In his classic book ‘The Concept of Mind’ philosopher Gilbert Ryle argues against the concept of the ‘Ghost in the Machine’: the idea that our mental and physical worlds are two distinct realities which we vainly try to reconcile in illogical ways. Ryle argues that there is no such thing as a ‘ghost in theContinue reading “Are You a Ghost in the Machine?”
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Don’t Let Semantics Get in the Way of Action
I used to have a client who hated the word ‘goals’. In every conversation we had, we were going into painstaking efforts to avoid it, using terms such as ‘flow’ and ‘process’ instead, which suggested a more organic and fluid approach to goal setting. Other people I have worked with recently, got stressed by theContinue reading “Don’t Let Semantics Get in the Way of Action”
Start Taking Action To Make Your Fear Disappear
We are conditioned to believe that our fear is the result of things we do. This makes intuitively sense, but does the statement hold the whole truth when we look into it in more detail? At first sight, it sounds self-explanatory. Just think of the title of the classic self-help book ‘Feel the Fear andContinue reading “Start Taking Action To Make Your Fear Disappear”
Why Do I Still Have Unhelpful Beliefs?
When you hear coaches and therapists talk among themselves, the term limiting belief will be inevitably dropped at some point. This is ‘therapy talk’ for what I would describe as an unhelpful belief, or a self-sabotaging belief. I can give plenty of examples of such beliefs being expressed from my own practice. Here are someContinue reading “Why Do I Still Have Unhelpful Beliefs?”