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is it satisfying helping someone

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Rod Mark’s Answer

It is Gratifying and humbling when as a Therapist you realize you are helping someone. The joy in their eyes and the hope starts to bloom as soon as they realize you were able to help them move from being bed bound to taking 2-3steps.

When I was a Physical Therapy intern, my 1st day I was anxious and scared. I was questioning myself: Will those things I learned really work???

I just kept going. I was not sure if I was making a difference. Then I started noticing how a recent stroke was able to get up from the wheelchair, use a foot stool to get on high mat, and continue to improve in the progressive exercises we have. And then when the patient took a few steps with a walker, i didn't realize there were tears on my eyes seeing how happy the patient and the family were.

That's my story and I hope you realize that every little movement these patients gain through our help is SATISFYING FOR THEM, BUT GRATIFYING FOR US THERAPISTS.
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Hailey, this is a great question. I do find it very rewarding that I am able to play a small part in his/her journey back to wellness. If this is a field you might be considering going into, I want you to know that all days aren't good you do have somedays you will just sit at your desk and cry, this isn't a flaw it just shows how much you care about people. If you are able to help one person, it's worth it. Best of luck
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Jane’s Answer

As a former Peer Specialist but most of all, Artist, Creative Entrepreneur, and Project Creator, I strongly believe in mentorship as therapy. Helping as an advisor, role model or influencer of leadership is rewarding because of the ability one has to share a new profound message of change that can develop a new thought community for social, emotional, and mental advocacy. Therapy requires a lot of work as the respective mentor needs to recharge their energy to offer the best piece of advice for an individual to seek short to long term changes. Being mindful of where you stand without leaning towards bias requires assessing the individual's needs in order to clarify their views of the world to gain easier access to goal-setting in professional aspirations.

Challenge Question:
What are you thankful for when others help you?

Jane recommends the following next steps:

Research Experts of A Field of Your Choice Which Inspire You in "Therapy"
Create A List of the Pros & Cons in "Service & Therapy"
Compare & Contrast "Beliefs in How You Serve Yourself & Others"
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