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20th July 2018 

relationship ~ wildness ~ belonging ~ creativity ~ exploration - process ~ embodiment ~ transitions ~ thresholds ~ stillness


Therapy can be an "as if" space. Somewhere to explore the patterns and the experiences that have both expressed and constrained us so far, but also somewhere to play, to relax into spaciousness and expansion.

We can imagine and embody the growing edges that have been trying to catch our attention, maybe in dreams, symptoms, odd little things half noticed, great big "problems". We can live "as if" we were not a finished, done-deal, but an alive, growing, curious organism, in relationship with ourselves and others, and also with the other-than-human and the more-than-human world.

In this "as if" place, we can create a relationship of enough safety, challenge and trust, with enough contact and awareness, to invite things to unfold, of their own accord, the way they've been trying to all along.

I want to unfold,
I don't want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded,
there I am a lie.

Rilke


as if...I am welcome...as if...it's ok to need...as if...I am validated...as if...it's ok to take my time...as if...I am recognised...as if...I can choose...