Why are Core Values Important in Counselling?
“Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose” – Edward de Bono
Our values represent who we are, a personal code of conduct – like “guide to behaviour”.
Mindfulness is the core to my practice – it is the human ability to be fully present, to be aware of where we are, what we are doing and not to be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going. I believe that to be in the moment allows us to accept our experiences, even when those experiences and emotions are so painful.
Within my work of mindfulness, the following five values are the guides to my practise.