Fluidity of Self idea
Fluidity of Self idea and its six principles aims to support people not to be stuck with a limited fixed self view. By not fixing on the self as a rigid identity, we become self-aware as having many roles and identities at the same time. The idea of self-liberation, that we can choose who we are according to the situation, relationships and environment helps us have a more balanced and nuanced view of who we are.
To notice the space around you, the big and the small
To allow yourself to ask questions and the space to create
To access your creativity and try new things
To explore your inner and outer landscape, find new ways of seeing things and expand your views
To speak up if you wish to or not, to share your feelings and thoughts
To trust yourself and your creative journey,
These six principles emerged from collaborative and embodied Play which was using simple exercises and creative tools: writing, drawing, playing with objects/boxes, discussions - art of conversation, sharing our inner stories and movement. I'm grateful to Usu'ra, a Coach and a Shamanic Practitioner, who through our collaboration enabled the Play.
By working with these principles, we explore together Fluidity of Self. These principles support you to choose how and when to move in and out of your comfort zones to experience new perspectives, to experience the many selves that we all have.
Essentially by practicing Fluidity of self you are creating, discovering and choosing your own wellbeing.
About the Author
Founder of Fluidity of Self idea and mode
Teacher, Writer, Facilitator
Currently working as Acting Manager for The Recovery College at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and as a Freelance Facilitator of Hearing Voices one to one work at Mind in Camden.
Fluidity of Self was born out of my wellbeing practice, artistic endeavours and life as a refugee from Yugoslavia.
I used to be very concerned about making decisions for my future until I received this valuable advice:
When you don’t know what to do, do nothing, and from that you will know what to do when the time comes.
I have found myself increasingly guided by this principle of doing nothing. I am within life so I am not powerless. It is about being humble and to allow myself to be fully engaged with what’s around me, to cherish what really matters.
This approach has led me to explore deeper all aspects of Fluidity of Self. Surrender yourself and work through the process with enhanced awareness - new ideas will emerge.
About the Co-Creator
Dr Adrian Low
Co-Creator of Time to Create Program
Six Principles of Fluidity of self has been written in collaboration with Dr Adrian Low. Our aim is to pass along our insights and help you along the way. We practiced the principles and tasks in order to embody and model the materials rather than just passing on the theory.
Dr Adrian Low is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a coaching psychologist at the International Society of Coaching Psychology. He graduated with a Doctor of Clinical & Industrial/Organisational Psychology. Dr Low holds a master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. He has been invited as a keynote speaker to many conferences worldwide.
Dr Low is the president of the Hong Kong Association of Psychology, also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Worcester and an adjunct lecturer at the HKU (university of Hong Kong) School of Professional and Continuing Education.