My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Appreciate The Moments

To sit with a client in their moment -- their journey is something so amazing and that brings me much joy. I find myself feeling gratitude each day for my joyful work environment with clients and colleagues that I appreciate.

A young ten-year-old client was excited to bring in her journal pages and share her feelings of the past week. We have practiced learning some simple relaxation and mindful skills. I hope I can help her learn to appreciate and be present in the moment. This will help reduce her anxiety now and in the future.

To the backdrop of Cricket snoring we say:

Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment! Thich Nhat Hanh

Then, she tells me her and her mom have been trying to decide which car I drive!  She tells me she thinks it is the silver jeep in the parking lot.  I smile and tell her I would probably like a silver jeep!  I then point to Cricket, and we giggle as she remembers that I don't drive.   Sweet moment.  I ask her if we can wait two weeks to meet again.  She tells me that talking to me on Mondays really helps her week - we set an appointment for next week! 

6 comments:

Myrna R. said...

I found such fulfillment in providing psychotherapy. I miss it. Now I've replaced it with writing. You seem to have a very rewarding practice.

Becky said...

Thanks, Myrna. Yes, love my practice -- a very nice balance with incredible people. Your writing is fabulous. Love reading it and feel so inspired.

MAXMOM AND TOBY IN SA said...

I knew there was something special about you, Becky!!!...that natural empathy and compassion!!!...

I have a suspicion that you will enjoy: "Life Lessons according to Maxdog" on his memorial website...just go to his "LIFE STORY" and scroll down:
http://www.goldenmax.pets-memories.com/

Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

DCHY said...

Yes, I had clients like that. Always made my job rewarding. Loved it.

Kauaiart said...

I am so happy for you Becky~ You share your heart with all you meet, so unafraid!
Love, Suzy

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Somehow, you DO seem a bit like a silver Jeep kind of person. ;) I think it just goes to show that it's hard to remember that you have a disability. You prove again and again that no one is more "able" than you!