Becoming the Gateway

Photo by Elizabeth Duke. 2018

LifeWorks therapist, Brandon Haydon, submitted this quote from #virginiarosenberg for our reflection and yours.

“Presence is a practice. At times, the work of presence is so deeply uncomfortable. And then there are these moments, these cellular sighs of relief, when we quit resistance. We exit fight/flight/freeze, and simply belong to the time we’re inhabiting. In belonging to time, perhaps we can belong more to ourselves, to each other, and to life itself as well.

The identities I’ve held before this moment are falling out of relevance. In doing so, they are approaching irrevocable reinvention. I have been moving towards a gate, removing layer upon layer of whatever stands between the reality of that gate and I. Becoming closer to the gate. And also becoming the gateway.”
Virginia Rosenberg

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About Brandon Haydon, LCSW

Brandon Haydon joined the LifeWorks Psychotherapy team in January 2016. He attended the School of Social Work at Loyola University and trained at the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4). He has completed the Center on Halsted's Volunteer Orientation and Training, Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) T.E.A.M's Comprehensive HIV Training, Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP)'s Community and Ally Training and Loyola University Chicago's LGBTQIA Safe Space Training. Brandon is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the International Association of Social Work with Groups (IASWG) and Kink & Poly Aware Chicago Therapists (KPACT).