- After Recovery -
Learning to Face Life
Independently and Purposefully.

Our objective is to teach you to be the authority over yourself, to not be driven by the demands of the body or the authority of other people.  Emerging from an addiction or mental health dysfunction can be an exhilirating experience or one of sanctioned servitude.  Let’s make it the former.

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ounselling is the art of providing appropriate reassurance and guidance from a knowledgeable and caring position.  What is appropriate depends, not as much on the intelligence of the counsellor as it does on the unique and quite hidden fears and capabilities of the person counselled.  The best counselling, therefore, occurs when the client takes information and uses it yourself, coming back to the counsellor for correction and reassurance.  That does not need physical contact.  It needs conscious and cognitive interchange of ideas, an interchange that can be achieved here just as easily as with physical contact.

 

It is quite natural and understandable to believe or conclude that it is in your best interests to have a caring, capable counsellor in your physical presence to help, or guide you when you are attempting to face your challenges without the  ready escape you once had when the going became too rough. You want somebody with greater wisdom, compassion, and strength to save you. Yet a counsellor cannot save or soothe you. A good counsellor can only lead you to save or soothe yourself. Your answers and your actions always come from within. The good counsellor guides you to go there and build the strengths to find your own solutions. Of course, you want that ‘aha’ moment immediately and are often disappointed when you have to wait for it. But when you find a good counsellor, you can wait. Because you know he or she will lead you there. You can get that bonding in your established audiovisual communication just as easily and deeply as you can with physical contact.

 

Today, audiovisual communication has reached a zenith of lifelike communication. Each person is in the presence of the other so realistically that it can seem and feel like you are together in the same room, with the same privacy and intimacy yet with greater convenience and accessibility.

 

Add to that our unique focus of teaching you how to be your own source of inspiration and how to build and believe in it, and you have a positive, effective, and powerful experience. That is, we are not your source of inspiration, you are! You will become your own authority going forward so your counselling experience with us is designed to empower, not treat or soothe you.

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