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bodymindself™ is an applied psychological approach based on relational principles contained within fields such as ecological psychology, enactivism and theories of embodiment within cognitive science. Although currently topical in modern science, the themes of identification with form and patterns of thought contained within the approach have their roots in early Eastern thought.

In practice, the bodymindself approach has sophisticated underpinnings but often simple applications. Much as when we watch a film on television we may start to identify with the lead role or the narrative to such a degree that we are emotionally and physiologically affected by their fate, in the same way the approach emphasises that attachment to circumstance and mental narrative are of a similar nature.

Although it is used for a wide variety of different purposes, both personally and organisationally, the central purpose of the bodymindself approach is one of personal leadership, encouraging participants to be more aware of the range of possibilities that lie before them in a given situation and assisting them to make informed decisions that are in the best interest of themselves, their environment and their community.

Of key importance is an attitude of non-dogmatism- therefore the approach claims not to be an accurate theory of cognition as much as an empirically grounded tool to assist individual enquiry. As such many of the nuances of bodymindself are best experienced in practice and it is for this reason that we’ve put together the resources available at the following link which you are invited to explore and interact with.

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Change through experience.

You’ll find out lots by taking a look around this website, watching videos and interacting. On this page you’ll find introductions to our most notable approaches.

jfl}{bodymindself™

A sophisticated yet remarkably simple approach to applied psychology that emphasises an appreciation and active personal leadership of embodiment, identification and presence for client gain. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{experience.center™

An experiential learning resource that collates a range of therapeutic assets to assist those seeking therapeutic and health-based progress and their healthcare practitioners. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{mixed reality experience™

A flexible approach to experiential learning therapy that utilises a combination of physical, virtual and imaginary learning styles to bring about meaningful changes in thinking, feeling and acting. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{virtual reality experience™

A flexible approach to experiential learning therapy that makes use of virtual reality technology to bring about meaningful changes in thinking, feeling and acting. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{imagination experience™

A flexible approach to experiential learning therapy that makes use of the creative power of imagination and storytelling to bring about meaningful changes in thinking, feeling and acting. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{the abcs™

An approach to personal and professional action that emphasises success as being based upon an ecological view of the subject as having a fundamental relationship with the external, internal and social worlds. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{progressgauge™

A performance metric designed to assist in both qualitative and quantitative data gathering to support assessment and practice for applied therapy, training and consultancy. Click here to learn more >

jfl}{psyfinder™

Helping you to find the right support in order to bring about psychological change . Click here to learn more >

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