Meditation and Mindfulness in Counselling.
(includes 2 hours Professional Supervision)
There is a story of a woman in India who was upset that her son was eating too much sugar. No matter how much she chided him, he continued to satisfy his sweet tooth. Totally frustrated, she decided to take her son to see his great hero Mahatma Gandhi.
She approached the great leader respectfully and said,
"Sir, my son eats too much sugar. It is not good for his health. Would you please advise him to stop eating it?”
Gandhi listened to the woman carefully, turned and spoke to her son,
"Go home and come back in two weeks.”
The woman looked perplexed and wondered why he had not asked the boy to stop eating sugar. She took the boy by the hand and went home.
Two weeks later she returned, boy in hand. Gandhi motioned for them to come forward. He looked directly at the boy and said,
"Boy, you should stop eating sugar. It is not good for your health.”
The boy nodded and promised he would not continue this habit any longer.
The boy’s mother turned to Gandhi and asked,
"Why didn’t you tell him that two weeks ago when I brought him here to see you?”
Mother, two weeks ago I was still eating sugar myself.”
As a counsellor we are required to "walk our talk" and there is no better way to do that than to be mindful.
If you want to be a better practitioner... if you want be a better person... mindfulness is a doorway through which to achieve those objectives.
The aim of this professional development day is to provide you with experience in the use of meditation as a practical tool in the therapeutic process to benefit the client, and to demonstrate, experientially the benefits of a personal regime that includes mediation as a discipline for personal development for the therapist and client.
Note: this workshop is open to anyone interested in mindfulness meditation, whether you are an active practitioner or not you are most welcome to come along.
A number of techniques, including mindfulness meditation, will be presented and practiced on the day.
About Keith Hulstaert
Certified Advanced FasterEFT Practitioner
Heartmath One on One Provider
Member: Australian Counselling Assoc.
Mob: 0409 546 549
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