Approaches, Theories & Science
To initiate a process of transfomational change we utilise and integrate a range of approaches, theoretical modalities and research. What we utilise will depend on where you are at.
The work of Clare W Graves, and in recent years his predecessor Dr Don Beck, in the field of Spiral Dynamics has been instrumental in capturing the nature and development of human consciousness. This includes:
- The way we think (not what we think)
- Our value systems
- How we exist in the world.
Research shows that:
- The key to developing new stages of thinking is through personal development, ie being more authentic.
- Changes within the external environment can be made to create life conditions that influence a shift in thinking.
Conflict is a part of the process and it can be highly generative. Fortunately or unfortunately we humans are innately designed to confront the distraction which blocks our perception of natural design. This is leading to the crumbling of hierachical top down systems and the formation of a new perceptual reality of interconnections to collaborate and turn this world around.
HEART MATH- new science on the human heart
Cognitive ability is not the sole nor necessarily most critical determinant of a person’s aptitude to flourish in society.
The heart has its own independent nervous system in fact the heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. This means emotions exert a powerful influence on cognitive ability.
The age old struggle between intellect and emotion will not be resolved by the mind gaining dominance over emotions but rather by increasing the harmonious balance between the two systems.
COGNITION & NEUROPLASTICITY
The belief that “the brain is a mechanistic complex computer with specific parts” has been dispelled. The brain is “plastic” meaning it can reorganise it’s sensory perceptual system.
“Neurons that fire together wire together” (Doige 2007). New experiences lead to new brain maps which provide better functioning.
Social psychology theories such as confirmation bias are introduced, discussed and attended to according to what presents during interview and direct observation.
We tend to disregard information that does not align to our beliefs which limits our decision making ability.
SELF AWARENESS – MINDSIGHT
When we develop the skill of mindsight we actually change the physical structure of the brain.
Neuroscience supports the idea that developing the reflective skills of mindsight activates the very circuits that create resilience and well being. This also underlies empathy and compassion.
The triad of reflection equals openess, observation and objectivity. Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them.
RELATIONSHIPS & GROUPS
“Mind, Brain and relationships are not separate elements of life, they are one interconnected triangle of well being” (Siegel,2010)
Developing organisations to work collaboratively requires the skills to relate/dialogue. Healthy communication and an emotionally safe environment is paramount. If we want to beome a better organisation we require the ability to form and sustain better relationships.
Groups are a complex combination of people and events. Each group member bounces behaviour off of another. Intrapersonal, interpersonal and the group as a whole requires attention. It is important to understand how does a group regulate itself? What are the group rules, norms and goals? Contact boundaries and contact interrruptions both individually and the group as a whole are noticed and if required explored?
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