The essence of the ‘butterfly affect’
The butterfly has a place in belief systems all around the world. Amongst other things, it is universally seen as a symbol of hope, transformation and new beginnings. These are the things I bring to and strive to facilitate in my practice.
My use of ‘affect’ is two-fold. First, it refers to how taking action can make a positive difference. Secondly, I’ve adopted the psychological term for our basic emotions in order to highlight the core processes I work with. As the drivers behind our interpersonal skills, emotions are critical to our daily functioning. How we express them provide clues to the state of our mental health.
Eventually, transforming the way we respond to others can have a positive impact on how we feel about ourselves. It can make a difference to our relationships and our environment, consequently, creating a ‘butterfly affect’.
butterfly affect exists to assist you in leading positive change in your environment. Whatever that might mean for you. I am passionate about helping others make positive changes to their lives and would be honoured to be part of your personal journey.
Louisa Shillingford-Brown, BPscyh., MCouns.