“So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you, shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:35-36
The Center for Care and Counseling (CCC) is the result of a felt need in society. CCC is an attempt to reach out to those broken nests and broken wings; helping them to revive and re-build lives, hearts and emotions that has been battered by the storms of life.
There is a severe need for counseling services as individuals are working under immense pressure from the work place and also from strained relationships. The work pressure and strained relationship are directly proportional to each other. With increased work pressure and severely strained relationships, individuals are resorting to other means and ways to relieve their internal emotional tensions including alcohol and other vices.
The Fragile Nest
Another crucial factor to consider is the absence of parents at home due to heavy work schedules especially work catering to other time zones like BPOs, KPOs and Software companies. In some cases, where both parents are travelling as part of their work, the children do not meet their parents for weeks together and the spouses do not meet each other for months. The children also do not see their parents together. This is very common especially in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon etc which house some of the biggest BPOs, KPOs, and Software companies in India. The key issue here is the poor work life balance.
The scenario above breeds children who are heavily insecure due to severe lack of love and affection which very essential especially in the first 8 years of life. Studies have shown that this is true. Adolescents have a need for talking to their parents to sort our their messy heads and when parents are not available, they find their vent in relationships that are not age appropriate. These further leads to complications in relationships with the parents and the children get outlawed. Children also resort to addictions like drugs,sex, alcohol, etc. from which they are unable to recover. Adolescents tend to extreme activities, sometimes even end up on the wrong side of the law.
Living in a Bubble
The common problem for adults, that is parents, is extra marital affairs. As the spouses rarely meet, the need to share their pain becomes immense and finally the result is extra marital affairs. This is plaguing our society. This further complicates the situation. Mistrust and guilt starts to rule the heart of the spouses. The pressure continues to mount and a collapse becomes inevitable.
Another consequence of the above scenarios is advent of health issues at extremely lower age groups which were unheard of earlier. Heart attacks, Hypertension, Hyperglycemia (diabetes) are now diseases of the young. Healthy life span is unheard of today.
With the advent of the nuclear families, the support system of grandparents or other close relatives too are absent to cater to the deep needs of the child. Considering all the above, our society is sitting on a social time bomb that is bound to explode soon to all of our dismay.
Another outcome of the scenario is the increasing number of divorces (marriage break ups). Family courts are over loaded and the government is working to increase the number of family courts within the city to handle the huge fall out in marriages. A divorce is the most torturing experience a person can go through. It is even worse for the child who does not even know what is happening and definitely unaware of the long term consequences. We seem to be walking in the footsteps of other contemporary civilizations where society has collapsed due to the break down of marriages. Children of parents have now become the “children of the state”. Marriages have short expiry dates what was once considered lifelong commitment.
At the Center for Care and Counseling, we see this situation and we are getting our life boats ready to save every life, every marriage, and every child. We are a team of trained counselors and we choose to call ourselves as Care Coaches. We work with people who seek help to maintain their sanity in this crazy world where everyday is a rat race and where everyone believes that if they quit the rat race, life is over.
We work with marriages, helping couples to RE-PAIR their marriages, REVIVE their lives, and RESTORE their relationships. We work with children and adolescents by listening to them and spending time with them to interpret the times and situations to them and help them cope and remain healthy emotionally.
Cracking the Cliches
The biggest challenge we face today is the social stigma associated with counseling. A person who subscribes to counseling services is considered to have some mental or psychological issues and is no more normal and is categorized as a misfit in society. This is not true. Psychiatrists are doctors who treat people with psychological challenges where there is substance use to control symptoms. Psychologists too work with people who show severe symptoms and needs medical interventions.
Counseling is not related to either of the former. Counseling is an area where people are allowed to vent their bottled emotions and share their griefs and worries to a person who is a total stranger in non threatening, non confrontational and non judgmental environment. Counselors deal with absolutely normal people who are pushed to extremes in emotions due to circumstances and life situations. Counseling therapy can avoid psychotherapy and psychiatric therapy.
At CCC, we provide a confidential, non threatening, non judgmental, and non confrontational environment to the counselee. We love to talk to people and we love to listen to people. We care for people. We believe strongly that MAN IS NOT A SOCIAL ANIMAL, BUT A SOCIAL BEING that thrives on relationships! We believe that man is created in the image of God. This is the basis of our counseling methodology. Unlike other counseling techniques, ours is directional and definite solution based. We assure you that you will find an answer!
The services are given free of cost. It is not because that there is no effort. Lot of time is spend in working with people, and lot of time is spend on learning and training. It is given free because the service is accessible to everyone without bias. Voluntary contributions are welcome to sustain this ministry.
Please feel free to contact 9483505515 or email to email@example.com to engage our services.
Confidentiality is assured. This is our promise.