SIMPLICITIES Spring 2020
Our distance counseling has recently increased in popularity. We sensed God’s prompting last fall to purchase an online training course about Telehealth, in preparation for such a time as this.
Telehealth is the new standardized term for health professionals. It is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance client/patient contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. The root word “tele” in Greek, means far, or operating over distance. The Latin “mederi” means to heal or comfort.
Please continue to pray for us and that our donations will not suffer during this changeable period in time. We are still seeing clients in both offices. Precautions are being taken to ensure client safety.
We appreciate these honest and heartfelt words shared by a client. We have their permission to share this testimonial about their experience with Simply Grace.
I knew I was missing something, but couldn’t figure out what. I loved my life and wanted to be happy, but when I was put under pressure I would explode. My anger sometimes made me feel out of control; not in control of the extent of which I blew my lid, nor to whom I exploded on…and it was usually my family. It was amazing how the program helped me to understand God’s view of myself, and helped me to change my view of myself starting from the inside. I loved the structure, and although some days I didn’t exactly feel like talking or understand where I’d find the energy to add something to my schedule, I’d always leave my sessions feeling accomplished and thankful. I began to realize there was a purpose to all of my experiences or emotions, but there is a time to shed those and just be aware that they are my past. I also didn’t fully realize how I was holding on to emotions and how they were impacting my day to day routine…just spilling out in to my life when I let my guard down.
Ken and Debbie were able to quickly hone in on things that I was unable to see, and to present it in a way that I could easily understand and apply. The most important part is they gave me the tools to help me, via mantras, questions to think about, tapping, etc., that I could start to catch myself in the act of self doubt, understand what I was doing and change my internal dialogue. Towards the end of counseling my dad got sick and put my family into a tailspin. If I hadn’t gone through this counseling I would also be spinning out of control following the same patterns that my family slips into. Although counseling doesn’t make my dad better, it does give me the ability to understand that I am in control of how I react and I don’t have to be how I always was. I can grieve and move forward, and I know that I am able to provide way more support to my family than I would have been able to previously.
Believing for the best!
Ken and Debbie Pallone