"Showing our humanness can help build trust, support mental health and increase our capacity for compassion"
Deeply Human came about to put an end to this illusion that we need to cope and be strong. True strength is found in raw vulnerability and authentic humanness helps us connect with others.
Having spent many years working in both the corporate world and busy charity sector, I saw first hand the pressures and expectations put on people to be super-human. People suffering burn out from trying to balance work and personal life is higher than ever.
My personal journey of dealing with grief and a busy job resulted in burn out and a feeling of numbness. Not only did I suppress the grief but also feelings of joy. It took a while to realise that the root of this lack of feeling was a fear of being vulnerable and difficulty in admitting that I was struggling.
Research shows that as humans we forge deeper connections with others through shared vulnerability. Showing our humanness can help build trust, support mental health and increase our capacity for compassion.
Sharing more of our inner world can act as a life line for others, by encouraging them to also open up, thus creating healing and inviting support.
Deeply Human draws on inspiration from psychodrama, Circling, Ken Wilber's Integral Theory and authentic relating.