In Part 4 of our 6 part series on Creating Mindfulness in Uncertain Times, mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence expert Michelle Maldonado dives into the topic of psychological safety. Psychological safety is a state of mind that we all subconsciously strive for and it rests on feeling engaged in meaningful work and feeling purposeful. When psychological safety is present, we feel more connected and inspired. In order to create psychological safety, we must first achieve compassion and empathy. Michelle shares that authentic connection with others is the key to achieving compassion, empathy, and ultimately psychological safety. She shares valuable tools to help us stay connected such as having virtual family dinners, rediscovering old hobbies, and reaching out to help others.
What’s in this episode?
0:00 What’s in this episode
3:10 What is psychological safety
7:25 Compassion and safety
10:53 Belonging and unity
12:18 Barriers to connecting with others
15:20 Context and mindset
19:55 Cultivating psychological safety
23:15 Maintaining connections with others
25:33 Connecting virtually
28:40 Rediscovering old hobbies
30:12 Eating well and moving
33:16 Reaching out for help or to help
36:34 Being opening and flexible to change
38:47 Supporting others needs40:46 Drink all the time
What you will learn:
- What is psychological safety
- Why compassion and empathy is important
- How to cultivate compassion, empathy, and psychological safety
- Ways to stay connected with others
Read more about Michelle here.