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04 Jun 2020 5:12 PM | Anonymous member


I am in a whirlwind of emotions in light of the events that have taken place in that last few weeks, in regard to the death of George Floyd. I am currently processing my own feeling while concurring trying to assist others. I truly agree with your statement Martina, it is so important that we set aside our stereotypes and judgments and embrace each other.  This is truly the time to create a community of care.  It is an isomorphic process that as we assist each other, we will be better for our clients, our teams, our students, our supervisee and our mentees.

I also struggle with how we can bring our voices to this divisive time. There is a need for empathy and systemic healing. As a black woman, I cry for my race, understand he pain, and the struggle to be heard. This is truly an emotionally deep wound that words cannot fully expressed in the moment.

I am hopeful that as helpers, we will create safe spaces for each other to cry, share, and create solutions for our profession as we continue to care for ourselves and others.

Let’s create a community of care!  - Sherdene


  • 05 Jun 2020 11:53 AM | Anonymous member
    This week I have been sad. I find myself wanting to cry but knowing that there are others that depend on me for strength both as a professional and as a friend and family member. I am also very angry. I am angry that there are so many in pain and so many suffering because of the loss from the pandemic and because of inequality. So this weekend I am going to cry and I am going to be angry. I cannot be that counselor who recommends to my clients that they have emotions but then I do not. Thank you for this chance to create a plan and put it out into the universe. It is time for me to feel.
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