Just Tell Your Mind to Stop It I saw a classic this week that was posted on Linkedin from a safety ‘thought leader’. It was a model that proposed how one could ‘control’ the unconscious by consciousness. The assumption of the model was that ‘not thinking’ was the ‘first cause’ of the safety … [Read more...] about Just Tell Your Mind to Stop It
C. G. Jung on Risk and Safety Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has had a profound influence on western thought and practice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung ). His theory of archetypes is the foundation of the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator which is in constant use and has … [Read more...] about C. G. Jung on Risk and Safety
Surfacing - Making the Unconscious Conscious The elephant in the room in Safety is The Wayward Mind (Claxton ) and by ‘mind’ I don’t mean brain. The notion of ‘mind’ refers to the whole person: body, brain and environment. Humans are only persons-minds in social relation, this is what the noted … [Read more...] about Surfacing – Making the Unconscious Conscious
How is the unconscious in communication critical for understanding and managing risk? This is a great piece by Hayden Collins, submitted as part of his study for the Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk and reprinted here with his permission: It’s a misconception that … [Read more...] about How is the unconscious in communication critical for understanding and managing risk?
The Colour of Safety It’s been a while since I bought a set of colouring pencils, but I bought a set this week. Oh, you say, that’s not unusual, you probably bought them for your grandchildren? Actually, I bought them, for myself. You will see at the end of this blog what is unique about the … [Read more...] about The Colour of Safety
Out of your (Unconscious) Mind I recently wrote about the importance of educating the unconscious mind (Blog - Educating the Unconscious Mind), which is the ‘mind’ where most of our decisions and judgments are made. I’ve had some good discussions with people who read the article and wanted to know … [Read more...] about Out of your (Unconscious) Mind