Coming Out of Hermithood
It is the year of the locust (ok, the cicada) who have been underground for 17 years waiting to emerge. And, for some of us, that’s how it might feel as we begin to encounter people beyond the confines of our house and Zoom, with pre-set agendas. Luckily, some ABCT members, Larry Cohen and Stefan Hofmann, chatted with the New York Times, which put together lots of tips for us to make our re-entry easier, feel less strained or painful. Dr. Hofmann notes that establishing commonalities is how we connect, so shared experiences are always a good starting point.
To read their, and others’, tips, see
And, for information on social anxiety, something more difficult than what the Times addresses, see