Helping in Safety

Helping in Safety Since moving from a field wedded to ‘crusading’, to one where the fallibilities of human beings are revealed in almost every interaction, the real differences between the fixing of Safety and the helping of Counselling are becoming clearer. For example, contrast the often controlling practices of Safety with the helping activity of …

I Do Not Understand…!

I Do Not Understand…! How can we understand? Why do we feel the need to understand? What is it that we think we understand? Gina was sharing her story, opening up about a situation where she didn’t feel appreciated. She was talking about her feelings of being betrayed after other people had taken what were …

The Human Race…

The Human Race… It’s Christmas, a time of the year that can create both a feeling of community and togetherness (we) while (ironically) also drawing us easily into a world of ‘I’ and ‘things’ (me). Christmas, set within the Christian tradition, is a story about the birth of Jesus as a human on earth and …

Why we Need to Accept Pain and Suffering

I've been whining a lot lately, to anyone who will listen, about my post operative woes. Mine are insignificant compared to many I have met and spoken to recently. John Wettstein (safetystrategies.ca), who has also recently had some surgery, just said to me: "It's about short-term grief for long-term gain. The hard part is it takes …

What Happens when Safety is a ‘Battle’?

What Happens when Safety is a ‘Battle’? I appreciate the feedback, thoughts and ideas that people share about my Blogs, it helps me learn. One of the articles that sparked much attention over the past 12 months asked Are you a Safety Crusader or a Safety Leader? For some, this article resonated well as they …