Sam on Bob Harden Stress and CBT

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The first Sam’s Saturday Stag was very gratifying.


The first Sam’s Saturday Stag was very gratifying. 

We established guidelines for our discussions:

1. Interrupting or talking over others does not contribute to an intelligent discussion
2. We will keep the discussions “big picture” and avoid intellectual roadblocks, like arguing over details or semantics.
3. We agreed that evidence-based, informed opinions are superior to personal opinions.
4. The specific opinions expressed by individuals will not be shared outside the group.

We agreed that alcohol was welcome so long as it did not affect the high quality of discussion. We encouraged snacks that can be shared.

Those who attended were a CEO of a nationwide company, a commercial real estate appraiser, a pilot and owner of an aviation training facility, a dentist, a retired architect, a retired engineer, a cardiologist, an entrepreneur and ecologist, an investment adviser  and a pastor/psychotherapist. Three of the attendees were Mensa members. Once the holidays are over we expect a larger turnout for the January 25th meeting at 2 PM at Sam’s meeting room.

There were generous contributions to the Mensa Gifted Youth Scholarship Fund.

One participant summed it up nicely: “Nice meeting today. Interesting and thoughtful conversations. Genuinely good men.”
The first Sam’s Saturday Stag was very gratifying.  

We established guidelines for our discussions:

1. Interrupting or talking over others does not contribute to an intelligent discussion
2. We will keep the discussions “big picture” and avoid intellectual roadblocks, like arguing over details or semantics.
3. We agreed that evidence-based, informed opinions are superior to personal opinions.
4. The specific opinions expressed by individuals will not be shared outside the group.

We agreed that alcohol was welcome so long as it did not affect the high quality of discussion.  We encouraged snacks that can be shared.

Those who attended were A CEO of a nationwide company, a commercial real estate appraiser, a pilot and owner of an aviation training facility, a dentist, a retired architect, a retired engineer, a cardiologist, an entrepreneur and ecologist, an investment advisor, and a pastor/psychotherapist.  Three of the attendees were Mensa members.  Once the holidays are over we expect a larger turnout for the January 25th meeting at 2 PM at Sam’s meeting room

One participant summed it up nicely: “Nice meeting today.  Interesting and thoughtful conversations. Genuinely good men.”

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