The Story of Yellow Brick Counseling
The name Yellow Brick was chosen keeping in mind the theme of the Yellow Brick Road in the story – Wizard of Oz. In this tale, a group of companions – the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and Dorothy a little girl, embark on a journey to find their way to the Land of Oz. They were told that in following the Yellow Brick Road they would find safety and reach Oz unharmed.
In the story, the Cowardly Lion seeks courage, the Tin Man a heart, and the Scarecrow intelligence, yet as they face their fears along the Yellow Brick Road, they realize that they already possess what they were seeking. They just needed a little help finding it.
The name “Yellow Brick” captures the essence of a journey- the struggles, challenges, realizations and joys experienced along the way and like the Yellow Brick Road, counselling and psychotherapy is a journey – It’s exciting, wild, scary, beautiful, challenging and magical, all at the same time.
Typically, being on a journey of self discovery and healing brushes away the dust bringing to light different aspects of our character. There is a lot of richness to be found along the way, if one looks in the right places. We must remember never to lose hope through all of life’s twists and turns and hopeless corners because the truth is, no matter how grave the problem, there is always a way!