Potential is only a Possibility

Come closer, let me tell you a story. It’s about me and my potential. And how that potential lay dormant for twenty years. What is potential worth, do you think? It’s worth nothing if you don’t do anything with it. See, the problem is that potential does not directly translate …

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L2CiCS: Learning Log – 15th November 2017

This week we were asked to describe the meaning of empathy in our own words. Here are my words: Empathy is being aware of other people’s emotional responses and seeing things from their point of view, understanding how they react to problems or how they have reacted to problems. It …

L2CiCS: Notes on my Self Puzzle – 8th November 2017

Today we were given the task of creating a self puzzle to help develop the accuracy of our self-awareness. I clearly interpreted it as a maze-like puzzle, rather than a jigsaw puzzle. To start with, I took the seven virtues that I thought described me best, added love as the …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 4th October 2017

This week we learned about the following core conditions that reflect the attitude of the counsellor towards the client: Empathy, Congruence and Immediacy, and Unconditional Positive Regard (or UPR). Empathy is the highly evolved capacity of human beings to know what other human beings are feeling, and to feel an …