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(body[mind{self}])™ is an applied psychological approach based on relational principles contained within distinct but overlapping 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 (body[mind{self}])™ 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 (body[mind{self}])™ 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 (body[mind{self}])™ 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. Click here to learn more >