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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun


I remember sitting around the dinner table with my Dad as a kid, studying a huge map of the

Pacific Coast. We were planning our route to drive down to Disneyland. He marked the

locations of the motels we would stay at, circled the attractions to visit and highlighted the

highway routes.

The map was in reach at all times. It got me thinking about how the therapeutic journey is

similar to a map. Both are extremely useful in getting to, or discovering places we’ve never


A map reveals options of places to go along with the various routes to get to your

destination. But it doesn’t tell you where to go–that’s for you to decide. Without one, you will

probably reach your destination eventually, but you may get lost along the way creating

distress and anxiety.

The value of coaching and counselling is it helps your journey to become more clear. The

greater the detail and accuracy of a map, the greater the chance of reaching your

destination. There are usually multiple ways to get there.

Some of my clients enjoy taking the scenic route. Others want to get there as fast as they

can. Some want to get there as safely as possible and others want to create their own path.

It is not my place to decide which route you should take.

But remember, while a map may help get you where you want to go, it is useless if you don’t

know where you are ;)

As a coach and counsellor, I have been to many of the places you may choose to visit, or

wish to avoid. I am a guide to help you navigate your journey and provide you with the best

possible map. I’ll even walk beside you if you let me.

If you feel you may be lost or lacking direction, let me help you find your way.

Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978

About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.

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