What does it mean to create “safe space”?
In this fascinating conversation around what it takes to help facilitate healing, Shelby and Lola dive into why “safe” space may not be the healthiest thing, and what to work toward instead.
Topics Covered with Shelby Leigh
- How the HSP test changed how Shelby shows up to be present
- Is safety a real thing
- How can a person can disconnect from the facilitator when reminded of a safe space
- What is perceived safety
- Ways on how to create a safer or safe enough space for our clients
- Why setting boundaries can be hard for coaches who have patterns of people pleasing
- As facilitators, we need to keep ourselves in check for our trauma responses
- Why do we get stuck with the behavior at the age when our trauma happened
- What is the correlation of strong boundaries and trust with clients and coaches
- Lola’s mantra: I see you in your strength
- What happens when we are not able to separate ourselves from our client’s experiences
- Why we don’t need our client’s approval if we are full of ourselves
- How Shelby ended up in Bali after she lost her father
- The reason why Shelby felt safer into moving something unfamiliar
- What Shelby has to offer to coaches who are interested with creating a safe space
Shelby Leigh, a self-proclaimed empath and HSP, has nearly 15 years of clinical practice as a clinical Somatic Psychotherapist and Coach.
A former licensed psychotherapist, now coach and mentor – Shelby teaches trauma awareness, somatics and embodiment to coaches, facilitators, therapists, care providers and organizations worldwide.
She is also the co-host of Revolutionary Love & Resilience podcast, founder of Creating Safer Space and Embodied Coaching Experience – online experiences for facilitators of many kinds to broaden their confidence in their craft through deepening their understanding around regulation, trauma awareness and therapeutic relationship in a heart-centered, highly skilled and embodied way.