Building Trust within Yourself and Others

Laying the foundation of Trust is essential for everyone.

Understanding what Trust means to you and within relationships, helps you to honour you as an individual and create quality connections with others.

Everyone’s experiences of trust is unique.  We all learn about trust from a very young age.  We experience trust from our early experiences and relationships, through learning and trying new things, being vulnerable when we wanted to shy away and experiencing trust can be broken and learning trust can be nurtured and strengthened again.

Trust can either invite healing, growth, vitality or negative toxicity – which do you choose?

4 Empowering Ways to Build Trust in Yourself and in Others:

1.  Tune into your Intuition.

One of the most powerful ways to build trust in yourself and others is to listen to your intuition and take action. Your intuition serves as a guide, steering you towards what feels right and true.  Start by paying attention to how your body feels when you think about a particular decision, action or situation with someone.  Notice any sensations, such as the pit of your stomach might feel excited, or heavy, possibly jittery with anxiousness.  These physical cues can be your signs of what your intuition is telling you. 


Once you’ve tuned in to your intuition, take action. This can be like taking on that new business opportunity that you’ve been holding back on, doing a painting course you’ve wanted to do or having a conversation with someone you may have been avoiding.  Trusting your intuition and taking action can build confidence in yourself, as well as convey a sense of being reliable and trustworthy to others

2.  Be Authentic.

This means to be truthful with yourself first. This involves vulnerability, that space where you acknowledge your strengths, weaknesses, mistakes, fears, hopes for the future and sharing them with others.  This can be challenging because sometimes self-doubt comes in, the self-judgement ‘oh what will others think?, ‘how embarrassing!’. and the list goes on But when you’re authentic, it shows that you accept yourself just as you are and that it’s okay for others to be themselves too. It involves expressing your thoughts and feelings honestly, without trying to fit into someone else’s mould or expectations.

When you share your innermost thoughts and feelings, it can help others feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities with you too – this helps to nurture the trust within yourself and strengthen your connections with others.

3.  Communicate with Kindness.

Be clear about what you want, need, and expect – be kind when you’re expressing this with others.  Be considerate in how you communicate.  Whilst your beliefs and opinions may differ to other, be mindful of how you convey your message in a way that is kind, clear and compassionate.  When you show kindness and respect to other’s opinions and to how they are feeling, it nurtures a supportive environment and nurtures trust in yourself and within relationships.  Trust is a mutual journey

4.  Be open to Feedback.

Welcome constructive feedback from others and use it to grow and improve. Remember that feedback is not a personal attack, but an opportunity to learn and develop.  Explore what you are grateful for in receiving this feedback, ask yourself ‘what is the gift I can learn from this?  Give yourself compassion and patience to work through this – and trust the process of learning.

Trust is not a destination but a journey, so keep practicing and growing.

Need help to explore Trust issues, within yourself or your relationships?

If you are seeking to work on yourself or in your relationship to create a happier, healthier and more empowered version of you and you as a partner, reach out to work with Linda Kelly, Relationship Coach.

About Linda…

Linda is a Relationship Coach and Counsellor. Having worked with hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds and various life situations, Linda understands the complexities and challenges that people experience in relationships.

Linda’s blend of coaching and counselling approach allows her to be more hands-on, supportive and directive, helping people to achieve results within themselves and in their relationships.

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Linda provides ‘Couples Coaching’, ‘Women’s Coaching’ and ‘Men’s Coaching’.

Linda offers a ’12 week Couples Connection Program‘. This helps couples to rebuild their relationship, learn more about themselves and their partner, adapt new strategies towards closeness and live a life that is more aligned to their desires and needs. If you want to know more or to book in your spot, book your Connection Call click here.

Based within the gorgeous Redcliffe Peninsula region, Brisbane Australia, Linda offers in-person and online Zoom sessions, both Australia-wide and Internationally.

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