We asked some brilliant folks to tell us about the best advice they’ve ever given to a client and have highlighted some of the responses below.
One of the best pieces of advice I could give a family struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia is not to be silent. Instead, encourage your loved one and your family to be open about the diagnosis. Keeping a dementia diagnosis locked behind closed doors does not benefit anyone, especially the individual with dementia. To think that you’re hiding it from friends and family is an unrealistic goal. I am here to tell you people know; they always do. Read more>>
Motherhood can be overwhelming and we often lose ourselves selflessly giving to our children and families. You are the most important person in your child’s life and just like you take care of them, you need to take care of you! What would your family do without you? You cannot give to them or be your best if you do not feel well. Our motto at Go Fit Mom is “If you love your children, take care of their mother”. It’s true. If you feel good, you will be a better mom. Being healthy doesn’t mean being a certain size. Read more>>
One of the biggest topics I discuss with anyone who’ll listen is Core Values. What they are, and how they apply to affecting positive change in your life. Everyone struggles from time to time with sticking to their needs, or boundaries. And often this leaves us feeling low, or out of alignment. Read more>>
I am not so audacious to present this as the best advice I have given, but I come back to this same idea with different context often- The need for change means nothing about you except that you are alive. I work with introspective and thoughtful people who are skilled and finding more skills at understanding their inner and outer world. Read more>>
Cecily Batiste Dawson
As counselors, we like to say that we do not give advice to the client, but simply provide them with education of how our emotions work, how we respond to events, and then guide them in a direction that best fits their desired outcome – that’s my definition of advice. The best advice I’ve given a client is helping them understand how traumatic experiences impact daily functioning. Trauma makes you more aware of things you’ve experienced, how and why you respond to the world around you today. Read more>>