‘counselling’ is a term that is used to describe the process or method by which one can overcome personal difficulties and can move towards positive changes. In today’s world Relationship building and to maintain the same itself is a challenge. Across the world continuing with the same person for a long time is getting a problem; being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is part and parcel of being human.
Because of this, there is scope for the way we think to become a problem and to affect our emotions. If we go back a few hundred years we can see that psychological issues were approached with fear and unnecessarily invasive treatments. Thanks to the evolution of science and technology we now have a clearer understanding of the human brain and are able to look at these issues in a different way.
Today, the art of talking therapies such as counselling are used to help people come to terms with any problems they are facing, with an ultimate aim of overcoming them.
Counselling is a helping approach that highlights the emotional and intellectual experience of a client, how a client is feeling and what they think about the problem they have sought help for.
A counsellor, therefore, helps the client to become conscious of experiences which they were previously unaware of. Astro-Counsellors, however, are more likely to be concerned with the past experiences of the client and are generally trained in a humanistic approach, using techniques from client-centred therapy.
The Role of the Astro-Counsellor
First and foremost the counsellor is aware that no two people are alike. No two people understand the same language in the same way; their understanding will
always be linked to their personal experience of the world. Two people have two different Charts and different planetary positions; which determines the destiny of the individual.Therefore, during the counselling process, it is important that the counsellor does not try to fit clients into his/her idea of what they should be and how they should act. As 12 zodiac and 12 Ascendants play different role and chemistry some goes along with each other and some doesn’t. The role of the counsellor is to enable the client to explore many aspects of their life and feelings, by talking openly and freely. Talking in such a way it is rarely possible with family or friends, who are likely to be emotionally involved and have opinions and biases that may be
detrimental to the success of the counselling. Problems arises in mapping the right alignment to be done with Personal Relationship, Career Orientation, Fear Factor, Old age relationship, Parent Child Relationship and many more.
The counsellor gives the client an opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment,
guilt and fear in a confidential environment.The counsellor may encourage the client to examine parts of their lives that they may have found difficult or impossible to face before. There may be some exploration of early childhood experiences in order to throw some light on why an individual reacts or responds in certain ways in given situations. This is often followed by considering ways in which the client may change such behavior
after going into a new situation.
The word Adjustment does play a very important role when EGO comes in between.
Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing the client to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in their attitude and/or behaviour. Effective counselling is not advice-giving and is
not acting on someone else’s behalf (these are more the roles of a life coach). The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable the client to make their own choices, reach their own decisions and to act
upon them accordingly.
We always want in our life to share our feelings with somebody who can understand and reciprocate
in the same way we want. “It feels good to talk”. Times when we are feeling sad or angry; when we finally confront someone about something that has been eating away at us; a person may be Friend,
parents or spouse but yes to the person we feel lighter and better after sharing our emotion.It is good to take a moment and think about the feeling that you get when you are in or have just
finished a really great conversation. It can be liberating, inspiring, exciting and energizing. It makes you feel good about yourself and the world. Talking is good. Unfortunately, in this ever expanding
digital age, we do not talk as much as we used to. We are so much addicted with the social medias that we actually forgot to talk and lighten up the moment what we use to do earlier. Seeing somebody’s face in facebook or whatsapp contents us that we actually met and chat with him.
We don’t set aside any time to really explore what is going on inside and find someone who will take the time to listen. The need to talk in order to communicate is becoming ever more redundant. However, nothing can replace the fulfillment and joy that we get from talking, face to face, with others. It is even more vital for our wellbeing, as is being heard. Body & Soul offers a safe and positive space to talk openly with people that are truly listening. There are opportunities to talk in many ways, from one to one to structured groups to counselling. An Astro counsellor is a trained and qualified professional who offers an opportunity to talk about whatever is on your mind. With a counsellor it is possible to explore past or current experiences and feelings, and try to make sense of them. A counsellor will support you in making positive decisions and changes.
“…the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whaterver form. Both are illusions.”
― Eckhart Tolle,
If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let
go the past that drags you down.”
― Amit Ray,