Steven Touched Me…
Ok, this is a somewhat humerous story so I figured I share it.
This morning in Dr. Hardin’s class, we had a big group discussion about ethics / morality in counseling. Ellen’s Friend Steven was sitting next to me and when we got on the topic of touching / physical contact in counseling, he said he didn’t think it was appropriate at all, and that if his counselor touched him, he’d “freak”. I didn’t really have much to contribute on the topic, but as he’s emphatically talking about it, he moved his right arm out and it lightly struck my left elbow. He quickly looked over and said “Sorry” but at that point the sheer irony struck some members of the class and I saw some very humored expressions accross the room.
For my part, physical contact has been something I’ve been less paranoid about in the past few years. Some people, like Toni @ PSR, are very much into hugging and such, and it used to bother me. Now I’m really not adversely affected by it. I always joke with Ashley & Christina that they hug everyone except me (Ashley’s gotten better about it, which is nice as I believe he
r and I are close enough to hug, Christina maintains that I’m not a huggable person, which I find humerous).
On a related note, after this I’m posting a private post on some future plans that everyone besides Karey & I want to know about. Karey – if you’d ever join livejournal, I could make a group that would let you read those posts… 😉