Excerpts from Emotional Healing: The Bridge To Healing
– First published by Carol Clark, June 20, 2020, Los Alamos Daily Post –
Dr. Ted Wiard
Golden Willow Retreat
Note: This is part of a series by grief specialist Dr. Ted Wiard, dedicated to helping educate the community about emotional healing.
For most of us, the last few months has turned the world upside down and has forced a high level of fear, chaos, anger, disconnect, revelation of differences, and multiple levels of societal dysfunction, and a demand to examine many aspects of humanity and society on a collective level…
As the fear increases, people, groups and organizations have a tendency of either lashing out or isolating. Both of these behaviors lead to a larger wedge in relationships and less and less ways to connect.
Unleash your Knowledge Silos!
In the business world, this type of isolation and separation is called knowledge silos where there is so much wonderful potential and information sitting within the silos rather than being shared.
In order to build better and stronger relationships, we need to decrease fear to be able to build a new present moment which will allow for growth, sharing of knowledge, and having harmonious passion with choices.
To decrease fear, isolation, defensiveness, control of others, rage and hatred, takes the bravery of communication.
Healthy communication is when information is shared with no need to have to have the other person agree or disagree but have the willingness to listen without being reactive, dismissive or non-responsive, allowing the person to be seen, heard and valued.
Find some Commonalities!
As knowledge silos are opened and true data is shared, a level of safety can be felt in order to be open to finding the commonalities rather than the differences.
This can allow us to move forward with a collective momentum, rather than regression to fear and anger…
By communicating we expose healthy and unhealthy patterns!
[ Feature image by photographer Nancy Ann Hibbs in the Los Alamos Daily Post was not originally connected with this article, but may be a set of posits for a dialogue. An aside, before business adopted the word silo, traditionally silos were cylindrical structures where fermentation converts green foliage crops into a useful food for ruminants. Editor, Erica P. Wissinger ]