Rewilding yourself

It's not just our lawns that can usefully be re-wilded. Here I reflect on what this may mean for you.

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I’ve been looking out of my therapy room window, noticing the increasingly long grass of my newly laid lawn (note the picture above is someone else's beautiful wild lawn, I can't claim it!). I’ve read so many suggestions this year to let lawns become more diverse, longer, wilder, more friendly to insects, birds and wildlife. I thought I would give it a go, despite my conditioned discomfort that lawns are meant to be uniform, short and all green.
It’s been delightful to see increasing numbers of birds exploring the grass, particularly where it is longer. I like the wispiness, the variety, the beginnings of some colour on the lawn, it just looks real and alive.
It puts me in mind of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s encouragement to us to connect to the wild within. It can be easy to conform, to flatten yourself and make yourself fit in with the cultural norms, the fashions, the expectations of others. And yet, each time you do, you lose just a little of your inner vitality and sense of life.
We are each different. We are each wild as well as tame, in our own ways. We blossom and thrive when we tap into our own inner beings, and bring expression to what we find within.
So, while rewilding lawns is a great idea, alongside it, how about rewilding you? What do you want to do to express more of who you truly are?

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.