This is a last minute offering. Just some things to think about. No need to comment if you don’t feel like it.
What is emotional safety?
When we feel emotionally safe we feel free to be our authentic self without fear of judgment. We are emotionally safe when we feel loved without condition.
What are some things people fear emotionally?
Those of us who grew up in dysfunction and closed family systems often fear…
Ridicule and put downs
The feeling of not being good enough
Unspoken and covert rules
Other people’s expectations
Making mistakes or having accidents (no forgiveness)
Unpredictable or unstable behavior
Unhealthy / inappropriate boundaries (a feeling that your self does not belong to you)
Emotional safety includes…
Freedom to be your authentic self without judgment
Freedom to express your real feelings without consequence
Freedom to set your boundaries – to say “no thanks”
Freedom to change your mind
Freedom to practice self-care
Freedom to make mistakes and be forgiven
Receiving and giving unconditional love
Total acceptance, understanding, compassion, and sensitivity
Do I provide emotional safety in my relationships? Who do I feel emotionally safe with?