With regard to your child, emotional safety means that he or she feels safe enough to be vulnerable. “Emotional safety is feeling internally secure and confident in your life.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life. ~ Author Unknown. The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Making emotional safety part of the everyday culture is something every company should be working towards. This is a view endorsed by the likes of Google; the company firmly believes in the significance of psychological safety having conducted a four-year study and concluding it’s … There are many physically unsafe jobs out there – firefighters, police, people in the military – but most of us are much more likely to encounter traumas of a different sort. “If someone has a traumatic brain injury [TBI] or post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], it’s hard to develop an emotional safety plan if they haven’t dealt with these first,” Garay-Serratos says. Pinpoint a time to pick up where you left off. Although emotional safety is a term commonly used in couples’ therapy, it can also have a powerful impact on the social and psychological well-being of your child. When this conflation gets brought into a team environment under the mistaken notion that emotional safety is part of psychological safety, it actually weakens individuals and the … ~ Author Unknown. With so many people working around, with so many machines and stacks of files, there has to be attention paid to the topic of safety in all its entirety. You don’t have to rely on the words in a proverb to prove that thoughts, or one’s psychological state, dictate behavior: statics bear this out. The irony, in a sense, of emotional safety, is that as much as people in our lives can contribute to that sense of safety, they can threaten it as well. Police allegedly ignored ‘physical and emotional safety’ of students. Stress, distraction, and mental fatigue are leading causes of workplace injuries. Prioritize emotional safety over problem resolution: Sometimes it takes several conversations to resolve an issue. Others’ thoughts on emotional safety: “In order to feel emotionally safe, I have to feel like there’s mutual honesty and respect. Don’t leave that to chance. When you think about it, emotional safety is more of an issue for workers today than physical safety. Here are some of the workplace safety slogans. Safety doesn’t happen by accident. He that’s secure is not safe.~ Benjamin Franklin. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus. The physical and emotional aftereffects of abuse can take a toll on a person’s ability to make a plan and put it into action. Mental and Emotional Topics for Safety Moment Effectiveness. In my work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, working to understand emotional insecurity forms the foundational work of trauma treatment and the basis for emotional recovery. If things get too heated (aka unsafe), stop discussion and resume when tempers have cooled. Work Safety Video by WSA, Casting Andi Lin and my dearest gal Clovelle Foo. – The tighter the management, the shorter the breaks, the longer the safety, the friendlier the lawsuits. Safety isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life.