Anxiety is part of the body system activated during a dangerous event, a way our body quickly keeps us safe. Not only is anxiety normal and adaptive, it is, also, our body's natural alarm system. This system triggers our body to move out of the way and act quickly...like when a car runs the red light just as you are stepping into the crosswalk.
What does it mean to be transformed? To change in composition or structure. To change in outward form or appearance. To change in character or condition. The desire for change is usually a goal in the counselling process. We want to change the way we communicate, relate or feel towards ourselves or towards others. We want to change our thoughts or behaviours...we want to change or improve our relationships. We look for changes that will benefit our overall well-being.
Look around you. Do you notice people? Notice the stories embedded inside. Slouched shoulders on ferries, catching the eye … avoiding the contact. The odd f-bomb spoken from the table across the cafeteria. People carry stories ... histories being made. Histories matter. People matter. Our stories are a part of us, but you can know another.