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Is Your Workplace Psychologically Safe?

Podcast with Dr. Sandra Bloom

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Dr. Sandra Bloom is a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of health management and policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. For the past 30 years, Sandra has pioneered work in the field of traumatic stress studies and is the chair of the campaign for trauma-informed policy and practice, whose goal is to advocate for public processes and programs that incorporate up-to-date scientific findings regarding the relationship between trauma across the lifespan and many social and health problems.

In this week’s episode, we explore how workplace wellbeing programs can benefit from understanding the best practices of trauma theory and attachment theory.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:49] – Sandra explains what trauma theory can teach us about caring for each other in workplaces.
  • [04:38] – Sandra outlines why attachment theory can teach us about caring for each other in workplaces.
  • [06:30] – Sandra shares how trauma theory and attachment theory can help us to care for wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [10:09] – Sandra explains how workplace wellbeing approaches can balance the science of human flourishing with the science of human suffering.
  • [11:49] – Sandra offers some tips for how we can create sanctuaries of wellbeing in our workplaces.
  • [18:05] – Sandra shares why we need a safety plan in addition to a wellbeing plan.
  • [20:06] – Sandra offers some tips for how we can build more psychologically safe organizational cultures.
  • [24:08] – Sandra explains the importance of balancing rights and responsibilities in order to avoid abuses of power in our workplaces.
  • [33:31] – Sandra enters the lightning round…

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