LEARNING From “Recovering Sanity” E. Podvoll, p 278

Doing basic attendance work becomes a means for one’s personal path of becoming a more responsive human being. In this sense, we are working on yourself as much as you are working with the patient. And that can be very important to him. He can recognize that recovery is not one-sided: we cannot just sit back and watch him on his journey, but we are also making a journey , and for long periods of time we may be learning more from him than he learns from us.

“Recovering Sanity”
of Edward M. Podvoll
Shambhala Publications – November 2003