Strangest Thing Happened!
Strangest Thing Happened on My Way to the Counseling Room
What do you do when you are teaching about being IN your body and you realize you have not been conscious of being in yours? So, I learned that I become aware of the fact that I was not IN my body before noticing this fact while demonstrating the principle to a person.
In the photo that will soon accompany this post, you see my skirt and shoes. This is the view I saw when I realized how much I liked this style combination. I had dressed and gone to the office without noticing how cool the shoes and skirt coordinated!
How often do we operate this way? Daily, hourly, weekly, some other lapse of time. It is not that unusual to really not BE in our own physical form. We could have learned this by observing others throughout our life. Maybe something tragic happened in our world and we needed to leave our body for a bit to feel safe. That is called Dissociation in extreme cases: a very necessary protection for our emotions.
I guess for me, it was about being the student and the teacher all in the same moment.
And, I really like these shoes and skirt together.
There is hope for all of us.
"Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals."
—American Counseling Association 2010