Friday, September 30, 2011

My goal and Why

Counseling is something, I think, everyone should consider, especially teenagers. One of the hardest years in one’s life is the “adolescence years”, especially the beginning. I remember when I turned fifteen, the hardest year yet. It was a major changing point in my life; I revaluated everything I had done. I realized that I wasn’t proud.
By the age of fifteen, I had done things that would burden me forever. I am eighteen years old and I still feel ashamed and stained because of my past. Ever since my counseling sessions, I have learned to let things go, to learn from my mistakes and to use my mistakes into something constructive and positive, a tool to be a better person. I never thought counseling would help so much, I always thought that only crazy people would be in need of a counseling session. I was ignorant. I want my peers to see that help is out there through counseling.
I my goal is to share my story and encourage people to see counseling as an extra helping hand in life. I also wish to modify Chinquapin’s counseling program into a full-time program.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

How to get the Point Across?

I am having a hard time coming up with ways to get people interested in going to a counseling session. I want to open myself up and put my story out there as an example as how counseling can help teens. I feel that method is the typical and standard way of trying to persuade someone to do something, when I my goal isn’t to persuade teens to go to counseling, but to reevaluate their life and ponder about instances when they thought there wasn’t help and that if new circumstances are brought up that counseling is an option for help.
Now that you understand one of my goals, any ideas on how to catch people’s attention and build awareness, that counseling is a great option to consider? Counseling can help when you think no one listens or feels the same way you do.