Quotes About Counseling

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Shannon L. Alder
“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”
Shannon L. Alder

Roopleen
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Roopleen

Roopleen
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Shannon L. Alder
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Roopleen
“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Asa Don Brown
“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.”
Asa Don Brown

Shannon L. Alder
“The Anatomy of Conflict:

If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!”
Shannon L. Alder

Timothy Keller
“All change comes from deepening your understanding of the salvation of Christ and living out the changes that understanding creates in your heart.”
Timothy Keller

Irvin D. Yalom
“Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude.”
Irvin D. Yalom

Viktor E. Frankl
“We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We need to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—hourly and daily. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answers to its problems and to fulfill the task which it constantly sets for each individual.”
Viktor E. Frankl

Asa Don Brown
“Life is a purposeful action.”
Asa Don Brown

Joyce Vissell
“An unresolved issue will be like a cancer with the potential to spread into other areas of your relationship, eroding the joy, lightness, love and beauty.”
Joyce Vissell

Rasmenia Massoud
“The counselor says that with more time and more surgeries, I will begin to feel normal again. She says this with a mouth that can still smile. It’s so easy to be reassuring when you have lips.”
Rasmenia Massoud, Human Detritus

Asa Don Brown
“Perfectionists are not all negative, miserable, unhappy and over controlling individuals”
Asa Don Brown

“For example, in order to identify these schemas or clarify faulty relational expectations, therapists working from an object relations, attachment, or cognitive behavioral framework often ask themselves (and their clients) questions like these: 1. What does the client tend to want from me or others? (For example, clients who repeatedly were ignored, dismissed, or even rejected might wish to be responded to emotionally, reached out to when they have a problem, or to be taken seriously when they express a concern.) 2. What does the client usually expect from others? (Different clients might expect others to diminish or compete with them, to take advantage and try to exploit them, or to admire and idealize them as special.) 3. What is the client’s experience of self in relationship to others? (For example, they might think of themselves as being unimportant or unwanted, burdensome to others, or responsible for handling everything.) 4. What are the emotional reactions that keep recurring? (In relationships, the client may repeatedly find himself feeling insecure or worried, self-conscious or ashamed, or—for those who have enjoyed better developmental experiences—perhaps confident and appreciated.) 5. As a result of these core beliefs, what are the client’s interpersonal strategies for coping with his relational problems? (Common strategies include seeking approval or trying to please others, complying and going along with what others want them to do, emotionally disengaging or physically withdrawing from others, or trying to dominate others through intimidation or control others via criticism and disapproval.) 6. Finally, what kind of reactions do these interpersonal styles tend to elicit from the therapist and others? (For example, when interacting together, others often may feel boredom, disinterest, or irritation; a press to rescue or take care of them in some way; or a helpless feeling that no matter how hard we try, whatever we do to help disappoints them and fails to meet their need.)”
Edward Teyber, Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model

Immaculée Ilibagiza
“Author says her father was so diplomatic that when people came to him for solutions, people not only accepted them, but they believed they thought of them.”
Immaculée Ilibagiza, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Nicole Krauss
“The malpractice for advice-giving is like five times as much as a craniotomy.”
Nicole Krauss, Man Walks Into a Room

Asa Don Brown
“Happiness is a choice and a state of mind.”
Asa Don Brown, Waiting to Live

Asa Don Brown
“Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked.”
Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

Asa Don Brown
“Have you ever noticed that fear affects your physical mind and body?”
Asa Don Brown, Waiting to Live

Asa Don Brown
“Real happiness provides you the confidence that you never thought was obtainable.”
Asa Don Brown, Waiting to Live

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Dost thou want another eye beside that of Him who sees every secret thing?”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Beth Moore
“Paul didn't just see emotions. He saw the need they represented.”
Beth Moore, To Live Is Christ

“There are times by you saying nothing, you tell me everything I need to know.”
Mark W Boyer

Ray Anyasi
“Folly is the only soup cooked by a multitude of counselors.”
Ray Anyasi, Broken Cloud: the first sunrise

Judith Lewis Herman
“Learning how to do psychotherapy is a complex process, much of which is transacted in the relationship between the beginning therapists and experienced supervisors. When the beginning therapists encounter problems that are beyond their range of experience, the supervisors usually assist in several ways. First, the supervisors offer an intellectual
framework in which to understand the problem. References to the professional literature are often suggested. Second, the supervisors offer practical, problem-solving help with the strategies of therapy. Third and most important, the supervisors help the less experienced therapists to deal with feelings of their own that have been evoked by the patients. With the support of competent supervisors, the therapists are usually able to master their own troubled feelings and put them in perspective.
This done, the therapists are better able to attend to patients with empathy, and with a confidence in their ability to offer help.”
Judith Lewis Herman, Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword

Philip Zaleski
“This is one of the difficulties and pleasures of studying the Inklings; Christians all, they offer, along with the expected 20th-century psychological explanations for behavior, unexpected spiritual ones.”
Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

Asa Don Brown
“I am very pleased to know that this important book not only provides a deeper understanding of workplace conflicts and violence but it also provides a very practical tools to alleviate and prevent hostile workplace environments. I feel that the clear objectives, information, and exercises provide invaluable tools that otherwise might only come from unpleasant and costly experiences. As an university administrator I am constantly seeking tools to make the workplace safe and enjoyable for everyone. Thank you for sharing your expertise and genuine concern in such a truly useable manner.

- Dr. Ray Sanders, Executive Director of Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia”
Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

“The way in which the therapist perceives the client coming for counseling is one of the most powerful elements of the therapeutic process. It is very easy, and very common, for therapists working with ritual abuse survivors to see their clients in a one-down position, as in the doctor-patient medical model where, too often, distancing protects the doctor and dehumanizes the patient. By that I mean the client is seen as the "sick" one, and the therapist is the powerful one who will help the poor sick client.

Hopefully, the therapist is functioning at a higher level of mental health than is the client, but it is a mistake to take that to mean that the therapist should assume a role of power over the client. Actually, clients are often coping well given what they are coping with. One of the easiest errors made is in the use of power in the therapeutic relationship, and what therapists frequently fail to see is how their own use of power, though benign in spirit, actually replicated the systematic, hierarchical misuse of power within the cult.”
Lynette S Danylchuk

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