Healing Conversations

A Guide to Overcoming Unspoken Hardships in the Workplace 

There are many points in our careers when we’re faced with difficult choices in the midst of moral dilemmas — and the pain that often comes with what we decide to do in those moments. It’s the pain we experience when we continue to witness problematic issues. It’s the pain we experience when we feel like we’ve perpetuated a problem with our silence or inaction. It’s the pain we experience when we feel like our values or moral expectations have been violated and the distressing aftermath of witnessing or exhibiting behaviors that are in contradiction with our beliefs and values. 

But there’s hope in the midst of these very difficult and real workplace experiences. 

In this module we’ll unpack how moral injury can happen in workplace settings, the implications it has on collaboration and workplaces cultures, practical ways to heal from moral injury and reconnect with your values in difficult workplace settings, and more. 

Overcoming the Pervasiveness and Pain of Moral Injury in the Workplace

Module 1

When we think of trauma, most people ascribe it to something that individuals, families, and communities experience. When trauma is ignored or met with a lack of understanding, it often manifests itself into harmful behaviors, consequences, and implications for individuals, families, and communities — and the same goes for organizations too. Organizations that become crisis-driven, psychologically and emotionally unsafe, and punitive are often suffering from unrecognized wounds caused or experienced by their leadership and members or worse — organizational amnesia around what caused those wounds in the first place. 

It’s time to address and heal these wounds.

In this module we’ll unpack frameworks to help us understand the symptoms and dynamics of organizational trauma, different sources of trauma, and its impact on individuals and teams. We’ll explore the role of leadership in organizational trauma, how to move towards trauma-informed workplaces, intervention and prevention tools, and more.

Moving Towards a Trauma-Informed Workplace

Module 2

It is no secret that corporations and organizations are struggling to make meaningful strides in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. From articles and debates on the effectiveness of unconscious bias trainings, to folks from minority and marginalized communities going public about their treatment inside their companies, the task to advance progress feels daunting and overwhelming. There are many topics and issues around this matter that people want to discuss — but what about the issues and conversations people don’t want to discuss? 

In this module we’ll have an honest conversation on why organizations are fixated on the wrong metrics, the relationship between performative allyship and gaslighting, how employee resource groups can exasperate institutional inequity, the path towards progress and more. 

Unpacking Unspoken Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Module 3

There are a lot of pressures in our greater culture and workplaces to prioritize productivity and achievement. While this contributes to our success in our careers, unchecked ambition and pressure can create negative health outcomes such as greater stress, anxiety and depression due to unrealistic expectations. This can have a negative impact on the quality of work and on our lives. 

In this module, we will explore the skills to better and appropriately embrace ourselves in the workplace. We will learn some skills to develop greater self-awareness and empathy for ourselves and those around us, which are often overlooked in the workplace. This will help battle feelings of apathy and prevent burnout as we practice how to stay whole and better embrace our collective humanity at work. We will also address self-sabotage and how it’s often not motivated by a desire to fail, but more so a reflection of competing, high-value interests.

Developing Greater Self Awareness & Embracing Empathy in Your Work

Module 4

Traditionally, many of us think about putting on our professional hats as we get dressed and head in to work, leaving behind parts of our personal selves, but where has that gotten us? We experience discomfort when we are not aligned, and as a result the quality of our work, and our mental health, can suffer. Understanding and embracing our personal values in the workplace can contribute to a healthier work environment and better overall wellness. When we embrace authenticity we also feel more active and passionate about our work. When we bring ourselves more fully to work we can stay engaged, aware and responsive.

In this module, we’ll explore our personal values and discover how to create balance between our personal and professional selves. You’ll learn how to approach your personal values from a holistic perspective, find what keeps you engaged and learn how to bring your identity to all that you do. 

We will conclude with a brief meditation to honor the Self and practice self-compassion.

Embracing Personal Values & Authenticity at Work

Module 5

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