What happens in society when intensifying anxiety leads to an increased togetherness pressure? Download or stream the May 2017 Programs in Bowen Theory conference on Emotional Process in the Family and Society to find out.
At this day-long conference on the Bowen theory concept of societal regression, Dan Papero and Michael Sullivan explore symptoms of societal regression. Papero discusses what happens in society as a whole. In the face of togetherness pressure, leaders became uncertain, structures of principles are abandoned, and a focus on individual rights prevail over a focus on individual responsibility.
Sullivan shares his experience working with families, emphasizing the impacts of emotional cutoff and chronic anxiety in the family, as well as the impact of regression in the social networks in which families are embedded.
Recordings of the full conference or each conference presentation may be purchased for download or rented for streaming.