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!