2. Acceptance

The aim of this section is to imagine the experience of an individual facing an emotional trauma or crisis.

In the following video, our hosts provides an introduction to the course by exploring the concept of acceptance.

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In the following video, we see a glimpse into the difficult circumstances of three individuals in the workplace who are experiencing emotional, life changing events. As you watch the video, you are encouraged to consider the experiences of the individuals and how they feel given their treatment and lack of acceptance in the workplace. After the video, there is an exercise with reflective questions.

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We all know what it is like to know something about someone, and not know what to do or say. Many of us also know what it is like when conversations suddenly stop when we enter the room. Saying something as simple as, “I really don’t know what to say, but I’m so sorry that things are so difficult right now” or “Can I do anything to help?” can make a huge difference to someone going through a hard time. It is also important to be aware of our actions and how they might make others feel or be perceived by others, especially in the workplace.

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