On being open to possibilities

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Humans have a natural bias towards the negative. In order to survive, like any animal, we need to be aware of risks and danger. Being alert and vigilant to them is part of what has helped us to evolve and thrive.
And yet, many of us have felt the effects of what happens when these tendencies become out of balance. Anxiety, depression, isolation...the moment to moment experience of a bias towards what is wrong and what might not go right can be really debilitating.
It can be important to balance this out with not only a sense of what is working, but also with a sense of what is possible. From wherever you are, there are always possibilities. They may initially be small, but as you begin to bring them into being they can grow, and so can your sense of self-esteem, confidence, and perception of what is OK with you and with the world.
 
Next time you experience the dread or emptiness of your negativity bias, acknowledge what it is you are noticing, and how you feel. Then, ask yourself, what is possible? What small steps can you take to build on where you are, what can you do to move yourself towards where you want to be?

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.