Experiencing a sense of connection at work is essential, especially given the time most people spend at work or commuting to and from work. Imagine the pain stimulated spending 50 hours or more doing something that doesn’t bring you joy. When we talk about connection at work we not only mean interpersonal connection but also a sense of meaning and purpose. One of the main underlying needs behind working is to contribute to society in some way that feels meaningful and valuable to you. Without this experience it will be challenging to live in a state of Life Is Wonderful.
Bring your authentic self to work
When your workplace seamlessly fits into the rest of your world, meaning you don’t have to separate who you are in the rest of your life from who you are at work, then you nourish a sense of inner peace and satisfaction. At WeHeal, we work with clients to identify and eventually show up as their authentic selves both in work and outside of work. Whether you are a team leader who values the benefits of connection on team performance and job satisfaction or you are a team member that wants to experience a sense of agency in your ability to choose how you show up as well as learn how to make the work you choose to do be a meaningful contribution to others, WeHeal can help you.
Choose not to be the victim
Thinking that you “have to” go to work or “have to” stay at a job results in feeling like you are a victim of your circumstances. Being a victim triggers a sense of threat and danger in your body, resulting in a pro-inflammatory state, which over time leads to disease. The reality for most of us is that we can’t always be happy at work or enjoy everything we do. But we can feel empowered and come from a place of autonomy and choice regarding the decisions we make, in this case at work. Empowerment begins with awareness and identification of needs – what are we feeling and needing in a given moment. WeHeal helps build that needs based consciousness out of which arises an abundance of strategies to meet our needs.
Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication, said, “Don’t do anything that isn’t play.” One way to achieve the enjoyment and pleasure derived from play is to come from a space of authenticity and empowerment. When you love who you are and how you show up, you will love what you do. In other words, you can find joy and satisfaction in anything that you do. Before our clients work with us they believe their other responsibilities make this philosophy a luxury they can’t afford; however, after they experience the WeHeal program, not only does that quote become a reality, they can’t imagine Life Is Wonderful any other way.