Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Who wants a cookie?

It's always impressed me that this work I do is so incredibly rewarding and energizing.  Instantly.  It's instantly rewarding and energizing.  I saw a man today for an hour.  He had been robbed at gunpoint at the store where he worked.  It happened a week ago, but it was still bothering him.  So he told me what happened, then he told me again, then he told me backwards, then he told me in jumbled up sentences while I sprinkled some humor into it (something about the cookies the robbers took from the cookie rack), and by the time we were done he was laughing.  "I'm not scared anymore," he said.  "It's done.  It's over.  And I don't have a headache anymore.  My headache was constant since the incident, but I don't have one anymore.  Wow, this is different than what I expected."  His mind was now clear.  He had been suffering with fears and anxieties and headaches for a week, and after about 30 or 40 minutes, he was clear. 

We spent the next 20 minutes wondering whether the cookies were chocolate chip ,oatmeal or peanut butter.