It’s not magic, but it happens. In time, without exactly realising how and when, you notice a shift in how you see yourself. Each counselling course, each exercise and each interaction with your colleagues combine to redefine the way you understand yourself. And one day, suddenly, you have an insight about your own patterns and …
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First, You Learn to Listen
Three months into the Counselling Skills Level 2 Course and I am still excited about it. So excited that I’ve decided, while cleaning the stove, that I should revive this old blog (where I am not sure exactly what I was trying to do), and write about this journey towards, hopefully, becoming a decent counsellor. …
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
A ten days visit back home, to friends, family and pets can definitely make you feel yourself again. At first, you don’t really feel much about coming home for a holiday. You don’t have time to think, among preparations for the trip and all sorts of logistic details. Then you finally have some time to …
Everything Went Wrong
You decide to emigrate. Your decision could be based on a number of reasons: you want a better job and a better life, you feel lost and stuck in your own country, you simply need a change of scenery and you have the means (or the despair) to do it internationally (as opposed to, you know, a weekend in the countryside). I must have been simply bored. Or depressed. Both, most probably.
I Decided to Start a New Life. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Reading personal stories brings a sort of satisfaction and joy: when we remember the past, we make it seem like it made sense. It is a coherent, possibly well written story, not a confusing mess which leaves us numb or disoriented