The I Can Centre

At The "I Can" Centre we offer top quality 1-1 CBT counselling, and personal development supports.

At The "I Can" Centre we offer top quality 1-1 CBT counselling, and personal development community courses incl "Stress Busters" and meditation.

Operating as usual

07/12/2023

A message from a teacher to parents:

[Credit: This West Coast Mommy]

06/12/2023
Photos from The I Can Centre's post 06/12/2023

How awesome are you?!!! Totally good enough! Hope you're having an epic day. x

06/12/2023

I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me. He handed me a laminated card and said,
“I'm Wasu, your driver. While I'm loading your bags in the trunk I'd like you to read my mission statement.”
Taken aback, I read the card. It said: Wasu's Mission Statement:
To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest, and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment.
This blew me away. Especially when I noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean! As he slid behind the wheel, Wasu said,
“Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.”
I said jokingly, “No, I'd prefer a soft drink.”
Wasu smiled and said, “No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, lassi, water, and orange juice.”
Almost stuttering, I said, “I'll take a lassi since I’ve never had one before.”
Handing me my drink, Wasu said, “If you'd like something to read, I have Good Housekeeping magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Bible, and a Travel Leisure magazine.”
As they were pulling away, Wasu handed me another laminated card, “These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd like to listen to the radio.”
And as if that weren't enough, Wasu told me that he had the heater on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for me. Then he advised me of the best route to my destination for that time of day. He also let me know that he'd be happy to chat and tell me about some of the sights or, if I preferred, to leave me with my own thoughts.
“Tell me, Wasu,” I was amazed and asked him, “have you always served customers like this?”
Wasu smiled into the rear view mirror. “No, not always. In fact, it's only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard about power of choice one day. Power of choice is that you can be a duck or an eagle. If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself. Stop complaining! Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd. That hit me right.” said Wasu.
He continued and said, “It is about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.”
“I take it that has paid off for you,” I said.
“It sure has,” Wasu replied. “My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I'll probably quadruple it. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on it.”
Wasu made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles.
Have an eagle life ahead...
—Adapted
Credit respective original owner

05/12/2023

Oh I love this one so much!

[Source Unknown]

04/12/2023

This is a lovely little reminder for us all this December ❤❤❤

[Credit: Swords & Snoodles}

04/12/2023

"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.
There was a pause.
"Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet.
"No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do."
"That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.
"What are you doing?" asked Pooh.
"Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what difficult days are like. I quite often don't feel like talking about it on my difficult days either.
"But goodness," continued Piglet, "difficult days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you. And I'll always be here for you, Pooh."
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his difficult day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs...he thought that his best friend had never been more right."
A.A. Milne

03/12/2023

She opens up her suitcase
And it’s loaded to the brim
She simply doesn’t have the room
To squeeze more baggage in

Her hold-all’s filled with years and years
Of things she has endured
But you think she has no hold-all
‘Cause she acts so self-assured

But just because she’s confident
And acts like she’s alright
It doesn’t mean her baggage
Is inconsequentially light

For though her life looks rosy
It doesn’t mean to say
That she doesn’t carry burdens
That weigh her down each day

She’s fought off many monsters
Often swam up from the depths
She’s walked through many fires
And pulled herself back from the edge

So never think she walks on air
When she’s actually walked through hell
You just don’t know her load is heavy
Because she carries it so well

******

It's ok to put a few things down sometimes ❤

Becky Hemsley 2021
Beautiful painting by the late Steve Hanks

Baggage is from Talking to the Wild https://a.co/d/57xLeCX

02/12/2023

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02/12/2023

When we are young, we want to look older.

And when we are old, we want to look younger.

And there is a window in the middle of it all when we’re supposed to look as we wish.

But we waste that time wishing
we were taller or thinner or curvier,
our hair was longer or shinier, curlier,
parts of our body were firmer and perkier
and we’d started to use anti-wrinkle cream earlier.

And by the time we realise we were perfect just as we were,
the window has closed. It is too late.

Too late to realise that all those things never really mattered in the first place.

But it’s never too late to start letting go.
To stop wanting, stop wishing.

It’s never too late to accept yourself.

To look in the mirror and realise that all along, you never needed to look older or younger or anything else.

You just needed to look like you.

*****

Becky Hemsley 2023
Beautiful artwork by the wonderful Lisa Aisato

'Too Late' is from Letters from Life https://amzn.eu/d/gexttTP

02/12/2023

If Christmas is hard,
If you’ve lost someone dear.
Just look in your heart,
And you’ll know they’re still here.

The star in the sky,
The light falling snow.
The robin outside,
It seems like they know.

If this is a time,
When you’re struggling through.
Just do what you can,
For what matters, is you.

There’s no need to be merry,
There’s no need to be bright.
Just do what you can,
It will all be alright.

Source: ***s Design

30/11/2023

Yes 🙌

25/11/2023

Our words have power. We need to use these wisely. :-)

24/11/2023

Ann: What a fab fab morning for a walk. Not long back myself! Hope you're getting out similarly?! Would love to see some photos! x

23/11/2023

Power of a good book!

21/11/2023

Good morning Tuesday 💖☀️

21/11/2023

"My friend handed me a very old metal match box car today. Then he said I found this yesterday and it reminded me of a major life lesson. I held it in my hand and looked at it while he talked.

He said, "when I was in elementary school, we did a Secret Santa in my class room at school. All the kids drew a name and then we exchanged presents the last day before Christmas break". He said, "my parents went out and bought me a nice new toy to give to the child I had drawn. My mom wrapped it up and the kid loved the present that received it." He then said, "I went and found my present from a boy in my class that I didnt really know. It looked like it had been wrapped with news paper." He said, "I opened it and it was that little car you are holding in your hand." He said, "... but when he gave it to me it was dirty and looked well played with." He said "I was mad I had given such a nice gift and he had put so little effort into his". I felt cheated.

He said, but later I learned the kid lived in a very runned down shack. His mom was sick and his daddy had left them years before. He said they barely had enough money to have heat and food. He said "when I realized he had given me one of his only few toys, I felt ashamed for the way I treated him when I got the gift". He said I only learned how poor he was after he quit coming to school and it we were told his mom had died and he had been sent to foster care. I never saw him again. He said I kept this little car all these years because I know it was the best present I have ever gotten.

I thought about this story and looked at that little car sitting in my hard and I cried. How many times in my life have I been given something from someone and not appreciated it's TRUE value. This kid had given with his heart when he had so little and it made me realize I need to always remember to never judge anything on the surface and always look deeper.

I just wanted to put this story out there to you all in this season of giving."

Credit :Original Owner
Also read this: https://bit.ly/47pNQah

19/11/2023

It’s okay to take some “me” time 💖🐞

Photos from The I Can Centre's post 19/11/2023

Sunday reflections .. x

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