Up until a few months ago I had never heard the term psychological safety, and I’m guessing you might not have either.
The more I’ve thought about it, and experienced it myself, the more convinced I am of its vital importance for you to be authentically you.
I’m not going to lie to you, sometimes it’s scary as hell letting people actually see who we are, and if you are like most people you’ve probably tried before and got slapped up side the head.
I’ve been slapped up side the head many time when I’ve shared too much, or with the wrong group and I don’t need that since I bang my head against the wall myself without needing any help 😉
I recently took a story writing course from Roundtable Companies, where I wrote a short story about a part of my life. I was in a small group of people where I felt safe.
Over the course, I dove deeper into myself and experiences I’ve had that make me who I am and wrote it down. In fact, I shared some things in the short story I have never vocalized to anyone.
Why did I do this?
I felt safe.
Parts of my story I am comfortable sharing with the world on social media, and others I’m not. But I can tell you going through the process, and sharing with people I trust brought me healing and helped me understand myself better.
Do you have a safe place where you can be uniquely you?
Most people don’t, which is why I am starting a Facebook group where you can have that psychological safety. This allows us to have two-way communication in a safe place with like minded people. It’s these sort of communities where you can really feel safe and share.
Join now and we will get going formally the first part of June: https://www.facebook.com/groups/beinguniquely
And if you want to learn more about psychological safety, tune into this recent podcast I did with Gen and Corey from Roundtable Companies: https://jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason270/
If you saw my posts about facing fears, I did a whole podcast episode on it that dropped this week.
You probably know what a knuckle sandwich is, but what’s a suck it sandwich? Listen and learn, since as usual there is a story behind the title.
Feed Fear a Suck It Sandwich
See you in the Facebook group.
Here is some of the other content I recently published:
Music Brings Us Together with Christian Swain
Vulnerability is Sexy and Psychological Safety with Genevieve Georget and Corey Blake
Is It Time to Pick Another Path?
When It’s Time to Move On
Are You Hiding Like Me??
Love What You Already Have with Lynn Louise Larson
Healthy Laughing is Where Wellness Meets FUN with Sarah Routman