Emotional Safety ftw

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What is emotional safety and why is it important? I discuss this, with some advice on how to start introducing the idea to your workplace, and life.

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Emotional Safety ftw

  1. 1. Emotional Safety FTW Jenn Turner • JSConf 2014 Wednesday, May 28, 14
  2. 2. What is Emotional Safety? Wednesday, May 28, 14
  3. 3. 265,000 221,000 81,000 Wednesday, May 28, 14
  4. 4. 567,000 people Wednesday, May 28, 14
  5. 5. 567,000 people Wednesday, May 28, 14
  6. 6. 567,000 people Wednesday, May 28, 14
  7. 7. The Polyvagal Theory Thank you for your work, Mr. Porges. Wednesday, May 28, 14
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  12. 12. You only get one! •Safety •Danger •Life Threat Wednesday, May 28, 14
  13. 13. Safety All systems go! • Rest and digest Wednesday, May 28, 14
  14. 14. Danger Fight or Flight anyone? Wednesday, May 28, 14
  15. 15. Life Threat Freeze (just like a fainting goat) Wednesday, May 28, 14
  16. 16. Why is any of this important? Wednesday, May 28, 14
  17. 17. Headaches Muscle tension Muscle pain Chest pain Fatigue Upset stomach Sleep problems Wednesday, May 28, 14
  18. 18. Anxiety Restlessness Lack of focus Lack of motivation Irritability Anger Depression Wednesday, May 28, 14
  19. 19. This is important. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  20. 20. “Happy, smart people are productive, smart people.” @one000mph Wednesday, May 28, 14
  21. 21. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  22. 22. People first. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  23. 23. Create a space for people to feel safe to be people. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  24. 24. How is emotional safety achieved? Wednesday, May 28, 14
  25. 25. Creating emotional safety is the responsibility of leaders. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  26. 26. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  27. 27. Educate yourself Wednesday, May 28, 14
  28. 28. Identify boundaries Wednesday, May 28, 14
  29. 29. Move toward conflict with the intent to resolve Wednesday, May 28, 14
  30. 30. Move toward conflict with the intent to resolve Wednesday, May 28, 14
  31. 31. Non Violent Communication Wednesday, May 28, 14
  32. 32. When I see [blank] I feel [blank] Because I need [blank] So could you [blank]? Wednesday, May 28, 14
  33. 33. Why should I care about this? Wednesday, May 28, 14
  34. 34. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  35. 35. Empathy. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  36. 36. Empathy. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  37. 37. Empathy. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  38. 38. This is important. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  39. 39. The way you feel is important. Wednesday, May 28, 14
  40. 40. Resources. World Health Organization • http:// www.who.int/research/en/ The Polyvagal Theory • Stephen Porges Leadershippy • http://leadershippy.com Positive Intelligence • Shirzad Chamine Boundaries • Henry Cloud & John Townsend Non Violent Communication • Marshall Rosenberg Wednesday, May 28, 14
  41. 41. Thank you JSConf <3 Jenn Turner • @renrutnnej jenn@andyet.com Wednesday, May 28, 14

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