- Sometimes it seems as if the Counselor is just buried in those charts, or taking two steps forward, one back. But, take just a moment to connect with peers and ask "Am I really making a difference?" ....Not trying to get heavy here... but, asking that question may prove to bring some insight into why we do what we do.
- Questions: Do I have expectations of my place in another's recovery? What is my part in their recovery? Is my self-image dependant on certain outcomes? And, if I cannot control outcomes, what can I control?
- Counseling a person with this disease of addiction is being aware of the chronic, relapsing process often part of the recovery process. So.... Is the outcome I look for having done the best that I can...remaining teachable... staying currant of best practices...inhance my skills and remember to provide positive "self-care".
Remember: " To Counsel is a Gift"...