And so it begins, the time of year for me which is so wonderful and also so very bittersweet.
This is the time of year in my practice where I say 'goodbye' to some of my clients who are ready for the next chapter of adventures in their own lives. And then it will happen again in August. While I don't have children, I imagine that some of what I feel is probably how a parent feels when the launch a little one off to kindergarten or college.
In June and July of this year, I am "launching" some extraordinary people. To say that I am proud of them doesn't seem to fit but to say to them that I will miss them and that I believe in their path doesn't seem to have enough "umph" to it either. I struggle with finding my words to let clients know that I miss them when they've gone.
As I become more and more aware of experiential psychotherapy and how the relationship between client and therapist is healing agent of change, I am so much more aware of how sacred my consulting room feels. I find myself wanting to tell the loud people in the lobby, "sshhhh! this is holy space you're in!".
So there's where I am this morning. Grateful, thankful, a bit sad but profoundly grateful for the work I do and more importantly, the people I do it with.