What Makes Trust

Here at Therapeutic Partners, we are big fans of author, clinician, and researcher, Brené Brown. If you aren’t familiar with Brown’s best-selling books, run to your local book store, immediately. Her groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, and trust has transformed the way we think about human connection.

Most of us can pinpoint what it feels like for someone to violate our trust. But what is involved in rebuilding it? Recently, Brené’s research more closely examines the anatomy of trust. In the video below, she delves into what it means to trust others and ourselves. Her definition of trust includes boundaries, reliability, accountability, vault (protecting other’s information), integrity, non-judgement and generosity. Trust is not as simple as it used to be but by understanding what it is made of, we are empowered to build meaningful relationships. We hope this video will inspire you as much as it has inspired us. Perhaps it will challenge you to expand your understanding of trust, and challenge you to build trust in new ways.