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As a counselor, I have learned...

 As a counselor, I have learned.....

As a school counselor I have learned to take one day at a time, no student is the same, always enjoy the moment, there is never to many questions , each year yields a different Harvest, don’t be afraid to step out of the box, work as a team , Listen for detail, always smile , respect everyone and it takes a village to raise a child ...

-Dr. Yasmin Whirl

 

As a counselor, I have learned.....

As so eloquently stated by Maya Angelou

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. As I love being a counselor. I began my career in education almost 30 years ago. Much of this is in due to reflecting on all I have learned as a counselor and I can appreciate that who I am reflects the people and experiences in my life.


I have learned…I must be present with my presence-my body language, eye contact
and attention communicate beyond words. Some situations do not need thoughts,
opinions, or reflections, they in most cases just need to be heard, valued and the
opportunity to have the space to exhale. As I am curious it keeps me open and
connected while being overly critical keeps me closed and disconnected. I like to
say that I value and see everyone, we are all connected and we all have value and
influence. I have also learned to do the good that is in front of me more so, when I
am feeling overwhelmed by the many stressors of life.


Those times I find myself complaining, stressed and sometimes skeptical more than
celebrating, believing and keeping calm-I then become a part of the problem;
therefore self-care, self-care is a must. I allow myself to see the good and let
that fuel me through the not so good. I have learn to pace myself through then I
get to choose how I drive the highs and lows. I will always be grateful to the daily
experiences and moments that has shaped my life as a counselor.

 

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