My professional life is greatly enhanced by my husband Roger Nielson, who is my advisor and marketing director. And my friends also support me.
I am most thankful for the whole phenomena of trauma informed care. We are coming to trust our clients and realize that in behavior and words they are communicating the absolute truth. We are experiencing that change happens with safety and kindness, with collaboration and respect, not through coercion. We are actually beginning to realize that our clients will act better when they are happier. Words are not always the answer. Our most important task is to give our clients the experience of connection with good, kind, trustworthy people.
I am thankful for the clients I have known who have inspired me and honored me with their truths. It is for them that I work so hard to change our treatment approach.
Does this sound like an Academy Award acceptance speech? I am so lucky professionally and wanted to take this Thanksgiving weekend to acknowledge my gratitude.