This is the second in a four part series for leaders on being a stress detective.
The focus of this post is on feeling seen, which is critical for humans to thrive.
Note: This post was originally published on May 23, 2020. Shortly after publication, concerns were raised by several of my colleagues around my use of the phrase and verbiage that “all lives matter”. They were concerned that my comments could be confusing.
I brought the topic up with my coach Ijumaa Jordan, and with her guidance, I’ve learned where there were several places in my original post (audio and associated download) that were not only confusing, but harmful to Black people.
Please click here to read and learn how my original post upheld White Supremacy and the White Dominant Culture. In the post I share what I’m learning about what it means to be anti-racist and where I am right now in taking action to correct the harm caused.
After you’ve had time to sit and reflect upon what I’ve shared, I welcome your comments. From my Black colleagues, I welcome requests for additional ways I can repair the harm caused.
Revised Part 2 in the Stress Detective Series – Feeling seen is critical for humans to thrive.
“Feeling seen” is a necessary ingredient to forming secure attachments…and really…for humans to thrive across the lifespan.
In this four part series, I’m applying the 4 S’s of attachment science as a framework for effective leadership.
The 4 S’s include:
- Feeling safe (Part 1)
- Feeling seen (Part 2 – this post)
- Feeling soothed (Part 3)
- Having secure attachments (Part 4)
Listen and learn how you can see others through a lens of wholeness…how you can ensure they are seen.
Click here to download a transcript for Part 2.
Download “You Are The Key” – strategies to help others feel SEEN [pdf]