When we face pain and hardship, it can be tempting to try to heal on our own. We may not want to burden others with our problems, or we may feel like we should be able to handle things on our own. However, this isolation can make the hurt worse.
Healing is difficult, and it often requires the support of others (would you try to set your own broken leg?). When we nurture empathy for ourselves and others, it can aid in the healing process. Empathy allows us to understand and connect with others on a deeper level and can help us to find meaning and fulfillment in our own struggles as we support and guide others through theirs.
Companies can play a role in helping employees heal from pain and hardship. By providing resources and opportunities for connection, companies can create an environment that supports employees in their journey toward healing.