Before leaders can support others, they must first be able to regulate their own anxiety. This blog contains a chart for assessing how calm vs. anxiety impacts groups.
Two of the reasons calm thinking and functioning are so powerful in movement work are:
1. Safety and trust increase as stress and anxiety decrease.
2. Discretionary, tacit, and residual energy grow in calm environments, unleashing new ideas, creativity, innovation, and breakthroughs among peers, supporters, volunteers, and partners.