It’s a new year, and like always February comes faster than we can possibly think!  I am so happy to return to Alongside You after a year away.  It’s wonderful when you can return and rejoin the work of walking alongside others. 

This is truly a joy for me. 

Yet, rest and recovery are important.  Have you ever been sidelined?  Taken a hit out of the blue?  What do you do?  Worry? Pray? Meditate? Call all your best friends and chat? Eat? Drink? 

Think about it for a moment with me.  

More times than I can recall, I move towards worry. Other times, I am quick to pray.  Even other times I reach out, call someone – anyone who will listen. How does this scenario play out for you? 

When we are sidelined, or unable to make decisions, it is okay to reach out.  It is okay to talk to someone.  It is okay to get centred and understand what your priorities are, and will be. 

Taking time to rest, ponder; consider choices and opportunities, even when you are sidelined or surprised is okay.  Out of rest something magical – dare I say miraculous – happens. Creativity flows, clarity happens, and you may just get in touch with your “Knower.”  You know, that deep place inside of you, where you are at peace, you understand with clarity what you want, and where you want to go. 

If you struggle with quieting your mind or resting in the busy, and you keep putting off decisions to move forward in your life, call someone, call us, and call me. I’m here to listen and understand. 

In the meantime, know you are not alone.  Rest, and let’s look together at what can be birthed in this new season. 

 

A Note from our Director

 

We’re very happy to have Kezia back working with us after her time away! Kezia works with evidence-based treatments such as CBT, EMDR, DBT Skills, Mindfulness, and Creative interventions.  As a part of her return to work, she will be providing all of her counselling services through our online counselling platform.

Why would you want to do counselling online? There are many reasons, and you can read a bit about them here. Some of the many benefits include scheduling, lack of travel to an office, or if you’re having to travel for business, you can still have your counselling session.

Sometimes people wonder if online counselling is secure. We use a HIPAA/PIPA/PIPEDA compliant platform to provide counselling that meets all of the privacy laws in BC. It is encrypted end-to-end which means it is secure from whatever device you use, to whatever device we use.

If you’d like to try it out, give us a call and book a session with Kezia. As Kezia says, she looks forward to, “Working together face to face, online, so you can pause in your busy to mentally strengthen your day!”