How are you growing?

How have you grown psychologically of late? Today I reflect on this important theme for wellbeing.

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I just love my garden at this time of year. My therapy room looks out onto it, and it is delighting me to notice that sometimes hour to hour I can see how the plants have grown and changed.
 
The garden puts me in mind of the way we are all in a process of continual growth. Even as adults, our bodies are not static and unchanging. On average our cells are replaced every 7-10 years. While the cells in the middle of your eye lenses do last a lifetime, white blood cells may only live 2 days. Cells die, new ones replace them, and somehow we continue to have a sense of a coherent and continuing self through this ongoing process of death and birth inside us.
Psychologically, we are also in constant motion. We are continually having experiences, and these experiences shape our perceptions and thoughts, and evolve our way of interpreting the world. This can happen suddenly as well as gradually, and its effects can be far reaching and deep. I find it a hopeful, energizing idea to know I am growing and becoming, and that things will never again be as they are in this particular moment.
It’s good to reflect regularly on how you, and your perceptions have changed. What do you notice has shifted for you recently?

Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Gainford, Co.Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.