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Learning Therapy Through Experience

January 13, 2018 — by robbiegsingh0

A couple of days ago, I went to therapy for the first time after being inspired by a book called The Gift of Therapy.

I did it because I wanted to learn about social work first-hand from the perspective of the client

but what I realized was as I was contemplating what I was going to talk about was there were things that were holding back.

And it existed there as a form of dormant energy. And that’s when I realized that this energy can express itself in all kinds of ways.

Have you ever reacted at something or someone yet it had nothing to do with them? All the time, right?

Well, I started thinking about how important it is to express yourself regularly. It’s healthy.

Often times, there are thoughts are floating around in us privately, silently. In our day-to-day lives there are so many different stressors that can cause

distress. These thoughts then which become repressed feelings. And those feelings turn into unpredictable erratic behavior if gone unchecked for long enough.

The benefit of therapy was clear, it was liberating after having expressed those silent thoughts. That dormant energy was being released!

Embracing who we are means to look at ourselves as a whole and to know when to check in, when necessary and sometimes procrastination gets in the way.

It’s when you make that decision to do something to help yourself and commit to it that the healing begins!

That’s what I learned.

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Purpose of a Role Model

November 16, 2017 — by robbiegsingh0


Have you ever stopped to think about the role models in your life?
The influences that helped shape who you are today.

You may be able to think about one particular person or influence or you may have several role models.
Or maybe you haven’t given it much thought just yet.

A role model can be anyone or it doesn’t even have to be a person.
It can be a book, an idea, something that provokes you to be the best you can be.

For example, I personally look up to Bruce Lee when it comes to philosophy,

Oprah Winfrey taught me about the importance of practicing gratitude

Tony Robbins inspires me to be a social worker and connect with others wholeheartedly.

Morihei Ueshiba helped me to realize that martial arts isn’t to fight your opponent on outside,
the opponent lies on the inside.

I’ve never met any of them but I studied them and they became my role models.

The purpose of having a role model is not to become them
but to emulate the good in them and create your own unique being
that is aligned with your heart and soul.

Role Models can affect and influence different areas of your life.

You may also find that your role models may change over time and that’s fine too.
Everyone has their purpose during different phases of your life.

It’s not about being right, either. Your interpretation is yours alone just like an art piece in an art museum.
No one has the right to judge. You’re a multi-dimensional human with so many wonderful facets,
so much untapped potential.

Every time you are faced with a setback or difficulty, think of your role models.
Look them in the eye and remember their essence.

Find Your Role Model.

I’d love to hear from you. Who are your role models and how do they inspire you?