I thought I’d share a collection of my favourite quotes about relationships and connection.
I love this quote, not least because it’s about one of my favourite things, sunsets. We often feel we have to change others, or change ourselves, to fit some idea of perfection. But, like sunsets, we are unique. Counsellors can help you to discover your own strengths and explore with you what it means to be you.
What would it be like to really be yourself?No judgement, no control, just watch yourself unfold?
Vulnerability. Often something that is seen as a weakness. Showing your feelings, crying in front of others, opening up to someone – it can all make you feel vulnerable.
This quote from author Brené Brown, shows how vulnerability takes bravery. And the key to building strong, real connections with people is vulnerability. What does it feel like to be vulnerable?
American poet, Maya Angelou, sums up in this quote the legacy we leave. It’s not about our actions, or what we say, people remember the way we make them feel.
Therapist and author, Esther Perel, writes a lot about relationships. I love this quote and, particularly now in a time of restriction where we can’t leave the country, it urges us to look with “new eyes”. What do you notice that you haven’t seen before?
Famous for being known as the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud also popularised the idea of the unconscious. This quote demonstrates how our unconscious can interact with someone else’s unconscious without our knowledge. For me, it makes me think of all the non verbal communication that goes between people; the body language, gestures and expressions that can give us away. What unconscious signals are you giving out?
An apprentice of Freud, Carl Jung was a Swiss Psychiatrist who developed psychoanalysis. For me, this quote talks about one of the things I value most in my life – connection. Who has transformed you?
Amy is a qualified counsellor working in Kent and online with adults and adolescents. Amy works with a range of issues and specialises in working with neurodivergent individuals and their families.
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