just starting introduction to counselling. Im having trouble getting backing into learning mode. Any ideas I can use to help? thanks

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Struggling a bit :( 
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Lizz Bishop

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  • anxious and frustrated.

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linda

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I can sympathise with you as I am struggling to. I have problems with my health as well, we could push each other on, and support each other become study buddies?? X
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Lizz Bishop

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I too have health problems. Congetive problems. I agree about pushing each other on.
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Andre Rogerson

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Tell me about it!! I didn't actually consider the time I needed to set aside to do my course when I signed up for it. The course is challenging but I feel it seems to be more challenging because I had not set aside a time. I do like a challenging course in itself anyway as it does help a person to grow. The only way I can now find time is by setting aside a time each week, or a number of hours each week. I move into a quiet space in my home, with my laptop and assignment, listening to relaxing music. For example Sunday evening 5-8 and maybe one evening in the week same time. Discipline Discipline Discipline!!! is the key. To also accept we need to drop past routine activity in order to allow time for something new, exciting and refreshing.
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linda

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Hi Lizz,

Sorry taken over a wk to get back to u, been very poorly....... I am so glad you agree on helping each other, supporting, kicking each other up da butt, when needed lol...... How are you getting on with your course so far?

Andre I do understand your discipline attitude, but for me dat wouldn't work, as with a lot of students who aren't well etc but can always do with input tho........ How are you getting on with your course?

Take Care xx
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Andre Rogerson

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Hello Liz

Certainly understandable in the circumstances where a student is unwell. This must feel like an added pressure amongst the desires of motivation to keep interested and involved in a course.

The feedback I receive from tutors always seems to keep my motivation excited and interested for which I am most grateful for. Not that my course is not interesting, more so the opposite. Just when I move to my next assignment after recovering from the last one, phew! the course content seems to reignite my passion for learning and find myself becoming absorbed again into the course. Its challenging, but enjoying the challenge.

Deciding to undertake a new venture, a new direction in learning for me brings excitement and a desire to learn something new, yet I feel we may not always consider the changes we may need to make in order to allow space in our lives for the time to undertake a course or what's involved. This I feel can be the most challenging as we fall into a routine that in itself may have been that way for many years.

So changing the way we do things each day, our attitudes and behaviours can be challenging, for me a taste of what I was about to learn decided for me that I want to give time to my course. why? because I had an inner sense of the excitement, newness, future goals and enrichment that can be experienced and gained.

I believe we all need goals, that something of value leading us to becoming whole in a new world. (Slipping away a little there).

But for that 'keep going' for that drive and motivation for me is by experiencing 'a taste, of what I am about to learn, that 'hooks' our interest, in some way we find ourselves hearing the thought' mmm? I want to know more'.

Each assignment gives me that 'taste' again that reignites the thought 'I want to know more'.

Apologies everyone, as you may have guessed I waffle on at times :-) Just like to share and encourage my journey through my course that may help in some way inspire.

Its like for a couple to reflect back in time as to when they got married, the point where they shared profound vows and it seemed the world didn't exist for a moment, the feelings they felt, excitement and newness and future goals, can always help in the times of arguments, falling out or simply grown apart.

I genuinely wish for everyone to experience 'tasting' and that reigniting feeling as to when they first decided to say yes to their own course.

(On assignment 6 now)

Take care

Andre
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Andre Rogerson

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Phew! this heat it certainly challenging concentration tonight. :-]
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Carole Filce

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Hi all  , I am  doing the same course and due to  suffering from Fibromigia I am  having problems getting back into studying as well, If anyone would like to be a study buddies  with me  would be nice