Tag: counseling

Why I Chose Listening over Counseling

When we describe our compassionate listening work, we often get the comment, “Oh, so it’s counseling;” we then reply “No, it’s not exactly counseling”. What exactly then is the difference between listening and counseling? The dictionary definition of counseling is “the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties,…
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The First Duty of Love

The first duty of love is to listen.     Paul Tillich The fancy word for what we are called is counselors.  But really, truly, we believe that mainly we are listeners.  To be honest, there have been many meetings we’ve had with others in which we didn’t have a whole lot of answers or much wisdom…
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Strength, Not Weakness

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness … It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it. Fred Rogers Someone To Tell It To provides a place for you to express all your feelings, with the assurance that…
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