So why did I use the Bottle Tree? I live in Queensland, Australia and love our native plants. I have eighteen of these babies in my garden which bring me great joy. When I was thinking about how to represent who I am as a counsellor, I felt drawn to the Bottle Trees in my yard and in my life. After a bit of research, I discovered that the Australian Aboriginals have seen Bottle Trees as a sign of resilience throughout the ages. Or to be more specific, can I survive against the odds?
Our world can be so invasive, our life experiences can often feel incredibly overwhelming, how do we learn to process that and still feel like we are living our best life, despite what has happened in the past? During my training as a Resilience Practitioner, I learnt a new definition of resilience which I love. This comes from the resilience program Driven and it states that “Resilience is Advancing Despite Adversity”.
Many times we wonder where we are headed, what are we doing, how do we overcome our issues? These are skills you can build on a daily basis and that’s what the Driven program is all about. I feel that so many of us despair at being able to overcome our past, to move on from the hurt, to try and explain how it has impacted us and our relationships.
The Bottle Tree teaches us that we have untapped reserves, that we can advance despite adversity. If we look at the environments in which bottle trees grow, they truly do epitomise advancing despite adversity. My goal is to help you grow and advance, despite your past and despite how you feel about yourself. You are the expert on you, I’m here as a guide to help you make sense of it all and move towards a life with more meaning and satisfaction, despite the adversity you have been through and can potentially face in the future, no matter how big or small.
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