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Counsellor's Office - Thus things continue to unfold

Posted May 6, 2021, 3:28 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) in Counsellor’s Office - Thus things continue to unfold

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) in Counsellor’s Office - Thus things continue to unfold

Posted by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) in Counsellor’s Office - Thus things continue to unfold
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Janna studied for a moment. “What about last night. How did you sleep?” she said as she got up from her seat and moved over to her desk. She looked over shoulder. “Do’t worry I’m listening.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Viyara hesitated for a moment and then said, “To be honest, I’ve slept better. I struggled with falling asleep and then staying asleep.” She sighed as she bit down on the inside of her lower lip.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Reaching for a blank PADD and an accompanying stylus, Janna also swung by her replicator and grabbed a glass of water. “On a scale of one to ten, ten being feeling refreshed and energetic and one being drained, where would you place last night, and also the last week?”

Setting the water down, Janna retook her seat and crossed her legs at the knee, the PADD resting on her legs, stylus in hand.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Watching Janna in silence for several moments, Viyara contemplated that question. Eventually she said, “Overall I’d rate the last week with a 7. As for last night … probably more like a 3 or a 4.” Lifting her glass, she took another small sip and waited for Janna’s reaction and next question.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

“Okay,” Kingston said simply and scribbled a small note on her PADD. “Use that scale when you write in your journal too. We’re going to keep tabs on it a bit as well.” She looked up a gazed at Viyara. “You said you had a hard time staying asleep. What was it that made it that way?” As always it was a delicate balance about being direct and clear and also not asking question that were too leading. She was teaching Viyara how to find her own words to describe her own thoughts and feelings, so it was important that Janna not provide them unless necessary.

~Janna Kingston, CNS


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