Career advisors working in employment agencies all over the world have a tough job. They meet with people who often feel they have hit bottom. They are out of work, money and, often, hope. The career advisor, while assuring the individual that ‘this too will pass’, will help their client deal with the immediate concerns: where to find work and money right now. Then they will help them plan for their future to avoid this situation recurring. And then, most importantly, remind them of their dreams. Why is the dream part the most important? Because it is within that dream that lies the very important contribution that that client has to offer to the world. It is not the most urgent need of the counselling session, but it is paramount if we are to survive as a species. All of our contributions are required. And when I look out my window at the forest fires burning in the not too distant hills, and search for my covid mask before I go out, I feel the urgency for these contributions to be released.
Boyko tells the story of six Canadians whose lives were changed by the Vietnam War and, by telling their stories, he challenges Canadians to rethink their perception of the role Canada played in that war.
The concept of the ‘Wounded Healer’ has been used to explain why some doctors and therapists have gotten into the work they do.
We are now identifying the many disorders that can be a result of such abuse: ADHD, ODD, ASD, DID, various Personality Disorders, Learning Disorders. These disorders are real, they are not figments of people’s imaginations and, in order for individuals to develop fulfilling, purpose based careers, they need to be dealt with.
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Hands up - who has a career plan?