Play yourself happy

This blog reflects briefly on our natural instinct and desire to play, and how important it is to follow it!

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“The opposite of play is not work. It's depression” Brian Sutton-Smith
 
Neuroscience findings now amply show that play increases the connectivity of our brains, creating more behavioural flexibility and improving our potential for learning. In this context, play means spontaneity, fun and freedom, if you like, the art of mucking about. It’s about laughter, a lack of inhibitions, a willingness to be light and filled with laughter. Not only does it help connectivity, it also feels great and lifts mood.
 
The question is, how good at playing are you? Can you just let go and be free with those you love and like? If this is not so easy for you, how can you create small opportunities and re-kindle the sense of play you were born with?
 
How will you play this week?

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.