“How does one become a butterfly?” She asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
From Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
Fall: The Caterpillar Stage
Just like the furry little caterpillar sheds its outer skin several times while preparing for the next stage of transformative development, the client knows that it is now time to shed their skin. They know that the skin must be shed several times in preparation for the next stage of development. Like the caterpillar, the client knows that it is time for change in their life. The client may express feelings of being bored or wanting to move on in some way to their therapist. Sometimes there is a feeling of disconnect with life that a client may need to explore in the safety of the therapeutic connection.