The benefits extend to many kinds of relationships.

Parent, child and family relationships

A higher reflective capacity has been demonstrated to be protective against the intergenerational transmission of trauma. It is also crucial in the development of secure parent-child relationships.

A secure attachment with a parent or caregiver provides the best possible foundation for healthy physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development. A securely attached child is curious and outgoing, able to freely play and explore, and also able to ask for help when they need it. They demonstrate increased resilience in the face of stress and difficulty.

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Organizational And Workplace Relationships

The ability to reflect has also been demonstrated to be crucial for healthy organizational growth, morale, and conflict resolution.

We’re all aware or have been part of organizations where there is an absence of a reflective culture that can lead to a toxic work environment. Creating the conditions for reflection within a workplace setting develops feelings of safety and improves workplace morale, motivation, and performance.

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