Day 3 of our SPoR workshops in Canberra noticed a shift to a concentrate on embodiment and the best way that the protection business has a dis-embodied view of individuals. This focus has a bias on brain-centrism and the concept the mind is a pc that directs selections. That is NOT the case.
Once we perceive the somatic and kinaesthetic nature of human embodied motion we all know that the entire physique participates in determination making and that the mind is NOT a pc. Using this metaphor is as foolish as pondering of the human eye as a digital camera. Neither are true and each metaphors are fable.
Human notion has no connection in any respect or, any relevance to understanding human notion as a digital camera.
Man Claxton (Intelligence within the Flesh) put the character of human embodiment nicely when he states that: ‘the mind doesn’t difficulty instructions, it hosts conversations’.
All the proof exhibits that human inside techniques function independently of the mind and solely inform the mind after a call is made.
We additionally know that people resonant with one another by way of mirror neurons and different psycho-social elements that every one have an effect on us. In SPoR we name this Socialitie. We educate this in some ways principally introducing folks the 3 ways of realizing and deciding by way of the top, coronary heart and intestine realizing. We name this 1 Mind 3 Minds (1B3M) symbolised thus:
People clearly have three centres of being and every makes selections linked to the endocrine, immune and nervous techniques. Every one in every of these embodied techniques makes selections and totally different speeds so we all know that rational pondering may be very gradual, feelings and heuristical pondering is reactive and super-fast and automated. We additionally know that intestine pondering is what scientists name ‘the second mind’: https://www.researchgate.web/publication/360160484_Second_Brain_Gut-Brain_Connection). Even the vagus nerve itself makes selections in dependent of the mind! (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15505970/).
All of this simply scratches the floor in understanding human individuals and why we do what we do.
Right here we see one of many teams enterprise a sensible exercise with a puzzle that demonstrates the realities of muscle reminiscence and finger reminiscence (https://www.academia.edu/91480519/Muscle_memory ).
Lots of the actions we undertook display conclusively the embodied nature of human determination making.
All of this has enormous implications for the best way Security understands human judgment and selections making, inductions, studying and why folks do what they do. A lot of the assumptions of engineering-behaviourism (the favored philosophy of security) are merely incorrect.
Because of this most of the techniques of security and approaches to coaching don’t work.
It’s because Behaviourism stays unquestioned within the security business which is but to ponder something outdoors of itself relating to human personhood. Certainly, even when Security talks about ethics it stays silent (https://safetyrisk.web/?s=Silences) about so many crucial issues important to an understanding of human ‘being’, ethics and tradition. Ignorance on these three within the business is solely astounding.
All of that is ‘head within the sand security’ that regards any criticism of security as non-compliant and anti-safety.
Yesterday, we began with Dr Ashhurst wanting on the 5 types of implicit realizing together with the necessary work of Michael Polanyi (The Tacit Dimension https://monoskop.org/photographs/1/11/Polanyi_Michael_The_Tacit_Dimension.pdf). We then moved on to conceptually mapping the character of personhood and the day ended out with a chat with Graham Lengthy (https://cms.australianoftheyear.org.au/recipients/reverend-graham-long) on the philosophy of Martin Buber (https://www.maximusveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/iandthou.pdf) and the way this was utilized virtually in all his work on the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross (https://www.smh.com.au/nationwide/nsw/wayside-chapels-graham-long-fell-from-grace-but-rose-again-20150909-gjiv5f.html ). The chat with Graham served as a case examine of how an embodied philosophy and imaginative and prescient might be enacted by way of enabling strategies with monumental success.
This switch of methodology to methodology, is how SPoR works. Concepts and slogans, intentions and propositions on their very own with out e-motion, change nothing.
Then a few of us went out for dinner collectively the place the dialog eschewed.
So, on right this moment 4, we shut out our studying workshops beginning with a guess presenter in Embodied Somatics the place we’ll study psychosocial myths, dangers and the way a somatic understanding of wellness can construct resilience by way of Socialitie.
All of that is, as per all strategies in SPoR: sensible, doable, constructive and constructive in serving to folks in security sort out the challenges of threat.