Norma Klassen Adult Counsellor
Norma Klassen Adult CounsellorWednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 11:16am
I've been busy rescheduling to accommodate a family matter. I will be taking appointments again as of Wednesday, February 28.
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Norma Klassen Adult CounsellorFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 3:12pm
As I grow Into my Self
I care not about your degrees,
Nor the data you have gleaned.
I care about your heart.
I care not about your occupation,
Nor your social status.
I care about your soul.
I care not about the size of your home,
Nor the car you drive.
I care to know if you love.
I care not if your suit is Armani,
Nor if your jeans are torn.
I care to know if you aspire to Truth.
I care not the jewellery you wear,
Nor if the soles on your shoes are red.
I care to know if you care.
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Norma Klassen Adult CounsellorFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 9:56am
Listening to Understand

1. Listen to what is being said.
2. Paraphrase: Repeat back to the person what you heard in your own words and ask if this is correct.
A. Allow the person to correct or re-tell you.
B. Paraphrase again. Do this as many times as necessary until the person feels correctly heard.
3. Exercise respect regardless of what you feel. Be objective and Curious.
4. Acknowledge the other person’s feelings. “I sense that you are feeling___ is that right?”
5. Inquire: Ask if there is anything more the person wished to relate.
6. When the person feels they’ve been heard, you then relate your position using “I” statements. (By using “I” statements we own what we think and what we feel rather than projecting that responsibility onto others.)
7. To disarm an emotionally intense situation:
A. Find some truth in what they say.
B. Find something positive to say.

Practice until the method is natural and every day.
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Norma Klassen Adult CounsellorSunday, February 11th, 2018 at 12:53pm
Jung, in a letter to Chang Chung-yaun (1950) said, “At all events, wisdom cannot be taught by words. It is only possible by personal contact and by immediate experience.”
From the beginning of angels and humans, the primary endeavor was achieving transcendence. Transcendence was not a state far away, elusive, hard to grasp or an unknown god but rather, a closely held reality available to all, an” immediate experience.” The early people were attuned to astrology and able to utilize the power of the stars energy field for personal and practical use. Monolithic structures date back way beyond anything science has taught and thus, humans also date back hundreds of thousands of years, a people who walked with and relied upon divinity or that which we once were. One might say before the creation of religion and one might also say religion was a natural state from the beginning for they were not far removed from divinity, if at all.
The early people knew transcendence was the primary aim and to honour the endeavor, they built temples. Sacrifice of animals and people did not occur until much later, for these people knew the spells used to both create and destroy. They were a people of superior intelligence, such as we have not seen in our time. Without going into the modern day woes or attempting to wrangle the horsemen and make them confess and throw them in jail cells, I wish only to relate the necessity of individual transcendence if we are to survive as a species.
Can we be satisfied with the idea that the world is unfolding as it should? Who or what shall save us from ourselves? I’ll leave off here with thoughts to ponder.
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Norma Klassen Adult CounsellorThursday, February 8th, 2018 at 10:25am
"As a result of their having abandoned that part of human nature that is potentially most transcendent, it is no surprise that modern intellectuals dismiss playfulness--especially when it dares to present itself in literature, philosophy, or art--as frivolous or whimsical." --T. Robbins

If one has lost the ability to play, laugh and be silly, I recommend spending time with young children. Be in their moment, play their game with all earnestness and be captured by the imagination and laughter.
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Norma Klassen Adult CounsellorThursday, February 8th, 2018 at 10:00am
When a man whose marriage was in trouble sought [the master's] advice, the Master said, "You must learn to listen to your wife."

The man took this advice to heart and returned after a month to say that he had learned to listen to every word his wife was saying.

The Master, with a smile, "Now go home and listen to every word she isn't saying."

Words largely diminish communication for they can hardly tell the whole message, thus, listening to what is not said is imperative to understanding. Body language and tone of voice must be part of understanding what is communicated.