Do the Hokey Pokey

The Hokey Pokey? Really? Think about it. What do you do when you do the Hokey Pokey? You turn yourself around! You can’t move on to the next part of the song until you’ve done it. This favorite childhood activity has a remarkable resemblance to our lives. When someone is stuck in a dysfunctional life pattern, they can’t move on to a more healthy life pattern until they change their behavior.

This is where counseling comes into play. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat with a client after a number of sessions and had the conversation with them about non-compliance. I tell clients all the time that I cannot fix them. I can assist them in fixing themselves, but I, myself, cannot “fix” anyone. You have to want to fix yourself. Entering into a counseling relationship is hard.

Picture it, you walk into an office where you’ve never been before, sit sown in front of someone you’ve never met, and proceed to tell your life story. The counselor might then tell you that there are several things in your life that need to change in order for you to have a happy, healthy mind. Here lies another problem for most. Change is also hard, especially when the negative behavior or lifestyle has become a pattern or habit.

There are many that can enter the counseling relationship successfully. However, there are many who cannot. Whichever group you fall into, I would hope that this blog will help contribute to you learning to live a lifestyle of positive mental health. It is my goal to use this blog to teach, provide resources, and even a little humor with regard to the world of mental health.

So, do the Hokey Pokey. You might stumble on your way around, but with the right tools, you will make it all the way around again and begin following a path of positive mental health.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mom
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 02:35:05

    This looks really great…congratulations!


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