St. Joseph's Preschool was recently the venue for a series of workshops on Basic Counselling Skills led by Judy Zingel of Amber Valley. Judy is a professional psychologist who responded to the community’s need for the training of volunteers to become good listeners.
Four two-hour sessions focused on theory and practical interactions among the 14 participants who ranged in age from 30 -80 years old. The success of the gatherings will be seen in the growth of healing in Howick households, neighbourhoods and beyond.
Reactions of some of the participants who ranged in age from 30 – 80 years old: ‘This course was very informative and empowering to help others in ways we would never have thought of.’
‘The course was eye-opening, simple ways to help people to open up about themselves.’ ‘…Just to be reminded that we need to be kind. Life happens at such a pace. We need to give our time to others.’