1. You hold the space
2. You encourage
3. You create a safe space
4. You help me understand that my feelings/fears are manageable.
5. You help me create a path from fear to acceptance by questioning, challenging, validating, honoring, empathizing…
6. You offer another perspective when I can’t find one
7. You gently guide me
8. By naming what I may be feeling and thinking, you help me remove the shame and stigma I attach
9. You offer small, manageable alternatives, stepping stones