Can What You Believe Make You Well or Sick?

  This is the question Sternberg explores at Chapter 11 in The Balance Within, The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (2001). Sternberg’s work traces the history of connecting the human body with emotions and the way in which all emotions are integrated into the physicality of being human. This is what Fuchs calls Interaffectivity (http://www.fupress.net/index.php/pam/article/view/20119 …

The Compliance Conundrum

  The challenge of compliance is also a challenge to critical thinking, this is one of the many paradoxes in risk and safety. When we comply or an organization seeks compliance this is all well and good only while things stay the same. When things change and adaptability is required to keep safe, then compliance …

When Things Go Wrong Let’s Do More of the Same

  I always find it fascinating when there is an increase in safety statistics or incidents that the call is always about greater vigilance, more checklists, more policing and more effort. What an amazing industry that still doesn’t know why things go wrong. Rather than question the fundamental flaws in safety ideology or safety orthodoxy …

Gesture in Risk Matters

  A gesture is an embodied communication that signals a bodily sign with or without language. When we wave goodbye or shake hands on ‘hello’ we communicate symbolically which is the power of embodied communication. Whether the ‘pat on the back’ is a metaphor or a physical gesture, it conveys more than descriptive (phatic) language. …