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System Trust Issues: Compromising Trust (013)

System Trust Capstone, Part 1: What is happening in your system that erodes trust and makes it so that it's impossible to even tread water?

Published July 30, 2017

Part 1 of 2 capstone episodes on System Trust Issues. Click for the second episode: Building Trust. New

What are the common issues that systems experience that erode trust? What do you need to change so that you and your headmates can get along better? What might you be doing that sabotages system trust? Topics include: You are probably not "the good guy" (and there is no "bad guy" cf episode 009), Sharing your life, Desire to integrate too soon, Words and names matter, Coercive language and behavior, Internal safety, The company you keep.

Content warning: Cutting and self-harm mentioned.

Trigger warning: Please don't listen while driving and perhaps listen with a good friend and as usual listening could always trigger something for you. It's always possible others in your head are interested, so a little tip: Listen with the intent for everyone in your system to be able to hear it too: put it on an internal loudspeaker, so that they don't need to front to hear.


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