All posts filed under: What is Empathic Intelligence?

The Knowing Revolution!

I am so pleased to announce my new YouTube Channel: The Knowing Revolution! The channel is designed for educators who want to bring more joy and engagement into their learning environments through empowered, expanded knowing! I will be providing instruction in expanded knowing, and interviewing people who inspire me. Check out Episode 1: Intuition and Education right now, and stay tuned for Episode 2: The Felt Sense.

What Belongs? Three Dimensions of a Social Constellation

Introduction I have recently been working with clients in the non-profit world who have been using systems thinking and mapping. These organizations are working on a variety of social and environmental change questions. Their goals are greater understanding of their systems to create effective, lasting, positive change. What they have found is that while they value systems thinking and the systems mapping process, it has proven to be time-consuming and costly, and the maps they produce are valuable, but can be difficult for many to make sense of and use. Their hope is that constellations will be a more efficient and powerful tool to meet the same goals. (Spoiler alert: it is!) In working with these teams, I have started considering social system constellations (social constellations) in three dimensions: Personal, Historical, and ‘Limits, Drivers & Resources.’ In developing this framework, my personal references are systems thinking, and Dan Booth Cohen’s Three Dimensions of Consciousness (Personal, Ancestral and Spiritual / ‘Beyond Human Scale’.)  When facilitating social constellations, I keep this framework in my awareness as I listen to the client describe their …

Empower Your Body-Mind!

We have been working from a very restrictive paradigm when it comes to how we know things. Like Rodin’s “The Thinker”, we have placed enormous emphasis on using our brain to make sense of bits of information in order to try to know something. Anyone who has ever sifted through research data, or news reports, or even advice from friends, can tell you just how difficult it is to weigh the information and make a decision. People who research how we make “informed decisions” have shown that it is not rational analysis of data that sways us, but how the information aligns with certain decision-making biases we have when reviewing the information. Current research also shows that there are (at least) two other “brains” in our body: Our heart and our gut. Each of these centers in the body have a vast number of neurons and a complexity that makes them far more than just a pump for blood or an extraction system for nutrients. They are connected to our emotions, our intuition, and they …