To Hope Again

October 2, 2014 7:45 PM

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To Hope Again

My job is to listen. The steady stream of situations that entangle, grieve, and dampen a person's spirit are entrusted to me. Each begs for interpretation and relief. Though words are presented, I am trained to listen to what is behind the words -- the tender voice of a human soul that has been pushed, twisted, and pressed to make it through a day, a week, a year, a lifetime. The soul cries to have its core needs met. Past emotions, cognition's, and behaviors are trapped in isolation. Speaking to a person with a listening ear can provide initial relief, but the true remedy occurs when insight heals wounds, and the value and purpose of an individual's life is restored.

I have worked as a professional counselor with people of all ages from various walks of life. In my work, I have noticed that regardless of what theory of human growth is applied, the most essential features of effective treatment regard a person's ability to visualize possibilities, and actualize p...

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