The Illusion of Knowing (Poem)

The illusion of knowing prevents us from learning Stops us from growing Voids all we have When we project what we know we crash into each other and damage control becomes the problem at hand Not knowing enables connection Curiosity yields new growth Humility conjures the empath inside And empathy is pride’s antidote We don’t know that we don’t know what we don’t know We can’t find what we don’t know that we don’t have No one can fill a cup that is full And nobody knows everything

Peer Support: Defining the Peer Relationship

Peer support is a unique and often misunderstood role in the mental health and addiction recovery field. The traditional counselor-client relationship is rooted in a medical model for recovery that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of illness. Doctors, psychiatrists, and other professionals maintain hierarchical relationships with their clients. The professional is an authoritative figure who serves to direct the person’s recovery and the client is an object of treatment.