Thursday 17 May 2012

School-teachers, schoolwork and educational coaching

Who and what kind of work creates intellectual, emotional and volitional growth?

Schools and education are assumed to occupy the same space and time, but they don't.

The way that people interact with each other creates growth, and if you have adults policing adults to police adolescents down the path of busy yet fruitless work, because no real need for the work is felt, you'll get vague stabs of memorization, hopeful jabs of understanding, and plenty of loitering and meandering. Little wonder that the adult world replicates itself with mindless ease.

School-teachers are bound to systems. This is their downfall. Schoolwork is easily reduced to work for the sake of work when there is little interest, no respect and futile systemization of the subject. Teaching and learning for real arises out of a relationship not a system. You really want to learn something from me. I can show you how to achieve what you so badly want. We can work together. It's a go.

Educational coaching focuses on people assisting each other to hone their skills to achieve something tangible.
You're either a willing participant, or you're not part of whatever project it is.

As an educational coach, here are some basics I offer:

find the "on" switch and press it. Know how to deal with the consequences. If the organism hasn't been "on" for some time, the emotional explosion can be severe.

the thinking gearbox is always out of synch. You will need time to adjust it.

the memory screen will cloud clarity. Clean it, but with soft soap.

the decision brakes are dysfunctional. Delay movement.

Diesel is a brand. Petrol isn't. Take care.

Educational coaching is a lot more fun than schoolwork. Every school-teacher should get involved.

Monday 14 May 2012

Interface between biofocusing, coaching, homeopathy and energy medicine

The face that links all these belongs to anyone who's interested and perceives the link.

The connecting agency is being alive, knowing it, and wanting more.

If you want a remedy to address a condition that needs healing, try a homeopathic remedy.

If you want to change a pattern of personality that impedes your growth, try energy medicine.

If you want to do something on purpose to move on to a level of experience and excellence you feel you can achieve, try coaching.

To combine all these and more for powerful effect, try biofocusing.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Meat and Potatoes

Yes, but what are you on about? There's too much of yourself and not enough meat and potatoes, said my first critic.
Fair enough, here's the subtitle: Biofocusing, the tool.

In itself, a lens is neutral. It just changes shape to take in the image on which it focuses. Think of the leopard selecting the buck. Think of the fish eagle scanning for fish. Now think of your daily focus. The structure and details of the work that you're accustomed to. The shape of the day and the shape of the week. The patterns that have shaped your habits. Your habits, procedural and perceptual, that create your grasp and focus.

A lens has two sides. We're all very used to being on the inside of the lens. The movie director is skilled in manipulating the outside of the lens.

But we're not talking about an inside or an outside. We're also not talking about a lens. This is about using alertness, awareness and consciousness for real. For deciding which feelings to go with and which to leave. Which imaginings to regard as useful and which to discard. And decisions, too: some are eternal commitments in themselves, and others have to be terminated carefully or sadly abandoned.

Biofocusing is a tool that's useful to do these actions. It's an action in itself, not merely a concept, because what we focus on we move towards, and what we fully grasp is ours forever.

Pass the salt, please...