Shore Leave #25 : Managing Conventions with Anxiety

Originally released on July 02, 2017

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Shore Leave hosts Jeff Hulit and Heather Barker are joined by new guests Matt Hansen and Zach Nichols to discuss managing anxiety disorders while attending large conventions including Star Trek Las Vegas. Each guest provides unique insights from their own personal experiences along with ideas and advice on how best to cope.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • General information on the various types of anxiety disorders
  • Roundtable discussion on the impact of anxiety on our convention attendance
  • Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts - where each of us fall on the spectrum
  • How anxiety sufferers behavior may be misjudged by others
  • Social exhaustion, how it works, and ways we regain our energy when we are feeling drained
  • Feeling overwhelmed, escapism, and where to look for quiet spaces at STLV
  • Tips for attending conventions by yourself
  • Each guest shares their own personal story about attending STLV by themselves, how they dealt with their own anxiety, and the positive outcomes of breaking out of their comfort zones

Links

Shore Leave's STLV 101 Series
The Unofficial Star Trek Las Vegas Convention Facebook Group
2017 Newbies & Solo Travellers Event
STLV Coloring Club Event





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Jeff Hulit
Managing Partner of The Tricorder Transmissions Network and Administrator of the Unofficial Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Facebook Group.
Jeff is a regular host on Shore Leave, DiscoTrek, The Original Mission, Drawing Trek, and Supplemental Logs.


Heather Barker
Managing Partner of The Tricorder Transmissions Network and Administrator of the Unofficial Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Facebook Group.
Heather is a regular host on Shore Leave, DiscoTrek and The Original Mission.
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Matt Hansen
Host @ The Nerd Party

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Zach Nichols
Shore Leave guest and STLV attendee!