I'll be writing up a fuller write-up of the workshops in due course. But I thought it might be helpful share these ideas before the Presidential election - just in case ...
For example, before taking a Stoic response anxiety driven by the thought Women, minorities & immigrants will be marginalised & oppressed might lead to being frozen like a deer in headlights and then taking tranquillizers and drinking
After putting the situation through the Stoic filter, you may well feel more tranquil and more determined.
Close your eyes. Imagine the adverse result. As you realise it has happened, notice what thoughts or images pop into your mind, notice what emotions come up, and also what you feel like doing
Do not get carried away by these thoughts. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that in this situation there are some things you can control and some things you cannot . Remind yourself that Stoic wisdom lies in detecting the difference.
Many in the audience noticed a big shift away from depression, anxiety and anger towards determination to make the best of it along with acceptance of things they couldn't change. This shift was more marked in New York than London, possibly because we had more time but possibly because people felt they could do more about it.
That's Stoicism in action. Much better, I suggest, than the "it will be alright on the night" approach. Look where that got us with Brexit!