Cleaning the aquarium from the outside – about the difference between a psychological and a philosophical approach in coaching

The image of cleaning the aquarium from the outside can be used to explain the difference between the psychologically oriented conversation as opposed to the philosophical protreptic coaching conversation. When you are cleaning the glass of the aquarium you don’t put your hands in it and mess with the fish inside the aquarium. Instead you … Continue reading Cleaning the aquarium from the outside – about the difference between a psychological and a philosophical approach in coaching

How can we learn to ‘think well’?

How can we gain freedom from the conditioning of the mind – a conditioning that creates negative thought patterns and beliefs? And how can we learn to think in ways that are more beneficial to us? Ultimately, if we can teach people to think well, we could heal most of the ills of individuals and … Continue reading How can we learn to ‘think well’?

What is the conditioning of the mind?

… time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain, therefore, awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters Plato The quote is from the Greek philosopher Plato (c. 428-348 B.C.) – student of Socrates (c. 469-399 B.C.) and teacher of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) (Phillips 2001). The quote … Continue reading What is the conditioning of the mind?