I AM READY TO LISTEN……ARE YOU ?
As we begin the month of October, we are also entering into mental health awareness month. As a Counsellor, I know the importance of mental health and deal with it on a daily basis with my amazing clients who are willing and courageous to seek help. Whilst counselling and psychotherapy is an invaluable tool, having someone to talk to or to say “I am not ok” is equally important. The times I have phoned my dear friends, who stopped everything and listened to my fears, has gotten me through some sticky moments in my life. Can you be one of those friends that drops everything to listen ? Can you take time to go for a walk with your friend or have a cup of tea ? Can you listen to your work colleague who is struggling but is afraid to admit the truth ? Truly listening is a gift that you cannot put a price on. It may be the difference between someone going into a very dark place or seeing a tiny flicker of light which they grasp with all their might. It may also be the catalyst for change. You may never know how you helped another person through listening. Just know that it may be you some day that needs to be heard. So for the month of October I invite you to be that person who listens.
I AM READY TO LISTEN….ARE YOU ?