I firmly believe it’s important to create spaces that are safe for others to be who they are without fear or judgement because all the beautiful things tied to our humanity lies in our vulnerability, how we express and accept who we are and how we extend that to others around us. When we feel safe we feel capable, we feel secure, we feel welcomed, we feel open, we feel love, and most importantly we feel seen and heard.
In psychology, emotional safety refers to an emotional state achieved in relationships where each individual is open and vulnerable.
Feeling emotionally safe allows us to feel free to share our feelings, thoughts, and desires without undue fear.
The latest research in neurobiology shows that emotional safety is one of the most important aspects of a satisfying connection in a loving relationship. We need to feel safe before we’re able to be vulnerable, and as #BrenéBrown reminds us, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.”
It takes courage and mindfulness to understand the shadow parts of our psyche that might unknowingly sabotage our longing for love and connection.
Secure relationships are best when we feel safe. As you build emotional safety, you will feel increasingly comfortable communicating problems you are experiencing in your relationships.
Emotional safety starts with YOU. It can look like exploring your memories, exploring your griefs, exploring letting go, digging deeper into your emotional pain, and expanding your perspective.
Take a moment to consider, how emotional safety shows up in your life? Are you safe in your relationships? Are people safe with you?