During last week one of my precious New Chapter clients was booked in for her final session, her graduation. A celebration of how far she had come.
It must be the right time for change in your life.
When I have done an initial discovery call I generally know what someone needs. Sometimes it is to guide to explore the path behind them but if they are ready I can join them as they take those precious baby steps forward towards a New Chapter. The new part of the book of life that is just waiting to be written.
Anyway, back to the graduation..
My client and I met the day I found out about becoming a Nanny and ironically her graduation was exactly 24 hours after his actual birth. I had 2 candles that I suggested we should light together at 15.42pm.
The real irony was that it is exactly the time she was graduating from her New Chapter program. It had taken her to the stepping stone where she felt comfortable and confident, and with tools to ensure she was going to be able to stay on the path ahead of her.
I believe it’s why many people maybe go back into therapeutic work – they feel better because they have done the work, but they maybe haven’t fully connected with themselves again, found solid ground (and in some cases have never done that). They maybe haven’t prepared fully for the journey ahead, know where they are going or even know what they need to live a happy, pain free, joy filled life after the difficult life change they have experienced.
I for one am realising I am only just personally really finding my feet on the path ahead. I am firmly stood on my steppingstone and feeling confident about moving forward in my life and work. I am clear that New Chapter personal recovery coaching work is as important as the therapeutic healing journey we need to go on before it and I am excited that I am here to ensure that it becomes known about.