In this module of the course, we explore anatomy and neurology at an introductory level to give us the vocabulary and theory to go deeper into how our brains and bodies work together and impact our relationships to ourselves and others.
Trust is something we share with other people but it’s also something we have with ourselves
For example, do you trust yourself to make good decisions when you’re around your crush? When you’re around your friends?
Trusting ourselves is a key component of trusting other people. When we know ourselves, our boundaries, our limitations, and our needs, we’re able to advocate for ourselves with other people
When Do We Need Trust?
We actually don’t need to have trust in all of our relationships in all the same ways! You might have a sibling who will stand up for you when you and your parent fight, but can’t be trusted to not steal your clothes
When we need trust is when we’re vulnerable with people. We need to trust that people will protect our vulnerability, support us when we are being vulnerable, and make us feel safe