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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

A vocational rehabilitation counselor relates with their clients and other professionals in order to assist with finding the right sources so people with disabilities can find employment. A vocational rehabilitation counselor may be the resource you need to start fresh!

In a perfect world there would never be any disappointments, hardships, failures or catastrophes. Unfortunately... and at the same time fortunately, we do not live in a "perfect world." I say unfortunately because there has to be pain in order to grow and learn. I say fortunately, for the very same reasons.

Our entire life we are forced into facing harsh realities! If you have ever witnessed or even participated in a childbirth delivery, you may think, "What a beautiful, miraculous event that is." And you are absolutely correct in your thinking. But try looking at it from the newborn's perspective: you are yanked out of an environment that is dark, warm, quiet and cozy and into a brightly lit, loud and cold world! (And for good measure they slapped you a good one right across your naked rump.) Talk about a welcoming fanfare! From that point on, it just gets heavier and deeper!

Every day, when you pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio or TV you are instantly and continuously bombarded with harsh elements happening on virtually every part of our planet. War, terror, murder, massive destructive forces of nature and all other forms of mayhem and chaos! How then can a person make sense out of all this death and destruction that goes on virtually, 24/7 all over the world?

First, understanding that the only person we have any control over, is our self and also understanding, the only time and place we have any control over ourselves is right here and right now.

Second, we must have faith in ourselves. What this translates into is: As long as you are doing the absolute best that you can with what you have, then there is rightfully no reason for you to worry about it. For you see worry is a superstition. We have convinced ourselves that if we worry about something long enough and hard enough, either it will happen or, it won't happen. The truth of it, is it does not matter how much we worry about something (or how long) all the worrying does is make us feel worse. It has been stated, and I found it to be true, "Worry is like a rocking chair. It burns up a lot of energy and gives you something to do, but it doesn't go anywhere!"

Change scares people! And Even if they are in a situation that is not necessarily happy, warm, safe or pretty, they won't change because they know what to expect. And sometimes they have a fear if they change it may even be worse than what it is now! Him so they stay in what I call, "an uncomfortable comfort zone." People also talk themselves into believing, "This is what I deserve," or "This is the best I can expect or hope for." So they decide not to do something or they decide not to decide. In either case, they are lying to themselves and, what's worse is they believe the lies!

When you sit down with a vocational rehab counselor, you are looking to be productive and overcome your challenges. When a vocational rehab counselor gathers the information needed, contacts resources and places you in a work environment again, you win!

After my devastating accident, I picked myself up and decided to move forward, my goal was to help others and myself, I enrolled at a local university. I do not specialize as a vocational rehab counselor, however,
I can help with the process during our consultation and you will know what to expect when you look for and find the right vocational rehabilitation counselor and other services to make your transition easier.

It occurred to me several years ago, that in every experience we go through in our life, there are always three possible choices we can make that will yield one of two results.
  • #1 we can decide to do something;
  • #2 we can decide not to do something;
  • #3 we can decide not to decide.
 

Of course, numbers 2 and 3 produce the same results.

 
HOPE is another magic word we must have. What this translates into: "A belief that things can, and will get better!"