(100/365) on the shoulders...

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    “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” - Jewish Proverb

    It's my 100th photo! Though not my 100th day since I have missed 4 days due to various reasons since it started.

    As counselors, we help our clients with their inner burdens. We don't fix them, but rather act as facilitators to help them solve their own issues themselves (to help broaden their shoulders in a way). I love working with individuals, especially children, to assist them with their journey to resolve whatever is going on in their life. I can't wait to enter the field :)

    But too often, we tend to take our client's issues too deeply into ourselves causing us to lose sight of the problem itself... the objectivity. Yes, we should always show unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy to our clients... to show them that we are there with them on their personal journey. And this does require us to get a little 'personal', but if we lose sight, we will be less able to help them. We should also be aware of how their issues affect us, especially in awareness to possible countertransference issues. It is finding that right balance between the two...

    -saffron, anna.szozda, Horzano, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. E. Hall 93 months ago | reply

      How did you capture this, Brittany?

    2. nanny snowflake 93 months ago | reply

      Eric Hall Tripod and remote (it's hidden under one of my hands!).

    3. Sarrra ☆ 93 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Loving the symmetry and texture.

    4. Floris the SnapShotShooter 93 months ago | reply

      Ha, really pretty photo indeed =) I really like the quote and your enthusiasm 'bout your (to be) profession! I can only have respect for people who are trying to help other people with their issues/states of life!

      Hurray for 100th! Keeponrocking!
      --
      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    5. nanny snowflake 93 months ago | reply

      Sara O thanks girl :)
      Floris the SnapShotShooter gracias on both counts friend! It is something I'm quite passionate about lol :)

      here's to 265 more!!

    6. sirio174 (anche su Lomography) 36 months ago | reply

      love your photos of hands

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