As we enter a new age, a new beginning, a new normal; we can’t help but reflect and assess how, not only our lives but our World has changed!
When I did my counselling training many years ago, there were very strict rules around how counselling should be administered, where it should take place etc.
Until even the last few months, in my work in a school as a counsellor, the rules were made for a pre-pandemic World.
Human contact became a bad thing. Separation became the new way of showing love.
Face coverings, until now had been seen as a bad thing and had been discouraged. Now they are compulsory.
In a year which so far has seen a global campaign asking us to #bekind in tandem with a cry to end racist hate crimes, how do we know where we stand?
Our young adults will grow up with a range of words and phrases we only learned in adulthood…
R-number, Covid, Social Distancing, Self-isolating, Lockdown, Zoom, Support Bubbles, Covidiot…and many more
I have adapted my counselling to an online service, which to my surprise has worked really well. We adapt, we move on.
As I prepare for a return to school at the end of the summer, I will be sharing the apprehensions of my co-workers and my students. We are all in this together and together, we will find a way to get through it. In fact, we already are!
I will be endorsing the message to my Young Adults that Covid-19 will be written in the history books along with The Ancient Pyramids, The Plague, World Wars 1 and 2, The Great Fire of London, the list goes on.
And so that makes us all special!
We are all part of the time when a virus brought the Modern World to a halt!
Technology couldn’t help, weapons couldn’t help.
The only thing that helped was being human.
It’s something we can never fully explain to anyone who has not been through it, and when we talk about Lockdown Hair styles and Zoom Quiz Fridays, we will all raise a smile because we will “know”
Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, walking and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here
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