Psychology can be alluring. Its insights can help explain and make sense of people’s problems and provide structure to what can feel like chaos (to both clients and therapists). It can provide a sense of hope that there’s something ‘out there’ that could help people overcome their difficulties, achieve their goals and make changes. AndContinue reading “Who’s the real hero of this psych stuff?”
Sport, business, and life more generally can be absurdly challenging. But others have travelled down such paths and shared some wisdom that may help some people navigate their challenges.
Wrestling the inner critic is exhausting. Defusion can help us let the critic do its thing…and you do yours.
Taking a curious approach to times when people’s problems aren’t as much a problem for them might reveal nuggets of solutions they’ve overlooked.
Listening with an ear that’s tuned into the strengths of those we’re working with can help them tell stories about where they’re the hero and capable of change.
Inviting those we’re working with to describe their preferred future may highlight solutions to problems that they’ve been stuck with for ages.
You do not need to fix everything. Humble inquiry may be more powerful.
Performers in any environment are often relentless and hyper-critical. That may have served them well in some contexts, but is it always the best way forward?
Does an obscure model of integrity hold weight in helping us show up as our best selves in the face of challenges…despite the inherent tensions in trying to do so?
Does a 2000+-year-old philosophy hold some wisdom to help us understand our reactions to adversity and, therefore, give us clues as to how we might overcome them?