#5641

Wally Plock
Participant
@wemajh

Well that was a copy and paste fail.   I tried to delete it. sorry  Five Gold stars to you all.
<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Paul, I agree with you. </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“leave work at work”. It’s not as easy as one would like to think.”</span></p>
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<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Angel,  Good counsel </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“…I try to take the time to honor the day, the people that I have provided support to, and the experiences that happened…”</span></p>
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<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Laura, </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”> “not getting in bed with patients….I feel it makes me more available to care and tend the spirit of the person with whom I am ministering.” </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”> Emotional distancing is important and challenging in our empathic roles.  Thanks for the reminder that it is a decion that needs to be made to be there wtihout being hooked.   I learned in my CPE days that the fixer in me was better left on mute mode. </span></p>
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<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Rick  </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“We are called to be responsive to our clients but not responsible for their outcomes.  I have to remind myself that I am not God. I see my role as a… gardener…. God does the healing.”</span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>  I love the image of a gardener.</span></p>
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<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Laura </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“I check in with patients over a period of time to see if they can name one thing for which to give thanks.  I find that is a silent way to help elevate the mood.” </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”> I remeber learning about the sense of awe when I was in CPE.  Does anyone remember the name of one of the pioneers in spiritual assesment.  He was before Dr. Fitchett (7 by 7) and had a list of 7 catergories of spirituality.  </span></p>
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<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Michael </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“From there I talk about God who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”> Thank you for this reminder.  </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>The</span> <span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  -Psalm 34:18</span></p>
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<p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Peter,  </span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“…each time I leave the counseling room to leave not just my client’s problem there but to also to offer the matter  into God’s hands.”</span><span style=”font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>   We are allowed to be a vessel of God’s grace.  </span></p>

<span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>Diana  Thank you for this. </span><span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #000000; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>“…Something else that comes to mind with compassion fatigue is taking the time to process when I need to…”</span>