Authenticity What does it mean to be authentic? Authenticity is real, genuine, true and accurate living. Authentic living is when I am not copying, pretending or giving a false sense of myself. Authentic people […]
So you have made the decision that you want to pursue counselling and find some healing and hope out of the hurt that you have experienced. If you are like many people, you want to know how much it will cost, and if there might be any help for that cost, you’re your extended health care benefits. Unfortunately, counselling is not a standard health care benefit.
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.