Observers change things, just by being there

In International Week of Happiness at Work, Fe reflects on the way we all impact each other, even when we think we are not actively doing anything.

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Have you ever noticed that when you show someone else around your home or office, you see it differently? Or when you take someone for the first time to somewhere you are familiar with, you have a different sense of it? Or got up from sitting next to someone and felt like you’ve taken a bit of their mood with you? If so, you’re not alone!
Our experience of things is influenced not only by our internal way of being, it is also impacted by those who share the experience with us, even if they are uninvolved observers.
You see, we are not just matter, we are living energy fields, and we interact with each other just by being present. We can’t not influence each other, it’s just not possible. Even when we say nothing, or do nothing, just our being there is significant.
Observers change systems. We impact the dynamics of which we are a part, just by being there. What a responsibility and a privilege that is. We can impact the lives of those around us by our way of being with them, even if we are just stood in a queue behind them in the cafe.
What’s the impact you wish to have? Are you looking after yourself well enough for that to be the case? If not, what one thing can you do today to take care of yourself, and so everyone else, more lovingly? In this International Week of Happiness at work, how will you be the change you want to see in the world?

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.