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These are unusual times. Much of the western world is now barricaded behind their front doors. In some countries list Spain and France the police are forcing people inside.

You might be feeing concerned, anxious, hopeless, fearful or many other emotions. In this post, I want to talk about 3 elements of the psychology of change that can give you insight on how you are feeling, and then five questions on to deal with this.

...continue reading "Holding your head up in this Crisis"

When we think about discipline – we often think that punishment is the way to change behaviours. The harsher the punishment, the more the other will listen and learn.

Just think about it? Does that work for you. Which laws do you obey, and which do not? Read more

How do you break out of conflict? Have you ever been so angry and cross with a colleague or family member that their very presence makes you angry. In this book they explore how are very actions to correct or punish another person drives them to the very behaviours we don’t want to happen.
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This is a powerful (but long) book. Tony Robbins uses Neuro-linguistic Programming to help you change the way you feel, believe and think about yourself, so you can do more of what you want. It’s really helpful for thinking about the power of emotions, core needs, values and setting goals.  Read more

I've recently read the book "So You've been Publically Shamed" by Jon Ronson. It is an eye opener about what we think people are like and what we are really like.

Confrontation may happen from an individual or from the community. A village, a church, or the whole country may react to knowing that there’s a problem. The community then looks to shame the person for their actions.

For example, the book talks about one woman who put up an ironic social media  message as she flew from the states to South Africa about the inequality in healthcare between the two countries ... only to find that people took it literally and were boycotting her visit by the time she landed.

  • Why do we shame others?
  • What does the public expect as a response?
  • How might we deal with it ... and it's not what you think it is?

...continue reading "What does it mean to ber shamed in public?"