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  1. Sarah

    I agree with you. I’m not sure about the offer of love, think that would scare me away from therapy. I like the concept of sharing steps on a journey though. Interesting..will pop back now and then to see what everyone else thinks 🙂

  2. Cathy Dean

    I think it all depends on your definition of love. I’ve been very struck by Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love, and I wonder if some of the people you encountered during that session were coming from a similar standpoint to her? SHe takes the view that all positive and supportive behaviours come from a position of love, and that love is the only reality in the world (I paraphrase hugely, you understand). SHe’s not talking bout romantic or parentla love but about us all being creatures of love. If you takethat view, then it’s easy to go along with the idea that any kind of therapy is an offering of love.
    As for therapy being a service, well it’s clearly not a product so in narrow busines terms it must be a service – but that doesn’t mean that a therapist is subservient in any way.
    I have to say, I don’t get too hung up on the words but I thinhk it’s important to have the debate every now and then, because otherwise it gets all too easy for people to assume that we all mean the same thing when we use the same words, which is of course not the case!
    Good post Sarah, keep it up 🙂

  3. helenatbranch

    I agree with you Sarah, I think I had that same initial (scared off) reaction. However it is all semantics as you say Cathy, I think we can easily use words in very different ways and it is not until we talk about it that we realise that language can have a very different impact on us all. Which I guess is why it is so important to really step into the client’s world and have a clear understanding of their language and personal meaning.

    Thank You both!

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  5. Christine Bondmann

    I hold every client in awe. To face ourselves is difficult and to do so in the presence of another demands courage. I too never forget that.

  6. Tracey Brockman

    Hi I was introduced to your cards by my Supervisor , Val. Wow they are great and since getting a copy of them this week I have not put them down!! I work with primary aged children and at the start of my sessions this week I have asked them to choose a a card to represent how they feel. then we’ve expanded on that emotions, given them colours, given them people’s names, places, textures… you name it! What a great tool for my tool box. Thanks for making them and please let me know if I can buy the stickers and anything else too!! Many thanks

    1. helen@branch

      Hi Tracey,
      I am so pleased you are enjoying your cards! I am currently creating and ordering new stock and do have stickers available. Would you like an email when they are ready?
      Helen 🙂

  7. Lindsey Wilde

    I think it’s cool that you created and made it yourself too! Great idea, I have found creative arts work really well in therapy, clients are less guarded and less in their ‘head space’, if therapist is working alongside them, it promotes the relational bond. May need to allow space initially to build trust, then introduce as an idea. I’m all for it, well done.