Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Importance Of A Great Mentor

Working as a therapist can be a lonely job. Generally therapists are self-employed working on your own, with minimal contact with your peers.
This can be tough. So, who can you go to for guidance? From Mr Miyagi to Yoda, all the greats have a mentor!
We learn from observing and copying others, a strategy called modelling. A mentor is a great person to model yourself on. Generally, a mentor is someone who has been there and done it before you. You can learn from your mentor's successes and mistakes and shave many years of painful learning off your own journey. A mentor is someone you can bounce ideas off and who will call you out if you're not putting the effort in or letting negativity stop you from doing what you want. A mentor is your most valuable asset.
So, how to do you find this elusive mentor?

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