts in facilitating internal peace and in facilitating unity and peace between individuals and within and between organizations.