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The Wild Fork Restaurant - Dinner with the Governor

Posted May 4, 2021, 10:25 a.m. by Civilian Kenzo B'tren-Hyrushi (Governor) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Civilian Luana Iolani Kaili (Director of Mental Health - Sacred Heart Hospital) in The Wild Fork Restaurant - Dinner with the Governor

Posted by Civilian Kenzo B’tren-Hyrushi (Governor) in The Wild Fork Restaurant - Dinner with the Governor

Posted by Civilian Luana Iolani Kaili (Director of Mental Health - Sacred Heart Hospital) in The Wild Fork Restaurant - Dinner with the Governor
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“Surely you have tried agencies that specialize in such matters, have you not?” Hyrushi asked. “I know after the war, there were dozens of such organizations trying to reunite families. I know a few of the reputable ones, if you need any help.”

Hyrushi, Governor

“Actually, no,” Kaili replied without hesitation. “I know I could have and that I may already have more answers if I did, but …” She shook her head and her smile turned ever so slightly sheepish. “Feel free to call me a fool, but I want to find out as much as possible on my own. And at my own speed or time or whatever. But if I don’t make any progress over the next few months I may take you up on that offer.” She took a deep breath as felt another wave of mixed emotions roll over her. Longing, fear, anger, hesitation, even a hint of desperation. She took a moment to recognise each one in turn and then let it pass.

~Dr. Luana Iolani Kaili

“Its good you acknowledge your feelings, Doctor.” Hyrushi said without looking up from his plate. He was mixing soy sauce and wasabi together. HIs father always scolded him when he did it as a child, spouting off in Japanese about ‘tradition’ and ‘respect’. It wasn’t until he was older that Kenzo formed and appreciation for those terms, but with regards to this, he remained steadfast. Mixing them help him get just the right ratio of soy sauce to wasabi. “Many people can’t do that. And it colors their perceptions of things.”

Hyrushi, Governor

“Mostly I have my mums to thank for that and it also comes with my profession. Becoming a mental health professional means a lot of work on your own mental health and having a therapist yourself. I can’t let my own emotions cloud a therapy session. Just as I have to be able to recognise and then act appropriately in situations of transference and countertransference. To be able to do that I have to know myself and be able to deal with my own emotions, biases, memories and whatnot,” Kaili replied after swallowing another bite of fish.

~Dr. Luana Iolani Kaili

” I believe the adage ‘Physician heal thyself’ is applicable here.” and he smiled. “So why did you become a mental health professional, Doctor? Was that a result of your upbringing? Or simply something you passionate about?”

Hyrushi, Governor

Kaili had just lifted her wine glass to take a sip. So holding the wine glass in mid-air, she said, “A bit of both. One of my mothers is Bajoran. Working through her trauma and making sure we children were well in body, mind and soul is something she always considered as important. As I grew older I wanted to learn more about different ways to take care of your mental health and through that became interested in learning about mental illnesses and the different approaches in psycho therapy.” She gave a small shrug and finally took a sip of her wine. Though the love, gratitude and happiness she felt, would e more than easy for Kenzo to pick up.

~Dr. Luana Iolani Kaili

Kenzo nodded and smiled as the feelings became apparent. He took a last bite and then leaned back, wine in hand. “And if you could or did not become a therapist… what would you have done?” he asked with a slight smile.

Hyrushi, Governor.

Kaili pondered that question for several moments. Eventually she replied, “I have never really thought about that before. Other than those early childhood dreams of wanting to be princess, I think, I always knew I wanted to be therapist. Or at least since I started to think about what I wanted to do after school. Maybe I would have followed in T’Sani’s footsteps and became a teacher. Or I might have turned my love for creating art into a profession.” She gave a small shrug and then took another sip of wine. “What about you Governor? What did you think of becoming when you were younger? What might you have become if your life had taken a different path?”

~Dr. Luana Iolani Kaili

Kenzo smiled and said “Well, it may come as some surprise to you, Doctor, but I too pursued education in the field of psychology. I earned a dual Master’s degree in Psychology and Civil Engineering before… well… before the war came to my home. Or… at least the beginnings of the war. After school I went home and served as a negotiator between my colony and the Federation and the Cardassians… for what good that did.” and he shrugged. “Had I had my preference, I think I would have liked anything better, actually.” and he stared at his plate for a moment and then looked up and smiled. “Maybe a surfer. Although I don’t know quite how that would work, not knowing how.” and he chuckled.

Hyrushi, Governor


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