Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • RSG Interview

    I recently had an interview with Eloise Pretorius from RSG. Take a listen:

  • Trauma workshops

    South African Transactional Analysis Association & FAMSA (WC) presents  Three Workshops on Trauma  Joanna Beazley Richards & John Baxendale, Trauma Specialists from the UK  Oct 30th2015  Trauma and Recovery – a TA approach: This workshop will introduce participants to the psychology of shock and trauma, the clinical difficulties that arise and the nature of effective treatment. Focus…

  • The importance of bearing witness

    In one of our projects in Prince Albert, the Every Voice Matters project, we often think about what it means for us to gather people’s voices and stories. This blog below clearly describes how important it may be just to have ourselves heard by one other individual. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/meaningful-you/201312/the-power-and-strength-bearing-witness The TED talk below also talks about…

  • Couple therapy for business partners

    You may not want to be as close to your business partners as there two are – but here is how couple therapy helps them (even though they are not a couple) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/fashion/anger-management-why-the-genius-founders-turned-to-couples-therapy.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0    

  • Every story matters

    Last year we collected 2100 answers from Prince Albert residents to the question: If your voice could reach the ears of the whole world, what would you say? This year we would like to go one step further. We are inspired by this TED talk below which indicates that the act of telling our story…

  • The clever unconscious mind

    New studies show that apparently the unconscious mind has an intelligence that operates without our conscious intervention – http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150217-how-smart-is-your-subconscious        

  • Incidents and accidents and the unconscious mind

    As coaches and facilitators, we are often in the vicinity of the unconscious mind and its strategies. In trying to understand unconscious communication – including slips of the tongue, physical and other symptoms and it seems, accidents – we may be accused of making too much of certain events. However, in my experience, if we want to…

  • Happy New Year 2015!

      Happy New Year from the small village of Prince Albert, which is baking in 40 degree temperatures at the moment. Although, thanks to an article sent to me by Paul Lewis, a colleague and a client, we should not aim for happiness, but rather aim to pursue the process of becoming our ideal selves.…

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