In her much viewed TED talk ‘THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY’ Brené Brown says this about connection:
She goes on to talk about the one thing that ‘unravels connection’: shame, or the fear that ‘I’m not good enough’.
“…in order for connection to happen we have to be seen, really seen”.
Here is our necessary vulnerability, without which connection does not happen. In healthcare this applies equally to the practitioner as it does to the patient or client. We are all flawed. We are all incomplete. We all need connection and validation. A practitioner who does not feel valued, or is without support, either becomes hardened and inaccessible or breaks down.