OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE YOUR FINAL COMMENTS ON THIS PILOT PROGRAM
THIS BRIEF SURVEY IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHARE YOUR FINAL COMMENTS & OBSERVATIONS ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE
Firstly, thank you again for all your support, ideas, comments and feedback. I'm delighted these sessions really hit the spot for many of you, and in many cases, have helped clarify why (and how) we can all sometimes fall into the trap of accidentally moving ourselves from one unhealthy work environment to another, or unconsciously 'enabling' another person's unhealthy actions.
In fact, one pilot participant emailed this comment to me; 'I feel the blinkers have dropped from my eyes and I'm starting to see that I've often enabled people to treat me badly by ignoring it, hoping it goes away. I now see that to protect myself, I need to stop this treatment before it worsens. I feel I have a huge advantage now. As you say, I now have choices. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.'
There is immense power in becoming more conscious of ourselves (what makes us tick, and the underlying fear and old stories that are holding us back), and the impact our behaviour and language has on others. And how other people's behaviours and attitudes often unconsciously influence us.
Better grasping the underlying impulses influencing our work environments, and the people working there (and their behaviours) can lead us to an epiphany - We no longer need to be helpless captives to these workplace influences. This epiphany can quite literally liberate us.
Instead, we can now be active, conscious participants. We can now have the knowledge, expertise, strategies (and are building the confidence) to step-up and take responsibility for our personal safely at work. Especially when we're faced with highly negative, dysfunctional or toxic work situations, people and behaviours. We now have the ability to plan our responses instead of being manipulated, and to deliberately choose what strategy, tactic or tool to use that will help us safely interrupt or defuse these behaviours and situations.
If practiced, the knowledge, expertise and strategies provided in this program can be incredibly liberating. Because you now have the freedom to decide how to positively engage, and act, in any given situation. In quoting the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley,
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
As indicated above, this is your FINAL opportunity to share your experiences with me, so please take 5 minutes to fill out this short survey and tell me what you thought of this pilot program - the more feedback the better!
It's been great working with you!
Thank you for your feedback, and the best,
Dr Flis Lawrence