Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day thevillagers told them, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today."They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, “Even though wewould not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway." All of themwent where the elephant was. Every one of them touched theelephant.“Hey, the elephant is like branch of a tree," said the ﬁrst man whotouched his leg.“Oh, no! It is like a rope," said the second man who touched the tail.“Oh, no! It is like a snake," said the third man who touched the trunk ofthe elephant.“It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth man who touched the ear ofthe elephant.“It is like a huge wall," said the ﬁfth man who touched the belly of theelephant.“It is like a spear," Said the sixth man who touched the tusk of theelephant.They began to argue about the elephant and every one of theminsisted that he was right. It looked like they were getting agitated. Awise man was passing by and he saw this. He stopped and askedthem, “What is the matter?" They said, “We cannot agree to what theelephant is like." Each one of them told what he thought the elephantwas like.The wise man calmly explained to them, “All of you are right. Thereason every one of you is telling it differently because each one ofyou touched the different part of the elephant. So, actually theelephant has all those features what you all said."“Oh!" everyone said. There was no more ﬁght. They felt happy thatthey were all right.The Blind Men And The ElephantLife is full of perceptions. At times, we all tend to be like the blindmen, who touch and feel only one aspect of life. And then,we are all too certain that our perceptions are correct,without looking at the bigger picture.We all need a little wisdom to help ushave a larger outlook about life.
The logo of Metamorphosis Life Skills Private Limited is a proﬁle of the eaglewith outstretched wing, soaring high towards the sun, the source of limitlessenergy and enlightenment. For centuries, the eagle has been associated withstrength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, and creation. Manyreligious scriptures and native cultures around the world have often andrightfully referred to the eagle as the source of great power and balance,leadership,andvision.Allofthesetraitscanbeviewedsymbolicallyasideastoassist humans to be more successful within their own lives. As the chief of allthewingedcreatures,theeagleisagreatteacher.Itinspiresonetoreachhigherand become more than what one believes what one is capable of rather thanaccepting the status quo. One must have the courage to relinquish stale andcomfortable habits and beliefs to soar into unknown realms and new realities -continually expanding ones view. With the eagles magniﬁcent ability to ﬂy, itstays connected to the earth. We must keep ourselves grounded and lay a solidfoundation for ourselves. The talons - meant to grasp and hunt - reﬂect theneed to utilize the things of the earth. The sharp beak and strong jaw musclesdemonstrate the importance of knowing when to speak, how much and howstrongly - lest we inadvertently hurt someone with words. New vision will openthat is far reaching into the past, within the present, and to the future. Eaglesare predators with a powerful sense of energy conservation. They use theirgreat vision to know when to take ﬂight and capture their prey. To align oneselfwith the eagle is to take on the responsibility and power to become so muchmorethanoneappearstobe.Be The Change
VISION:“Man is the creator of change in this world. As such he should be abovesystemsandstructures,andnotsubordinatetothem.”A holistic approach, practical idealism, and a passion for public servicedeﬁneMetamorphosis.Our vision serves as the framework for our Roadmap and guides everyaspect of our service by describing what we need to accomplish in order tomakelifeskillseducationapartofourmainstreamacademics.People: Be a great place to work/learn where people are inspired to be thebesttheycanbe.Portfolio: Bring to the educational institutions a portfolio of quality trainingmodules and curriculum in life skills learning that anticipate and satisfyeducationalsystemsrequirementsandessentials.Partners: Nurture a winning network of customers (schools) and suppliers(University).Togetherwecreatemutualandenduringvalue.Planet:Bearesponsiblecitizenthatmakesadifferencebyhelpingbuildandsupportsustainableschoolswithvalueeducation.Proﬁt: Maximize long-term return to share-owners while being mindful ofouroverallresponsibilities.Productivity:Beahighlyeffective,lean,andfast-movingorganization.MISSION:Metamorphosis Life Skills Pvt. Ltd is committed to bringing the best lifeskills education to students, educators, creative professionals, and peopleacross the country through its innovative counseling, training, andsupportiveinitiations.As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, openness, personalexcellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, andmutual respect. We are committed to our customers and partners and haveapassionforrevivingoureducationsystem.We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. Wehold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, andemployees by honoring our commitments, providing results, and strivingforthehighestquality.Our goal has always been to enhance our company value, maintain oursustainable long-term development and generate greater results for ourclients.By upholding our core value of “Responsibility Makes Perfection”, we striveto achieve educational, social and economic sustainability in a way thatcoordinates the present and the future while taking the interests of oureducationalsystemintoaccount.
ife comes with its share of problems. In fact, problems are integral to ourgrowth.Whiletheycanattimesmakelifeoverwhelming,dealingwiththemisamust.Somelookatproblemsasopportunities,whileotherstrytoignorethem.It is not the presence of problems that determines the quality of our health and ourwell-being, but rather what we do when we encounter these problems. Most times,we are able to handle lifes challenges on our own, but there certainly are times whenall of us could use a helping hand to get through a stressful situation. AndMetamorphosis Life Skills extends the helping hand to you. Our counseling servicesandworkshopsareavailabletoanyone,whoisseekingempowermentfromwithin.We are proud to introduce to you “MILESTONE”, our service-oriented initiative toprovide you an anchor at times of emotional need, stress, or when you simply needsomeonetohearyouout.We are hereto listen!Have something onyour mind?LA one-to-one counseling service, Milestone takes you frombeing the passenger in your life to being the driver. It is allabout having someone believe in you and encourage you;about getting valuable feedback; about seeing things fromnew perspectives; and helping you set your sights on newhorizons. It is all about enabling you to take the ﬁrststep to where you want to be from where you are.
What You Say In HereStays In HereLet’s Talk...ommunication is deﬁnitely the key to Milestone. A Milestone is incompletewithout a counselee (you) and a counselor (us). The primary responsibility ofthe counselor is to maintain focus amid the chaos in the counselees life.Unlike the counselees family, friends, or businessassociates, the counselor has just one vestedinterest in the former, and that is to ensurethat the he/she is able to accesshis/her unique potential. Needlessto say, the relationship between thetwo is strictly conﬁdential. We treatconﬁdentialityveryseriously.‘C
n counseling, our areas of expertise are mood diﬃculties, anxiety treatment, depressioncounseling,managingissuesrelatedtoself-esteem,angermanagement,andadjustment.We have extensive experience with issues related to Dependency (including relationship,eating disorders, gambling addiction, internet addiction, excessive spending and manyothers).Over the last eight years, we have developed proﬁciency in working with Teens. We addressmanytypesofparentingconcerns(E.g.:Teenactingoutofstressandangerorteendepression,relocation,academicissuesduetofamilyconﬂicts,etc.).We also provide Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, and FamilyTherapy.IWe can help…
Therapy for Individualsherapyisintendedtohelppeoplemakechanges.Thesechangesmayinvolvethinkingdifferently,feelingdifferently,and/oractingdifferently.Howtherapyisconductedisdeterminedby: Thenatureofthediﬃcultyoneisexperiencing. Thespecialneedsoftheindividualconcerned. Theageand/orstageofdevelopment.Therapyismanagedinawaywhichuseswell-acceptedprinciplestoguidetheprocessofchange.Therangeandcomplexityofeverychildsachievementsintheﬁrst12yearsoflifeandadolescencecanbeextraordinaryandconfusingbecauseofrapidchangesinphysicalgrowth,inlearningandperception,inemotionaldevelopment,insocialrelatednessandawareness, andinmoraljudgmentandbehavior. TherapyforChildren(Age:6-12years)Our counselors possess expertise in working with children who display emotional and behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. We promote andeducatechildrentoexpresstheirneedsanddesiresverballyratherthanbehaviorallyandhelpthemtodevelophealthiercopingstrategies. Forinterventionswithchildren,weutilizeavarietyofapproachesincludingplaytherapy,theater,familytherapy,andindividualtherapyforolder,moreverbalchildren TherapyforTeens(Age: 13-19years)Wehavetheexpertiseandinterestininterveningwithadolescentshavingavarietyofsocial,emotional,andbehavioralchallenges. TherapyforAdults(Age:20yearsandabove)In adulthood, there are oftentimes challenges related to marriage or relationship concerns, becoming a new family and raising young children, change in the nature ofsocial relationships and friendships, parenting pre-teens and teenagers, children leaving home, the aging of ones parents, illness, occupational stress or loss of job,ﬁnancial struggles, and other issues pertaining to transition and change. Each of these outward changes or adjustments holds important meaning for the adultexperiencing them. In addition, there may be additional longstanding challenges from childhood or adolescence that continue to prevent functioning or satisfaction withoneslife.Wehaveextensiveexperienceandtraininginworkingwithadultclientsinavarietyoftreatmentmodalitiesincludingindividual,conjoint,and/orfamilytherapy.T
Therapy for Couplesouple therapy is a safe place to help facilitate communication between you andyour partner. Therapy typically consists of face to face meetings between thecounselor and both individuals. We combine both individual sessions and co-jointsessions. The initial session is an assessment where we will look at the concernsand context of the relationship issues. Often it is necessary to have follow- upmeetings with each individual partner so as to explore individual concerns,perspectives,fearsandstylesofcommunicationpertainingtothecouple.amily therapy is a particularly useful mode of treatment when familydynamics and functioning are problematic. In family counseling, thefocus is the family unit itself. The family counselor works from an understandingthat all parts of the family are interrelated and that change in one area affects theoverallfunctioningofthewhole.Therapy for FamiliesCF
eeking help is not a sign of cowardice. It is, in fact,the stepping stone to empowerment and conﬁrmingbelief that you alone are responsible for your happiness, yourgrowth, and for the creation of a life that you love.It is time to own your life.Beyond counseling…SBe The Change
Setting the record straight…...the Metamorphosis wayounseling as a process and a psychological term is often shrouded bymisunderstanding and stigma. It is mostly associated with people who areincapable of dealing with their emotions, feelings and life. This is far from thetruth.Whilecounselingdoesoffersolutionstopeoplewhohavediﬃcultydealingwith them, its scope reaches far beyond. Counseling is healing and positive innature-afterall,manisasocialanimal.We hope the below questions and responses will help set right a fewmisconceptions about counseling in our society. It will also help you understandtheprocessofcounselingbetter.How do I know if counseling is for me?For this, the process of counseling needs to be understood clearly.Counseling is a process of growth, of coming unstuck, of dealing withdiﬃculties and bottlenecks. Counseling is for anybody who is going through adiﬃcult time in their lives. Counseling often looks like talking - but it is atreatment. It is a process that is a lot like learning. Through counseling, peoplelearn about themselves. They discover ways to overcome troubling feelings orbehaviors, develop inner strengths or skills, or make changes in themselves ortheirsituations.Counselingisinfactacombinationofbuildingtrust,talking,andlistening.Italsoinvolves receiving support and guidance. Through talking, listening, andobserving,acounselorcanevaluatetheproblemthatneedsattention.What role does the counselor play?Acounselorcanhelpyouinthefollowingways: Offeryouunbiasedlistening. Enable exploration of the issue from various angles, leading to greaterclarity/understanding. Help you acquire new life skills that enable you to deal better with thesituation. Help you speak about the situation/issue freely, without fearingjudgment/condemnation. Create an environment where grief, discomfort, confusion, sorrows canﬁndanoutlet,andhelp.youdealwiththematyourownpace. Afewscenarioswherecounselingcomesinhandy: You are feeling stuck. Life is good generally but you feel you can be somuchmore–therecanbemoreyou. You are doing quite well but there are certain conﬂicts and issues thatbotheryou. You notice certain things about yourself and your behavior that youcannotunderstandordonotlike,orsayThisisjustnotmeorwhoIwanttobe. You are going through a diﬃcult phase for which you cannot get helpfrom your usual sources. They could be biased/judgmental or you feeltheywontunderstand.‘C
Your relationship with your spouse or signiﬁcant other has hit rock-bottomandyouwanttogetyourrelationshipbackontrack. Therehasbeenacrisisinthefamilyandithasshakenyouup. Youareconcernedaboutasuddenchangeinyourchildsbehavior.It is often heard people say that counseling is for someone with aserious mental condition. Why do I need counseling?This is a misconception about counseling. Counseling for mentally illpatients does exist, but at the same time, counseling is for anybody who islookingforsupportandhelpintidingoveradiﬃcultsituation.Hereareafewmorepopularmythsaboutcounselingthatarenottrue: Itisexclusivelyfortheseverelydepressed,suicidalormentallyill. Visitingacounselorimpliesyouareincapableorincompetent. Itinvolvesmedication,hypnosis,andothermumbo-jumbo.I am afraid that if I go for counseling, I will have to continue for the restof my life. Is it true?Counseling relationships are purposeful working relationships, andultimately, the goal is to ensure that you feel empowered, and to that end, it willset and work towards your goals. While in some cases, you might ﬁnd yourimmediate need satisﬁed in 1 or 2 sessions, typically you will ﬁnd you take 3 to20sessions.Arecounselorsmindreaders?Counseling in general and speciﬁcally the kind of counseling we areengagedin: Isnotmind-reading. Doesnotinvolvegivingadvice. Isaprocessofempowermentanddoesnotpromotedependence. Doesnotinvolveprescriptionofmedicines.Occasionally, your counselor may offer relaxation methods, hypnosis, or othernon-medical interventions for the speciﬁc purpose of your healing. At suchtimes,youwillbeexplainedatlengthwhatthisentails,howitmightbeneﬁtyou,any preparations needed and other details, and only with your full consent willsuchtechniquesbeused.What happens in a typical counseling session?Your counseling session will typically take place in a location that isprivate, away from earshot of others. The time and date is something you candiscuss and decide with your counselor, depending on what is convenient toyou.Aconsultationsessionforone-timeinteractionwouldlastforabout30-50minuteswiththecounselor.However,dependingonyourneed,yourcounselingtherapy sessions will approximately last 180 minutes for a week or 5consecutivedays.Thesessionitselfwillseeyourcounselorlisteningactivelytoyou,helpyousortthrough any diﬃculties, confusions, options, conﬂicts, etc. He/she willchallenge you on inconsistencies and recognize what and how you can helpyourself. Your counselor may want you to write/ record material, work youthrough different instruments, go through role plays or any other mechanismthat may be suitable, and in all such interventions, he/she will do so only afterexplainingtoyouwhatitisfor,howitcouldhelpyou,andproceedonlywithyourexpresspermission.This is your journey. The sessions act as a milestone or a check-point, andmuchoftheworkisanongoingactiononyourpart.
Will my counselor add me as a friend on Facebook/ social media sites?The relationship between your counselor and yourself is a special one andis different from the relationship you would have with your friends, family,doctor, lawyer, or even a social acquaintance. Maintaining boundaries andkeeping a social distance is a key part of the conﬁdentiality and objectivityrequired to keep the counseling professional and ethical. While we will ofcourse be friendly, we will NOT add you as a friend on our personal Facebookproﬁleswhenyouareanactiveclientorseekingtobeone.Ifonconcludingyourwork with us, we would still hold back for at least 6 weeks before starting anyothersocial/non-socialrelationship.However,youarequitewelcometoliketheMetamorphosispageonFacebook,followusthereandwritetousifyouwish.Areyoudoctors?No, we are not doctors. We are not qualiﬁed to prescribe medication. Butyes, as a part of our training, we are equipped to pick up signals which willrequire psychiatric intervention. We are trained counselors and certiﬁedpractitionersinGestalttherapy,NLP,CBTandTransactionalAnalysis.WillIseethesamepersoneverytime?Yes. You would meet the same counselor every time you come to discussyourissues.Thiswillensurecontinuity,comfort,andconﬁdentiality.Ileadasatisﬁedlife.WhydoIneedcounseling?The quality of your life is determined by your happiness and notsatisfaction. Counseling is a process of empowerment and it gives you thewings and the tools to aim higher, be happier, and just be more. Your life is anoccasiontocelebrate-risetoit!
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