Sunday, March 27, 2011
Moving Beyond the Pain
Hurt people, hurt people is a profound statement; but in actuality, it is a statement that should be reflected upon for most of us. The author of this article says that if a person has been hurt by another, they are more likely to display hurtful actions unto others. Sandra Wilson, the author of Hurt People Hurt People mentions the same principle. Feelings can be irrational, but they should be acknowledged in order to move on from the bondage of that particular feeling.
God wants His children to depend fully on Him. People who have been hurt by others can experience peace against their pain and hurt by taking it to God. Forgiveness is a huge component of moving past the pain that is felt. And time needs to be considered for the client because everyone's period of grieving is different.
In class we mentioned that counselors should show empathy and compassion on the client by not shoving scripture down the client's throat. Counselors should be aware of how their client is feeling and allow that feeling and emotion to be expressed inside the counseling session. By working through the issue, the client will be more susceptible to take it to God in order to move on. Everyone has the power to respond to hurt in a healthy way and it needs to be the counselor's responsibility to have an understanding on each client and the situation.