Human connection. It is perhaps the most powerful force to the human species. It is what drives us in daily interaction. It is how we survive.
From the day we are born we are innately hard wired to connect with people. We turn toward people to help meet our needs. And as we go from infant to toddler, toddler to adolescent, and adolescent to adult, our human need to connect in relationship with others remains. It might look different but the importance of connection is undeniable.
This begs the question then: what do we need in order to connect with others?
What is it that allows us to dig deep down in ourselves to make connection happen? What allows us to be vulnerable and show our true selves?
Although the answer to that question is different for different people, there are several foundational elements that are universal. Elements like trust and safety. A comfort in knowing that I can remove the mask and reveal my true self without fear of judgement or ridicule.
True, authentic connections require this type of vulnerability. These types of connections are beyond the casual small talk that occurs on aisle three of the grocery store. These are deeper. Soul connections. Powerful exchanges between two people that provide the soil within which to grow to another level as a person. To honestly and constructively examine yourself to determine where and how you need to maneuver.
Connecting in this way brings clarity. It brings healing. It brings empowerment. And when you have connection, healing, and empowerment, you have the foundational ingredients to make changes in your life that you never would have thought possible. Growth without limits. Connection to destiny's path and the confidence to pursue it.
An idea planted almost 10 years ago, it is time for KELLIN, PLLC to grow beyond limits. The time has come. A time to grow and cultivate a legacy of giving back to our community through authentic connections that cultivate change. To reach people in a new way. To develop relationships that allow for healing to take place. To facilitate and harvest change.
Consistent with our mission, KELLIN is rooted in the power of authentic connections for healing, empowerment and change.
KELLIN Connects in a variety of ways, from offering high quality clinical therapeutic services in outpatient settings to training, consultation, and program evaluation. KELLIN Connects with individuals, families, organizations, and systems to build those relationships and effect change on every level.
In addition, KELLIN Connects with our sister nonprofit, the KELLIN Foundation (www.kellinfoundation.org), which provides reduced-fee and grant-supported programming and services that support safety and wellness in children, individuals, families and communities.
And finally, consistent with the importance that KELLIN places on Connection, we are excited to announce our new blog called "Root Words” – an inspirational and motivational blog grounded in the latest research that challenges us to get us back in touch with what is truly important in our lives. It will prompt us to dig down deep to reconnect with the root of who we are - with our true, authentic selves. This is essential for genuine and true and lasting change, for the connection that we have with ourselves is the most important connection of all.
Are you ready to connect?
Visit us at www.kellinconnects.com and subscribe to Root Words. Connect with us and stay tuned for more exciting news to come!
© 2016. Dr. Kelly Graves. All Rights Reserved.
Root Words is an inspirational and motivational blog grounded in the latest research that challenges us to get us back in touch with what is truly important in our lives. It prompts us to dig down deep to reconnect with the root of who we are - with our true, authentic selves. This is essential for genuine and true and lasting change, for the connection that we have with ourselves is the most important connection of all.
Root Words was created by Dr. Kelly Graves, Read about Dr. Graves and the full Kellin team here.