I have a basic tenet that has supported me in all aspects of my personal and professional life – that people, all of us, have within them all the resources that they need to make whatever change they want.
You have all the resources you need to make whatever change you want.
You know when you tell someone your experience, and instead of listening, they tell their own story which caps yours? I have a friend who describes it like this - if you've been to Tenerife, they've been to Elevenerife.
One way in which many people try to demonstrate empathy with someone who has been bereaved is by sharing their own stories of loss. This is not the time for your Elevenerife story.
Does your organisation have space where people can go to be quiet and alone?
WE ALL NEED SPACE
There are many situations at work when this can be useful.
I am particularly interested in supporting people who are grieving, but there are many other times when you might want to go somewhere quiet, such as:
- during periods of overwhelm
- when facing a difficult relationship issue
- when struggling with mental health.
In my research into grief at work, I was touched by the answers one respondent gave me about how organisation's approach...
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